FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season. Coach Mike Smith says the commitment to youth which was so obvious in last week's loss at Green Bay will continue this week against Washington.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jameer Nelson had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Glen Davis added 17 points and 12 rebounds and Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Arron Afflalo had 16 points.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR took the final step toward setting its 2014 rules package with a critical test session Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test featured four simulated races with four different configurations on the Gen-6 Sprint Cup Series car.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Madison Square Garden will host the 2016 NCAA Division I wrestling national championships - the iconic arena's first NCAA title event since the 1950 Final Four. The announcement came Wednesday when NCAA officials announced 523 host sites for 82 championships.
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