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It’s been six days of hearing how they got run over. Six days of hearing how they couldn’t throw the ball. Six days of wondering how their offensive line would bounce back from embarrassment. Seven days after suffering their first loss of the season in humiliating fashion though, No. 7 Georgia bounced back by running right over SEC East rival Kentucky in a 42-13 rout that had the team looking a lot more like the one who was the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff just two weeks ago.

The Bulldogs’ victory was naturally fueled by their ground game, which was bottled up last week at Auburn but returned with a vengeance behind the two senior running backs who said their farewells to the hedges at Sanford Stadium with even more eye-popping numbers for the red and black...

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DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond had 16 points, 20 rebounds and a career-high seven assists, and Reggie Jackson made a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 111-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

The Central Division-leading Pistons won for the seventh time in eight games. Detroit (9-3) is off to its best start since 2005-06, when the Pistons went 10-2 to begin the season and ended up winning 64 games.

The Pistons outscored Atlanta 31-19 in the second quarter and led 57-41 at halftime, but couldn’t shake the Hawks. Atlanta kept it close and finally tied it at 94 when Kent Bazemore made back-to-back 3-pointers.

It was tight the rest of the way, but Jackson’s 3-pointer with 52.5 seconds remaining put the Pistons up 103-100...

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Triumph Over Early Birth

The Falcons have, as always, a problem with third down.

Unsurprisingly, the Atlanta Falcons have a third down problem. They technically have one on both sides of the ball, but the one on defense is the one we’re talking about tonight.

Just yesterday we talked about how good this Falcons defense can be, and while I may be a bit more optimistic than some of you, I think we can agree there’s plenty of talent here. To get to that level, though, the Falcons kind of need to stop allowing teams to roll over them on third down. That has been a persistent truth for about a decade now, or at least, it seems like it has been.

So here’s the big, open-ended question for a Saturday night: Can the Falcons stop these on a more regular basis? The difference between nearly 6 out of ...

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Adventurous Atlanta Hawks fans looking to try some new cuisine while visiting Philips Arena may want to head to the venue’s cricket-related concession stand.

As explained by Connor Grossman of Sports Illustrated, the Hawks will begin offering tacos filled with Cajun-flavored crickets by Aketta when the club hosts the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Oct. 27.

Those who prefer their crickets as a stand-alone snack will be able to buy prepackaged roasted crickets. These bags come in sweet-and-spicy Cajun and Texas barbecue flavors.

Three tacos cost $12, while the roasted crickets run $4.50 per bag.

That’s a filling meal at an NBA game for only $21!

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This week in Cartersville, police reported that thieves have been entering vehicles and stealing items, most notably several handguns.

It’s the continuation of a crime that has become common across metro Atlanta — and the nation. As more people carry guns to protect themselves from crime, more folks carry their weapons in their vehicles and leave them there.

This allows easy access for criminals, police say, to get hold of weapons and allow them or others to commit more crimes. Violent crimes.

Police said the suspects in the Cartersville case also burglarized a convenience store and stole a blue 2011 Ford F150, which authorities are looking for.

Earlier this month, Cobb County authorities indicted two people for breaking into numerous vehicles, many that had guns inside.

Authorities allege...

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.

Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.

The 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015...

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ATLANTA, GA — First most of Georgia, including the Atlanta metro, was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, which killed three people and left more than a million Peach State residents without power. Now Hurricane Nate is projected to sweep across the region Sunday, putting the Atlanta area under a tropical storm watch in what has been an active storm season. On Saturday Hurricane Nate remained a category 1 storm, but it’s expected to strengthen to a Category 2 storm as it closes in on the U.S. Gulf Coast, including New Orleans and the Louisiana bayous.

Already blamed for nearly two dozen deaths across Central America, the storm is churning toward landfall somewhere between Southeastern Louisiana and the Alabama-Florida border, bringing with it the potential for 7-foot walls of water crashing onto p...

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Atlanta is located in Georgia and it is one of the best cities in America. If you’ve never been there, then you should go soon. Here are a three good reasons why you should pay a visit to this city.

1. The Georgia Aquarium- Are you a fan of sea life or do you want to bring the family to view ocean life? If so, then you’ll want to head to Atlanta and check out the Georgia Aquarium, which is the largest indoor aquarium. There are over 90,000 animals that live within the aquarium, so make sure you bring a camera along with you, so you can take as many photos as possible.

2. The Nightlife- Downtown Atlanta is home to some of the best bars, pubs and clubs and more. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you’re into, you will find a spot in Atlanta that plays it on any given night...

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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons take on the Buffalo Bills, aim to remain unbeaten. Photo by David Tulis/UPI

BUFFALO BILLS (2-1) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (3-0)

GAME SNAPSHOT

KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, Mercedes-Benz Stadium: CBS, announcers Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (field reporter).

SERIES HISTORY: 12th regular-season meeting. Falcons lead, 7-4. Atlanta has won the past four meetings, including a 34-31 win in the teams’ most recent matchup Dec. 1, 2013. Buffalo is seeking its first victory against Atlanta since Nov. 12, 1995.

KEYS TO THE GAME: The contest matches strength against strength as Atlanta’s high-powered offense squares off against Buffalo’s punishing defense. The Falcons rank fifth in the NFL with 29.0 points per game, while the Bills are No...

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An Atlanta man was convicted Wednesday of placing malicious code on a U.S. Army computer that eventually cost taxpayers about $2.6 million, a federal prosecutor’s office said.

Mittesh Das, 48, was found guilty of knowingly transmitting malicious code with the intent to cause damage to an Army computer, John Stuart Bruce, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, said in a news release.

Das committed the crime in 2014, officials said. He was indicted in 2016.

In November 2014, Army personnel noticed “unusual issues” with a computer program that handled pay and personnel matters for almost 200,000 Army reservists, according to the release. Five of the servers associated with the program are at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Suspicious code was found, and an investigation followed.

The Army...

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