Latest Georgia News

Walker's 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1

Apr. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats. As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last. Walker continued his remarkable late-innings production with a two-run homer in the seventh, Luke Weaver got Arizona off to a good start and the...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have...

Kennesaw State hires Amir Abdur-Rahim from Georgia as coach

Apr. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kennesaw State has hired Georgia assistant Amir Abdur-Rahim as the Owls' men's basketball coach. Abdur-Rahim is making the in-state move after agreeing to a four-year contract. The hiring was announced on Thursday by Kennesaw State athletic director Milton Overton. For Abdur-Rahim, the new...

Georgia students disciplined over video disparaging Mexicans

Apr. 18, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Several students of a Georgia high school have been disciplined over a video that shows them acting out a deportation and then saying "Remember, f--- the Mexicans." Newton County Schools spokeswoman Sherri Davis tells news outlets that the video was an outtake from a project in an...

Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Guard 'Ant Man' Edwards heads Georgia's signing class

Apr. 17, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Highly recruited 6-foot-4 guard Anthony "Ant Man" Edwards has signed with Georgia, giving the Bulldogs a headliner of its top recruiting class in at least 25 years. Edwards, from Atlanta's Holy Spirit Prep School, was a McDonald's All-American rated as one of the nation's top prospects....

Braves closer Vizcaino out for season after shoulder surgery

Apr. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery. Vizcaino had the procedure Wednesday in New York. He pitched in four games this season, getting one save and allowing one run in four...

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill

Apr. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia patients will soon be allowed to legally buy the marijuana they are already allowed to possess. Because of a legal quirk, patients and families have regularly broken the law to obtain low-potency medical marijuana oil. Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed a bill that would fix...

Stacey Abrams to deliver Tougaloo commencement speech May 5

Apr. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor in Georgia, will deliver the Tougaloo College commencement address next month. The historically black college in Mississippi, where Abrams grew up, is also her parents' alma mater. A Tougaloo spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed her appearance at the...

Jones, Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

Apr. 17, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of the offseason program, which started Monday and continued Wednesday. The Falcons...