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Obamacare rollbacks a political weapon in Georgia

Hours before U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announced a bipartisan deal on health care subsidies, in Atlanta the state’s Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference on just that issue. The gathering of legislators, who assembled to lambaste President Donald Trump’s announcement late Thursday that he was canceling key Obamacare subsidies, underscores just how potent a...


Former medical examiner Joe Burton charged in drugs-for-sex case

Former medical examiner Joe Burton charged in drugs-for-sex case

Federal authorities have charged former metro medical examiner Dr. Joe Burton with illegally distributing opioids and say they believe the nationally known pathologist traded drugs for sexual favors. Burton, now a private consultant, once served as medical examiner for Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton, Douglas, Paulding and Rockdale counties. Prosecutors routinely relied on him to provide critical...
Man convicted of impregnating teen after molesting her for 3 years

Man convicted of impregnating teen after molesting her for 3 years

A Georgia man who impregnated a 15-year-old after he had molested her for three years could face life in prison, Murray County officials said Tuesday.  A jury convicted Diego Martin Pena, 39, of White, on child molestation, aggravated child molestation and statutory rape charges, Conasauga Judicial District Attorney Bert Poston said in a news release. Poston presides over Murray and Whitfield...
Part of Buford Highway closed for emergency repairs

Part of Buford Highway closed for emergency repairs

Part of Buford Highway south of Beverly Hills Drive in Chamblee will be closed through Wednesday night for emergency repairs, officials said.  The road has severe erosion, Chamblee police spokesman Capt. Ernesto Ford said in an email Tuesday. “This closure is expected to last for a minimum of 24 hours as repair crews begin their work,” Ford said. Additionally, Buford Highway...
Georgia Tech, Georgia State arranging exhibition for charity

Georgia Tech, Georgia State arranging exhibition for charity

Georgia Tech is attempting to arrange an exhibition basketball game with Georgia State to be played Oct. 28 at McCamish Pavilion. The game would raise money for hurricane relief. The news was first reported by ESPN on Monday. Tech associate athletic director Marvin Lewis confirmed the effort Tuesday. Tech and Georgia State need to receive a waiver from the NCAA to play the game, as NCAA rules permit...
Alleged shooter fires at park where children were playing; 1 man hit

Alleged shooter fires at park where children were playing; 1 man hit

A 38-year-old man was arrested after allegedly shooting in a northwest Atlanta park where children were playing, according to a police report obtained Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brian Ellis pulled into a park on James Jackson Parkway, where about 100 people had gathered about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. He allegedly fired at least 10 shots and struck 53-year-old Kenneth...
Advocates to Georgia panel: Arresting homeless won’t solve homelessness

Advocates to Georgia panel: Arresting homeless won’t solve homelessness

Members of churches and other organizations that work with Georgia’s homeless people said police should stop arresting people for crimes such as camping or sleeping in public because it not only exacerbates whatever issue that person is facing, but also increases costs to the state. Elizabeth J. Appley, a lobbyist with Presbyterians for a Better Georgia, told a panel of lawmakers and other...
‘I watched you both’: Driver lied to cop about street racing, report says

‘I watched you both’: Driver lied to cop about street racing, report says

When a Johns Creek officer pulled over a man for racing, he denied the allegation — until the officer told him he watched him and another driver compete on a north Fulton County road.  “I watched you both racing,” the officer could be heard saying in dashcam footage obtained by Channel 2 Action News.  Officer J.T. Tait pulled over Andy Alame and Ho Yun Kim just as they...
DeKalb Schools nearly done tackling lead in water at schools

DeKalb Schools nearly done tackling lead in water at schools

In a year of testing lead in water at DeKalb County schools, officials found water fountains, kitchen sinks and other water sources were putting out more metal than was safe. District officials said Tuesday that more work needs to be done, but nearly every school building, athletic complex and administrative office is now in compliance with federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. &ldquo...
Georgia picks leader to improve schools

