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Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Feb. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points...

Griffin carries UT Arlington past Georgia St. 70-62

Feb. 20, 2020 11:01 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sam Griffin had 13 points as UT Arlington beat Georgia State 70-62 on Thursday night. Nicolas Elame had 12 points and eight rebounds for Texas-Arlington (13-15, 9-8 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. David Azore added 11 points. Jabari Narcis had...

Pearson leads Texas State past Georgia Southern 70-55

Feb. 20, 2020 10:45 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 20 points as Texas State beat Georgia Southern 70-55 on Thursday night. Marlin Davis had 16 points for Texas State (18-10, 11-6 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Isiah Small added seven rebounds. Shelby Adams had eight rebounds....

Louisville forward Ramani Parker(1) shoots for a basket past Georgia Tech defenders Jasmine Carson (2) and Lotta Maj-Lahtinen (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga(AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Jones, Evans pace No. 5 Louisville in win over Georgia Tech

Feb. 20, 2020 9:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Louisville is accustomed to scoring at will in the ACC. It leads the league in offense, field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage, but the Cardinals can defend pretty well, too. “It was a good defensive game," forward Kylee Shook said after the Cardinals beat Georgia Tech 58-47...

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon announced the launch of Operation Crystal Shield at a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Federal authorities say they are targeting methamphetamine

New enforcement operation focuses on meth trafficking hubs

Feb. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are targeting methamphetamine “transportation hubs” around the country in an effort to block the distribution of the highly addictive drug, officials announced Thursday. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visited Atlanta...

FILE- In this March 23, 2016 file photo, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver addresses a news conference in Savannah, Ga.  The former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama says he plans to run for the seat of newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.  Tarver of Augusta confirmed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he plans to announce soon his campaign for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Democrat Tarver formally launches Senate campaign in Georgia

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor appointed by President Barack Obama formally launched his campaign Thursday in the crowded race to take on Georgia's newest U.S. senator. Democrat Ed Tarver, 60, of Augusta is the third Democrat to officially announce he's challenging newly appointed...

Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe (0) shoots over Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr (30) during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Devoe shakes off injury, leads Georgia Tech past Wake Forest

Feb. 19, 2020 11:03 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — There was no slowing down Georgia Tech guards Michael Devoe and Jose Alvarado on Wednesday night at Wake Forest. Not even a knee injury that sent Devoe to the bench for the final three minutes of the first half could do the trick. Devoe scored 24 points — 16 in the second...

Auburn guard J'Von McCormick looks to pass over the head of Georgia forward Toumani Camara during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Edwards leads Georgia to surprising win over No. 13 Auburn

Feb. 19, 2020 10:38 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Bruce Pearl looked ahead to the postseason when he attempted to place perspective on No. 13 Auburn's loss to a Georgia team on the doorstep of last place in the SEC. Georgia coach Tom Crean also looked ahead — to next season and beyond — as he celebrated a win that he hopes...

Gary scores 32 to lift Mercer over Samford 106-66

Feb. 19, 2020 9:30 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gary had a career-high 32 points as Mercer rolled past Samford 106-66 on Wednesday night. Gary made 12 of 16 shots, including 8 of 10 from deep. Mercer is undefeated (2-0) when scoring at least 100 points this season. The 106 points were a season best for Mercer (14-14, 8-7 Southern...

Mom of man slain in home robbery arrested on drug charges

Feb. 19, 2020 7:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Awoman whose son was fatally shot during a home invasion has been arrested after officers found more than $1 million worth ofdrugsin theGeorgiahome. Autumn Lynn Tillery, 37, was arrested Monday on multiple felony drug possession and intent to sell charges, news outlets reported. ...