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Close games have tested Alabama

...hasn't steamrolled opponents with quite the same relentless regularity as some of its recent national championship teams.Instead, the top-ranked Crimson Tide have survived fourth-quarter threats against the likes of SEC West Division foes Mississippi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/close-games-have-tested-a
TCU coach Gary Patterson named AP Coach of the Year for second time

...selection committee rankings. The Frogs ended up sixth and instead of playing for the national title will meet Mississippi in...team was expecting to take a step forward this season, but instead the Wildcats made a leap, relying on a freshman quarterback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-24/tcu-coach-gary-patterson-
Mixed martial arts techniques helping some top pass rushers in the NFL

...didn't learn martial arts, I'd be just a basic dip-and-rip guy just trying to go around the corner," Ware said.Instead, Espiricueta's star pupil and eight-time Pro Bowler uses swift swipes and whirlwind motions to set up and ultimately vanquish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/mixed-martial-arts-techniques
Broncos' Peyton Manning plans to be back for 2015 season

...expired. The Panthers lost 19-17.Had Carolina won that game, it would have already clinched the NFC South division. Instead, the Panthers need a win or tie at Atlanta to become the first team to repeat as NFC South champions.Gano has made 27 of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-24/broncos-peyton-manning-plans-
Garden City Jazz soirees help to fill a musical void

...this Satur day, after all, follows a major holiday ? a quieter time for live performance.Karen Gordon had envisioned to instead make the December edition a small affair with family who came into town, and as a show of appreciation for Garden City Jazz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-23/garden-city-jazz-soir
Marshall QB Rakeem Cato ties career mark for TD passes in rout

...large throng of family and friends. All seven of Cato's completions in the first half went to Shuler.Cato wore No. 31 instead of his familiar No. 12 to honor teammate Evan McKelvey, who sustained a season-ending knee injury in October.Deandre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-23/marshall-qb-rakeem-cato-t
Nearly 6.5 million enrolled in Obamacare

...contingency plans should the court rule against the subsidies, Burwell said."We believe we have the right position," she said.Instead, the agency is focused on making sure the law is doing what it is supposed to do and making sure "the access we're creating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/nearly-65-million-enrolled-o
Chambliss proud of accomplishments after 20 years in Congress

...of the world.Chambliss said he's not sad about leaving the Senate, even though he'll miss some of his friends there. Instead, he said he's leaving at the time of his choice ? what he calls the top of his game."I've seen some of my colleagues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-23/chambliss-proud-accomplishmen
Atlanta Falcons hoping for fresh start in playoffs

...FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons players have been wearing 1-0 shirts in recent weeks as a reminder to focus on one game instead of their ugly record.The winner of Sunday's game between the Falcons (6-9) and Carolina (6-8-1) will clinch the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-22/atlanta-falcons-hoping-fresh-
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers. I HAVE A NEW rally cry for the people of Ferguson. Instead of "Hands up, don't shoot" they need to start yelling "Pants up, don't loot." I WONDER WHY Wal-Mart and the other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-22/rants-raves