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Sankey: New gambling laws could result in SEC injury reports

Jul. 16, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players. Speaking to reporters Monday at...

Fisher's new challenge: Make Aggies tough, SEC champions

Jul. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimbo Fisher introduced himself to his new Texas A&M team with some insults and frank challenges. Right off the bat, the new coach told the Aggies they were soft in 2017, according to one of his players. Fisher also told his new players they better do things his way, or otherwise they'd...

The Latest: LSU's Orgeron looking for 'clear-cut' QB winner

Jul. 16, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local): 4:55 p.m. LSU coach Ed Orgeron is looking for a starting quarterback. He has kept open the option of allowing the competition to carry into the season. Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow will compete with junior Justin McMillan, sophomore...

Georgia governor makes endorsement in runoff to succeed him

Jul. 16, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal waded into the Republican primary runoff to succeed him Monday, endorsing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle over Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Deal made the endorsement in Atlanta with just more than a week left before the heated battle is decided July 24, calling Cagle the...

Georgia man gets prison for offering cash to kill ex-wife

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for offering cash and basketball tickets in an attempt to hire someone to kill his ex-wife. The U.S. Attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Monday that 29-year-old Michael McEarchern of Acworth was sentenced by a...

Teheran sharp in 6-plus innings, Braves beat Arizona

Jul. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman likes how the Atlanta Braves are positioned with the first half of the season complete. "It's nice to have a winning record at the break," the All-Star first baseman said. "It's been a few years. This is right where we need to be. Get some rest and hope to come out with a...

Sykes' scores 12 in 4th quarter, Dream beat Mystics 80-77

Jul. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 12 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter Sunday to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 80-77. The Dream (12-9) led 74-64 on Sykes' free throws with 5:26 left before the Mystics (13-9) went on an 11-2 run to pull within one. Washington had a chance to go...

10-man Seattle Sounders hold off Atlanta United for 1-1 draw

Jul. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stefan Frei made a key save in the 70th minute and the 10-man Seattle Sounders held on for a 1-1 draw against MLS-leading Atlanta United on Sunday. Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez's header hit the post and then Frei saved Chris McCann's putback attempt from close range. Frei also had saves in the...

Trust a theme in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

Jul. 15, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — You can trust me, but you can't trust him. That was the main message the two Republicans vying to become Georgia's next governor tried to convey Sunday in a televised debate with just over a week left before their heated primary runoff is decided July 24. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and...

Greinke again rules on road as Diamondbacks shut out Braves

Jul. 14, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo asked his team for a strong finish before the All-Star break. Zack Greinke set the example. Greinke added another road win to his strong first half by allowing only four hits in 7 2/3 innings, extending Atlanta's offensive slump, and the Diamondbacks shut out...