Falcons on the verge...Commish admonishes Spurs...Mets and Wright agree

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 8:01 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta built a quick 17-0 lead last night before beating the NFC South-rival New Orleans Saints 23-13 in the Georgia Dome. The Falcons improve to 11-1 and can capture the division crown with a Tampa Bay loss to Denver on Sunday.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Louisville will play in college football's Bowl Championship Series for a second time. The Cardinals edged the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers 20-17 last night in what was essentially a Big East championship game.

MIAMI (AP) — San Antonio coach Greg Popovich sent four of his starters home before finishing up a six-game road trip with a 105-100 loss at Miami. NBA Commissioner David Stern calls the decision "unacceptable," and is apologizing to fans, saying that sanctions against the Spurs will be forthcoming.

NEW YORK (AP) — WFAN radio reports that David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract that would be the richest in franchise history. The deal would keep the All-Star third baseman under contract with the Mets through the 2020 season, when he will be 37.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former major leaguer Chan Ho Park retired after a career spanning nearly two decades in the United States, Japan and South Korea. The 39-year-old right-hander was the first South Korean-born player in the Major League Baseball and holds the MLB record for most wins by an Asian pitcher, going 124-98.

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