HALL OF FAME
Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to baseball Hall
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee.
Each of the inductees won more than 2,000 games in managerial careers that spanned more than four decades. Torre became the fifth manager to win at least four World Series titles. La Russa won championships with Oakland and St. Louis. Cox led Atlanta to one championship and 14 straight division titles.
The announcement was made Monday at the winter meetings. They will be inducted July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with any players chosen by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, 300-game winners, are among the newcomers to the writers' ballot, with results announced Jan. 8.
2 killed, 3 others wounded in Savannah violence
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Savannah are searching for suspects after a violent weekend that resulted in two people slain and left three other people hospitalized.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the violence began around 1:08 a.m. Saturday, when 16-year-old Rahssan Baker, was found in the street with a gunshot wound. He was taken from the scene on West 42nd Street to Memorial University Medical Center, where he was in critical condition.
Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 57-year-old Moses Mack was found dead in his bed with head trauma in his East Anderson Street home.
Then, around 11:29 p.m. Saturday, 36-year-old Hector Brown was killed and two other men injured in a triple shooting on East 39th Street.
Man killed while answering knock at apartment door
ATLANTA (AP) - Police in Atlanta are investigating the killing of a man shot several times when he answered a knock at the door of an apartment.
Atlanta police say the man was answering the door of a friend's unit at the Auburn Glenn apartments on Boulevard Southeast late Sunday night when he was shot. Atlanta police Maj. Chris Meadows tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1hHNn7e ) that the suspect used a handgun to shoot the man, who had stopped by to see his friend in the apartment. Investigators say the victim was in his 30s.
Few other details were immediately available early Monday.
MUSIC CITY BOWL
Music City Bowl pits Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Mississippi Rebels are headed to the Music City Bowl for the first time since 2000 and will play Georgia Tech on Dec. 30.
Bowl officials announced the pairing Sunday night.
This will be the Rebels' second time in this bowl and second game in Nashville this year. Ole Miss opened the season beating Vanderbilt a couple miles from LP Field, home of the bowl game.
Ole Miss (7-5) finished on a two-game skid that dropped the Rebels out of the Top 25 rankings. The Rebels played in the BBVA Compass Bowl last season.
Georgia Tech (7-5) will be making its first appearance in the bowl sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage as the Atlantic Coast Conference's representative. This is the Yellow Jackets' 17th straight bowl berth and 42nd overall.
Man, 47, shot to death in his home in Woodstock
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Law officers in a north Georgia town are investigating after a man was gunned down in his home.
Cherokee County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an address on Misty Hollow Way in Woodstock Sunday evening. They found 47-year-old Christopher Pierce dead inside the home, where he lived alone. Pierce had been discovered by his father, who called 911.
Sheriff's officials say in a statement that investigators do not believe the crime is a random one. They think the suspect or suspects may have known Pierce.
Woodstock is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.
No. 23 Georgia, Nebraska rematch in Gator Bowl
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Georgia and Nebraska will play in the postseason for the second straight year.
The Bulldogs and Cornhuskers were paired in the Gator Bowl on Sunday, a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl. Georgia won that meeting 45-31, getting five touchdown passes from Aaron Murray.
No. 23 Georgia (8-4) won't have Murray in the rematch. The Southeastern Conference's all-time passing leader tore a ligament in his left knee Nov. 23 against Kentucky. Hutson Mason will make his second start.
Bulldogs receiver Michael Bennett seemed puzzled by the postseason pairing.
"Nebraska again? You kidding me?' Bennett posted on his Twitter page.
Nebraska (8-4) lost two of its final three games - both at home - and raised speculation about embattled coach Bo Pelini's future.
GBI probing police-involved shooting
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing an officer-involved shooting in south Hall County.
Hall County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Mitchell says officers were responding to a report of an armed man injuring three people early Sunday morning. Mitchell says the man, whom authorities believed was holding a sword or machete, ran toward officers with the weapon after being ordered to drop it.
The man was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to
The identity of the 27-year-old man has not been released, but authorities say he'll likely be charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and obstruction.
The officer who fired the shot has been put on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol in police-involved shootings.
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