Wednesday, August 31
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran got his first win in 10 starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres last night, 7-3. Teheran allowed six hits and two runs over 7 innings. Rookie Dansby Swanson drove in three runs for the Braves.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart says running back Nick Chubb will play when the Bulldogs take on North Carolina Saturday in Atlanta to open their season, with no limitations on his carries. Chubb suffered a serious knee injury during Georgia's game against Tennessee last October but is back to playing, saying he feels great.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael will miss a third straight preseason game this week but the team says it still expects he will open the season as the fill-in starter. Ishmael practiced on Monday and Tuesday as he returns from a shoulder sprain.
DENVER (AP) — Former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis has died in a car accident near Buford. Police say the 48-year-old Davis died in a two-car accident Monday morning. He had been working as a sales manager for a South Carolina pharmaceutical firm.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of NASCAR chair Brian France, Betty Jane France, has died. A daughter says France died on Monday morning. She was considered by many to be NASCAR's first lady, both for her positions with NASCAR over the years and for her marriage to the late Bill France Jr., who was the son of NASCAR founder Bill France.