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Sánchez, Adams pace Nationals past Braves, 5-3

Jul. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle knew his team couldn't afford to falter in the late innings for the second straight night. "I hesitate to use the phrase that today was a must-win game because it's still the third week of July," Doolittle said. "But after a tough one (Friday) night and...

White man denies saying 'Go back where you came from'

Jul. 20, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from." Eric Sparkes showed up during a WSB-TV interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside...

Donaldson's 9th-inning single lifts Braves over Nats 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson finally took his turn on the Atlanta Braves' list of game-ending heroes. Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor...

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...

Scherzer won't start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend

Jul. 19, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade. Manager Dave Martinez says...

Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" to the environment, and some damage may be irreversible. The written comments from the U.S. Fish and...

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia again in SEC title game

Jul. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending Southeastern Conference champion Alabama is the favorite to once again beat Georgia in the title game in a preseason media poll. The Crimson Tide was selected by 203 of 260 voters this week at SEC media days in results released Friday. Georgia, which lost to Alabama in the...

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Jul. 19, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez may have found a new pinch-hitter in his team's latest win. Stephen Strasburg showed he can shine in the batter's box as well as on the mound. Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five...

ACC's Coastal Division gets new look with 3 new head coaches

Jul. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. Not this year. After two years with the same seven head coaches, nearly half of that group is gone with Georgia Tech, Miami...

Braves recall Wright, bring Inciarte off injured list

Jul. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals. The Braves also reinstated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 10-day injured list. Inciarte has been out since May 15 with a lumbar strain. He is...