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Georgia senator hospitalized after apartment fall

Jul. 17, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has been hospitalized after he fell and fractured four ribs. In a news release Wednesday evening, the senator's spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said the 74-year-old fell in his Washington apartment Tuesday night. Maddox says Isakson is "in pain, but resting and...

Martínez scores 2 goals, Atlanta blanks Houston 5-0

Jul. 17, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored two goals to reach 15 for the season and Atlanta United beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 5-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (10-8-3) snapped a three-game winless run. Houston (8-9-3) has just one win on the road this season. Atlanta scored two minutes apart to take a...

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, as vacationers on a popular Georgia island joined lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water to stop dozens of the large marine mammals from beaching themselves. Officials were...

The Latest: Biologist: Whales moving away from Georgia coast

Jul. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A state biologist in Georgia says dozens of pilot whales appear to be heading back to sea a day after many of them came perilously close to swimming ashore...

Atlanta United acquires midfielder Adams from Chicago Fire

Jul. 17, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has acquired midfielder Mo Adams from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $100,000 in general allocation money. The 22-year-old Adams was the No. 10 pick in the 2018 SuperDraft. He made 10 starts and 15 appearances as a rookie and has five starts and 10 appearances this season....

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Jul. 17, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern...

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher embraces difficult schedule

Jul. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M's schedule looks pretty brutal this season. Coach Jimbo Fisher can't wait to get it started. If the Aggies are going to be among the best teams in the country this season, they'll have to beat some of the nation's preseason favorites. According to Fisher, he expects to be...

The Latest: Fisher embraces Texas A&M's tough schedule

Jul. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4 p.m. If Texas A&M is going to be among the best teams in the country this season, the Aggies are going to have to beat some of the nation's preseason favorites. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday during SEC media days that he doesn't...

Company wants to mine at edge of protected Okefenokee Swamp

Jul. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A company is seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, a vast untamed wilderness that's home to the largest national wildlife refuge in the eastern U.S. The proposal comes 20 years after chemical giant DuPont abandoned plans to mine outside the Okefenokee...

Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury

Jul. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United fullback Brek Shea has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee. Shea, who has started 10 of his 19 games this season, suffered serious injuries to the knee early in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Seattle. Shea's anterior cruciate ligament was torn. He also suffered meniscus...