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Gospel stars go on tour after recent operations

In this Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin poses at the 2014 Neighborhood Awards held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Grammy-winning gospel singers McClurkin and Fred Hammond are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities. The tour, which includes Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Atlanta, kicked off this week as McClurkin recovers from surgery to remove precancerous cells from one of his vocal cords and Hammond recuperates after having a bilateral knee replacement. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Donnie McClurkin can hardly talk. Fred Hammond could barely walk. But the Grammy-winning gospel singers are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities.

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Falcons take early 28-0 lead over Bucs

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) moves into the end zone for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

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McCown, Douglas leave Bucs-Falcons with injuries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) walks off the field after injuring his thumb against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown left the game against Atlanta with an injured thumb.

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Devin Hester sets NFL record with 20th TD return

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) moves into the end zone for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester has set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders.

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Roddy White sidelined with sore hamstring

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta receiver Roddy White was a surprise addition to Falcons’ list of inactive players Thursday night against Tampa Bay.

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