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    The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Night' game were:9-1-8(nine, one, eight)
  • The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Night' game were:5-9-5-0(five, nine, five, zero)
  • Elizabeth Zappi spends most of her days at Lanier Village Estates. She works with residents as a fitness instructor at the continuing care facility for the elderly.But in her spare time, she runs.She enjoys running so much that this year, she took part in the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World on Jan. 4-7. In order to complete the challenge, she had to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon over the course of just four days.'I'm very competitive,' Zappi said. 'Once you do it and you get that feeling of crossing the finish line, it's a feeling of you just want to keep doing it and going back.'So that's what she's done. She completed her first Dopey Challenge in 2014 and completed her next in 2015. Now she's back for the fifth anniversary after taking two years off.Taking those two years off wasn't really by choice. Her father, Pat, died from polycystic kidney disease. That's the reason she's back at Disney competing in the challenge. She is focused on bringing awareness to the disease and raising money to fight it.She thinks she's done a better job at bringing awareness to another disease that has affected her life, though. Her mother, Carol, died from colon cancer, a disease that Zappi said can be prevented. So, that's what she tells everyone she meets.'Go get a colonoscopy,' Zappi said. 'I know it sounds terrible, but it can save your life.'While her parents were sick, Zappi was their caregiver. She's always been interested in helping the elderly so it wasn't much of a change for her. She's been a certified personal trainer for 25 years and now teaches 20 classes a week at Lanier Village Estates.'My passion is to train the older adults,' Zappi said. 'There's some trainers who get into CrossFit and want to train younger people. I love seeing older adults who are having trouble just getting out of a chair and being able to help them.'She's been pretty successful at that. The different classes she teaches at Lanier Village Estates, which include strength training, yoga and tai chi, have helped the residents stay active. Bill Terry, one of those residents, said 'she keeps us old people moving.'We look up to her,' said Terry, a retired insurance agency manager. 'If I had a knee or hip problem, she'd be the first one I go to — not necessarily the doctor but to her because she can give me some therapy to help it in the meantime.'Terry and the other residents see how much she loves her job and cares about them and other people in general. That's why they're not surprised she would take part in the Dopey Challenge to raise awareness for those diseases.That's also why so many trust she can help them have better lives with the exercises she teaches and challenges she gives them — most recently the 100 days of movement challenge.Each resident must do at least 20 minutes of exercise for 100 days during the year.Zappi has already had 75 people sign up. And even though she has only been at Lanier Village Estates for a few months, the residents know she is going to take good care of them and not push them beyond what they can do.'That's the kind of person she is,' said Gail Werner, a resident at Lanier Village Estates. 'She has a heart for the senior citizens. She just wants to see us be the best that we can be.'___Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com
  • The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were:01-22-30-35-37(one, twenty-two, thirty, thirty-five, thirty-seven)Estimated jackpot: $1.22 million
  • The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the 'Powerball' game were:26-28-47-49-58, Powerball: 3, Power Play: 4(twenty-six, twenty-eight, forty-seven, forty-nine, fifty-eight; Powerball: three; Power Play: four)Estimated jackpot: $78 million¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
  • The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'All or Nothing Night' game were:04-07-08-12-13-14-15-17-19-20-22-23(four, seven, eight, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-three)
  • Zach Sellers hit two key free throws with 11 seconds left and Javaris Jenkins added a third four seconds later as Savannah State held on win its fourth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in four starts, topping Hampton 103-101 Saturday night.Jenkins got to the basket for a layup with 2:06 left to give the Tigers a 98-92 lead, but Jermaine Marrow scored, Lysander Bracey connected on a 3 and Morrow scored on a layup to give Hampton a 99-98 advantage with 50 seconds left.Alante Fenner's layup with 21 seconds left gave the Tigers the lead and Sellers padded it to 102-99 with two free throws. Malique Trent-Street added two free throws for Hampton with 7 seconds left to get the Pirates within one and Jenkins hit the second of two free throws a second later for the final score.Dexter McClanahan scored 25 points to lead Savannah State (7-13, 4-1), with Fenner adding 22 points and Jenkins 20 points and 10 rebounds. Sellers was 5 of 6 from the line and added 13 points.Marrow hit 13 of 23 from the field and finished with 29 points for Hampton (6-12, 1-2), with Trent-Street adding 28 points and five assists.
