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Hokies look to continue ACC surge against Yellow Jackets

Nov. 15, 2019 12:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Virginia Tech’s offense is enjoying a second-half surge that has the Hokies in control of their ACC Coastal Division hopes. The Hokies (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) will play for their fourth straight ACC win when they visit Georgia Tech (2-7, 1-5) on Saturday. Virginia Tech is...

NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Big 12 takes center stage as Oklahoma visits unbeaten Baylor

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts has plenty at stake this week as he nears the end of his eventful college career. He reached the College Football Playoff championship game each of his three seasons at Alabama, whether he was starting or backing up Tua Tagovailoa. His hopes of getting back to the playoff with his...

No. 11 Gators head to Mizzou hoping for another turnaround

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

It was only a year ago that Dan Mullen was asked about the state of his Florida program after he watched his team get humiliated by Missouri in the Swamp. His response already has become the stuff of legend. “They keep score. Someone wins and someone loses,” Mullen said, passion rising in his voice....

Georgia Republican ends bid for competitive House seat

Nov. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican Georgia state senator is ending his bid to represent a suburban Atlanta congressional district that Democrats narrowly flipped last year. Sen. Brandon Beach’s exit from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race Thursday leaves Karen Handel as the front-runner among...

Braves bolster shaky bullpen, sign free agent LHP Will Smith

Nov. 14, 2019 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another move to bolster their shaky bullpen Thursday, signing left-hander reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million contract. The free-agent deal includes a $13 million option for the 2023 season, with a $1 million buyout. The 30-year-old Smith went 6-0 with a...

Hawks’ Huerter out at least 2 weeks with shoulder injury

Nov. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kevin Huerter is expected to miss at least two weeks with a left rotator cuff strain. Huerter also was diagnosed with a shoulder capsule strain when examined Thursday in Atlanta. Huerter left the team’s West Coast trip after he was hurt in Tuesday night’s 125-121...

Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...