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Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve.

July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The controversial wall money is being given a ride on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and increase funding for veterans medical care.

July 27, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press




Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun Belt team will go under the microscope in respect to questions for the 2017 season, strengths and weaknesses, predicted records and more.

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia lake.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports




Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote.

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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