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Falcons rookie WR Ridley riddles Saints for 3 TDs in loss

Sep. 23, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Calvin Ridley set a Falcons rookie record with three touchdown receptions among a bunch of big plays — in a bittersweet afternoon for the young wide receiver. After barely factoring in Atlanta's first two games, he was targeted a team-high eight times, caught a team-best seven passes...

Drew Brees' TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

Sep. 23, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his 7-yard...

Reserves lead Braves to 5th straight win, eliminate Phillies

Sep. 23, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker gave most of his everyday players some time off a day after Atlanta clinched the NL East. Lane Adams took advantage of a rare opportunity. "You see the fun the starters have day in and day out," Adams said. "When I saw my name in the lineup I just wanted to go...

Georgia jury awards $31M over boy's botched circumcision

Sep. 23, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded $31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the award was handed down Friday in northern Georgia's Clayton County. A lawsuit filed by the boy's family says he was 18 days...

Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it's time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in Clemson's quarterback rotation,...

Kennesaw State continues high-scoring ways, wins 70-13

Sep. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Chandler Burks rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another and Kennesaw State set a program record for points for a second straight week with a 70-13 victory over Clark Atlanta on Saturday night. The Owls (3-1), ranked fifth in the FCS coaches poll, scored 62 points in a win over...

Gressel, Villalba help Atlanta United beat Real Salt Lake

Sep. 22, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel had a goal and an assist to help Atlanta United beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday night. Gressel, who had five goals and nine assists as a rookie in 2017, has 14 assists this season, tied for second-most in MLS. The 24-year old chest-trapped an arcing cross from Miguel...

Johnson's late return gives The Citadel a win over Mercer

Sep. 22, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Rod Johnson returned a kickoff 94 yards in the final seconds of the game to give The Citadel a 38-31 victory over Mercer on Saturday as the Bulldogs notched their first win of the season. Mercer led through the first three quarters before The Citadel (1-2, 1-2 Southern Conference) rallied...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

No. 2 Georgia clears another SEC hurdle at Missouri, 43-29

Sep. 22, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban. Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some costly...