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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Huntingdon College fired golf coach Matt Mahanic yesterday after a recording of his profanity-filled tirade at his players made its way onto the Internet. The audio was recorded by one of the players. Mahanic can be heards creaming at his players, and dropping plenty of obscenities.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets rookie Anthony Davis and Charlotte's Byron Mullens had to be separated by teammates and officials after tangling with one another last night. They were making their way from under New Orleans' basket toward half court. Mullens was assessed a flagrant-1 technical foul, while Davis received a standard technical foul.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Curtis Lofton left Atlanta just in time to miss the Falcons' best start to a season in franchise history. Now he's a defensive leader for the struggling Saints. Lofton insists he has no regrets. He is eager to experience the rivalry from the other side when the Saints host unbeaten Atlanta tomorrow.

TROY, Ala. (AP) — The assignments are clear for the defenses of Navy and Troy. The Midshipmen must contain Trojans quarterback Corey Robinson and a dangerous passing game. Troy has to switch defensive gears after a 55-48 loss against Tennessee when the teams combined for 1,000-plus passing yards.

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