Thursday Roundup: Hawks win, Dawgs fall, USA USA!

Former Georgia Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas broke his left foot yesterday while training in Arizona for the upcoming NFL Combine and Draft (now 63 days away!). Thomas was working on the three-cone drill for the upcoming combine but now will be forced to miss the combine workouts. The Yellow Jacket’s agent Todd France revealed that the injury is a “clean break” and predicted that Thomas should be back to 100% by the time OTAs begin in four to six weeks. Thomas was reportedly shooting up draft boards and had been considered in Mel Kiper Jr.’s mock first round.

Al Horford scored a career-high 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their fourth game of their last five in a 110-92 TKO of the Clippers in Los Angeles last night. Josh Smith added 20 points and Joe Johnson contributed 18 points in the victory. A few hours before tipoff, the Clippers were involved in its second trade of the past week, as LA helped the Cleveland Cavaliers land Antawn Jamison from Washington. The Clippers received Drew Gooden while the Wizards received Cleveland’s first round pick as well as Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

The Georgia Bulldogs once again held a halftime lead against an SEC opponent and once again first-year coach Mark Fox watched as his team slowly gave the lead up en route to another conference loss. The No.20 Tennessee Vols got 16 points and 11 rebounds from Wayne Chism to knock off the Dawgs 69-60. Trey Thompkins had 25 points and 10 rebounds but Travis Leslie, who notched 19 points when Georgia crushed Tennessee in Athens last month, had just four points. Georgia drops to 11-13, 3-8.

The Americans had a nice day at the Olympics yesterday as Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis and Shaun White all captured gold. Vonn won the first of what might be multiple golds at these games and did so with the bruised shin that nearly forced her to miss the women’s downhill event. Vonn got some good luck with the weather delays and took home the gold. Davis meanwhile became the first man to win the 1000M in speedskating twice. Davis and fellow American Chad Hedrick both medaled after Hedrick captured the bronze. Finally two Americans claimed medals in the men’s halfpipe as Shaun “the flying tomato” White won his second gold medal thanks to a huge first run and an even bigger victory run that wasn’t necessary. White score high enough on his first run to win the gold that no one else could beat with two runs. He elected to go for a second run anyways and pulled off a Double McTwist 1260, a trick he created that earned him an even higher score. Scotty Lago won the bronze for the US.

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