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Smith, Horford pace Hawks past lowly Hornets

Smith, Horford pace Hawks past lowly Hornets

ESPN.com Updated Jan 1, 2013
Josh Smith scored 10 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 95-86 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
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  • Eagles seek title-winning coach

    Eagles seek title-winning coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeffrey Lurie's search for the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach began before he fired Andy Reid and could last until the Super Bowl.
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  • Looking at 2013 cap space

    Looking at 2013 cap space

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    With the 2012 regular season over, let’s take a look at where the NFC South teams stand in relation to the 2013 salary cap. Atlanta Falcons: They have $113 million committed toward a cap that is expected to be slightly more than $120 million. Don’t ex
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  • Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery says too many playoff misses and the inability to develop a productive offense led to coach Lovie Smith's firing.
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  • Rebuilding The Right Way

    Rebuilding The Right Way

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    It's the day after Black Monday, and a third of the league is figuring out what direction to take. They'd be wise to follow the blueprint the Rams adopted in 2012, Peter King writes.
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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way …

    Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; mail

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
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  • Screen game clicked for Falcons

    Screen game clicked for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    As Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviews for jobs as a head coach, it’s time to take a look at one of the most significant wrinkles he brought to the Falcons. That’s the screen-passing game. Predecessor Mike Mularkey rarely used the sc
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS When the Falcons had the first-round bye back in the 2010 season, coach Mike Smith gave his team some time off. Although Smith usually is a creature of habit, he’s takin
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  • Eagles interest in Mike Nolan the latest in Falcons flight

    Eagles interest in Mike Nolan the latest in Falcons flight

    The Mike Smith tree, or the Thomas Dimitroff tree, doesn’t have the same kind of ring to it. But no teams has been or is being picked over more heavily than the Falcons’ right now. Along with previously reported interviews for offensive coordinator Di
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Smith to ramp up bye-week practices

    Atlanta Falcons: Smith to ramp up bye-week practices

    ajc.com Jan 1, 2013
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Phase one of coach Mike Smith’s plan to keep the Falcons rolling into the playoffs backfired badly. The Falcons still can get the next part right. The idea was that the Falcons would go all out to win against the B
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  • A Historic Performance Still Couldn’t Beat LeBron, Miami; Paul …

    A Historic Performance Still Couldn’t Beat LeBron, Miami; Paul George Is Unleashed

    dimemag.com Jan 1, 2013
    Hopefully you didn’t start throwing back cold ones too early in anticipation of the holiday yesterday, or else you probably missed some really good basketball. Case in point the battle in Florida between the Magic and Heat, which felt like an intra-squa
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  • Video - Smith Leads Hawks Past Hornets 01:02

    Smith Leads Hawks Past Hornets

    Jan 1
    Josh Smith scores 23 points and grabs 13 boards in Hawks' 95-86 win over Hornets.

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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
  • Adande: What's real/unreal in the West?

    Jan 1
    What's real/unreal in the West?