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Ferreira, Gonzalez help FC Dallas beat Atlanta United 2-1

Apr. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jesús Ferreira scored for the third time in four games and Jesse Gonzalez had seven saves in FC Dallas' 2-0 victory over Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday. Ferreira, an 18-year-old homegrown, opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Michael Barrios shook a defender at midfield and raced...

Scott McCarron opens 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

Apr. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 53-year-old McCarron completed a 4-under 68 in the morning in the rain-delayed second round and shot a 70 in the afternoon to reach 6-under 138 at...

Swift eager to show he can be Georgia's No. 1 tailback

Apr. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift's long wait has ended. Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia's depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift "has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his demeanor and body...

Georgia sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton enters NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward who led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks, has declared for the NBA draft. The sophomore announced his plans Saturday on Twitter and followed up hours later by adding, "To the people doubting me I love it." Claxton has until May 30...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

Scott McCarron leads rain-delayed PGA Tour Champions event

Apr. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Scott McCarron topped the leaderboard at 4 under with two holes left Friday when first-round play in the rain-delayed Mitsubishi Electric Classic was suspended because of darkness. The start of the PGA Tour Champions event was delayed more than four hours because of 2 3/4 inches of rain...

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...

Funeral held for widow of 50s rocker Frankie Lymon

Apr. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for the widow of '50s rock star Frankie Lymon. Family and friends said goodbye Friday to Emira Eagle Lymon Bryant, who died April 13. The Augusta Chronicle reports Bryant was depicted in the 1998 movie "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" The movie co-starred...