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Chris Martin, Braves agree to $14 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Chris Martin and the Altanta Braves have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a deal that brings back the right-hander after he closed 2019 with the club. The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade...

McCadden’s 28 pts leads Georgia Southern past Mercer 98-88

Nov. 19, 2019 9:36 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Elijah McCadden scored a career-high 28 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers and Georgia Southern beat Mercer 98-88 on Tuesday night. Ike Smith added 20 points for the Eagles (3-2) and Simeon Carter scored 19 off the bench. Georgia Southern led 48-46 at halftime. Quan...

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...

Report: Plane broke up in flight before hitting townhouse

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a small airplane broke up in flight before crashing into a Georgia townhouse last month. WSB-TV says the preliminary report doesn’t identify the cause of the Oct. 30 crash but includes information investigators...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum. The debate in Atlanta marks the first time Buttigieg...

Democrat Stacey Abrams warns about about voter suppression

Nov. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Atlanta prepares to host a Democratic presidential debate, a Democrat who narrowly lost last year’s Georgia governor’s race is warning about voter suppression. Stacey Abrams addressed a panel discussion Tuesday in one in a series of Democrat-hosted events ahead of the...

All-America Watch: Florida’s Pitts one of nation’s top TEs

Nov. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EST

It was midway through the third quarter last Saturday, and Missouri had just cut Florida’s lead to 13-6, when Gators quarterback Kyle Trask dropped back and saw Kyle Pitts down the right sideline. Trask heaved the ball and Pitts, the big and rangy tight end, grabbed it along with Tigers safety Khalil...

Cal’s Davis, UGA’s Blankenship among Burlsworth finalists

Nov. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EST

California defensive back Ashtyn Davis, Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship and Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes are finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Davis is one of the top safeties in the country, ranking third on Cal...