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Falcons DE Fowler (knee) out for Sunday's game vs Dolphins

Oct. 22, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler will miss Sunday's game at Miami with a knee injury. Fowler was ruled out Friday after not practicing this week. It's not clear when he was injured. The Falcons were off last...

Young, Hawks open season with 113-87 rout of Mavericks

Oct. 21, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beginning a season of high expectations, the Atlanta Hawks showed they're far more than Trae Young. He's their unquestioned leader, of course, but a 113-87 rout of the Dallas Mavericks displayed Atlanta's impressive depth. Cam...

Democrats seek 7-7 party split in Georgia congressional map

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats released their preferred version of a congressional map on Thursday — a plan likely going nowhere in the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly. The proposal would likely split Georgia's congressional districts 7-7 among...

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Oct. 21, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash. The performer's allegations are in a lawsuit against the company...

NYCFC's Thórarinsson scores in 90th for 1-1 tie with Atlanta

Oct. 20, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gudmundur Thórarinsson scored on a free kick in the 90th minute, giving New York City FC a 1-1 tie with Atlanta United on Wednesday night. Thórarinsson's curled a left-footed shot up and over the wall past a diving Brad Guzan. It...

Corral, Stoops spice up SEC while 'Bama, 'Dogs lead the pack

Oct. 20, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

Georgia and Alabama could be heading for another showdown in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Eight of the past nine Southeastern Conference championship games have featured either the Bulldogs or the Crimson Tide -- or both. Halfway...

Falcons' Ridley 'flying around' in return after missing week

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan is looking to see more growth from the offense when the Atlanta Falcons, refreshed after their bye week, play Sunday at Miami. Top wide receiver Calvin Ridley's return should help. Ryan said Wednesday that Ridley...

Atlanta police: Woman, killer dead after high-rise shootout

Oct. 20, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man killed a woman and then died during a shootout with police at an apartment building in Atlanta's midtown neighborhood early Wednesday, police said. Police got calls of a shooting inside the luxury high-rise shortly before 3:30 a.m. and officers...

Bridge being demolished collapses, killing 1, injuring 2

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — One worker was killed and two seriously injured when part of a bridge in Georgia collapsed into a river during early demolition work, officials said. The three workers fell into the river Tuesday evening from the Access Road bridge on Interstate 20...

Warnock raises $9M as cash flows in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Oct. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock raised an eye-popping $7.2 million this spring. For his encore in the three months ended Sept. 30, he opened the firehose a little wider. Warnock raised more than $9 million during the quarter, leaving him with $17.2...