Georgia picks leader to improve schools

A private job interview is stressful enough, but Tuesday the three finalists for Georgia’s new school “turnaround” position had to perform before a panel of potential bosses, in a meeting that was open to the public. Winning the job after the daylong event was Eric Thomas, a Savannah native who consults with schools across the country in his role with the University of Virginia....
Woman killed in crash between school bus, car

Woman killed in crash between school bus, car

A 78-year-old woman is dead after a crash between a Henry County high school bus and a car, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was in the car. Three students were on the bus from Luella High School when the crash occurred along Hampton-Locust Grove Road and Wyckliffe Drive in Locust Grove, Henry County police Capt...
Cobb police say in-home killing wasn’t random; arrest made

Cobb police say in-home killing wasn’t random; arrest made

Cobb County police say the recent fatal shooting that shocked a community wasn’t random. Corey Nelson, 21, allegedly knew Kristopher Dixon, who was found dead in his Austell townhouse Saturday, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. Details about the relationship were not released, but police confirmed it was not stranger on stranger. Dixon, 22, was shot multiple times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
A quick look at the New England Patriots 

A quick look at the New England Patriots 

New England quarterback Tom Brady is still doing his thing at age 40. There hasn’t been a noticeable drop off in his play as the Patriots (4-2) are set to host the Atlanta Falcons at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in a rematch of Super Bowl LI.   Brady, who tormented the Falcons and led the unprecedented Super Bowl comeback from a 28-3 deficit, has carried...
Local funeral home donates services for boys allegedly killed in oven

Local funeral home donates services for boys allegedly killed in oven

A local funeral home and Baptist church have donated their services to lay two toddlers allegedly killed by their mother to rest. The Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home offered to provide a full funeral service including caskets, embalming and transportation to the cemetery for 2-year-old Ke’Younte Penn and 1-year-old Ja’Karter Williams, Willie Watkins told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Cobb murder conviction during drug deal upheld in Ga. Supreme Court

Cobb murder conviction during drug deal upheld in Ga. Supreme Court

Georgia’s supreme court justices on Monday upheld the conviction of a Marietta man who killed a drug dealer with his own gun. Nehemiah Anglin was 21 years old when he was convicted of shooting 26-year-old Damion Wright to death during a drug deal outside a Marietta apartment complex. Anglin, who is serving life in prison, claimed multiple reasons for appealing his conviction....
Falcons make roster moves to practice squad

Falcons make roster moves to practice squad

The Falcons made several roster moves involving the practice squad Tuesday. Running back Brian Hill, quarterback Garrett Grayson and defensive lineman Joey Ivie were signed. Grayson and Ivie are new to the team. To make room, the Falcons released kicker Mike Meyer and placed quarterback Trevor Knight on the practice squad-injured list. Grayson played collegiately at Colorado State and threw for 9...
Marijuana-laced edibles may be key to solving DeKalb shooting death

Marijuana-laced edibles may be key to solving DeKalb shooting death

New surveillance video shows that marijuana-laced edibles may be the key to solving the deadly shooting of a 30-year-old DeKalb County man, Channel 2 Action News reported. Friends and family of Steven Mayer are hoping that the video will help solve the crime. “I know he would want me to stop crying,” Yordi Warner said of his friend Mayer, who was found dead Sept. 18 in the basement of...
Paul Johnson gives Andrew Marshall update after season-ending injury

Paul Johnson gives Andrew Marshall update after season-ending injury

After suffering a season-ending leg injury, Georgia Tech senior offensive tackle Andrew Marshall will meet this week with coach Paul Johnson to discuss his future, Johnson said. Because he never played this season after suffering a leg injury in the preseason and then again before the Miami game, Marshall can take a redshirt this season and return for his senior season in 2018. Marshall didn&rsquo...
Here's why everyone is talking about Gucci Mane's wedding before it even happens

Here's why everyone is talking about Gucci Mane's wedding before it even happens

Gucci Mane is gearing up for one of the most memorable occasions of his life. But it’s not a concert or a new record. It’s his wedding day.  The Atlanta hip-hop star is set to tie the knot with beauty and fitness entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’oir, and the event will be broadcast live on BET at 10 EST tonight, as a part of a 10-part special called “Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka&rsquo...
Budenholzer on changes: ‘Coaching is most important thing I’ve done’

