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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Carolina defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero met again with the Atlanta Falcons to discuss their head coaching vacancy on Wednesday, joining Rams assistant Raheem Morris and former Patriots coach Bill Belichick in receiving second interviews.

ATLANTA (AP) — Carlton Carrington scored 19 points and reserve Ishmael Leggett scored 14 points and Pittsburgh beat Georgia Tech 72-64 on Tuesday night. Jaland Lowe and reserve Guillermo Diaz Graham each scored 12 points for Pitt (12-7, 3-5 ACC), which showed no letdown after its 80-76 win against No. 7 Duke on Saturday. Pitt has won three of its last five games.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia mascot Uga X, whose eight-year run included back-to-back national championships, died Tuesday. Uga X, part of the line of English bulldog mascots which began in 1955, was 2 when he began his run on the Sanford Stadium sideline in 2015.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 32 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 122-107 on Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak. “I thought he was really aggressive,” Kings coach Mike Brown said. “He scored in multiple areas on the floor tonight. That was a lot of fun to see.”

ATHENS, Tenn. – On Monday, the Truett McConnell University men's basketball team traveled to compete in an Appalachian Athletic Conference match-up hosted by Tennessee Wesleyan University, where the Bears found themselves unable to bridge the gap against the Bulldogs, falling to a final score of 76-69. TMU falls to an overall record of 9-10, 7-8 AAC, while TWU rises to a record of 6-9, 6-8 AAC. 

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed their 12th and 13th candidates for their head coaching vacancy, adding Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik to a list of candidates that includes Bill Belichick and Jim Harbaugh. The Falcons announced Sunday night they conducted a virtual interview with Johnson following the Lions' 31-23 win over Tampa Bay in the NFC divisional round.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young was diagnosed with a concussion after getting elbowed in the face during a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and will be out indefinitely, the team said Sunday. Young left Saturday night's game with 8:43 remaining after taking a charge from Cavaliers forward Isaac Okoro and accidentally getting elbowed.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Georgia's Jabri Abdur-Rahim scored 34 points but was unable to lift the Bulldogs over a hot shooting Kentucky team. The 105-96 loss to the Wildcats was the Bulldogs' first loss on the road this season after entering as one of four Division I squads unbeaten away from home.

Issac McKneely hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, Reece Beekman added 19 points and a season-high 11 assists Saturday night to help Virginia beat Georgia Tech 75-66.

Cam Bryant had 19 points in Georgia Southern's 86-70 victory against Georgia State on Saturday night.

Jack Burke Jr. loved to play golf as much as he enjoyed teaching it. In a golfing life that spanned just over a century, he delivered the largest comeback in Masters history, built the fabled Champions Golf Club in Houston and left everyone he met with homespun wisdom on golf and life.

Dejounte Murray has tons of respect for Udonis Haslem. That said, he wanted to have the last word on Haslem's special night in Miami.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chaz Lanier's 25 points helped North Florida defeat Kennesaw State 84-75 on Thursday night. Lanier also added six rebounds for the Ospreys (10-9, 3-1 Atlantic Sun Conference).

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Eren Banks had 19 points and Nate Brafford scored the game's final three points at the free-throw line in the final 26 seconds to help Georgia Southern fend off Coastal Carolina 73-70 on Thursday night. Banks was 6 of 9 shooting, including 4 for 6 from 3-point range, and went 3 for 4 from the foul line for the Eagles (3-15, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference).

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are planning for a second interview with Bill Belichick after talking with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson for the head coaching vacancy on Thursday. Belichick made the Falcons his first known interview on Monday since leaving the New England Patriots. Belichick won a record six Super Bowls in his 24 seasons with New England. He will be the first candidate to have a second interview with Atlanta.

ATLANTA (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic did not remember much about the game, even though the Atlanta Hawks won a thriller with a basket at the buzzer. All he could think about was his friend. Bogdanovic played with a lump in his throat Wednesday night after fellow Serbian Dejan Milojević, an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, died after suffering a heart attack at age 46.

ATLANTA (AP) — There were differing versions of whether the Atlanta Hawks wanted to call a timeout to set up their final shot. Dejounte Murray made it a moot point. Murray hit a 17-foot jumper as time expired to give Atlanta a 106-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tre'Von Spillers' 23 points helped Appalachian State defeat Georgia State 76-68 on Wednesday night. Spillers also added 13 rebounds for the Mountaineers (14-4, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference).

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons for their head coaching vacancy on Tuesday, his second interview in two days. The Falcons announced the interview with Harbaugh, who is exploring a return to the NFL after leading Michigan to the national championship. The Los Angeles Chargers announced Monday that Harbaugh had interviewed for their head coaching vacancy.

Silas Demary Jr. scored 15 points, Justin Hill scored all nine of his points in the second half and Georgia beat South Carolina 74-69. Hill missed a contested layup with 1:03 remaining and it went …

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Naithan George scored 20 points that included a pair of late 3s in regulation to help Georgia Tech beat Clemson 93-90 in double-overtime on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak. Down 70-65 with 22 seconds remaining in regulation, George made consecutive 3-pointers, sandwiched between a Chase Hunter free throw, to tie it 71-all with 2.3 seconds left.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Naithan George scored 20 points that included a pair of late 3s in regulation to help Georgia Tech beat Clemson 93-90 in double-overtime on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak.

ATLANTA (AP) — Bill Belichick signaled he's ready to get back to coaching less than a week after parting with the New England Patriots, speaking with the Atlanta Falcons about their vacant position. The Falcons announced Monday night they have interviewed the 71-year-old Belichick, who left the Patriots on Thursday after 24 seasons and a record six Super Bowl championships.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor league contract Monday with 17-year-old infielder Jose Perdomo for a $5 million bonus, the highest amount on the first day of the 2024 signing period and the most for a Venezuelan-born player.

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young sank his first six 3-point attempts to spark Atlanta's hot-shooting start and the Hawks overcame Victor Wembanyama's big second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-99 on Monday. Young scored 36 points, passing 10,000 for his career, with 13 assists. The Hawks had to survive a late scare after holding a big lead of 35 points.

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