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Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

Jun. 23, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7 win over...

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

Jun. 22, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night. Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Damiris Dantas added 11, and Elizabeth Williams had...

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Jun. 22, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an "enhancement" to...

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

Jun. 22, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month. They needed some high-ceiling young players just as much. Opting against any deals, the Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard...

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

Jun. 22, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks draft room was split between Luka Doncic and Trae Young. The Hawks ultimately chose Young because he brought the Hawks a first-round draft pick. The Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring Young in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks...

Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chase

Jun. 21, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia. A Coweta County investigator said he saw a southbound Mercedes sport utility vehicle drift into the emergency lane on Interstate 85 several times late Wednesday. News outlets report when the investigator...

Atlanta mayor stops immigration cooperation over separations

Jun. 20, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's Democratic mayor on Wednesday called the forced separation of migrant families at the country's Southern border "despicable" and said the city won't accept any new immigration detainees until she's certain the separations have stopped. The city has long had an agreement to house...

Football's Michael Vick sells Florida home for $1.4 million

Jun. 20, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick, who recently accepted a coaching job in Atlanta, has put his Florida home on the market for $1.4 million. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Vick's home in a gated community in Davie, Florida, has six bedrooms and seven baths on 6,295 square feet. The house includes a...

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Jun. 20, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive. The former vice president hailed Abrams in a statement to The Associated Press for her "track record...

Hawks could turn deep supply of picks into draft-day trade

Jun. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night's NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta's Travis Schlenk has been a popular target for trade talk. Overall, the Hawks have four picks in the top 34. That's more than enough depth to attract interest, but the...