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Georgia police search for armed man accused of taking son

Dec. 9, 2019 3:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia are searching for a suspect accused of kidnapping his 2-year-old son at gunpoint, launching a national alert before the child was found safe the same day. The child, identified as Sean McGay, was found unharmed on Friday afternoon with the suspect's family, Fulton County...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Panthers' long week gets worse with 5th straight loss

Dec. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have endured some rough stretches in the past two years. Linebacker Luke Kuechly believes this last week was probably the toughest. Not long after his team lost 40-20 to the struggling Atlanta Falcons, Kuechly tried to assess what it's been like for Carolina the past...

The Latest: Toledo left out of bowl berths despite 6-6 mark

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

6:30 p.m. Toledo is not headed to a bowl despite going 6-6 this season. With 79 teams bowl eligible and 78 slots available, there was going to be a team left out. The Rockets lost their final three games of the regular season and will have their streak of nine straight winning seasons snapped. The last time...

Ryan to OZ leads Falcons to another rout of Panthers, 40-20

Dec. 8, 2019 6:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons honored one of their greatest receivers at halftime. Then a guy few people have ever heard of snatched away the spotlight. Olamide Zaccheaus hauled in the longest touchdown pass of Matt Ryan's career, a 93-yarder that propelled the Atlanta Falcons to another dominating...

Father: Navy victim shot standing watch fresh from boot camp

Dec. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Fresh out of boot camp, Cameron Walters proudly told his father in Georgia during their nightly video chat that he had passed the exam qualifying him to stand watch and help secure building entrances at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. When news broke the next morning of shots...

No. 8 Baylor, No. 5 Georgia seek to recover in Sugar Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:25 PM EST

No. 8 Baylor and No. 5 Georgia will attempt to bounce back from losses in their respective conference championship games when they meet in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day in New Orleans. Both teams watched their hopes for reaching the College Football Playoff end Saturday. Baylor (11-2) fell 30-23 in...

Burrow, No. 1 LSU vs. Hurts, No. 4 Oklahoma in Peach Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The team that vanquished Alabama vs. the quarterback who left the Crimson Tide. Top-ranked LSU (13-0) will return to Atlanta on Dec. 28 to face Jalen Hurts and No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) at the Peach Bowl semifinal in the College Football Playoff. The CFP selection committee announced the...

Wyoming to face Georgia State in Arizona Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West) vs Georgia State (7-5, Sun Belt), Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona TOP PLAYERS Wyoming: RB Xazavian Valladay, 1,061 yards and five TDs rushing; LB Logan Wilson, four interceptions and a TD. Georgia State: QB Dan Ellington, 2,291 yards passing, 26 total TDs; RB Tra...

Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Dec. 8, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, looking to...