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Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

Apr. 15, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee...

Giannis returns to Bucks after missing 6 games with knee

Apr. 15, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the Milwaukee Bucks' lineup Thursday night after missing six games with an ailing left knee. Antetokounmpo rejoined the Bucks as they visited Atlanta to take on the surging Hawks, who have won 16 of 21 games...

Saddler joins race for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and former Trump administration official, has joined the Republican race to challenge Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Saddler announced his candidacy Thursday, calling for patriotic unity. He's the...

2 men found dead in burning truck; man charged with murder

Apr. 15, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two Georgia men whose bodies were found burning Tuesday in a pickup truck east of Griffin, authorities said Thursday. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said Erik Eduardo Cabrealopez is charged...

Swanson single caps rally in 9th, Braves avoid Marlins sweep

Apr. 15, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves were in danger of being swept in a four-game series by the Marlins, something that had never occurred. Didn't happen this time, either. Swanson's RBI single with the bases loaded capped Atlanta's...

Aguilar's double lifts Marlins past Braves; Acuña 2 homers

Apr. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Miami Marlins wanted to show they could hold their own against the team that has won three straight NL East titles and swept them out of the playoffs last season. Even on a night when they squandered a 5-0 lead and surrendered two homers to...

Atlanta school replacing KKK leader’s name with Hank Aaron's

Apr. 14, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta high school that was named after a Ku Klux Klan leader will strip the name and instead honor the late baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy to Hank...

Georgia deputy charged after inquiry faults use of force

Apr. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A middle Georgia sheriff's deputy has been criminally charged and fired after an investigation found he pinned a suspect with his elbow until the suspect passed out and then kicked the feet out from under the man after he was handcuffed and had been revived. ...

Premier Lacrosse to visit 11 venues from coast to coast

Apr. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Premier Lacrosse League on Wednesday announced the schedule for its third season, and its tour-based model includes stops in 11 major markets from coast to coast. Opening weekend for the eight-team league begins June 4 at Gillette Stadium in...

Braves place LHP Fried, OF Pache on 10-day injured list

Apr. 14, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Max Fried was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring Wednesday after injuring himself while running the bases. Fried is off to a rocky start coming off a stellar 2020 season, and now he's sidelined by a fluke...