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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young has 38, Collins adds 31 as Hawks beat Pistons in OT

Jan. 20, 2021 11:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points, John Collins had 31 and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat Jerami Grant and the Detroit Pistons 123-115 in overtime on Wednesday night. Grant had a career-high 32 points, including all of Detroit’s nine points in overtime, to continue his hot start to the...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Georgia Tech celebrates a win over Clemson in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP, Pool)

Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20

Jan. 20, 2021 10:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Pastner wondered how his Georgia Tech team would respond after a 17-day layoff. Not to worry. The Yellow Jackets turned in one of their most impressive showings of the season, routing No. 20 Clemson 83-65 as three players scored more than 20 points Wednesday night. Michael Devoe led the...

Georgia celebrates after defeating Kentucky, as Kentucky coach John Calipari, right front, leaves the court after an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Georgia stuns Kentucky 63-62 with Horne's go-ahead layup

Jan. 20, 2021 9:47 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Andrew Garcia scored 16 points, P.J. Horne a made a go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds left, and Georgia snapped a 14-game losing streak against Kentucky with a 63-62 victory on Wednesday night. After a timeout with 3.6 seconds left, Horne got past his defender for an inbounds pass in the...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner. “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. “Once the sale negotiation is...

Eley, McGowan join Ga Tech football as graduate transfers

Jan. 20, 2021 3:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Linebacker Ayinde Eley and wide receiver Kyric McGowan have enrolled at Georgia Tech as graduate transfers. Eley came from Maryland and has two seasons of eligibility left. McGowan arrived from Northwestern and is eligible for one season, Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins announced Wednesday....

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 20, 2021 1:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

McDonough returns to Atlanta United's front office

Jan. 19, 2021 7:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul McDonough has returned to Atlanta United as vice president of soccer operations. The MLS team announced the rehiring of McDonough on Tuesday after he spent two years as Inter Miami's sporting director. McDonough returns to the role he held in Atlanta from 2016-18, becoming a key player...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 19, 2021 7:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado drives against Wake Forest guard Carter Whitt in a NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 70-54. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia Tech returns from long layoff after COVID shutdown

Jan. 19, 2021 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After a dismal start to the season, Georgia Tech turned things around and rolled into the new year with a modest winning streak. Then COVID-19 struck. The Yellow Jackets were forced to shut down all basketball activities and postpone four straight games. A 2 1/2-week layoff has put coach...