Budenholzer on changes: ‘Coaching is most important thing I’ve done’

Mike Budenholzer returned this as only the Hawks’ coach after stepping down as team president. (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) This was not the typical summer for Mike Budenholzer. His job description changed. His power was reduced. The final remnants of a veteran roster that he helped create were excised, giving his team a new level of obscurity. But the Hawks let him keep his stapler...
GBI finds DeKalb gas station shooting suspect — in Gwinnett jail

GBI finds DeKalb gas station shooting suspect — in Gwinnett jail

Drug charges in Gwinnett County led to a murder suspect’s arrest in connection with a shooting at a Clarkston gas station seven months ago.  The GBI on Friday arrested Mumin Hajiege at the Gwinnett jail, where he had been since Sept. 7 on unrelated drug charges.  Hajiege, 29, of Grayson, was involved in a March 17 fight with another man at a Texaco in the 3900 block of East Ponce...
Falcons release official depth chart for Patriots game  

Falcons release official depth chart for Patriots game  

Marvin Hall is listed third wide receiver behind Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel on the Falcons official depth chart released by the team Tuesday. The Falcons play at the Patriots on Sunday. Hall, who had a 40-yard touchdown catch against the Dolphins last Sunday, is listed ahead of Nick Williams. The Falcons added running back Brian Hill, defensive lineman Joey Ivie and quarterback Garrett Grayson...
DeKalb district officials still tackling lead in water at schools

DeKalb district officials still tackling lead in water at schools

A year after the DeKalb County School District began testing lead in water at all its buildings, district officials say they’re still addressing several water sources producing lead above federally mandated levels. Atlanta Environmental Management found elevated lead levels in water nearly half the school district’s 145 schools, administrative buildings and athletic facilities in...
Maker Faire Atlanta puts creative innovation in spotlight

Maker Faire Atlanta puts creative innovation in spotlight

Picture a science fair, arts festival and county fair wrapped into one, and you’ll start to get an idea of what’s in store at this weekend’s Maker Faire Atlanta. On Sunday, the best inventions in Atlanta, such as hoverboards, Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, DIY furniture and robots, will be on display at the free annual event. Most of the making takes place behind the scenes...
Atlanta named one of America’s best cities for vegans and vegetarians

Atlanta named one of America’s best cities for vegans and vegetarians

Looking for places that fit your plant-based diet needs? You don’t have to travel far, because Atlanta has been named one of the best cities for vegans and vegetarians by WalletHub.  The city snagged the No. 19 spot, while New York and Portland took first and second place, respectively.  The personal finance site came up with its results by analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities...
One bright spot vs. Miami: No fumbles for Georgia Tech offense

One bright spot vs. Miami: No fumbles for Georgia Tech offense

Georgia Tech lost in heartbreaking fashion to Miami on Saturday, but it did successfully address one major problem in its first four games. The Yellow Jackets did not fumble in 61 offensive snaps. Entering the game against Miami, Tech had fumbled 14 times, which was tied for 126th out of 130 FBS teams. Coach Paul Johnson made ball security a high priority during the team’s open week before...
Cobb man fails as attorney, gets 10 years in prison for battery, stalking

Cobb man fails as attorney, gets 10 years in prison for battery, stalking

A Cobb County man who was his own attorney during his trial on battery and stalking charges is now facing 10 years in prison. “You insisted on representing yourself. You did a horrible job,” Judge A. Gregory Poole told Torrey Dametrius Coleman, 44, of Marietta, after he was convicted Thursday, according to Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb County District Attorney’s office. In...
Georgia Tech investigating possible food poisoning 

Georgia Tech investigating possible food poisoning 

Georgia Tech officials said Tuesday they are investigating possible food poisoning on the campus. About 50 students have reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea in recent days, said Georgia Tech spokeswoman Laura Diamond.  Freshman Evan Chase, 19, said he believed he got sick after eating at the North Avenue dining hall Thursday. “I felt terrible,” he said. “I felt ...
Delta calls Airbus A350 its ‘new flagship aircraft’

