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Mississippi (5-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 7 Georgia (7-1, 5-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Line: Georgia by 14.

Series Record: Georgia leads 31-12-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Georgia, coming off a win over Florida, is trying to protect its control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. By beating Ole Miss and winning at Auburn next week, Georgia would make a return trip to the SEC championship game in Atlanta. The Rebels are playing for their third straight win and their second straight road victory after beating Arkansas last week. With a win, Ole Miss becomes bowl eligible.

KEY MATCHUP

Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche vs. Georgia TB Todd Gurley in a matchup of freshmen. Nkemdiche, from Loganville, Ga., leads the Rebels with 52 tackles, including nine for losses. Gurley had 27 carries for 118 yards in the 17-9 win over Florida to become the first 100-yard rusher against the Gators this season. Gurley ranks third in the SEC with 740 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, keeping the offense balanced with Aaron Murray's 17 TD passes.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ole Miss: QB Bo Wallace directs the fast-paced offense that is averaging 32.4 points, including a combined 71 points in back-to-back wins over Auburn and Arkansas. Wallace set career highs with 29 completions and 37 attempts while passing for 278 yards with a touchdown and an interception last week against Arkansas, signs of the sophomore's continued growth.

Georgia: OLB Jarvis Jones needs more disruptive plays against the Rebels' up-tempo attack after he had a career-high 13 tackles with three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries against Florida.

FACTS & FIGURES

Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack faced Georgia for three straight years as the Georgia Tech defensive coordinator until he was fired after the 2009 ACC championship season. ... Georgia has won nine straight in the series since the Rebels' last win in Athens in 1996. ... Ole Miss has lost to two ranked teams this year, Texas and Alabama. Its last win over a ranked team came against No. 18 Oklahoma State in the 2010 Cotton Bowl. ... Georgia is 17-4-1 against Ole Miss in Athens. ... Gurley and Keith Marshall have combined for 1,232 yards rushing and 15 TDs. The most yards rushing by a freshman tandem of running backs at Georgia is 1,567 by Thomas Brown and Danny Ware in 2004. Gurley is on pace to become the third Georgia freshman to rush for 1,000 yards, after Herschel Walker (1,616) in 1980 and Knowshon Moreno (1,334) as a redshirt freshman in 2007. ... Georgia has played 13 freshmen this season, tied for sixth-most in the nation.

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After releasing Martez Carter the Redskins are thin at running back

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After releasing Martez Carter the Redskins are thin at running back

The Redskins are very thin at running back right now. 

Today at practice the Redskins had three running backs on the field. Rob Kelley and Kapri Bibbs are fully healthy while Chris Thompson is limited as he recovers from a broken leg he suffered last November. 

Injuries have hit the depth at running back. The most recent casualty was Martez Carter, who was waived with an injury designation. 

The move was surprising since Carter had some good runs against the Jets during their preseason game on Thursday and he did not appear to be injured during the game. 

Coach Jay Gruden did not offer any more details as to what the injury to Carter was, only that he is no longer with the team. 

Also sidelined with lower leg injuries are Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall. According to media reports, Perine will be out one week and Marshall for two to four. Gruden would not confirm the timelines, saying only that they are undergoing treatment and the timetable for their returns in unknown. 

The Redskins will bring in some running backs to try out on Sunday. They will need at least one and probably two in order to get through the upcoming preseason game against the Broncos on Friday. 

In other personnel moves, the Redskins waived linebacker Jeff Knox and defensive end Jalen Wilkerson and signed offensive tackle Kendall Calhoun, defensive back Darius Hillary, and wide receiver Allenzae Staggers. 

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

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Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya Ovechkina welcome baby boy

After lifting the Stanley Cup just over two months ago, something else very exciting has happened in Alex Ovechkin's life.

Saturday morning, Nastya and Alex Ovechkin welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Sergei, after Ovechkin's late brother. 

Ovi spent this week practicing at the Florida Panthers' facilities with other NHL players living in the surrounding area.

After the Cup's visit to Moscow, Nastya and Alex settled down at their apartment in Miami, staying put and preparing for the birth. 

The couple were married two years ago but didn't hold an official ceremony until July of last year. The celebration was as lavish as you'd expect.

She revealed her pregnancy shortly after the Cup victory, and has kept us up to date on life this summer via Instagram. A few weeks ago, the Ovechkins graced HELLO! Russia magazine, showing off Nastya's baby bump among their glamour shots.

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Congratulations to Ovi and Nastya, and all our best wishes for health and happiness!

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