Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Countdown begins for Georgia-UGA championship game Saturday. About those changes at Georgia Tech. Cedartown, Calhoun in semi-finals Friday night. Falcons, Braves updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Countdown begins for Georgia-UGA championship game Saturday. About those changes at Georgia Tech. Cedartown, Calhoun in semi-finals Friday night. Falcons, Braves updates.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOL

Friday’s games:

John McClellan’s high school football playoff predictions:

  • Close wins for Cedartown, Calhoun this Friday — which means the state championships are next. McClellan

ATLANTA FALCONS:

Next:  Sunday at home vs. Bucs, 1 p.m., Fox 5 and 92.9 FM

Roster:

ACC Championship: Wake Forest vs. Pitt, Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC.

Georgia Tech coaching changes:

Athletics director Todd Stansbury asks fans for patience with the football program. Click AD

About those changes: Georgia Tech football head coach Geoff Collins announced on Sunday that the contracts of three assistant coaches – offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude, co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Nathan Burton and cornerbacks coach Jeff Popovich – will not be renewed. “As I have begun evaluating our program and identifying the things we need to do to be more successful, I have determined that a change in leadership on both sides of the ball is necessary,” Collins said. “I believe that new voices in these key positions on our staff will allow us to do a better job of consistently putting our players in the best position to meet the high standards we all have for our program.  “I thank Dave, Nate and Jeff for everything that they and their families have put into this program,” Collins continued. “They have put everything they have into building the foundation for the future of Georgia Tech football, and I will be eternally grateful for their hard work, sacrifice, leadership and friendship. I wish all three of them nothing but the best of luck and success in the future.”


ATLANTA BRAVES

From the Associated Press: Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife. He was placed on administrative leave under the domestic violence policy.

The suspension is retroactive to Sept. 10 and covers the final 24 days of the regular season, costing him approximately $1.55 million of his $12 million salary.

“Having reviewed the totality of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Ozuna violated our policy and that discipline is appropriate,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

Ozuna did not play after May 25 and went on the injured list May 29 with two dislocated fingers on his left hand, missing the Braves’ run to their first World Series title since 1995.


Right-handed pitcher Yoan López today was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies.

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