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Hawks trade Kent Bazemore to Trail Blazers for Evan Turner

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts. Bazemore was the last holdover from the Hawks' 60-win team in 2014-15. The 6-foot-5 swingman lost his starting job midway...

Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with...

Baylor women to host Georgia as part of Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jun. 24, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor will host Georgia on Dec. 4 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge women's basketball event. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 released the pairings for the event on Monday. Texas Tech hosts Mississippi in the other Dec. 4 Big 12/SEC Challenge game....

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

Jun. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82....

Georgia's Fulton County Jail overcrowded again

Jun. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Jail in northwest Atlanta is overcrowded once again, with more than 500 inmates over capacity, and some inmates have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Chief jailer Mark Adger says the jail has room for 2,500 inmates, but it's currently holding more than 3,000, the...

Port of Savannah gets new cranes for loading cargo on trucks

Jun. 24, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority is increasing its fleet of mobile cranes used to load cargo onto trucks at the Port of Savannah. Port officials said in a news release Monday that a ship carrying five new rubber-tired gantry cranes arrived over the weekend. The delivery boosts the port's...

Forecasters warn of dangerous heat in southeast Georgia

Jun. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting dangerous heat for portions of southeast Georgia. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Monday for a five-county area that includes Savannah, saying hot temperatures and high humidity could push the heat index to 106 degrees (41 Celsius). High...

Police: Stolen Apple TV's found in Alabama man's car

Jun. 24, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police say a Walmart stocker was found with stolen goods during a traffic stop, including 12 Apple TV 4k modules. The Newnan Times-Herald reports 24-year-old Jordan Auterious Hardy of Montgomery, Alabama, was charged with violation of probation Thursday. Police say they observed...

Dozens of kids get stomach virus at Georgia summer camp

Jun. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say 54 kids came down with some sort of stomach virus at a summer camp in central Georgia. Arch Smith, who heads the state's 4-H association, tells WSB-TV that a few kids became ill early in the week but then the numbers spiked on Thursday. He says some of the campers at the...

Delle Donne scores 21, Mystics defeat Dream 89-73

Jun. 23, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored eight of her 21 points in a game-changing 14-0 run to start the second half and the Washington Mystics rolled to an 89-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday. Kristi Toliver and reserve Tianna Hawkins added 17 points apiece for the Mystics (7-3), who won their...