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No. 21 Georgia women ease past UNF behind Staiti, Morrison

Dec. 08, 2021 19:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jenna Staiti had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Que Morrison added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 Georgia eased by North Florida 69-40 on Wednesday. Morrison scored nine points in the first quarter as Georgia jumped out to a 20-5 lead and led by double figures...

Australia foreign minister welcomes EU security pledge

Dec. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Australia's foreign minister started a European tour in Athens on Wednesday, welcoming a recent initiative by the European Union to boost its presence in the Indo-Pacific region despite a spat with EU member France over the cancellation of a major submarine order. ...

Bridges helps Georgia turn back Jacksonville 69-58

Dec. 07, 2021 21:49 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Braelen Bridges scored 14 points and Georgia held off Jacksonville 69-58 on Tuesday night. Bridges scored 10 points in the second half to help the Bulldogs (4-5) maintain a 32-24 lead at intermission. Jailyn Ingram added 12 points and Jabri Abdur-Rahim came off...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 6: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 9-0; 2. Richardson, 9-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Killeen Harker Heights, 10-0; 5. Friendswood Clear Brook,...

University of Georgia to make repairs after dorm concerns

Dec. 07, 2021 13:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia will repair and deep clean several dorms after many students said poor ventilation, mold and other problems were making them sick, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. University officials told the AJC Monday that the repairs will...

Minor clashes at marches honoring Greek youth shot by police

Dec. 06, 2021 14:26 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police fired tear gas Monday to disperse youths attacking them with firebombs and stones in the northern city of Thessaloniki at a march marking the 13th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. No arrests or injuries were reported...

Pope returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

Dec. 06, 2021 06:51 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis ended his visit to Greece on Monday by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy pleasures. Francis briefly struggled to keep his balance on the...

Davis scores 23, North Carolina pulls away from Georgia Tech

Dec. 05, 2021 20:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — RJ Davis scored 13 of his game-high 23 points in the second half Sunday afternoon as North Carolina pulled away after halftime to defeat Georgia Tech 79-62 in the ACC opener for both teams. The game was tied 31-all at halftime, after UNC (6-2) overcame a...

Pope chides Europe, comforts migrants on return to Lesbos

Dec. 05, 2021 11:49 AM EST

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was Europe's indifference and self-interest “that condemns to death those on the fringes.” “Please, let us stop...

Ohio holds off St. Francis (PA) behind Sears

Dec. 04, 2021 18:29 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mark Sears scored 24 points and Ben Vander Plas scored 13 and Ohio held off St. Francis (PA) 78-75 on Saturday. Ramiir Dixon-Conover made two foul shots with 11 seconds left to get the Red Flash within 76-75 and they called timeout. ...