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No. 2 Georgia prepared for high-powered Missouri offense

Sep. 21, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia's defense has been so good this season it has some opposing quarterbacks in awe. "It's almost fun to watch when you're watching tape," Missouri quarterback Drew Lock said this week. "They're extremely athletic in the secondary. They're not going to let you chuck it deep on...

Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer. Even better, some players who could play key roles on Atlanta's postseason roster looked playoff-ready. Luca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Braves...

Daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown dies

Sep. 20, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died. According to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation, Venisha Brown died Wednesday at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia. She was 53 years old. A songwriter and musician,...

Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slog

Sep. 20, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team. Training camp begins Tuesday for the team...

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

Sep. 20, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has ordered the election for a state House seat in North Georgia be redone after dozens voted in the wrong race. Rep. Dan Gasaway, of Homer, will get another chance to retain his seat after it appeared he lost the May 22 Republican primary to challenger Chris Erwin by 67 votes, The...

Falcons wary of defending Saints' 'maestro' Drew Brees

Sep. 20, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons may be a step ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the search for balance on offense. That's not enough to make Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel rest easy. The Saints have Drew Brees, and the veteran quarterback's guile is enough to make any defensive coach...

No. 3 Clemson keeps eyes on the prize facing Georgia Tech

Sep. 20, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

No. 3 Clemson (3-0, 0-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (1-2, 0-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Clemson by 16½ Series record: Georgia Tech leads 50-30-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson has its eyes on the big prize, looking to pile up enough wins for a fourth straight trip to the College Football Playoff. For Georgia Tech,...

Get ready for Alliance's Iron, Express, Apollos and Legends

Sep. 20, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Get ready for the Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends. Those are four of the eight franchise names for the Alliance of American Football, which begins play the weekend after the Super Bowl with a 10-game spring schedule. The Alliance, created by Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill...

No. 2 Georgia faces another early road test at Missouri

Sep. 20, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

No. 2 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Missouri (3-0, 0-0), noon ET (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 14½. Series record: Georgia leads 6-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Bulldogs can go 2-0 in their September road SEC tests, which would further solidify their spot as runaway SEC East favorites. Missouri is looking for a huge home...

Family of student killed by campus police to sue university

Sep. 20, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university. WSB-TV reports Scout Schultz's father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September shooting. The 21-year-old Schultz called 911 last year to report an...