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Heat pull away from Hawks in second half

Heat pull away from Hawks in second half

ESPN.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 on Monday night, improving to 10-1 at home this season.
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  • Falcons inching closer to new stadium in Atlanta

    Falcons inching closer to new stadium in Atlanta

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    After about two years of discussions, the Atlanta Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.
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  • Heat scratch Haslem due to flu-like symptoms

    Heat scratch Haslem due to flu-like symptoms

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Miami Heat had to make yet another lineup change Monday, as starting power forward Udonis Haslem was scratched against the Atlanta Hawks because of flu-like symptoms.
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  • Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Get…

    Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Gets Trolled By Matt Bryant

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    It was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still …
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  • Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the Week

    Hawks' Smith, Clippers' Griffin named Players of the Week

    nba.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 9.
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  • Drew Brees struggling on deep throws

    Drew Brees struggling on deep throws

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    For almost all of his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees has been one of the NFL’s most efficient quarterbacks. But it hasn’t been that way the last three games. In losses to the Giants, Falcons and 49ers, Brees has been intercepted nine t
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  • Falcons playtime percentage chart vs. Panthers

    Falcons playtime percentage chart vs. Panthers

    ajc.com Dec 10, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons Playtime Percentage vs. Panthers (Percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams) PLAYER         OFFENSE   SPECIAL TEAMS T Clabo T              65 100%                  2 8% J B
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  • Report card: Falcons grades for loss to chatty Panthers

    Report card: Falcons grades for loss to chatty Panthers

    CHARLOTTE - Here are the Falcons’ grades for the 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Bank of America Stadium. GAME BALL: None awarded this week. F - Quarterbacks: Matt Ryan’s numbers don’t look bad, but most of the action came a
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  • NFC South QB Watch: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wa…

    NFC South QB Watch: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the …

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the only NFC South quarterback to win a game in Week 14. He also was the best quarterback in the league, by at least one measure. Newton posted a 97.0 Total QBR in Sunday’s 30-20 victory against the Falcons.
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  • Clinching scenarios for the Falcons

    Clinching scenarios for the Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Even after Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons still are in good position for a prime spot in the postseason. We’ve got some updated clinching scenarios, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons can clinch the No
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  • Non-binding terms approved for new Falcons stadium deal

    Non-binding terms approved for new Falcons stadium deal

    ajc.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Monday morning unanimously approved terms that are intended to provide the framework for a deal on a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The board, at a special called meeting, OK’d a 24-page n
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  • The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against Atlanta

    The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against Atlanta

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    Atlanta was 11-1 and favored by 3.5 points by the oddsmakers. So why were some statisticians talking up the 3-9 Panthers?
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  • Falcons made it easier for their own doubters

    Falcons made it easier for their own doubters

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Falcons know better than everyone they underperformed yesterday. And they know that the doubters who were in the shadows as as they started the season 11-1 will be out in full force after they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Panthers. “I can hea
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  • NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his critics

    NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his critics

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    If you don’t like Cam Newton after watching him on Sunday against the Falcons, it says more about you than it does about him. It was such a pleasure to see Newton, the Panthers’ second-year quarterback, look like Cam Newton again in Sunday’s 30-20 u
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  • Video - Heat Fly By Hawks, 101-92 01:11

    Heat Fly By Hawks, 101-92

    Dec 10
    Heat win second straight.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Insight: Falcons In Trouble? 02:16

    Countdown Daily Insight: Falcons In Trouble?

    Dec 10
    Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen talk about the week 14 knee-jerk reaction that the Falcons have been exposed and are headed towards a short playoff run
  • Video - 'Double Coverage': More shocking loss: Steelers or Falcons? 01:18

    'Double Coverage': More shocking loss: Steelers or Falcons?

    Dec 10
    Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate which team had the more surprising loss in Week 14: The Pittsburgh Steelers or the Atlanta Falcons?
  • Video - Biggest concern for Falcons? 01:43

    Biggest concern for Falcons?

    Dec 10
    Are there any areas of concern for the Atlanta Falcons that will prevent them from contending in the playoffs? The "GameDay Final" crew gives their answers.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.