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    The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Night' game were: 1-5-1 (one, five, one)
  • The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Night' game were: 7-4-3-2 (seven, four, three, two)
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  • Ashton Hagans believed breaking out of recent shooting struggles was just a matter of falling in line with other facets of his game. And, facing a team from his home state seems to bring out his best. Hagans scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 15 Kentucky used a 14-4 run to pull away and beat Georgia 89-79 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (14-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) had to work to put away the stubborn Bulldogs, who overcame missing 11 consecutive first-half shots and trailed 41-35 at halftime. The Bulldogs closed within 41-39 and then struggled to score two baskets. Kentucky came out of a timeout and responded with baskets by Hagans and Nick Richards (20 points, eight rebounds) before Hagans made consecutive jumpers to build the lead to eight points. Georgia didn’t fade and trailed 55-52 when Kentucky answered with the pivotal run featuring six points from Keion Brooks Jr., pushing the lead to 69-56. Hagans closed the game with four free throws as the Wildcats earned their 14th consecutive series win. While Kentucky didn't close as completely as coach John Calipari desired, he liked how his squad took control during a critical stretch. “It was player driven,” the coach said, adding that he had to jump in in the final minutes. 'I asked them how they liked the player driven (responsibility) and they all said ‘yeah, yeah.’ “I would like to go full game without getting actively involved. This team became empowered during the last game. Now they feel it is about each other.' Hagans, a Cartersville, Georgia, native, finished 8 of 17 from the field after making just 14 of 43 the previous four games. He also had nine assists, five rebounds and four steals in 35 minutes. In three games against the Bulldogs, Hagans is averaging 19.7 points and six assists. “It's always good to go against my home-state team,” he said. Of his shooting, Hagans added, “It's starting to fall. I've just got to keep reps going and just keep getting up shots.” Richards was 7 of 12 for his second-highest output, Immanuel Quickley had 12 points and EJ Montgomery 10 for the Wildcats, who shot 54% in the second half and 53% overall. Rayshaun Hammonds and Anthony Edwards each scored 16 points, while Tye Fagan added 14 and Toumani Camara 10 for Georgia, (11-7, 1-4) which lost for the fourth time in five games. The Bulldogs shot 56% in the second half, but finished 44% from the field. DEFENDING EDWARDS Edwards, the Bulldogs' top scorer coming in at 19.1 points per game, scored all his points on 7-of-8 shooting after halftime after missing his first five attempts. That speaks volumes about the initial defensive pressure applied by Quickley and Hagans before a halftime switch created better looks for the 6-foot-5 freshman. “They did a good job on him, we were able to get baskets in other places,” Georgia coach Tom Crean said of Kentucky's defense. “They were so focused on taking Anthony away, so we kept moving him and driving the ball to those areas he was. I thought Fagan did a good job driving the ball and (Sahvir) Wheeler did a good job off the ball.” BIG PICTURE Georgia: Though Edwards initially struggled, the Bulldogs ably filled the offensive void. But in a game of runs, they couldn't slow Kentucky from mounting the key spurt that earned the victory. Shooting 6 of 25 from long range didn't help. “We just had some tough stretches and you can’t do that against them,” Crean added. Kentucky: Hagans showed his scoring rounds out his game, and the sophomore guard also played with more control, committing just three turnovers. Outrebounded 19-17 at halftime, the Wildcats clamped down to finish with a 38-31 edge, including several offensive grabs ending with a Montgomery basket during the run. They also won despite making just 1 of 9 from deep, another indicator of their shot selections. UP NEXT Georgia hosts Mississippi on Saturday in their only regular-season meeting. The Bulldogs also aim to end a two-game slide against the Rebels. Kentucky visits No. 18 Texas Tech on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. ___ More AP college basketball: and
  • The Braves have their clean-up hitter. Marcell Ozuna, who tormented the Braves in the National League Division Series with St. Louis, signed a one-year, $18 million deal, the team announced Tuesday night. He fills the need for a power hitter in the middle of the lineup. Ozuna, 29, has spent the past two seasons with the Cardinals after spending his early career in the National League East with Miami. Ozuna hit .241 with 29 homers and a .800 OPS last season (130 games). He helped the Cardinals win the NL Central and advance to the NL Championship Series, hitting .324 in the postseason. He hit a robust .429 with two homers in the five-game NLDS, where the Cardinals eliminated his new club. Ozuna has earned two All-Star appearances since debuting in 2013. He’s been a potent bat over that span, hitting 23 or more home runs in each of the past four seasons, including a career-best 37 in 2017. He’s collected 124, 88 and 89 RBIs across the past three seasons, respectively. The slugger possesses an ideal resume for the Braves, who were dealt a blow when Donaldson, and his 37 homers and 94 RBIs, departed for Minnesota. Ozuna theoretically replaces a large bulk of Donaldson’s production while only requiring a single-season commitment. While not a highly regarded defender, Ozuna likely plugs into left field. That will directly affect Nick Markakis’ and Adam Duvall’s playing time, given the duo was previously slotted to platoon the position. Ronald Acuna was penciled in right, with Ender Inciarte in left. The Braves are blessed with versatile outfielders, meaning they’ll have plentiful combinations to deploy. But it’s a safe assumption that Acuna and Ozuna will be in the lineup on a nearly every-day basis. An added bonus: The Braves don’t block their top outfield prospects, Cristian Pache and Drew Waters. Both players are expected to debut in the majors this season, but neither will be relied upon on the pennant-hopeful Braves. This article written by Gabriel Burns with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution .
