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Another late loss to Cowboys frustrates fading Falcons

Nov. 18, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another last-minute loss might be the one that ends the Atlanta Falcons' playoff hopes. Brett Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave the Dallas Cowboys a 22-19 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta (4-6) has lost two straight after reviving its season with three straight wins....

Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Nov. 18, 2018 6:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brett Maher got another shot on the final play of the game. This time, he made it count. Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired Sunday gave Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons after the resurgent Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. A month ago, Maher...

Georgia Tech women upset No. 14 Georgia 63-53

Nov. 18, 2018 4:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Lorela Cubaj had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, Elizabeth Dixon had her second straight double-double and Georgia Tech upset No. 14 Georgia 63-53 on Sunday for just its sixth win in the 41-game series. The Lady Bulldogs lead the series 35-6, including a 12-5 mark in Atlanta....

Kennesaw State edges Jacksonville State 60-52 in 5 OTs

Nov. 17, 2018 8:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Darnell Holland scored on a 13-yard run in the fifth overtime before Bryson Armstrong ended the marathon with an interception and Kennesaw State edged Jacksonville State 60-52 on Saturday in a meeting of FCS powerhouses at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Chandler Burks' 1-yard...

Georgia Democrat wants recount in race with GOP congressman

Nov. 16, 2018 6:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate will ask for a recount of the vote in her close race against Republican Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia, the challenger's campaign said Friday. Woodall, a four-term GOP congressman, is struggling to keep his suburban Atlanta seat that had long been considered...

Cowboys' Elliott presents tough challenge for Falcons' D

Nov. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' defense has one primary goal entering Sunday's game against Dallas: Slow down Ezekiel Elliott and make Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott try to beat them with his arm. The Falcons will need all their resources to corral Elliott, who leads the NFL with 93 runs of 10 or...

Falcons' Deion Jones out, Matt Bryant active for Dallas

Nov. 16, 2018 4:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones is still not ready to play and will be inactive Sunday against Dallas. Kicker Matt Bryant had a good week of practice and will be on Atlanta's game-day roster after missing the last three games with a sore right hamstring. Coach Dan Quinn...

Former IRS employee in Georgia sentenced for identity theft

Nov. 16, 2018 8:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A former employee for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta has been sentenced to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release that Stephanie Parker worked as a contact representative between September 2012...

Baseball owners extend Manfred's contract, TV deal with Fox

Nov. 15, 2018 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park, the...

EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama

Nov. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county...