Delta calls Airbus A350 its ‘new flagship aircraft’

Delta Air Lines’ new flagship aircraft will be its extra wide-body Airbus A350 jet, said chief operating officer Gil West. The airline will begin flying the jet Oct. 30 on its Detroit-Tokyo Narita route and also will use it to fly from Detroit to Seoul and to Beijing starting in November and in January. From Atlanta, Delta plans to fly the A350 on its route to Seoul starting March...
Atlanta United not worried about Martinez

Atlanta United not worried about Martinez

Josef Martinez was not happy. The Atlanta United striker was subbed out in the 77th minute of Sunday’s game at the New York Red Bulls. He had failed to record a shot. He pulled down his socks, ripped the pink tape off his calves and left it strewn on the field like confetti before he slowly walked to the sideline. He shook his head slightly before passing Gerardo Martino and his assistants...
Beer Town: Taste Jing-A Chinese craft beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Beer Town: Taste Jing-A Chinese craft beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Honey Walnut Shrimp and Wok Fried Long Beans paired with Jing-A Brewing beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst. Photo credit: Fred Crudder. One of the side benefits of The Festival — the expansive international beer tasting presented in Atlanta in August by Shelton Brothers Importers — is the number of rarities that made it to the city...
Georgia’s first school turnaround chief picked

Georgia’s first school turnaround chief picked

Eric Thomas of the University of Virginia will lead Georgia’s school turnaround program. The Savannah native emerged as the preferred candidate after he and two other former Georgians interviewed in public Tuesday with the state Board of Education. Eric Parker, who grew up in DeKalb County and is the superintendent for laboratory schools on the Eastern Kentucky University campus, and Lannie...
One of Atlanta’s favorite ice cream spots is saying thank you with free cream tonight

One of Atlanta’s favorite ice cream spots is saying thank you with free cream tonight

On the first day that it actually feels like fall in Atlanta, a chic gourmet ice cream shop wants to bring you back to summer  − with free ice cream, no less. Krog Street Market will offer free ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, as a part of its  KSM Appreciation Day between 5 and 7 tonight. Every customer will receive one free scoop of Jeni&rsquo...
Kempner: Which of these startups will be a billion-dollar business?

Kempner: Which of these startups will be a billion-dollar business?

If you know anyone who’s started a business, you know being an entrepreneur trying to market something cool and new can be brutally hard. And mighty expensive. Which is why the last couple weeks have been big ones for owners of some Georgia startups. Dozens exhibited and pitched their businesses to investors or potential customers at several area events, from a Techstars Atlanta demo day to...
Campaign cash flows to Atlanta school board candidates

Campaign cash flows to Atlanta school board candidates

Atlanta school board candidates are pulling in cash as they push through the final weeks of the campaign season.  All nine school board seats appear on the Nov. 7 ballot.  Two incumbents -- Jason Esteves and Nancy Meister -- are uncontested in their reelection bids. Four incumbents face challengers. Three seats are wide open because the incumbents are seeking other elected offices. ...
‘Vibrantly connected’: Gwinnett adopts new county logo, slogan, seal

‘Vibrantly connected’: Gwinnett adopts new county logo, slogan, seal

Gwinnett County has officially adopted a new logo, slogan and seal — regardless of what the haters have to say about it. The county commission voted Tuesday afternoon to adopt the new branding that architecture and design firm Perkins+Will first presented to officials (and to the public, via media reports) last month. The logo is a circle with colorful, “kaleidoscopic” shapes overlapping...
Hawks practice report: ‘gifted and talented’ defensively, ‘learning curve’ on offense

Hawks practice report: ‘gifted and talented’ defensively, ‘learning curve’ on offense

