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Friday, November 30, 2012

Stewart Mandel: Final Bowl Projections -- Uncertainty awaits SEC title game loser

Stewart Mandel: Final Bowl Projections -- Uncertainty awaits SEC title game loser


Stewart Mandel: Final Bowl Projections -- Uncertainty awaits SEC title game loser

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:57 AM PST

Win and you're in. Lose and, well, the fall for either Alabama or Georgia from the SEC title game could be dramatic. Stewart Mandel spells it all out in his final bowl projections.

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SEC defenses to shine; more Walkthrough

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:58 AM PST

Alabama and Georgia will face off for the SEC title -- and right to play Notre Dame for it all. But no matter which team survives, writes Andy Staples, Saturday's real winner will be clear.

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Chris Mannix: By fining Spurs, NBA commissioner has set a dangerous precedent

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 09:21 PM PST

The NBA fined the Spurs a whopping $250,000 for doing what was in the best interests of the team. Chris Mannix says the league has opened a Pandora's Box it can never close.

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Luke Winn: Duke takes over Power Rankings top spot, Indiana moves to No. 2

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:08 AM PST

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NBA fines Spurs $250K

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:13 PM PST

No. 8 Stanford topples UCLA for Rose Bowl berth

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:13 PM PST

Grizzlies douse Pistons, move to NBA-best 12-2

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:13 PM PST

Non-tendered by Giants, Wilson hits free agency

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:14 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brian Wilson and his overgrown black beard might be headed out of the Bay Area.

Braves deal Hanson to Angels

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 07:48 PM PST

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden.

Dominant Howard helps Lakers get back to .500

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:13 PM PST

Powerball winners claim half of record prize

Powerball winners claim half of record prize


Powerball winners claim half of record prize

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 12:25 PM PST

"I think we're going to have a pretty good Christmas," Cindy Hill joked Friday, just minutes after a Missouri lottery official announced that Hill and her family had won half of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.

Congo needs our help

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:27 AM PST

Some of the bravest people I know are cowering today in eastern Congo, wondering where their supporters are. While our daily news zeroes in on Syria and Gaza, the fiscal cliff and Christmas sales, our friends in the war-ravaged part of the immense, mineral-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo are once again convulsed in a conflict they did not choose.

Native American designers fight cultural caricatures

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 02:01 PM PST

This November, events nationwide celebrated the traditions, fashion and food of the nation's 566 recognized Indian tribes as part of Native American Heritage Month.

Harvard approves student group devoted to kinky sex on campus

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:03 PM PST

Call it Fifty Shades of Crimson, if you will.

Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas without tax-cut extension

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 07:20 PM PST

After touring a Pennsylvania toy factory that's churning out would-be holiday gifts, President Barack Obama warned Friday of a "Scrooge" Christmas if Congress does not pass legislation extending tax cuts for 98% of Americans.

Train cars with toxic cargo fall off New Jersey bridge

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 03:28 PM PST

A bridge failed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, on Friday, sending four train cars -- at least one leaking a toxic chemical -- crashing into a creek near the Delaware River.

College faculty member, suspect among three killed in Wyoming

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:34 PM PST

A man fatally injured one person, then burst into a Wyoming college class Friday morning to kill another person and, ultimately, himself, police said.

Islamists unilaterally pass draft constitution in Egypt

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 07:50 PM PST

Whether a draft constitution approved by an assembly will move Egypt toward being a freer and more open society is still in question, experts say.

7 train trips of a lifetime

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 08:00 AM PST

In 1829, Englishman George Stephenson brought to life the first steam-powered locomotive ? named Rocket ? and marked the birth of train travel.

Mine Kafon: The low-tech, high-design tumbleweed minesweeper

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 10:04 AM PST

An Afghan designer and former refugee has developed a low-cost, wind-powered mine detonating device inspired by the toys he played with as a child.