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    Justin Henderson rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns, Bailey Hale tied a program record with five field goals and Louisiana Tech beat Florida International 43-31 on Friday night. Hale kicked field goals of 41, 25 and 29 yards in the fourth quarter to give Tech a 36-24 lead with 2:17 remaining. FIU snapped Tech's 16-0 scoring run with an 8-play, 72-yard scoring drive to get within 36-31 with 51 seconds left. But Amik Robertson ran back the ensuing onside kick 30 yards for a TD to seal it. J'Mar Smith was 27-of-41 passing for 290 yards for Louisiana Tech (3-1, 1-0 Conference USA), which entered ranked 26th in the nation for passing offense at 294.7 yards per game. Hale also made five field goals last season against North Texas. James Morgan, who didn't play last week because of an injury, threw for 394 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for FIU (1-3, 0-2). ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • As an exterminator, Andy Lumry's job is to kill. But one customer — a former first lady of Columbus — is praising him for saving her life. Jane Knight, 89, is the widow of the late mayor (1962-63) and Georgia state senator (1967-68) Steve Knight. She has arthritis and vertigo, but she insists on doing her own gardening. 'I'm hard-headed,' she said. During the afternoon of April 11, she was picking up storm debris in her Whitesville Road yard when she lost control of her rolling walker. 'It spun, and it threw me,' she said. 'I tried to grab it and ended up on the ground.' Knight's head hit the driveway. She usually keeps an alert button in her pocket, Knight said, but she doesn't remember whether she had it on her then. Regardless, she didn't think to reach for it while she drifted in and out of consciousness. The next thing she remembers was the voice of her bug man. Knight is Lumry's last appointment on the second Thursday of each month as he returns to Columbus from the Backwaters. He usually arrives at her house as early as 5:30 or as late as 6:30 p.m. But this time, he arrived around 5. 'There was a reason why I was ahead of schedule that day,' said Lumry, a 1985 graduate of Kendrick High School. 'I was just blessed,' Knight said. Although two of Knight's relatives were in the house when she fell, they were upstairs with the door closed and the air conditioner on, she said, so they didn't know she needed help. Her home is on a hill away from the road, so neighbors and passersby couldn't see her. 'I could have bled to death,' she said. As he drove up to her house, Lumry saw her walker on its side and her body on the ground, with her head on the edge of the driveway. 'I was scared immediately,' he said. '. . . I kind of freaked out a little bit.' Knight wasn't moving, and her eyes were closed, Lumry said. He held her hand and hollered, 'Miss Knight!' She opened her eyes and asked, 'Who is that?' 'It's Andy.' 'Oh, Andy. Where am I at?' 'You're outside.' 'I'm outside?' 'Yes, ma'am. As a matter of fact, you're outside and laying on the driveway with your head busted open.' Knight asked Lumry to help her get up, but he knew that he shouldn't try. 'I didn't want to move her because of the amount of blood that was around her head,' he said. Her head was in a puddle of blood, Lumry said, and blood had trickled about 6 feet down the driveway. Knight asked Lumry to not call for an ambulance, but he dialed 911 anyway. While he waited for the first responders, he took a jacket from his truck and placed it on her. A fire truck arrived within 5 minutes and an ambulance within 10, Lumry said. One of the responders asked him, 'Who put this jacket on her?' Lumry, thinking he might have done something wrong, hesitated but acknowledged that he did. 'Good job, man,' he was told. Lumry later learned that the jacket might have prevented Knight from going into shock, which can be fatal. Lumry helped lift Knight onto the gurney. 'There was a fireman up at her shoulders and one down at her lower legs,' he said, 'but there wasn't nobody in the middle.' Lumry told her, 'Pardon me, Miss Knight, but I'm going to have to touch your butt.' Knight doesn't remember that moment, but she laughed at his recollection. She spent five days in St. Francis Hospital and two weeks in Muscogee Manor & Rehabilitation Center to stop the bleeding, ensure she had no other injuries and regain her strength. 'They wanted to make sure you weebled and wobbled but didn't fall down,' Lumry told her. When she heard the story of what happened, Knight told everyone she could that Lumry saved her life. 'I don't feel like that,' he said. 'I just feel that I did what any compassionate person should do, no matter who it is.' Lumry indeed has helped other folks in medical emergencies, but he considers Knight to be like his mother, who died 25 years ago. 'We're just really thankful he found her and so glad it was him,' Knight's oldest son, John, said on behalf of the family. 'He knows what to do in those situations, and he's a really smart guy.' Knight applied to the National Wildlife Federation for her home to be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. About 10 days after she returned home, she again was in her garden — and saw a double rainbow. 'This is what God gives me,' she said. ___ Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com
  • The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Night' game were: 1-9-5 (one, nine, five)
  • The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Night' game were: 2-9-9-1 (two, nine, nine, one)
  • The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 02-15-22-26-31 (two, fifteen, twenty-two, twenty-six, thirty-one) Estimated jackpot: $202,000
  • The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Jackpot Triple Play' game were: 14-16-22-37-43-46 (fourteen, sixteen, twenty-two, thirty-seven, forty-three, forty-six) Estimated jackpot: $550,000
  • The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 23-24-25-27-32 (twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty-two) Estimated jackpot: $150,000