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer likes Ersan Ilyasova’s defensive grit. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com) Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said the Hawks will use the same starting five at Dallas to open the season: Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince, Ersan Ilyasova and Dewayne Dedmon. Budenholzer thinks that can be a good group defensively. “I usually start with individually...
Hungry? Another food hall is opening in Atlanta this year

Hungry? Another food hall is opening in Atlanta this year

Harry Pagancoss / Contributed photo Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market won’t be the only food hall games in town for long. Caravaca Market, a gourmet food hall from chef Harry Pagancoss, is set to open in late fall in Midtown. The 6,000 square-foot space at 782 Peachtree St. will feature a season “taste bar,” wine bar that will also sell charcuterie and cheeses...
PolitiFact: Cagle links ‘sanctuary cities,’ homicides; data doesn’t

PolitiFact: Cagle links ‘sanctuary cities,’ homicides; data doesn’t

Casey Cagle, who is running for governor, told an Atlanta news station that the City of Decatur may be in violation of a state law prohibiting sanctuary cities. “Sanctuary city” is a term commonly used for a jurisdiction that limits its cooperation with immigration authorities. “Well, they are not cooperating with (U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement), and the important feature...
‘AHS’ cast mates tackle haunted house

‘AHS’ cast mates tackle haunted house

LOS ANGELES — “This seems like an odd choice, to spend Rosh Hashanah here,” a smirking Billy Eichner said to his “American Horror Story: Cult” costar Leslie Grossman just outside a large, darkened tent as the sun set over Universal Studios recently. The two of them, along with Billie Lourd, Colton Haynes and a number of other cast mates, were just beginning to settle...
Music film fest includes ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ scored by DJ Spooky

Music film fest includes ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ scored by DJ Spooky

Before “Psycho,” before “Dracula,” before all of the film murders, monsters and mayhem to come, there was German director Robert Wiene’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” Considered the first true horror film, this 1920 German expressionist silent centers on a traveling carnival hypnotist, Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss), who comes to a small German town with his...
Pregnant woman injured in hit-and-run in College Park

Pregnant woman injured in hit-and-run in College Park

College Park police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who put a pregnant woman in the hospital with serious head injuries, according to Channel 2 Action News. Video from a city camera Oct. 11 shows Angelica Green, 20, crossing Old National Highway near Godby with her boyfriend when a speeding Toyota Scion hit her and kept driving. “I’m extremely angry that someone could hit a human...
Macy’s expected to open early again on Thanksgiving Day

Macy’s expected to open early again on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday is coming early again this year, at least at Macy’s. At least one website, BestBlackFriday.com is already reporting that Macy’s is planning to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year. Last year, Macy’s started what now appears to be a new tradition of opening on Thanksgiving Day from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m., then ...
Field conditions ‘really bad’ at Hard Rock Stadium

Field conditions ‘really bad’ at Hard Rock Stadium

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson acknowledged that it would sound like an excuse. But he was not satisfied with the condition of the field at Hard Rock Stadium during the Yellow Jackets’ 25-24 loss to Miami last Saturday. He recognized that “you’ve got to make plays” despite the conditions and that Miami was playing on the same field. But he deemed it a factor in the outcome...
Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension overturned again

Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension overturned again

The latest ruling on former Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is that he will be able to play this weekend. The Dallas Cowboys running back was suspended six games by the NFL for a domestic violence incident. This is the latest flip of a suspension that was initially issued in August. An appeals court reinstated the suspension on Thursday, reversing a previous decision to overturn...
UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis returning home against Virginia Tech

UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis returning home against Virginia Tech

The month of October is an ideal month for universities to hold alumni weekends where grads can relieve their youth for a few days. North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis will not only be returning to his alma mater this Saturday, but to the city where his coaching career began. Papuchis is in his first season as Tar Heels DC, but he held the same coaching position...
Jay Sedwick goes from Baylor Line to kickoff team

Jay Sedwick goes from Baylor Line to kickoff team

Baylor kickoff specialist Jay Sedwick started this season on the bench. And no, it wasn’t a bench on the sideline. Sedwick, a freshman from Arlington Grace Prep, started this year in the student section of McLane Stadium. But after an injury Drew Galitz, Sedwick won the kickoff specialist job in open tryouts. He booted the ball five times against Oklahoma State on Saturday...
Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB is back off suspension for now

Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB is back off suspension for now

The suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is on hold for now. Thanks to a ruling in his favor from United States District Judge Paul A. Crotty  of the Southern District Court of New York, Elliott will be able to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 and possibly the Washington Redskins in Week 8. In simpler terms, Elliott’s suspension...
UGA’s Kirby Smart lauds Mark Richt for job he’s doing at Miami

UGA’s Kirby Smart lauds Mark Richt for job he’s doing at Miami

ATHENS — Not that there should be any question about it really, but Kirby Smart and Mark Richt are genuinely happy for each other’s current success. Richt acknowledged as much when asked about Georgia last week and Bulldogs’ coach Kirby Smart sent his best wishes Miami’s way on Tuesday. “I think Mark’s done a tremendous job,” Smart...
Report: Texas A&M to stick with Kellen Mond despite Nick Starkel’s recovery from ankle injury

Report: Texas A&M to stick with Kellen Mond despite Nick Starkel’s recovery from ankle injury

Kellen Mond was not supposed to be Texas A&M’s quarterback in 2017. Back in August, the freshman QB was beat out by Nick Starkel, also in his first year on A&M’s active roster after sitting out a redshirt year in 2016. However, in the third quarter of the Aggies’ brutal season-opening loss to UCLA, Starkel went down with an ankle injury. At the time...
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in signing Colin Kaepernick

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in signing Colin Kaepernick

The Green Bay Packers lost two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. A day later, head coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that the team has no interest in signing controversial free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In his weekly Monday news conference, McCarthy lost his cool when a local reporter asked...
Michigan players react to winning, moving down in polls

Michigan players react to winning, moving down in polls

All any team can do is beat whichever team is in front of them, right? Sure. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean a team will automatically move up in the weekly polls just by winning. Michigan is the latest victim of this. The Week 7 AP Poll had Michigan ranked as the No. 17 team in the country. This was coming off the Wolverines’ loss to Michigan State the Saturday...
Atlanta Mayor's Race: Look back on the history of city leaders

Atlanta Mayor's Race: Look back on the history of city leaders

With a dozen candidates vying to be Atlanta’s next mayor, anything could happen once the votes are counted on Nov. 7.  The city’s last five mayors have been African-American, and the last 27 have been Democrats. Councilwoman Mary Norwood, a white independent, came close to ending both those streaks in 2008, finishing second to Mayor Kasim Reed in a runoff. This year, the Buckhead...
Chicago Bulls release statement on Bobby Portis altercation

Chicago Bulls release statement on Bobby Portis altercation

The Chicago Bulls have released a statement following reports of an altercation between former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis and his teammate, Nikola Mirotic. Portis reportedly struck Mirotic in the face and caused fractures. Here’s the official statement from the Bulls: Mirotic was expected to be the Bulls’ starting power forward when they begin their season this week. Portis...
UGA linebacker Davin Bellamy is out of the club

UGA linebacker Davin Bellamy is out of the club

ATHENS — The club is gone. May it rest in peace. Or in the mind of Davin Bellamy, may it never, ever return. For two-plus games, ever since midway through Georgia’s game at Tennessee, the senior outside linebacker has played with a big white cast on his left arm. Bellamy fractured the third metacarpal bone in the hand during that game, and played through it thanks...
David Sills V’s work ethic a big reason for his quick development at receiver

David Sills V’s work ethic a big reason for his quick development at receiver

West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V has emerged as one of the country’s top receiving threats, despite just switching to the position from quarterback over the off-season. Sills’ work ethic is one of the key reasons he’s evolved into one of quarterback Will Grier’s most-reliable targets on the field, according to West Virginia offensive coordinator...
North Carolina basketball: With NCAA investigation over, will Roy Williams change recruiting strategy?

North Carolina basketball: With NCAA investigation over, will Roy Williams change recruiting strategy?

