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Hernández delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

Jun. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. "There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a cohesive...

Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia's new restrictive abortion law. News outlets report that the "Girls Trip" star sent a statement to ticketholders Saturday, saying she cannot "in good faith" perform in Georgia unless it...

Braves pitcher Newcomb hit on back of head by liner, exits

Jun. 15, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers Saturday. The...

Georgia internet speed far slower than US government reports

Jun. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Internet speeds in Georgia are far slower than what has been reported by the federal government, a newspaper reported. An analysis of internet speed test results by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that internet speeds were about one-fourth as fast as those reported by the Federal...

McCann delivers 2-run single, Braves win 8th straight

Jun. 15, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This is why Brian McCann came back to play for his hometown Atlanta Braves, to deliver with his bat in a big spot. "That was one of the best moments I've ever had," McCann said. "To be able to get the win and the fashion that it happened is something I'll always remember." McCann capped...

21 Savage donates $25K for legal aid for detained immigrants

Jun. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year. The rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in what U.S....

Judge: Enough evidence for case against Lil Durk to proceed

Jun. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial against a Chicago rapper accused in an Atlanta drive-by shooting will move forward. WSB-TV reports Durk Derrick Banks, whose stage name is Lil Durk, was in court Friday for a hearing about his alleged involvement in a Feb. 5 shooting outside a downtown Atlanta restaurant. Atlanta...

Teheran continues his 2019 'mission' as Braves top Pirates

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year after he was left off Atlanta's postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran's roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's...

Georgia detention officer shot; stepdaughter in custody

Jun. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A Spalding County Sheriff's Office detention officer is recovering after being shot in the head. The sheriff's office says 34-year-old Amanda Moore was shot Wednesday afternoon and was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, where she was listed as stable. Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Dwayne...

Riley HR ties it in 9th, Braves top Bucs in 11 for 6 in row

Jun. 13, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact. The power-hitting left fielder just didn't know whether he'd get the green light from third base coach Ron Washington. "I knew it was in the gap, so run as hard as I can," Riley said. "If he...