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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

  • An 17-year-old faces a vehicular homicide charges nearly a month after police said she crashed a car, killing her classmate on senior skip day.  Prosecutors said Cristina Pavon-Baker was driving at 106 mph when she crashed a Mini Cooper into a tree and killed 18-year-old passenger Makayla Penn, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The March 26 crash occurred on I-75 North at the Jonesboro Road exit in Clayton County. The vehicle, “traveling at a high rate of speed,” failed to navigate the turn on the exit ramp, went airborne, overturned several times and ended up hitting a tree, uprooting it in a wooded area, the GSP said at the time of the crash. Pavon-Baker was cut out of the car and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for her injuries.  Prosecutors said Pavon-Baker was on Snapchat before the crash.  The two girls attended Community Christian School and were participating in senior skip day at the time of the crash.  The judge gave Pavon-Baker a $31,000 bond and ordered her to surrender her passport, Channel 2 reported. She was also ordered to not drive and to stay off of Snapchat. 
  • Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn his name from consideration, multiple news outlets are reporting. >> MORE COVERAGE: Embattled VA nominee Ronny Jackson accused of drunken driving, drug use | Jamie Dupree: Trump pick to head VA in trouble as Senators postpone hearing | Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious allegations' | More trending news 
  • Florida fisherman Joel Singletary reeled in the granddaddy of all catfish. >> Read more trending news  Singletary caught the 121-pounder April 11 on the Choctawhatchee River, which flows into the sunshine state from Alabama.  The white-bellied fish, which weighs more than 1.7 times the current record of 69.5 pounds for a catfish caught in Florida, put up quite a fight as Singletary was reeling it in, according to officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. When the fisherman felt the giant fish nibbling on his trotline, he suspected he was in for a battle. “I was shocked. I didn’t think I could get him in the boat,” he told the NWF Daily News. “The adrenaline took over.” Since it was caught on a trotline, the catch does not qualify as a state record, but remains an impressive feat nonetheless, FWC officials wrote on the agency’s Facebook page.  Originally found in the Escambia and Yellow rivers in northwest Florida, blue catfish are now found in the Apalachicola and Suwannee rivers, too. The fish prefers larger rivers with clearer, swifter currents. Singletarry told the NWF Daily News that after he caught the cat, he had to concoct a system of pulleys to yank it out of the boat.  Once out, he strung it up and filleted it.  Some went to his neighbors, some to a weekly fish fry and the rest was planned for a weekend party. >> Related: Bear kills dog, seriously injures another in Florida subdivision As for missing his chance in the record book, Singletary isn’t too concerned and told NWF Daily he’ll be back out on the waters and not soon enough. “Oh yeah, I was very impressed,” he told the NWF Daily. “It won’t be a record ... but that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience holding that in your hands.”
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the two youngest players in the major leagues, both homered and combined for five RBIs to lead Atlanta over the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday and give the Braves a split of the four-game series. Acuna became the youngest player in the major leagues Wednesday at 20 years, 128 days, and went 1 for 5 in his debut. He led off the second inning Thursday with a home run five rows deep into the left-field upper deck against Homer Bailey, singled in the sixth and hit a tiebreaking double off Wandy Peralta (1-1) in the eighth following Freddie Freeman's third double of the game. Albies, a 21-year-old who made his debut last August, hit a two-run homer in the fifth for a 4-0 lead and added an RBI double in the ninth. Sam Freeman (1-1) retired all four batters he faced, and Arodys Vizcaino pitched a one-hit ninth for his second save. Cincinnati dropped to 5-20 for the first time in franchise history. Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb. Newcomb gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings. He allowed just two hits through four innings, but Cincinnati tied the score in a four-run fifth that included Joey Votto's three-run homer. Votto has homered in three straight games for the sixth time. Bailey allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. TRAINER'S ROOM Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez was activated from the 10-day DL after recovering from a broken right thumb sustained April 8 when he was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon. ... The Reds selected the contract of INF-OF Rosell Herrera from Louisville (IL) and pptioned OF Phillip Ervin and INF Cliff Pennington to Louisville. UP NEXT Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (1-1) is to start Friday at Philadelphia. Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game road on Friday at Minnesota. RHP Luis Castillo (1-3) is slated to open Friday when the Reds play at Minnesota's Target Field for the first time. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
