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Back to Atlanta: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma in Peach Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 2:30 PM EST

No. 1 LSU (13-0, Southeastern Conference) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, Big 12 Conference), Dec. 28, 4 p.m. ET. LOCATION: Atlanta TOP PLAYERS LSU: QB Joe Burrow, 4,715 yards passing, SEC-record 48 touchdowns, 77.9 completion percentage. Oklahoma: QB Jalen Hurts, 3,634 yards passing, 32 touchdowns, 71.8 completion...

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

Dec. 8, 2019 2:25 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...

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

Dec. 8, 2019 2:02 PM EST

LSU will play Oklahoma and Ohio State will face defending national champion Clemson in the College Football Playoff. The selection committee revealed the pairings Sunday for the national semifinals and the final four was no surprise. The only mystery involved which team would be the No. 1 seed. The 13-member...

The Latest: LSU to face old foe Jalen Hurts, now with OU

Dec. 8, 2019 1:45 PM EST

1:35 p.m. 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 pairings Sunday, with the only drama surrounding which team would be the top seed: LSU or Ohio...

Lawmakers, health leaders take on maternal mortality

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When just a teenager, Safira Z Yasin said she "died on the table" during the birth of her first child in 1993. After being resuscitated, she woke up with a tube down her throat and her baby missing. Yasin was kept from her baby for seven days. "My doctor told me I was ready to have my baby...

Heisman coronation? Burrow leads LSU past Georgia 37-10

Dec. 7, 2019 9:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow collected a shiny award as the game's MVP. LSU's fans had another trophy on their minds. "Heisman! Heisman! Heisman!" they chanted. The coronation is likely complete. Burrow turned in another dazzling performance on the big stage, leading No. 1 LSU to a spot in the College...

Scooter companies at odds with Atlanta over impounds

Dec. 7, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is now charging fees to transportation companies when it picks up their abandoned or improperly parked rental scooters. City officials say they're no longer simply releasing the scooters without receiving impound fees. Public Works Commissioner James Jackson Jr. ordered that the fees...

Georgia city urged to reject migrant children shelter

Dec. 6, 2019 8:08 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor trying to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody is getting pushback from people in an Atlanta suburb who call his efforts morally offensive. Six people urged the city of Marietta to deny the shelter proposed by Mitchell Bryant, according...

200 rounds of ammunition stolen from police officer's home

Dec. 5, 2019 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Someone broke into an Atlanta police officer's home and stole nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, police said Thursday. Atlanta police spokesman Anthony Grant told WSB-TV that the burglary happened last week at the officer's apartment. Police said the burglars forced the front door open. They...

Larentowicz re-signs with Atlanta United for 16th MLS season

Dec. 5, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz will be returning to Atlanta United for his 16th season in Major League Soccer. The team announced Thursday it has re-signed the 36-year-old free agent, who has been with United since the team's debut in 2017. Larentowicz has the second-most appearances in MLS...