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Justin Turner scratched with neck injury for Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Third baseman Justin Turner is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series because of a stinger on the right side of his neck. Turner, a Dodger stalwart who played in 79 postseason games,...

Months after pregnant mom stabbed, baby home from hospital

Oct. 17, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

Months after his pregnant mother was stabbed, a baby born by emergency Cesarean section is out of a Georgia hospital. Valerie Kasper posted the news Thursday on a GoFundMe page which a friend set up for her. It has raised more than the $100,000 goal. ...

Georgia can't yet track elevators overdue for inspection

Oct. 17, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia government regulators have no idea how many of the state’s 34,000 elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks are overdue for annual inspections because a jury-rigged database cannot create lists of them, a newspaper reports. An elevator that...

Savannah OKs marathon for runners with vaccine or virus test

Oct. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced that health...

Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

Oct. 17, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a...

These drag queens are creating a community in Middle Georgia

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Before she became one of Macon’s most popular drag queens, the host and show director of The Tribe didn’t want to do drag. A former downtown club was hosting a Newbie Night, and Yutoya Avaze Leon tried to convince Christina Leon to join her in the...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Columbia 28, KIPP Atlanta 21 Oglethorpe County 37, T.W. Josey 22 Pinecrest 42, Notre Dame Academy 12 South Atlanta 28, Washington 27 ___ Some high...

Basilashvili, Norrie reach Indian Wells final without Top 25

Oct. 16, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final against Cameron Norrie at the BNP Paribas Open, which will crown its first men’s winner ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010. Norrie of Britain beat...

Shepherd leads Kennesaw State over North Carolina A&T 14-0

Oct. 16, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Xavier Shepherd had two touchdowns runs and Kennesaw State beat North Carolina A&T 14-0 on Saturday night. Shepherd ran into the end zone from the 3 to cap a 10-play, 80-yard drive midway through the second quarter. He added a 1-yard TD run...

Bennett, Bowers, D lead No. 1 Georgia past Kentucky, 30-13

Oct. 16, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The final seconds were meaningless. Except to the Georgia defense. For the first time all season, the fearsome Bulldogs gave up two touchdowns in a game Saturday. It didn't really matter as they romped to another victory — their...