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The Latest: Ohio State players in small-group workouts

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An Ohio State spokesman said football players not in quarantine because of COVID-19 were allowed to return to the team facility for small-group workouts Monday. The No. 3 Buckeyes are hoping to be healthy enough to travel to...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official announced investigations Monday into potential violations of election law even as he defended the integrity of the state's election against what he's said are baseless attacks. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said there’s no...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Georgia quarterback D'Wan Mathis looks on from the bench after throwing an interception in the final seconds of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia's starter before losing his job, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart confirmed the transfer decision by Mathis on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, as the Bulldogs opened practice for Saturday's visit from Vanderbilt.
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Georgia's D'Wan Mathis to transfer after losing starting job

Nov. 30, 2020 3:39 PM EST

Quarterback D’Wan Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia’s starter, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart said Monday he wanted Mathis, a redshirt freshman, to continue his career at Georgia, where JT Daniels has emerged as the starter. “I am excited to see his...

The Las Vegas Raiders bench watches as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones intercepts a Derek Carr pass and returns it for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton

Jones returns pick for TD, Falcons rout Carr, Raiders 43-6

Nov. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Deion Jones took off the other way, raising the ball in the air long before he got to the end zone. Derek Carr watched the pick-six unfold from his knees, slamming the turf in disgust after another dreadful mistake. It was the best of days for Jones and the Atlanta Falcons. It couldn't get...

Georgia pulls away in second half to win its opener 85-75

Nov. 29, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tye Fagan had career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds as Georgia opened its season with an 85-75 victory over Florida A&M on Sunday. Fagan, the only second-year letterman in the program, scored eight straight points during a 10-0 run to put the Bulldogs up 57-47. A final Bulldogs...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, then-Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, left, walks with President Donald Trump as Trump arrives for a rally in Macon , Ga. President Trump said Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump said on Fox News that Gov. Brian Kemp has “done absolutely nothing” to question the state’s results.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Trump 'ashamed' to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor

Nov. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump has seethed over losing the southern state, which hadn’t voted for a Democrat for president in nearly 30...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, right, gesture toward a crowd during a campaign rally in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

Nov. 29, 2020 8:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally outside a church in southwest Atlanta as his voice carried over a loudspeaker and the radio to people gathered in, around and on top of cars that filled the parking lot. “Let’s keep Georgia blue," Jackson...

Jeff Sims' 3 TD passes powers Georgia Tech past Duke, 56-33

Nov. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After having to endure an unexpected four-week layoff, Jeff Sims played like he was determined to make up for lost time. Sims threw three touchdown passes and ran for 108 yards, setting career highs, and Georgia Tech beat turnover-plagued Duke 56-33 on Saturday night as each team returned...

Georgia wide receiver Arian Smith (11) scores a touchdown during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Georgia won 45-16. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 13 Georgia runs all over South Carolina in 45-16 victory

Nov. 28, 2020 11:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 13 Georgia's 45-16 win over South Carolina was the Bulldogs' biggest victory of this strange season on the scoreboard. But Georgia coach Kirby Smart wasn't sure had its best game Saturday night, with the Gamecocks missing more than two dozen players and offering little resistance....

Rodgers-led Kennesaw St. beats Toccoa Falls 106-44

Nov. 28, 2020 7:16 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Spencer Rodgers had a career-high 21 points as Kennesaw State routed NCCAA-member Toccoa Falls 106-44 on Saturday. Rodgers shot 6 for 7 on 3-pointers. Chris Youngblood had 15 points for Kennesaw State (2-0). Kasen Jennings added 10 points and six assists. Brandon Stroud had 10 points....