  • The Atlanta Braves found their new cleanup hitter when then reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna on an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday. Ozuna joins the team he helped beat in the playoffs last October. He hit .429 with two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their five-game win over the Braves in the NL Division Series. “We just focused on the player we thought was the best fit here,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “We were looking for a middle of the order bat.” The 29-year-old Ozuna hit .241 with 29 home runs and 89 RBIs last season. His low batting average was something on an oddity because he ranked among the major league leaders in the highest percentage of hard-hit balls, according to Statcast. Ozuna will be the probable choice to fill the fourth spot in the Braves lineup that was left vacant when third baseman Josh Donaldson signed a $92 million, four-year deal with Minnesota. “The projection is he will bat cleanup for us, but our focus was just on getting good players,” Anthopoulos said. The addition of Ozuna creates a logjam in the Atlanta outfield. Ronald Acuña Jr, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis were expected to be the starters. Markakis could have been targeted to share the left field job with Adam Duvall. Anthopoulos said Acuña and Ozuna are “projected as everybody players.' He said the full field with Inciarte, Markakis and Duvall 'will be worked out over the course of the spring.' Anthopoulos said he believes Ozuna can return to the form he showed while with Miami in 2017, when he hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs — all career highs. “We liked our outfield but we really feel strongly about Ozuna's bat and we think there's a lot more upside than what he showed last year,” Anthopoulos said. “We just thought it would be a really good fit for us and the deal made sense for both sides.” The Ozuna signing also means Johan Camargo and Austin Riley will compete for the starting job at third base unless the Braves make another move. Anthopoulos said Camargo has impressed the team with his “work ethic and conditioning” this offseason. He said Riley has worked on hitting breaking pitches after that weakness cost him playing time following a strong start to his 2019 rookie season. Ozuna is a two-time All-Star who spent his first five seasons with the Marlins, then was traded and played two years in St. Louis. Ozuna's signing leaves infielder-outfielder Nicholas Castellanos as the last remaining major free agent with spring training set to start in about three weeks. The two-time NL East champion Braves have been busy this offseason. On Monday, they signed former AL Cy Young Award winner and longtime Seattle ace Felix Hernández to a minor league with an invite to big league spring training. The Braves also have signed veteran left-hander Cole Hamels to an $18 million, one-year deal to add experience to the rotation. Atlanta signed another left-hander, reliever Will Smith, a possible closer, to a $40 million, three-year contract and added catcher Travis d'Arnaud for a $16 million, two-year deal. Atlanta also has re-signed four players: Markakis, catcher Tyler Flowers and relievers Darren O'Day and Chris Martin. ______ More AP MLB: and
  • A high school coach and teacher's aide is accused of having sexual contact with a student. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Lee Stanley, 29, last week. Investigators said the sexual contact involved an East Jackson High School student. Stanley was the assistant basketball coach at the school. In a statement she sent Channel 2 Action News, the superintendent of schools said she was deeply disturbed when she first heard about the situation. As for Stanley, he’s now off the job. Deputies charged Stanley with four counts of improper sexual contact by an employee of a school. “He was really calm and he didn’t give me any weird feelings or anything. He seemed like a nice coach,” Logan Beck said. TRENDING STORIES: First U.S. case of deadly coronavirus confirmed; Atlanta airport to begin screening passengers Most and least educated states 2020: Georgia fails to crack the top 20 Experts warn a 2nd wave of flu is coming - and kids are at risk “It’s scary to have a girl at the school and you trust the coaches with your children,' parent Aimee Beck said. “The coaches are young sometimes and they’re in there with kids who are not much younger than they are, and I think that they have to keep in mind that that is a fine line to cross with a child.” The superintendent released the following statement that reads in part: “In December 2019 district leaders were made aware of potential unprofessional conduct involving a student. Law enforcement was contacted immediately and the case was turned over at that point. Mr. Stanley has not been employed with Jackson County Schools since December 2019. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority.' Logan Beck agrees and believes both the school district and the Sheriff’s Office took the right steps. “It’s bad if it happens to one student, but it’s even worse if it happens to others,” Logan Beck said. Stanley has been released on a $20,000 bond. Deputies said they are still conducting interviews and that the investigation is still ongoing.
  • The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Evening' game were: 0-6-4-8 (zero, six, four, eight)
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