News for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Pacquiao's PPV numbers add to megafight momentum

Manny Pacquiao's fight against Miguel Cotto garners most PPV buys of the year.

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FIFA denies Ireland's request to replay France

Despite an obvious hand ball that wasn't called againt France in its World Cup qualifying match with Ireland, FIFA rules Friday that the match will not be replayed.

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Albany's Young scores 13 in Clemson victory

Former Deerfield star Andre Young of Clemson scored 13 points in Friday's easy win against UNC-Greensboro.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Tech wins; Auburn, No. 6 UNC stunned

Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors each score 18 points as Georgia Tech rebounds from its first loss of the season Thursday to beat Georgia Mason in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: One word -- lackluster

Even though Ohio State is having a good season, the fact that Michigan has struggled all year gives today's annual rivalry showdown much less meaning than usual.

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EJ makes home debut as FSU tries to get bowl eligible

EJ Manuel gets his second start for Florida State today against Maryland one week after lighting up Wake Forest in a 41-28 victory.

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Tech rewards Johnson

Paul Johnson's multi-year contract was extended by 365 days Friday by Georgia Tech.

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Dogs host Wildcats -- minus Uga

As Georgia and Kentucky both look to boost their bowl standings with a win tonight, the game will be played with a heavy heart by the Bulldogs after the loss of Uga VII.

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Monroe boys hoops edge out win against Albany, 57-55; Calhoun boys improve to 2-0

The Tornadoes have their hands full with crosstown rival Albany on Friday night, but the Indians' Barry Diamond has his shot blocked as time expires for Monroe to hold on for the win.

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Quail Unlimited Youth Hunt enters fourth year

The 4th annual Quail Unlimited Youth Hunt takes place today at Quail Country Plantation in Edison, attracting eager young hunters and their families from five different states.

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Miller County, SGA both fall in state playoffs

One year after eliminating Savannah Christian from the playoffs, the Raiders return the favor to the Pirates on Friday, while SGA's season also ends, coming at the hands of Brentwood.

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Phillips propels Eagles back to title game

Cole Phillips rushes for three TDs and throws for another as he leads Terrell Academy back to defend its GISA Class A state title.

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Three men busted in drug raid

Law enforcement officers recover multiple weapons during a Friday-morning raid.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Center to train MCLB workers

The Logistics Education Center at Albany Technical College is set to be completed in January 2011.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Mobile dentist unit improves smiles one child at a time

An estimated 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Citizens asked to show a little Faith for women

A local shelter for women is asking for community support as it plans its annual banquet.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Dougherty County Police help Neighbors in Need

The Dougherty County Police Department drops off turkey and fixings for 20 at a local charity.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Woman fights child obesity

A woman id determined to help battle a national problem.

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Albany native close to stardom

Cara Young's band, Inner Frequency, is at No. 6 in Landshark Lager's 2009 Battle of the Bands.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Accused Terrell County armed robber in custody

Desmond Russ, a man wanted by Terrell County authorities for a series of home invasion robberies was arrested by Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies around 10:30 a.m. this morning in Albany after a tip from a confidential informant, authorities say.

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