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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 4:08 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Carolina Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday. DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards, including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards, for Carolina, which has won four straight.

ATLANTA (AP) — Tajh Boyd said it. So did his coach. Monday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU is a prime-time national stage for Boyd and Clemson's high-scoring offense. His coaches and teammates see Boyd as the player destined to grab the bowl spotlight. The dual-threat quarterback led Clemson with 34 touchdown passes to tie Philip Rivers' Atlantic Coast Conference single-season record.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Callahan hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 1:55 to lift Tulane to a 53-50 win over Alabama on Sunday for the Green Wave's fourth consecutive victory. Josh Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Tulane, which trailed by six points with just over 4 minutes left.

DALLAS (AP) — Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists, Manu Ginobili had several key baskets among his 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed the Dallas Mavericks their sixth straight loss, 111-86 on Sunday night. Dirk Nowitzki had eight points on 3-of-9 shooting a week after making a surprise return in a 38-point loss to the Spurs in San Antonio.

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