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  • GAMEDAY LIVE: G-Day Game

    FOURTH QUARTER 

    6:16 — FINAL SCORE: Black Team 21, Red Team 13

    6:06 — TOUCHDOWN RED: Fromm hits Ridley from 57 yards. It’s now 21-13 Black Team with 1:42 left in game.

    6:05 — KJ Smith intercepts Fields. Red ball at its 43.

    6:01 — Monty Rice 14 tackles for red team today.

    6:00 — QB UPDATE: Fromm 16-30 125 2 INT. Fields 14-25 192 1 TD. Bennett 5-9 73 yards. Hardman 0-1 1 INT.

    THIRD QUARTER

    5:45 — Buce misses a 47 yard FG for the black team. They still lead 21-6 with 12:23 left.

    5:42 — Prather Hudson has 70 total yards. 32 rushing yards and 38 receiving. He’s the game’s leading [More]

  • NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE: Alabama vs Georgia

    WSB Sports Director Jay Black blogging live from the UGA Radio Booth at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So check back often for news and notes during the National Championship Game.

    OVERTIME

    12:11 — FINAL SCORE: Alabama 26, Georgia 23 in OT. The Crimson Tide are national champions again.

    12:10 — Touchdown Alabama: Smith catches a 41 yard pass for the win. Alabama wins the national championship. 

    12:08 — FIELD GOAL GEORGIA: Blankenship with a 52 yarder. Georgia leads 23-20. Bama ball. 

    12:05 — Bama wins the toss and will play defense first. Just like last week.

    FOURTH QUARTER

    12:03 — Last overtime in National Championship was 2003 when Miami beat Ohio State.

    12:01 — END OF [More]

  • ROSE BOWL LIVE: No. 3 Georgia vs No. 2 Oklahoma

    WSB Sports Director Jay Black blogs live from the Rose Bowl, so check back often with news and notes from the UGA Radio Booth.

    OVERTIME

    9:16 — BLOCKED FIELD GOAL: Looked to be Lorenzo Carter. UGA needs a point of any kind to win the rose bowl. 

    9:08 — Field goal Oklahoma: 33 yarder for Seibert. It’s 48-48. OU gets the ball first for the start of OT2. 

    9:02 — FIELD GOAL GEORGIA: Blankenship hits a 38 yarder. UGA leads 48-45. Dawgs have to keep OU out of the end zone. 

    FOURTH QUARTER

    8:58 — OU wins the overtime toss. They will play defense first.

    8:54 — END OF FOURTH QUARTER: Georgia [More]

  • Right on schedule: Georgia is SEC Champions

    ATLANTA – Two years ago in a building that’s now in ruins, Kirby Smart was the center of the Bulldog universe.

    While Alabama was getting set to win another SEC Championship, Nick Saban’s defensive coordinator was set to become the next head coach of the University of Georgia.

    It was the worst kept secret in the state. All that was left was for the Crimson Tide to finish their season, which they did in spectacular fashion.

    Less than 24 hours after it was over Kirby was to be anointed king of Bulldog Nation.

    Two years later, Smart has bestowed upon his subject the riches [More]

  • GAMEDAY LIVE: No. 6 Georgia vs No. 2 Auburn

    WSB Sports Director Jay Black blogs live from the UGA Radio Booth at the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check back often for news, notes and stats during the game.

    FOURTH QUARTER 

    7:26 — Georgia throws for the end zone on 4th and 5 and Wims juggles a tough catch, but drops it. Auburn ball with 2:07 left at its 18.

    7;17 — This is the most rushing yards Auburn has allowed all season. 2:23 and counting.

    7:09 — UGA forces another quick and 3 and out. UGA ball at its 28 with 10:09 left.

    7:03 — TOUCHDOWN GEORGIA: Swift 64 yards. UGA leads 28-7. 10:34 left. 

    6:59 — Chubb [More]

  • Smart leaves Tech with no option and reclaims state title

    ATLANTA – The last period of practice every Monday all season long was the Tech period.

    It had nothing to do with the current game, but everything to do with the last one.

    Kirby Smart was making sure what happened last year would not happen again.

    “Oh my God,” said linebacker Natrez Patrick, when asked about getting ready for the Jackets triple option. “Just those cut blocks and the way you have to grind through practice. It’s a struggle.”

    This coming from the coach who constantly preaches that every game is the same, every opponent is the same. Don’t look forward and don’t look [More]

  • GAMEDAY LIVE: No. 7 Georgia at Georgia Tech

    WSB sports director Jay Black is blogging live from the UGA Radio Booth at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Check back often for news, notes and stats throughout the game.

    FOURTH QUARTER

    3:12 — FINAL SCORE: No. 7 Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 7. Dawgs are state champions again. UGA has won 9 straight at Grant Field. 

    2:52 — Crumpton had 3 catches for 18 yards before today. He had two catches for 78 on that drive.

    2:50 — TOUCHDOWN GEORGIA: Fromm hits Ahkil Crumpton for a 78 yard score. It’s Georgia’s longest play of the year. UGA leads 38-7 with 11:21 left. 

