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Judge to hear arguments in challenge to Georgia abortion law

Sep. 23, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Georgia's restrictive new abortion law should be allowed to take effect while a legal challenge is pending. The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It allows for...

Freeman leaves Braves' 4-1 loss to Giants with sore elbow

Sep. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves closed their final home regular-season game with new injury concerns about Freddie Freeman and his status for the playoffs. A recurrence of pain caused by a bone spur in his right elbow forced Freeman to leave the Braves' 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday....

Braves star 1B Freeman has elbow pain, to miss series at KC

Sep. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves star Freddie Freeman is remaining in Atlanta for treatment on his sore right elbow instead of joining the team for its next series at Kansas City. Freeman, a MVP candidate for the NL East champions, left Sunday's game in the eighth inning against San Francisco after a recurrence of a...

Notre Dame loses another big game but gains some respect

Sep. 22, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect. Now the question is: Can they still make the College Football Playoff with a...

No. 3 Georgia holds off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17

Sep. 22, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a raucous Saturday night between the hedges, No. 3 Georgia held on for a gutsy win that might have ramifications all the way to the College Football Playoff. For No. 7 Notre Dame, it was another big-game loss but a performance that should bring more respect. Jake Fromm threw a 15-yard...

Rowland's kick lifts Texas State to 37-34 triple OT win

Sep. 21, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Joshua Rowland kicked a 35-yard field goal and Texas State clipped Georgia State 37-34 in a triple-overtime thriller to open Sun Belt Conference play Saturday night. Rowland had already kicked field goals of 45 and 34 yards in regulation before his game-winner sent the Bobcats...

Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On an Atlanta team assured of its best record since 2013, Max Fried has the most wins of any Braves pitcher since 2010. Fried can only hope that will be good enough to land a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation. Fried threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a strong recovery from two poor starts,...

Atlanta United defeats San Jose Earthquakes 3-1

Sep. 21, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emerson Hyndman scored the go-ahead goal in the 90th minute and Atlanta United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 Saturday. Justin Meram struck first for Atlanta United (17-11-3) in the fourth minute with a shot 19 yards out from the edge of the box. Brad Guzan put San Jose (13-13-5) on...

Braves' postseason goals grow after another division title

Sep. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year ago, just winning the NL East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. Now manager Brian Snitiker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos expect more. Even as players celebrated their second straight division title with beer and bubbly on Friday night, focus shifted. "Our first...

Trial to start for Georgia cop who shot naked, unarmed man

Sep. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder. Robert "Chip" Olsen, then a DeKalb County...