  • Coming off a loss to archrival Alabama and trailing by double digits at halftime for the third time in four games, No. 17 Auburn never panicked and let the home crowd spark another second-half comeback.Bryce Brown scored 28 points, and Auburn rallied in the second half to beat Georgia 79-65 on Saturday.Mustapha Heron had 14 points, and Jared Harper added 13 on just 2-of-9 shooting for the Tigers (17-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference), who came out flat for the fourth straight game and trailed by 16 points at halftime.Yante Maten, who came in as the SEC leader in both points and rebounds per game, had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-6, 3-4). Juwan Parker added 16 points.Auburn went on an 18-2 run to start the second half, punctuated by a spectacular dunk by Heron that brought the crowd back to life and gave the Tigers the lead for good. The Tigers outscored Georgia 53-25 after the break and shot 58 percent after making just a 25 percent of their first-half shots.'We pressed the whole game full court, and I thought it might take its toll,' Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. '(Georgia) plays some guys heavy minutes. We just tried to wear them out.'The Bulldogs missed their first 14 field-goal attempts of the second half and shot 25 percent after halftime. They made 60 percent of their shots in the opening frame.'We just didn't respond to the wave of the emotion in the building and to their start,' Georgia coach Mark Fox said. 'We never got the building calmed down. They shot the ball so well to start the second half that the momentum completely swung.'Georgia's size overwhelmed Auburn's front line as the Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 14-4 in the paint in the first half. Georgia took a 40-26 lead into halftime.'Really a tale of two halves,' Fox said. 'As well as we played in the first half, the second half was the opposite.'BIG PICTUREAuburn: A return to Auburn Arena helped the Tigers recover after Wednesday's loss to Alabama, which snapped a 14-game winning streak. Auburn has won 11 straight at home.Georgia: The Bulldogs have lost three of four and will be happy to return home, where they are 8-1.HE SAID ITHeron on his pivotal dunk: 'I had hit a three to open the half up, so I was expecting them to come out hard on the next shot I tried to take. It was a late closeout. I waited for him and kind of went by him and then just tried to attack the rim as hard as I could, because I knew the big was going to rotate over. I just tried to finish.'UP NEXTAuburn: At Missouri on Wednesday.Georgia: Hosts Arkansas on Tuesday.___More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Evening' game were:6-0-7(six, zero, seven)
  • Lauri Markkanen wasn't feeling his 3-point shot against Atlanta's perimeter defense, so the Bulls' big man decided to attack inside.'That was their game plan, but I can do much more than just shoot from the outside,' he said. 'I missed I don't know how many 3s, but that wasn't going for me tonight. I had to figure out something else.'Robin Lopez scored 20 points, Markkanen added 19 and Chicago easily beat the Hawks 113-97 on Saturday night.The Bulls, coming off a 7-point home loss to defending NBA champion Golden State three days ago, have won four of five and 15 of 23. They never trailed, taking an 11-point lead midway through the first quarter on Lopez's dunk and going up 17 on Markkanen's dunk in the closing seconds of the first half.The closest Atlanta got in the third was 10 points on John Collins' dunk. The lead swelled to 25 midway through the fourth on Portis' 3.'I thought that we really played a complete game tonight,' Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. 'I thought that we played with the right mentality.'Dennis Schroder scored 18 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 11 for Atlanta, which showed why it's spent the season at or near the bottom of the NBA standings.The Hawks began the game ranked seventh in 3-point shooting, but they had little chance of competing after missing 34 of their first 38 shots beyond the arc. Atlanta, coming off a dramatic late victory over New Orleans, was attempting to win three straight for the first time this season.'The shot isn't falling, but you have to find another way to win the game,' Schroder said. 'We didn't do it tonight. We have to keep moving on to the next game.'With the Hawks poorly defending inside, Markkanen took his game to the rim. The 7-foot, 227-pound Finn, a prolific 3-point shooter, had five dunks. He went 0 for 4 beyond the arc, marking the first time in 17 games that he didn't hit a 3.Markkanen hit 100 3s in his first 41 games, faster than any rookie in NBA history, but he wants to make the adjustment inside when teams focus on taking his perimeter game away.'I know I can't just shoot 3s,' Markkanen said. 'I've got to get to the rim. Eventually that's going to open a lot more space for 3-pointers and stuff like that. I just try to mix it up.'TIP-INSBulls: Hoiberg said G Kris Dunn, in the NBA's concussion protocol, will not join the team Monday in New Orleans. Dunn is still suffering headaches, dizziness and soreness from losing two front teeth after his face hit the floor. ... Chicago is 7-16 on the road but has won four of its last six away from the United Center. ... The Bulls have hit at least 10 3s in 10 straight games.Hawks: The team's best 3-point veteran shooters, F Ersan Ilyasova and G Marco Belinelli, were a combined 0 for 12 beyond the arc. Atlanta finished 11 for 48. ... The Hawks have dropped three straight in the Bulls series after winning seven in a row.BULLISH STARTChicago did as it pleased in the first half, dishing out 18 assists on 21 field goals to begin the third quarter with a 55-38 lead. They scored the game's first 14 points in the paint on five dunks, and Atlanta had no one capable inside to defend Lopez, who had 16 before intermission on 8 for 9 shooting.Portis finished with 14 points and Justin Holiday had 13 for the Bulls.'We knew it was going to be an important game for us after a tough loss against Golden State,' Nikola Mirotic said. 'I think that game gave us confidence that we can beat any team in the league.'UP NEXTBulls: Visit New Orleans on Monday.Hawks: Host Utah on Monday.___More AP basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball