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Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A majority-white jury was seated Monday to hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. News outlets report the panel of 14 jurors, including two alternates, is mostly white, but the exact breakdown is unclear. WSFA-TV reported that nine...

Group resumes search for UFC fighter’s missing stepdaughter

Nov. 18, 2019 7:55 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people is resuming its search for the missing stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris. Destinie Duvall with Texas EquuSearch told the Opelika-Auburn News that Aniah Blanchard is “tugging at our hearts, so it’s tough to...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 AM EST

Separation at the top and a few random scheduling quirks has allowed the AP college football poll voters to work a little easier this season than last. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson held their spots in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank this week. The only movement in the top five was Georgia...

Former Auburn, NBA player Marquis Daniels in auto accident

Nov. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn and NBA player Marquis Daniels was injured in an automobile accident. An Auburn basketball spokesman says Daniels was in the accident Saturday night in Auburn and was transported to a Birmingham hospital for treatment. The spokesman didn’t disclose any further...

Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa set for hip surgery in Houston

Nov. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is scheduled to have hip surgery in Houston. Team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement Sunday that Tagovailoa will have surgery on his dislocated right hip Monday. An Alabama spokesman declined to disclose where he was having the surgery...

AP Top 25: Georgia edges past Alabama to No. 4; OU up to 8

Nov. 17, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality road victory and the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season. LSU remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 54 first-places votes. No. 2 Ohio State...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Don’t play blame game with Tua’s injury

Nov. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EST

The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy on a surgically repaired ankle but played great against LSU. The junior quarterback seemed done for the day with the Crimson Tide up...

Photographer hit in Georgia-Auburn game out of hospital

Nov. 17, 2019 12:58 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A photographer who was treated at a hospital after she was hit on the sideline of the Georgia-Auburn game Saturday and carted off the field is out of the hospital. A Georgia statement said Chamberlain Smith was sent to East Alabama Medical Center in nearby Opelika. The school...

Tagovailoa out for season after hip injury vs Mississippi St

Nov. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — What was planned to be the last series of the day for Tua Tagovailoa ended in the final play of his season — and maybe his Alabama career. The Crimson Tide’s star quarterback will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip in the first half of No. 4...