  • It's official: There will be no repeat in Boston. The World Series champion Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th. A year after going 108-54 to win their third straight AL East title, the Red Sox (80-73) were knocked out during the ninth inning when Cleveland beat Philadelphia, around the time Mitch Moreland hit his second two-run homer. Boston lost eight of its opening 10 games and 13 of its first 19, then struggled to recover. After moving into second place on July 27 at 59-47, the Red Sox skidded to a season-worst eight-game losing streak. 'We were very inconsistent from the get-go and it just carried over throughout the season,' manager Alex Cora said. 'We never put (together) one of the stretches that we knew we could, but other teams were better — New York and Tampa in our division. They did an outstanding job.' There has not been a repeat World Series champion since the 1998-2000 New York Yankees. Ten of the last 18 champions failed to reach the playoffs in the year after their title. 'That's kind of the question we've been asking ourselves, why is it so difficult?' Boston starter Rick Porcello said. 'It takes a lot out of you to make a run and win the World Series. Maybe some carryover to that. Also, you've got a bullseye on your back. All those things are things you think you should be able to deal with, so it's hard to answer that really.' Tampa Bay (91-63) remained tied with Cleveland for the second AL wild card, two games behind Oakland. While the Red Sox have the highest payroll in the major leagues at $228 million, the Rays have the lowest at $66 million. 'We're learning a lot about ourselves right now in this environment,' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. 'It's the best environment that we can be in going forward.' Mike Brosseau and Daniel Robertson drew two-out walks in the 11th from Trevor Kelley (0-3), and Adames lined a single to left that scored pinch-runner Johnny Davis from second base. Diego Castillo (4-8) struck out Moreland with a runner on first to end the top of the 11th. Moreland put the Red Sox ahead 2-0 with his seventh-inning homer off Charlie Morton on an 0-2 pitch, then tied the score against Emilio Pagan with an opposite-field drive to left. 'It's just been an uphill battle the whole year,' Moreland said. 'We got off to a tough start and it seems like it kind of snow-balled on us.' Porcello gave up three hits over six scoreless innings. After a pair of walks by Darwinzon Hernandez in the seventh, pinch-hitter Nate Lowe grounded into a run-scoring forceout, Adames hit an RBI double off Marcus Walden and Josh Taylor threw a run-scoring wild pitch. Ji-Man Choi made it 4-2 on an eighth-inning RBI double off Andrew Cashner. Morton, bidding for a career-high 16th win, allowed two runs and five hits over 6 1/3 innings. 'For us to be down by a couple runs late in the game and comeback, it's gritty,' Morton said. Mookie Betts went 0 for 5 as a designated hitter in his return to Boston's lineup after missing a week with left foot inflammation. Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi came out in the third due to a bruised left thumb and will likely be sidelined for a few days. Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows was hitless in four at-bats, ending a 16-game hitting streak. REMEMBERING ROBERTO The Rays took part in Roberto Clemente Day. The team wore T-shirts honoring Clemente during batting practice and Clemente's son, Luis, threw the ceremonial first pitch. TRAINER'S ROOM Red Sox: OF J.D. Martinez (left groin tightness) could start Saturday night. ... Cora doesn't have a date for when LHP Chris Sale (left elbow inflammation) will resume throwing. Sale, rehabbing in Florida, spent time with teammates before the game. ... INF Michael Chavis (sprained left shoulder) will mostly likely be shutdown for the season. Rays: CF Avisaíl García left after six innings after feeling dizzy. Cash had no update postgame. ... INF Brandon Lowe, out since July 3 with a bruised right shin and later a strained left quadriceps, is to play in an instructional league game Saturday. UP NEXT Red Sox RHP Travis Lakins (0-1) will start a bullpen day Saturday night against Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (6-1), who will be making his third start since returning from a right forearm strain. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the 'Mega Millions' game were: 23-24-42-48-53, Mega Ball: 22, Megaplier: 2 (twenty-three, twenty-four, forty-two, forty-eight, fifty-three; Mega Ball: twenty-two; Megaplier: two) Estimated jackpot: $211 million
  • At its homecoming game Friday with Ed White, Oakleaf High School held an emotional tribute for a young man gone too soon. Sixteen-year-old Keondre Moss’ family was there as the packed house donned purple -- his favorite color -- and held a moment of silence and prayer. TRENDING:   Window decal allows Clay deputies to stop your car in the early-morning hours without cause Health inspectors found dozens of roaches at Little Caesars, Crafty Crab Missing woman who may have been carjacked by her boyfriend texted for help, JSO report says Minshew mania, Jalen Ramsey, Mike Tyson and a wedding at the Jags vs. Titans game Plan to change St. Augustine traffic patterns prompts concern from locals  As Action News Jax has been telling you, Moss died in a crash Monday that sent two of his friends to the hospital. On Friday, we saw one of the other crash victims for the first time out of the hospital.  Brian Ransom attended with his family in a wheelchair. Action News Jax spoke with Moss’ grandfather, Donald Moss, Sr. “He was a prince of a guy,” Moss said. “In my eyes, he stands nine feet tall.” It was a sea of purple in the stands, and on the field, players passed out flowers to his sister. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories Keondre Moss was especially close with his 3-year-old niece, Carter. “I call her Ms. Carter,” Moss Sr. said.  “She’s our inspiration, so much power in that little girl.  And Keondre was so gentle with her.  It was just amazing to see the two of them.” It was a night this family will never forget and one much bigger than football. “It’s a blessing to be here and see so much support,” Moss Sr. said.  “We’re so appreciative.” LLK: “Long live Keondre.” pic.twitter.com/htxAg47kEh — Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) September 20, 2019