LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

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ATLANTA — Jake Fromm may be relying on some new starters around him when the SEC title — and a spot in the playoff — is on the line for No. 4 Georgia.

Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Just when Kurt Benkert may have been on the verge of pushing to be Matt Ryan's top backup this season, Benkert's toe injury has forced the Atlanta Falcons to look elsewhere for preseason depth.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves recalled right-hander Mike Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday to take a spot in the starting rotation after Kevin Gausman was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

ATLANTA — In a dramatic twist on last season's national championship game, Jalen Hurts came off the bench to pass for one touchdown and run for another in the fourth quarter, rallying No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday.

NEW YORK — The Atlanta Braves added a pair of free agents following their first division title in five years, agreeing to one-year contracts with third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Brian McCann.

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

NORMAN, Okla. – Joe Mixon, a polarizing figure in next week’s NFL draft, and the young woman he punched in a sandwich shop three years ago have reached a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him for infliction of emotional distress.

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Elena Delle Donne scored 21 of her 27 points in the second half, Allie Quigley added a season-high 23 and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 97-92 Tuesday night in the teams' final game before the All-Star break.

ST. LOUIS — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday in an unusual case involving two former divisi…

MINNEAPOLIS — Rashad Vaughn has been crisscrossing the country over the last month, joining dozens of NBA draft prospects at workout after workout while hoping to solidify his status as a first-round selection.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In a place where images of horses appear on everything from T-shirts to public artwork, the prospect of the first Triple Crown winner in two generations racing at Saratoga Race Course this summer has the locals in an American Pharoah frame of mind.

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