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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- On Thursday night we showcased South Columbus football coach Jake Fonvielle. John Rendleman goes in-depth with the head coach of the South Columbus Stallions. His team will play Tarboro on Friday in the 2-A east finals for high school football. We also talk to UNCW basketball coach Buzz Peterson about his rotation of players going into Saturday's game against Davidson. Click video in order to see and hear Buzz Peterson and Jake Fonvielle. BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens sacked Alex Smith nine times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night, giving John Harbaugh an emotional charge in the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches. The Ravens (8-3) chased, hindered and battered Smith for much of the night despite playing without middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the team's leading tackler and spiritual leader. Lewis was inactive for a second straight game with a foot injury. The nine sacks tied a franchise record, accomplished twice previously. San Francisco (9-2) had its eight-game winning streak broken under rookie coach Jim Harbaugh. John, 49, and Jim, 47, grew up dueling each other in all sorts of games. Competing this time on a national stage, John got the best of his little brother. Baltimore broke a 6-6 tie with a 76-yard, 16-play drive that last more than 7½ minutes and ended with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to tight end Dennis Pitta with 14:56 left. Flacco went 4 for 4 on third down during the drive. The Green Bay Packers took another step toward a perfect regular season this afternoon while the Dallas Cowboys stayed atop of the NFC East standings. The defending Super Bowl champs are 11-0 for the first time in team history after Aaron Rodgers threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-15 win over the Lions in Detroit. Rodgers threw a three-yard scoring strike to Greg Jennings and a 65-yard TD pass to James Jones while the Packers were building a 24-0 lead. The Packers defense picked off Lions quarterback Matt Stafford three times and turned the miscues into 17 points. Detroit's eighth straight Thanksgiving Day loss drops them to 7-4 on the season. Lions All-Pro defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo) was ejected early in the third quarter after he appeared to step on an opposing offensive lineman. Suh met with Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') earlier this month to discuss his play, which has drawn his share of penalties and fines. Packers defensive back Pat Lee was ejected late in the second quarter after being involved in a scuffle while covering a punt. The Cowboys have a half-game lead over the second-place New York Giants after Dan Bailey hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired to push Dallas past Miami 20-19. Tony Romo moved the Cowboys 44 yards in the final three minutes before Bailey extended his string of made field goals to 26. Romo threw for 226 yards, including a pair of TD passes to Laurent (LOHR'-ehnt) Robinson. DeMarco Murray ran for 87 yards as the Cowboys improved to 7-4. The Dolphins ended a three-game winning streak and dropped to 3-8 despite Brandon Marshall, who grabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass from Matt Moore and finished with 103 receiving yards. The Turkey Day football feast is wrapping up right now with the "Harbaugh Bowl" in Baltimore. John Harbaugh's Ravens are 7-3 and tied with Pittsburgh for the AFC North lead. Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC West with a 9-1 record. It's the first meeting between head-coaching brothers in NFL history. NFL-TITANS-HAYES FINE Hayes objects NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans defensive end William Hayes plans to appeal a $15,000 fine leveled by the NFL for putting too much weight on the quarterback as he hit Atlanta's Matt Ryan during last week's game. Hayes says he wants to talk to somebody in the NFL to explain the rule to him because he doesn't understand how to tackle a quarterback and not put some weight into the hit. Hayes was flagged for roughing the passer for hitting Ryan just after he had thrown a pass and picking up a 15-yard penalty in the second quarter of a 23-17 loss to the Falcons. NFL-NEWS Injured QB still contributing HOUSTON (AP) - Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was at practice on Thanksgiving, wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot. Coach Gary Kubiak (KOO'-bee-ak) says his No. 1 signal caller will travel with the team this weekend, so he'll be available to help replacement Matt Leinart (LY'-nurt). Schaub was hurt during last week's win over Tampa Bay and landed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. Leinart will make his first start for 7-3 Houston on Sunday, when the Texans take on the 3-7 Jaguars in Jacksonville. Schaub says he'll have surgery next week and doctors have assured him his injury is not career-threatening. Elsewhere around pro football: - One of Philadelphia's celebrated free agency acquisitions, injured his left knee during practice and was taken off the field on a cart. An Eagles spokesman says the club has no comment as to the extent of the injury suffered by Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM'-dee AH'-suhm-wah), whose status will be updated Friday. - The Seattle Seahawks placed rookie offensive tackle James Carpenter on injured reserve Thursday, a week after he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice. Carpenter started nine games this season - eight at right tackle and one at left guard. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AGGIES-BIG 12 EXIT End of a rivalry COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The winner of Texas and Texas A&M's annual game usually gets a year of bragging rights in the football-crazy Lone Star state. The winner of tonight's showdown will get to boast about this one for a lot longer than that. It is Texas A&M's last Big 12 game before the Aggies move to the Southeastern Conference next season. They hoped to continue the rivalry, which began in 1894, but the Longhorns have said their schedule is full through 2018. T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE UConn keeps streaking...Seminoles win easily PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - The defending NCAA men's basketball champs have run their unbeaten streak to 16 games by winning in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at the Bahamas. Shabazz Napier (shah-BAHZ' NAY-pee-ur) and Jeremy Lamb each scored 23 points as fourth-ranked Connecticut got past UNC-Asheville, 73-63. Napier drained four three-pointers, including a four-point play that helped the Huskies take control late in the game. He also had seven assists and three steals. Another game in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament had No. 22 Florida State stifling Massachusetts 73-53. Michael Snaer led the Seminoles with 18 points, Luke Louicks finished with 12 and Bernard James added nine and five blocks. Raphiael Putney scored 11 points to lead the Minutemen, who shot just 2 for 23 from three-point range. TENNIS-ATP WORLD FINALS Federer outlasts Fish LONDON (AP) - Second-seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') has been eliminated from the ATP finals after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. The victory moved Tsonga into the semifinals at the season-ending tournament. He'll be joined there by Roger Federer who finished round robin play with a perfect 3-0 mark after beating Mardy Fish 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Federer will reclaim the No. 3 ranking from Andy Murray if he makes the final in London. An injury forced the Scotsman to withdraw from the ATP Finals. TENNIS-WILLIAMS SISTERS Williams sisters back on court MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) - Venus Williams defeated her sister Serena Williams 6-4, 7-6 in an exhibition match in Colombia. The match was the first for Venus since she pulled out of the U.S. Open after the first round because of an immune system disease. Serena's last match was her loss to Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open final. Serena leads Venus 13-10 in competitive head-to-head matches. Exhibitions don't count in the tally. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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