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Georgia Tech appeals NCAA sanctions against basketball team

Nov. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has formally appealed sanctions levied by the NCAA against its men’s basketball program. The Atlantic Coast Conference school announced its notice of appeal last month and filed written arguments with the governing body on Friday. Georgia Tech is appealing a ban on...

3 more measles cases confirmed in Georgia county

Nov. 15, 2019 2:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials have confirmed three additional cases of measles in an Atlanta area county where a middle school student was recently diagnosed with the virus. The Georgia Department of Public Health said Friday at least two of the three new measles patients in Cobb County are not...

NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Georgia Republican ends bid for competitive House seat

Nov. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican Georgia state senator is ending his bid to represent a suburban Atlanta congressional district that Democrats narrowly flipped last year. Sen. Brandon Beach’s exit from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race Thursday leaves Karen Handel as the front-runner among...

Braves bolster shaky bullpen, sign free agent LHP Will Smith

Nov. 14, 2019 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another move to bolster their shaky bullpen Thursday, signing left-hander reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million contract. The free-agent deal includes a $13 million option for the 2023 season, with a $1 million buyout. The 30-year-old Smith went 6-0 with a...

Hawks’ Huerter out at least 2 weeks with shoulder injury

Nov. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kevin Huerter is expected to miss at least two weeks with a left rotator cuff strain. Huerter also was diagnosed with a shoulder capsule strain when examined Thursday in Atlanta. Huerter left the team’s West Coast trip after he was hurt in Tuesday night’s 125-121...

Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

Pastor: Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ post brain surgery

Nov. 14, 2019 9:02 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was already “up and walking” just a day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls, his pastor said. The Rev. Tony Lowden of Maranatha Baptist Church visited Carter, 95, in an Atlanta hospital on...