    2:43 — Deandre Baker with an interception in [More]

  • Georgia’s seniors get the send off they deserve

    ATHENS – It’s a picture that, if anyone actually sells it, will make a killing.

    The four seniors who stayed, with the postgame hoopla of a 42-13 blowout swirling around them, pulled over to have someone capture the moment.

    No one would have blamed Nick Chubb and Sony Michel for taking the NFL’s money. Running backs live short lives. College running back is a pretty tough way to earn a scholarship.

    Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy had to consider if another uncertain season was the best move. Because guys who hit NFL quarterbacks have nice houses too.

    This was one of the moments they [More]

  • GAMEDAY LIVE: Kentucky at No. 7 Georgia

    WSB sports director Jay Black is blogging live from the UGA Radio Booth at Sanford Stadium. Check back often for news, stats and notes during the game.

    FOURTH QUARTER

    6:52 — FINAL SCORE: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13

    6:32 — Sony Michel’s only other 3 rushing TD game was against Troy his freshman year.

    6:31 — TOUCHDOWN GEORGIA: Michel with a 4 yard run. His third of the night. It’s 42-13 with 10:59 left.

    6:25 — Georgia’s defense forces another 3 and out. It’s second of the game. Wildcats punt it back to the UGA 40. Dawgs hoping to put this thing away for good.

    6:22 — Chubb now passes Gurley [More]

  • No. 1 Dawgs can’t handle the stage or the Tigers

    AUBURN, Ala – Humility is no longer a week away.

    If you’ve heard any of UGA coach Kirby Smart’s press conferences, you’ve no doubt heard that line and that lesson for his players.

    It’s a good one. And for the nation’s number one team, the humbling has arrived.

    “The lesson was learned that they got a good football team,” Smart told the UGA radio network after Saturday’s stomping in Auburn. “They whipped us up front, they whipped us on the back end, they whipped on us the edges.”

    Or more simply.

    “It was a total butt whippin’,” said Smart.

    Yup. That’s the only appropriate verb for: [More]

