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Guardians place rookie OF Gonzalez on injured list

Jul. 02, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians rookie outfielder Oscar Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with an abdominal issue. The move was one of several made by the Guardians before playing a split doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Friday's series opener...

Guardians place catcher Hedges on IL with concussion

Jun. 28, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges was placed on the 7-day injured list with a concussion on Tuesday, forcing the team to acquire veteran Sandy León in a trade with Cincinnati. The Guardians made the deal — and several other roster moves — before a...

Dying Alabama man experiences son's high school graduation

Jun. 26, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Suffering from liver and bile duct cancer, Mike Bowden couldn’t attend Russell County High School’s Class of 2022 ceremony to see his son Michael graduate. But thanks to the extra effort from his family and school administrators, a special ceremony was conducted in...

Crew sign F "Cucho" Hernandez from Watford

Jun. 21, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew acquired Colombian forward Juan Camilo Hernandez, known as Cucho, from Watford on Tuesday. Terms of the contract, which runs through 2025, were not released but the Crew said it paid the largest acquisition fee in the Major League Soccer...

Shinyashiki gets equalizer as Charlotte, Crew play to draw

Jun. 18, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andre Shinyashiki scored the tying goal for Charlotte FC in a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Shinyashiki’s game-tying goal came in the 49th minute for Charlotte (6-8-2). Erik Hurtado scored late in the first half for the Crew...

Muscogee County educator charged in student's sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teacher is free on bond after her arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a student. Columbus Police, in a news release, said Kendrea Hardison was arrested Thursday on two counts of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary...

Miss Georgia pageant has first special-needs contestant

Jun. 18, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Kelsey Norris needs only one word to summarize her reaction to learning that she is the first candidate with an intellectual disability to qualify for the Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition in its 77-year history. “Happiness,” she told the...

Mississippi Rep. Wright, a longtime educator, dies at 69

Jun. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A longtime educator who won a special election to the Mississippi House in 2020 died Friday. Republican Rep. Joseph L. “Lynn” Wright of Columbus was 69. State Sen. Chuck Younger of Columbus told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Wright had Lou...

2 Mississippi businessmen indicted in pandemic fraud case

Jun. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi businessmen, including one who served on the governor's economic recovery advisory commission, have been indicted on charges connected to the fraudulent receipt of more than $2 million in pandemic relief money, prosecutors said Friday. A...

Former Tennessee governor buying majority share of Predators

Jun. 17, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the Nashville Predators has agreed to sell the majority of his stake in the NHL team to former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The Predators announced the agreement Friday. No details of the purchase price were disclosed for a franchise valued...