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SCarolina hires new O-line coach from App St. SCarolina hires new O-line coach from App St.

South Carolina has hired Appalachian State assistant coach Shawn Elliott to be the Gamecocks new offensive line coach.

Brees rests, Saints routed by Panthers 23-10 Brees rests, Saints routed by Panthers 23-10

Drew Brees’ performance as team captain at the midfield coin toss was the closest he came to playing and seemingly the last time his New Orleans Saints had a chance to win in their regular-season finale.

Maryland routs UNC-Greensboro 97-63 Maryland routs UNC-Greensboro 97-63

A surprising loss to William & Mary left Maryland in a bit of a funk. A much-needed quick recovery came at the expense of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin ‘just getting started’ Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin ‘just getting started’

Lane Kiffin’s first season as Tennessee coach didn’t quite end the way he’d like. Still he feels that the Volunteers are on their way to bigger things.

Monty says Woods will no longer be the same threat Monty says Woods will no longer be the same threat

Colin Montgomerie believes Tiger Woods will return from his marital problems to win more majors but says he won’t be the iconic player who dominated golf for the past decade.

Miller’s shutout leads Sabres over Habs Miller’s shutout leads Sabres over Habs

Ryan Miller posted his fifth shutout of the season and Tim Connolly scored the lone goal as the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to four with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

Griffey excited for 22nd and possibly final season Griffey excited for 22nd and possibly final season

Ken Griffey Jr. likes the offseason moves made by the Seattle Mariners so far — to the point he’s optimistically clearing his calendar late into the year.

NFL to weigh rule changes after studying helmets NFL to weigh rule changes after studying helmets

As the NFL moves into the playoffs, the league is searching for a safer helmet and considering offseason rule changes to provide more protection from concussions.

Wizards’ Arenas not talking after practice Wizards’ Arenas not talking after practice

A day after acknowledging “bad judgment” for bringing guns to the locker room, embattled guard Gilbert Arenas was not talking after practice.

Vonn misses gate and loses overall lead Vonn misses gate and loses overall lead

With her arm in a brace and her hand aching, Lindsey Vonn missed a slalom gate and lost her overall lead in the World Cup standings.

USC penalizes men’s hoops for violating NCAA rules USC penalizes men’s hoops for violating NCAA rules

Southern California is imposing sanctions on its basketball program for violating NCAA rules involving former player O.J. Mayo.

Susan Boyle aims for sixth week atop U.S. chart Susan Boyle aims for sixth week atop U.S. chart

Susan Boyle is on track to celebrate a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart on Wednesday, but may fall short of claiming the best-selling release of 2009.

Peter Gabriel goes orchestral for covers album Peter Gabriel goes orchestral for covers album

Peter Gabriel eschews traditional rock’n’roll instrumentation on his upcoming album, “Scratch My Back,” which sports orchestral covers of material originally recorded by David Bowie, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, among others.

This year in film – what could possibly go wrong? This year in film – what could possibly go wrong?

Can the New Year live up to what was a rotten old year for everybody but the movie business? There are never any guarantees that films will perform, and movies usually look best sight unseen.