News

  • After Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston traded touchdown pass after touchdown pass, it came down to a few wacky flips near the goal line. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly pulled off a miracle. But, in the end, the Atlanta Falcons finally got a much-needed victory to bounce their way. Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Winston's return as the Bucs' starter. The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay (2-3), avoiding their first 1-5 start since 2007. The Bucs lost their third in a row. 'It was all hands on deck,' Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. Especially on the final play . Winston and the Bucs drove to the Atlanta 21 but were out of timeouts. With the Falcons dropping nearly everyone toward the end zone, expecting a pass, Winston took the snap and darted straight up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched the ball toward receiver Adam Humphries, who was so intent on going for the winning score he couldn't hang on. The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson along the sideline at the 5. Jackson might've had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn't come up with another bouncing ball. It rolled harmlessly out of bounds to end the game. Jackson ripped off his helmet and kicked the pylon in disgust on his way to the locker room. 'The play is a play you run once,' tight end O.J. Howard said. 'It was a great call. We almost got it.' Winston, who was suspended for the first three games of the season and came off the bench in Week 4, threw for 395 yards and four TDs. His performance, though, was marred by a pair of interceptions, one a deep ball that was picked off at the Atlanta 1 and a deflected pass in the end zone that ricocheted high in the air and was grabbed by Brian Poole to deny a red-zone scoring chance. Ryan's three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing Joe Montana for 16th on the career list. 'Obviously it's very special any time your name is brought up with Joe's,' Ryan said. 'But I'm more excited about the win.' He also had a big scramble on third-and-9, powering for a 13-yard gain that set up his final scoring pass. Quinn made a gutsy call with just over a minute remaining, sending on Matt Bryant to attempt a 57-yard field goal with Atlanta clinging to a 31-29 lead. Bryant's kick just cleared the crossbar, extending the Falcons' lead. The 43-yard-old Bryant put everything into the kick and immediately grabbed his right hamstring before hobbling off the field. Quinn's decision forced the Bucs to go for a touchdown. 'I can't say enough about Matt Bryant and the kick he had,' Quinn gushed. 'He's definitely one of the most mentally tough players I've had a chance to coach.' JULIO'S DAY Julio Jones went another game without a touchdown catch. The Falcons didn't mind a bit. Jones had 10 receptions for 143 yards — his third 100-yard game of the season — and constantly drew attention away from his teammates. That allowed Austin Hooper, Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman to haul in scoring passes. Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. BUC-KLING DOWN The beleaguered Tampa Bay defense, which is guided by former Falcons coach Mike Smith, was shredded in the first half for three touchdowns, a last-second field goal and 275 yards. It showed a bit of improvement after the break, actually forcing Atlanta to punt on three straight possessions. But, with the game on the line, the Bucs surrendered a 75-yard drive capped by Ryan's 6-yard TD pass to Coleman and a 36-yard possession that set up Bryant's long field goal. Tampa Bay came into the game allowing 34.75 points per game, more than any team in the league. INJURY REPORT Atlanta's receiving corps took a beating. Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return. Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. The loss of two receivers forced the Falcons to give more playing time to Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall and Russell Gage. Hardy had three catches and Gage came up with a big catch on Atlanta's touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Bucs lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Also, cornerback Ryan Smith was evaluated for a possible concussion. UP NEXT Buccaneers: Return home next Sunday to host the Cleveland Browns (2-3-1). Falcons: Host the struggling New York Giants (1-5) on Monday, Oct. 22, to close out a stretch of five home games in the first seven weeks of the season. ___ Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paul%20newberry ___ For more AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFLfootball and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • A small plane crashed while taking off at the Gwinnett County Airport on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The two occupants of the plane were able to exit safely before the plane caught fire at about 12:40 p.m., according to a statement from the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The occupants, an instructor and a student, were not seriously injured, the fire department said. One was evaluated and released by paramedics at the scene, and the other said they were not injured. READ MORE: 1 reported dead in plane crash in Paulding County The Cessna 172 “experienced a nose dive and hard landing” while taking off from Runway 7 at Briscoe Field, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane went up in flames, but crews put out the fire shortly after 1 p.m., officials said. The aircraft was deemed a total loss. The crash occurred just a day after another small plane crashed in Paulding County, killing the pilot. In other news:
  • One person in Mississippi is in custody after the Bolivar County sheriff said that a baby was stabbed, WTVA reported. The baby was then placed in an oven at the home and baked, the sheriff told WTVA. >> Read more trending news  The person, whose name and relationship to the baby has not been released, is in the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, according to Sheriff Kelvin Williams. Williams said deputies found the baby, whose age has not been determined, after being called to the home Monday evening, WTVA reported. They are unsure though when the baby died. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the crime lab are investigating.
  • A Massachusetts school employee is under investigation by the Secret Service for allegedly threatening President Donald Trump on social media. >> Watch the news report here The employee, a Fitchburg Public Schools paraprofessional who works with special-needs students, has also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation. Her husband, a principal at Fitchburg's Longsjo Middle School, spoke only to WFXT about his wife's alleged tweet, which was captured in screen shots and shared multiple times on social media. At first, the tweet caught the attention of the local police force and subsequently of federal agents. 'People have their preferences, but sometimes you should just keep your 2 cents to yourself, you know?' said Roger Valcourt, a parent. The tweet, posted Oct, 10 which read, 'No just kill Trump,' has been generating controversy around town. Parents were shocked to learn what happened, saying both the principal and his wife are star educators. After the tweet was reported to Ashburnham police, the Secret Service launched an investigation, telling WFXT that they are aware of the incident and investigate all threats made against the president. 'I don’t know what was going through her head, I guess, but it’s not a good thing to say you want to kill the president,' said Alex Clemente, a parent. Clemente, a veteran who fought in Iraq, says the tweet went too far. 'Even though you don’t like him, you can’t say that,' Clemente said. >> Read more trending news  The employee's husband told WFXT in an off-camera interview she meant no harm, saying, 'It was lapse in judgment, a mistake. It was a bad choice of words that were taken out of context. My wife is not a malicious person, and has an impeccable work record. She’s embarrassed by this situation.' While Craig Chalifoux spoke to WFXT on the record, his wife isn't being identified because she is not facing any charges. The superintendent told WFXT that the employee has been placed on paid administrative leave, saying, in a statement, this 'is being done to protect her interests as well as the interest of the district [and] it will allow the investigation to conclude and minimize any disruption and distraction and protects her safety and security.
  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection beagle named Hardy detected a roasted pig’s head in checked luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. >> Read more trending news  Hardy, a six-year-old rescue beagle, alerted his handler to a bag belonging to a traveler from Ecuador. Inside was the pig’s head, which weighed nearly 2 pounds. The director of the Port of Atlanta for Customs and Border Protection, Carey Davis, issued a statement saying the seizure demonstrates “the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States.” >> Related: Beagle rescued from abuse now detects contraband at Hartsfield-Jackson The agency seized the pig’s head and destroyed it, saying pork and pork products from other continents are prohibited from entering the United States to prevent the introduction of diseases like classical swine fever, foot and mouth disease and swine vesicular disease. Travelers are supposed to declare fruit, vegetable and food products to Customs and present them for inspection. Hardy, a member of the Customs and Border Protection “Beagle Brigade,” got his job in 2015 after training at the National Detectors Dog Training Center in Newnan, Georgia. It’s not the first time a beagle has intercepted a pig at Hartsfield-Jackson. In 2016, a K9 beagle named Joey detected a whole roasted pig in the baggage of a traveler from Peru.
  • A man in Cleveland County, North Carolina, was seriously hurt after he was shot by his own booby trap. >> Read more trending news  Edwin Smith booby-trapped a back door with a shotgun and posted an abrasive warning sign for intruders. >> Related: Business booming for man who invented booby-trap to detour package thieves He opened the door at about 11:30 a.m. to feed squirrels. The trap was sprung and he was struck in the arm. He is recovering in a hospital.