  • Two recent encounters at a Philadelphia Starbucks and a Pennsylvania golf club that led to allegations of racism against black patrons escalated into full-blown confrontations when people decided to call 911 to report incidents that clearly weren't emergencies. The incidents show how common it has become for people to call 911 these days to settle fairly routine disputes, serving as the catalyst in some cases for racially charged encounters involving African-Americans and minorities. In Philadelphia, a Starbucks manager punched 9-1-1 into her phone to report two black men who were waiting for a real estate meeting, prompting police to show up and arrest them. In York, Pennsylvania, white golfers called 911 amid a dispute over slow play by five black women. Previous non-emergency calls have had lethal consequences for African-Americans. Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a pellet gun in a Cleveland park, was shot to death in 2014 by a white police officer after a man waiting for a bus called 911 to reporting a 'guy' was pointing a gun. The man also told the dispatcher that the gun might be 'fake,' but that information was not relayed to the responding officers. John Crawford III of Ohio was shopping in a Walmart in 2014 when he picked up an air rifle from a Walmart shelf. A man called 911 on him, and Crawford was killed by a police officer. In all these cases, it was the 911 call that escalated the encounters and led to criticism that Americans have become too quick to call 911 for non-emergencies. They also served as a reminder of how vastly different the decision to call 911 is for black and white Americans. 'Calling the police, for any black person, is fraught,' said Georgetown University professor Paul Butler, author of the recent book, 'Chokehold: Policing Black Men.' 'It's always a deliberate decision with a risk of a downside that could be tragic.' The National Emergency Number Association says about 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year, mostly from cell phones. The widespread nature of mobile phones has made it much easier for people call 911, compared to the past era when they had to be near a landline. Tyler Wall, a sociology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and co-author of 'The Police: A Field Guide,' says the increased reliance on 911 has put police in a difficult situation where they are being used to enforce racial discrimination over vague fears of a threat. 'Police then become the all-go-to resource to handle anything (businesses) don't like,' he said. 'Police are constantly on speed dial.' For many people, the decision to call the police is often motivated by a feeling of being threatened, Butler explained. But when the actions of a black person are perceived as more criminal, they can be seen as a threat even if their behavior is the same as a white person's. The combination of fear and bias can have dangerous effects for blacks — both as the subject and caller. When black people consider calling the police, there is the additional consideration of whether calling for help could also bring harm. A study published in the American Sociological Review in 2016 showed that high-profile cases of police violence could lead to black residents being less likely to report crimes. 'They know that the police are going to come in, see a black person and immediately assume the worst,' Butler said. 'The concern is that these reactions by police officers make black people reluctant to call the police, even in situations where it might be useful for the police to be involved.' Studies have shown that African-Americans are indeed less likely to call police to report a crime than whites. Still, a large majority of white and black Americans who call the police felt officers acted properly and were helpful. A 2013 Justice Department report found that for non-crime emergencies, 83 percent of blacks compared to 94 percent of whites felt police were helpful. Additionally, 88 percent of blacks compared to 96 percent of whites felt police acted properly on such occasions. LiRon Anderson-Bell said the golfing incident was a reminder that a simple call to the police is anything but for black people. 'We as a society have started to use the police as a weapon beyond a weapon,' said the 48-year-old Philadelphia mother, who is black. 'Everybody knows what that means, everybody knows what that can lead to.' Anderson-Bell said she has called the police twice in her life: Once, in her 20s, when she and a roommate believed they overheard a nearby assault on a woman. The second time was two years ago when she thought she saw a group of black teens robbing a white photographer. 'I saw the crime committed, and I hesitated,' she said. 'I was afraid for what would happen to them. They were teenage boys, they were all black ... I was conflicted.' Even before she was aware of the racial implications of calling 911, Amanda Pinney learned not to abuse the phone number at a young age, after dialing it as a child when someone set fire to something in her yard. 'Even then, they asked me if it was an emergency,' Pinney, 34, recalled. 'That, to me, instilled that calling the police was a really big deal.' She said her car was burglarized as a teenager, and officers caught the thief and recovered her belongings. When they asked if she wanted to press charges, Pinney declined. 'He was black and looked not very much older than me,' said Pinney, a white woman. 'I wasn't taught to be really careful because this could have consequences for people of color, but you're still aware that you're setting something in motion.' ___ Whack is The Associated Press' national writer for race and ethnicity. Follow her work on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/emarvelous
  • The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has now put a face on a suitcase full of bones found last year in Butts County. A forensic artist has created a sketch of what an unidentified woman might have looked like. Last December, a suitcase full of bones was discovered in the woods along I-75 in Butts County. A forensic anthropologist determined bones were those of an African American female but age range is wide. Investigators say she could have been anywhere from 19 to 45-years-old.  She had a broken ankle at some time in her life. So far, investigators call it an undetermined death.   They aim to find out who she was and they hope artist Kelly Lawson's sketch will jog some memories.  Channel 2's Berndt Petersen spoke to Lawson about her responsibility and the unique feature that could make the woman easy to recognize, on Channel 2 Action News at 4:45.  TRENDING STORIES: Woman kills husband's mistress then turns gun on herself in 'calculated, planned attack': Police Damaging winds and small hail possible as storms head our way Teen was driving 106 mph when she crashed, killed best friend, prosecutors say A skeleton was found in a suitcase along I-75 in Butts County. A forensic artist says the victim may have looked like this. 445 pic.twitter.com/6VUkLyJ7yQ — Berndt Petersen (@BPetersenWSB) April 26, 2018