For years, basketball coach Roy Williams and North Carolina were considered the top dogs in the college basketball recruiting landscape. “We never beat North Carolina for a kid,” former Connecticut basketball coach and Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “For the majority of my career, that was the program that was the most powerful.&rdquo...
Arkansas planning to give WR Brandon Martin more opportunities

Arkansas planning to give WR Brandon Martin more opportunities

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas wide receiver Brandon Martin joined the Razorbacks with massive expectations. Martin was a consensus 4-star prospect and the No. 1 junior college wide receiver recruit in the 2017 class. The sophomore was expected to immediately make an impact on a receiving corps that lost four of its top five players from last season. Well, immediately didn’t...
19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

A 19-year-old man from Kerrville, Texas, who is a relative of the boy and was visiting family in Lynnwood, Washington, has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko. A police statement alleges the 19-year-old admitted to filling a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Dayvid, then called the boy to the bathroom, picked him up and placed...
CBS Sports says Clemson ‘down but not out’ in College Football Playoffs

CBS Sports says Clemson ‘down but not out’ in College Football Playoffs

CBS Sports released its weekly College Football Playoffs rankings Tuesday and while Clemson dropped in the rankings after losing to Syracuse, CBS Sports called the Tigers ‘down but not out.’ Last week, Clemson was No. 2 but fell to No. 6. CBS Sports wrote: Interesting, Miami actually slipped ahead of Clemson at No. 5 on the list. The ACC placed three teams in the Top 11 with...
Tennessee mailbag: What’s wrong with strength and conditioning?

Tennessee mailbag: What’s wrong with strength and conditioning?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee arrived at the halfway point of the season 3-3 overall and 0-3 in the SEC with a pair of last-second losses, a last-second win, a historic beatdown and two uninspiring wins over patsies. The Vols have not been a fun team to watch, and the frustrations of fans are boiling over to the point where some want the head coach fired immediately. Just...
Nebraska recruiting: Tommy Bush talks about official visit, commitment timeline

Nebraska recruiting: Tommy Bush talks about official visit, commitment timeline

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out all previous editions of  The Harvest here. To hear that a recruit described his official visit as “first class” can only be a good thing, and that’s exactly how 4-star ...
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recaps Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recaps Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting

The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement at the conclusion of the Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting in New York. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had similar encouraging thoughts from the meeting. Via NFL communications department “Today’s discussion with our players was very productive and very important. It reflected our commitment to work together...
'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat”...
West Virginia expects winless Baylor to put up a fight

West Virginia expects winless Baylor to put up a fight

West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital isn’t concerned with Baylor’s dreadful 0-6 record. He fully expects the Bears will put up a fight on Saturday. “It’s still going to be a very tough challenge,” Spavital said during Tuesday’s Mountaineers media session. “The game that we keep referring back to is the Oklahoma game that they played...
LSU safety Eric Monroe proves talent always runs deep at DBU

LSU safety Eric Monroe proves talent always runs deep at DBU

BATON ROUGE, La. — Nerves were definitely a factor as LSU safety Eric Monroe jogged out onto the Tiger Stadium turf Saturday afternoon. It was his first time in a starting role since the Class 6A Texas state championship game his senior year of high school in 2015. It was in front of a national TV audience on CBS, no less. And the manner in which the game started didn&rsquo...
Slowing Lamar Jackson is the ultimate litmus test for Florida State’s defense

Slowing Lamar Jackson is the ultimate litmus test for Florida State’s defense

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lamar Jackson’s run to winning the Heisman Trophy in 2016 was an accomplishment that recognized his brilliance over the course of his sophomore season, but no one can deny his coming-out party came in a 63-20 win over the then-No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. Louisville’s star quarterback torched the vaunted Seminoles...
Report: Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis involved in practice altercation; teammate hospitalized

Report: Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis involved in practice altercation; teammate hospitalized

