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Glynn Academy advanced to the Elite 8 of the GHSA Class 6A playoffs with a 34-26 victory Friday over Heritage-Conyers at Glynn County Stadium.

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Arkansas has fired coach Bret Bielema after five disappointing season, moments after a season-ending 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday. The loss left Arkansas with a 4-8 record, capping only the second losing season of Bielema's 12-year career. It also left him with a 29-34 record in his five seasons with the Razorbacks, including 11-29 in the SEC.

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No. 2 Miami's perfect season is over. Pittsburgh pushed around the second-ranked Hurricanes in a 24-14 victory that ended the nation's longest winning streak at 15 games. Freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Hurricanes were held to a season-low 229 yards while falling to 10-1. Miami will get a chance to bounce back next week against Clemson in the ACC title game

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Point guard Jose Alvarado scored 12 of 19 points in the first half, and fellow freshman guard Curtis Haywood scored 12 of 15 in the second half, and Georgia Tech beat North Texas 63-49 at McCamish Pavilion. Senior guard Tadric Jackson scored 14 points off the bench in his first action since serving a three-game suspension for receiving benefits in violation of NCAA rules.

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Calais Campbell leads the NFL's top-ranked defense into Arizona when the Jacksonville Jaguars face the Cardinals. Campbell was one of the Cardinals' most popular players before leaving to sign a big free agent contract with the Jaguars in the offseason. He entered the week's play tied for the NFL lead with 11 1-2 sacks. Jacksonville has won four straight and leads the AFC South. Arizona has dropped two in a row.

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Two-game winning streaks have given much-needed midseason boosts to Tampa Bay and Atlanta. Now it's time to see which team is ready for the tough NFC South. Atlanta plays five of its last six regular-season games against NFC South rivals, including Sunday's visit from the Buccaneers.

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This Iron Bowl has a familiar feel for Gus Malzahn. Both Alabama and Auburn are harboring national championship aspirations, to go along with the always huge statewide braggin' rights. It's just like 2013 except most likely without the Kick Six. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and Malzahn's No. 6 Tigers meet Saturday.

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No. 7 Georgia has been looking forward to facing Georgia Tech all season, taking a few minutes each Monday to break down the Yellow Jackets' unique triple-option offense. It shows how much this game means to the Bulldogs, and not just because they're trying to stay in the mix for the College Football Playoff. They're still smarting over last season's 28-27 loss to Georgia Tech.

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Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6. Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown as the Chargers moved within 1 1/2 games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4.

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Defending champion Jordan Spieth failed to take advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the Australian Open, shooting an even-par 71 to fall further behind the leaders. After an opening 70, he was at 1-under 141 and eight strokes behind clubhouse leader Lucas Herbert, who shot 66 on Friday and was at 9-under 133.