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UNC Asheville defeats Liberty 83-69

UNC Asheville defeats Liberty 83-69

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Keith Hornsby scored 27 points to lead UNC Asheville past Liberty 83-69 Saturday and snap the Flames' three-game winning streak in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

Will Weeks chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have won six of their last seven games after starting the season 1-6. Jeremy Atkinson posted 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists for UNC Asheville (7-8), which scored 38 points in the paint.

John Caleb Sanders led Liberty with 19 points and Tavares Speaks added 15. The Flames (4-11) forced 11 turnovers but scored just four points off those errors.

UNC Asheville led 53-51 with 11:05 left in the second half before using an 18-4 run to jump ahead 71-55 with 3:15 left. Hornsby capped the run with a jumper.

UNC Asheville shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57) from the field in the win.

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Braves' Dansby Swanson admits he hates facing Stephen Strasburg

Braves' Dansby Swanson admits he hates facing Stephen Strasburg

After winning the NL Cy Young award in back-to-back seasons, the New York Mets' Jacob deGrom holds the title of undisputed best pitcher in the NL East—if not the entire major leagues.

So when asked at the Braves' annual winter FanFest, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman were quick to admit that they hated facing deGrom more than any other pitcher in baseball.

But shortstop Dansby Swanson has another nemesis: Stephen Strasburg.

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Swanson is 6-for-27 (.222) with one home run and 15 strikeouts against Strasburg, making it understandable why he'd hate facing the Nationals starter.

Unfortunately for Swanson, Strasburg signed a seven-year deal with the Nationals in December. The Braves infielder isn't going to be able to avoid facing him anytime soon.

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