Former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis was involved in an altercation that hospitalized Chicago Bulls teammate Nikola Mirotic, according to a report from Yahoo!’s Shams Charania. Portis and Mirotic were expected to be important parts of the Bulls’ roster this season. Portis, 22, is considered to be one of the NBA’s potential rising stars. Through two NBA seasons...
Clay Helton feels Saturday’s USC vs. ND is a ‘high stakes’ game

Clay Helton feels Saturday’s USC vs. ND is a ‘high stakes’ game

The annual meeting between No. 11 USC and No. 13 Notre Dame is a crucial game for both teams, as the two schools are very much alive in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth. In fact, Trojans coach Clay Helton was very blunt in his assessment of the game. “I think we’ve got two good ball clubs right now, I’ll be honest with you,” Helton said...
Kirby Smart on why Jacob Eason did not play in Georgia’s win over Missouri

Kirby Smart on why Jacob Eason did not play in Georgia’s win over Missouri

ATHENS — Once again, Georgia routed the opponent enough that the team was able to give reserves and young players some playing time. There was just one notable exception: Jacob Eason. The sophomore quarterback and now-former starter had played at the end of the team’s previous routs of Vanderbilt and Tennessee. But when Georgia went in for the finishing drive against...
Dee Delaney remains atop Miami depth chart at CB for Syracuse game

Dee Delaney remains atop Miami depth chart at CB for Syracuse game

Fears of a long-term injury for Dee Delaney may have been premature. Contrary to an initial report by ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday which said the cornerback could miss up to two months, Mark Richt said Sunday his defensive back is “day-to-day” and the Miami depth chart released Tuesday ahead of the Syracuse game seems to confirm it. The No. 8 Hurricanes&rsquo...
Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday

Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday

Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich is scheduled to have his future with the university finalized at Wednesday’s meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees. According to Louisville radio and TV reporter Terry Miners, however, that future has already been decided. Meiners tweeted Tuesday that the board has decided to fire Jurich “with cause.”...
Akrum Wadley’s Tesla engine needs fewer miles on it, and Iowa knows it

Akrum Wadley’s Tesla engine needs fewer miles on it, and Iowa knows it

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Good news arrived for Iowa on Tuesday. Running back James Butler is back at practice, but his elbow injury will keep him out of the Northwestern game this week. Better news followed. The Hawkeyes plan to limit the number of touches of star running back Akrum Wadley. Overuse is a concern for Wadley, and with Butler out, Iowa leaned on him more than...
Iguana eluding officers taken into custody at Florida restaurant

Iguana eluding officers taken into custody at Florida restaurant

An iguana hunt was on in South Florida after a large reptile was said to be hiding from authorities.  The Stuart Police Department posted a picture on Facebook of the “suspicious iguana,” which had eluded officers for days at a downtown restaurant.  The big guy was taken into custody on Monday at Spritz City Bistro, according to Facebook comments.  Social media users are...
Details emerge on arrest of Texas A&M DL Ondario Robinson

Details emerge on arrest of Texas A&M DL Ondario Robinson

The reasoning behind the arrest of Ondario Robinson and the theft police charged him with are beginning to come to light. Initial reports from the Dallas Morning News stated that Robinson stole an item between $100 and $750 and was later released after posting $2,000 bond. Now a report from Travis Brown of Aggiesports.com citing the police probable cause statement has brought...
How TCU-Kansas earned itself a primetime slot

How TCU-Kansas earned itself a primetime slot

TCU-Kansas, if the stats are to be believed, won’t be one of the 10 best games on television Saturday. The Horned Frogs are 6-0 and ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. The Jayhawks are 1-5 and just lost 45-0 to Iowa State. But they’ll play each other in a primetime slot. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on FOX — not Fox Sports 1, not Fox Sports Southwest, but the national channel...
Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

  Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported. Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66. The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill chapel...
Denver Broncos sign WR River Cracraft on Tuesday

Denver Broncos sign WR River Cracraft on Tuesday

With only three fully healthy wide receivers going into their Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos have signed undrafted rookie River Cracraft to their active roster. Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie, and Cody Latimer are all out against the Chargers, and Demaryius Thomas is dealing with a significant bruise in his leg. Earlier today, ...
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