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UGA sophomore wins NCAA decathlon title

Maicel Uibo, a Georgia sophomore from Polva, Estonia, scored 8,182 points to win the men’s NCAA title in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Uibo is the reigning SEC men’s indoor heptathlon champ and was the 2013 SEC outdoor decathlon champ.

The UGA men are in second with 24 points, trailing Oregon (26 points) with two days remaining in the competition.

The UGA women are 13th.

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Ex-UGA center lands at UNC-Asheville

Former Georgia center John Cannon, who left the basketball team before the SEC tournament in March, will transfer to North Carolina-Asheville, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports.

Cannon, 6 feet 10, 240 pounds, was the leading shot blocker in N.C. high school history with 620 blocks at Mountain Heritage High outside Asheville.

As a sophomore at UGA, he averaged 1.4 points, 1.1 rebounds in 18 games as a reserve.

“Getting up the courage to leave Georgia was the biggest thing. I didn’t want to upset my teammates or make them dislike me. I was surprised at how well they supported my decision, but I shouldn’t have been. Those guys are like my brothers,” Cannon told Andrew Pearson of the Citizen-Times.

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Week 1 SEC football game times, TV

Thursday, Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6 p.m., SEC Network

Ole Miss vs. Boise State (Georgia Dome), 8 p.m., ESPN

Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 p.m., SEC Network

Saturday, Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network

West Virginia vs. Alabama (Georgia Dome), 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

South Dakota State at Missouri, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

Arkansas at Auburn, 4 p.m., SEC Network

Clemson at Georgia, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Idaho at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

LSU vs. Wisconsin (Houston), 9 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, Aug. 31

Utah State at Tennessee, 7 p.m., SEC Network

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SEC chooses site of 2016 women’s basketball tournament

The SEC awarded its 2016 women’s basketball tournament to Jacksonville, Fla. The tournament will be played in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, a 15,000-seat arena.

The SEC women’s tournament previously was awarded to North Little Rock, Ark., in 2015 and Nashville, Tenn., in 2018, 2022 and 2026.

The tournament was held at Gwinnett Arena the past two seasons.

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SEC coaches vs. Saints cheerleaders

The New Orleans Saints cheerleading group, the Saintsations, run off after posing for a photo at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during their annual calendar shoot.  (Devon Ravin / Northwest Florida Daily News)

The New Orleans Saints cheerleading group, the Saintsations, run off after posing for a photo at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during their annual calendar shoot. (Devon Ravin / Northwest Florida Daily News)

The coaches of the Southeastern Conference are meeting in Destin, Fla., this week, but the big attraction in the Florida panhandle beachfront are the 36 women in tiny white bikinis posing for a platoon of cameras.

The cheerleaders of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints are on the Emerald Coast to shoot their annual calendar. The kings of college football are there to talk schedules and recruiting.

“With over 10,000 calendars sold, the making of the calendar, TV show, the promotional YouTube video, and our internet site, our audience exceeds well over one million,” Saintsations director Fitzmorris Mitchell told the Northwest Florida Daily News. “The annual calendar has become a staple of must-haves for fans.”

The college football conference launches the billion-dollar bonanza …

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No limits on Murray in Chiefs’ minicamp

Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray, who had ACL knee surgery Nov. 25 after being injured in his final game with the Bulldogs, is off to a fast start with Kansas City in his rookie minicamp over the weekend.

The Chiefs are putting no limitations on his activities, coach Andy Reid told reporters covering the Chiefs.

“I mean, we’ve been keeping a close eye on him,” Reid said. “[Trainer] Rick [Burkholder] has been keeping a close eye on him. He’s done everything up to this point. He went through (Saturday’s) work and it will keep getting stronger as he goes. This was good because this was the first time there was a pass rush on him, so he had to move around a little bit. You got to see his movement ability. You have to do that in the National Football League and you have to do it out here for these camps. He did that and he did some nice things with that.

“[T]here is a little bit of rush in his face and he’s got new receivers and there are a bunch of different things that go …

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Fear the ‘Hogzilla’? Not likely

Bret Bielema went winless in the conference in his first year as an SEC head football coach.

But that should never stop the hype machine. “Godzilla” made nearly $100 million at the box office in its opening weekend so why not latch on to success.

Bielema tweeted photo of a movie-inspired poster of the Razorbacks’ mascot Tusk stomping into Razorbacks stadium in Fayetteville with the tile “Hogzilla” and the names of the Arkansas coaching staff as the stars.

The Razorbacks open the season at SEC champ Auburn (why not have Tusk rumble that stadium?).

The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Razorbacks Oct. 18 in Little Rock.

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Saban says he’ll enjoy SEC title for two weeks

Alabama coach Nick Saban, a noted workaholic, said he would likely enjoy his team’s 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship game for about two weeks.

After that, he will focus on Notre Dame and the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7 in Miami.

Saban said he’s found that work-break has worked well in the past. This will be Alabama’s third appearance in the national championship game under Saban.

“You can’t practice your way to the game,” he said. “It’s too long. The players get, you know, too stale and too bored with it. So it’s a one game season.”

Tying a record

With the win, Alabama tied the NCAA-era record for wins in a five-year period (60) set by Nebraska (1993-97).

Saban seemed especially proud of that number, pointing out that many of the players in the senior class signed with Alabama after it went 7-6 and played in the Independence Bowl in 2007.

“(Someone) asked me the other day what’s the biggest difference between going to the Independence Bowl or a game …

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Lacy and Alabama overpower Georgia

Alabama’s Eddie Lacy slammed into three Georgia defenders who met him in a hole at the line of scrimmage. Instead of going down, Lacy spun out and finished with a 32-yard gain.

A few plays, later he dove into the end zone from an inch away. Whether the Crimson Tide needed an inch or a mile, Lacy and Alabama’s running game could practically call their shot in the Tide’s 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship game on Saturday night at the Georgia Dome.

Lacy rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns to earn most valuable player honors. The total was the third-highest in SEC Championship game history. He wasn’t the only weapon. T.J. Yeldon rushed for 153 yards as the Tide totaled 350 rushing yards, breaking the record of 300 they set against Florida in 1999. Yeldon and Lacy became the first two backs on the same team to break 100 yards in SEC Championship game history.

“The offensive line did a great job opening holes for T.J. and I,” Lacy said.

The duo was so effective …

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SEC Social minute by minute

Update 7:59 Alabama wins 32-28 to capture the SEC Championship and a date with Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game. Bulldogs fans were left to wonder a) why quarterback Aaron Murray didn’t spike the ball stop the clock in the final moments and b) why Chris Conley caught that deflected pass instead of letting it drop incomplete and stop the clock.

Update 7:35 Alabama goes up again on AJ McCarron’s 45-yard TD pass to Amari Cooper.

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