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Georgia Tech center James Banks declares for NBA draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft. The school said Monday the 6-foot-9 junior has submitted paperwork for the June 20 draft. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 2.5 blocks a game while averaging 10.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. He was named to the ACC's...

Carl Bell, who oversaw AP bureaus in 3 cities, dies at 95

Apr. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carl Bell, who served as bureau chief in three U.S. cities during more than four decades with The Associated Press, has died. He was 95. Bell's wife, Ouida Bell, said he died April 15 after a recent fall that caused a brain injury. He headed bureaus in Phoenix; Charlotte, North Carolina; and...

Holyfield's 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL...

T.I., Scrapp Deleon aid nonviolent offenders in Georgia

Apr. 22, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1's "Love and Hip Hop" personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars. News outlets report the "Bail Out" program extends beyond the weekend, with each offender being connected...

Woman indicted in 1975 cold case dies before trial

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The suspect in the 1975 death of a teenager in Georgia has died before she could be put on trial. Georgia news outlets report that 16-year-old Cheryl White and then 18-year-old Mary Jane Stewart were roommates living in an apartment complex in the city of Warner Robins when White was...

Scott McCarron wins again at TPC Sugarloaf

Apr. 21, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Scott McCarron completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his third victory at TPC Sugarloaf. The winner of the PGA Tour defunct BellSouth Classic at the course in 1997 and 2001, McCarron closed with a 1-under 72 for a two-stroke victory over Jerry...

Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

Apr. 21, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a "Peeping Tom" call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and...

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...