The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.
The deal was announced Monday and ends Heyward's tenure with his hometown team.
The 25-year-old outfielder never lived up to expectations after a brilliant rookie season, when he homered in his first at-bat and was voted to the All-Star Game. This past season, he hit .271 with 11 homers, 58 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He also won his second Golden Glove.
Atlanta Track Club Rich Kenah, left, and Mizuno USA President Bob Puccini, right, flank 2014 Peachtree Road Race winner Christo Landry as he shows off the new Track Club singlet topped with Mizuno's logo.
The Atlanta Falcons released a map of their upcoming trip to London. The Telegraph of London, along with many Twitter followers, quickly pointed out that the map shows the team going not to London, not to England, but to somewhere near Madrid, Spain.
NFL side the Atlanta Falcons have been ridiculed after releasing a shockingly poor infographic about their trip to London. The Falcons will play the Detroit Lions at Wembley on Sunday, but hopefully any American fans making the journey won't be following this map.
This weekend, the 26th annual Atlanta Football Classic kicks off inside the Georgia Dome. The South Carolina State Bulldogs will meet the North Carolina A&T Aggies for the annual event featuring historically black colleges and universities.
But the annual event is more than just a game and entertainment.
Some will come for the game and others for the marching bands. And that’s exactly what organizers of the Atlanta Football Classic expect.
But, there’s another reason that comes to Bill Lamar’s mind when he sees a packed Georgia Dome.
Step onto Georgia State University's football field during practice and you won't be able to see GSU's blue helmets on the players' heads.
Instead, you'll see a white padded cover, called the Guardian Cap. It's a safety device that fits over the classic hard-shell helmet and it's specially designed to soften any blows to the head that players may experience on the field.
Attorney Gloria Allred (center) is flanked at a news conference Wednesday in Cobb County by Kristeena Spivey and Clarence Watley. Spivey says she witnessed injuries Rasheedah Watley allegedly suffered at the hands of NFL player Brandon Marshall. Clarence Watley is Rasheedah Watley's father.
Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is calling for the resignation of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. This latest chapter in the story of domestic violence issues involving NFL players has an Atlanta connection.
Allred’s call for Goodell’s resignation surrounds abuse allegations in Fulton County against NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall. In 2008, Marshall’s then-girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley, got a protective order against him. The next year, an Atlanta jury acquitted Marshall of misdemeanor battery charges.
Allred called for stricter standards for NFL investigations.
Civil Rights leaders are upset after the cancellation of a meeting they say was scheduled Wednesday morning between them and Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. The leaders say they were supposed to meet with Koonin following recent racial remarks made by Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry and a racially charged 2012 email from Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson. The email led Levenson to announce he plans to sell his majority ownership within the team.
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year.
The team did not provide any details of the discipline.
Atlanta's WSB-TV reported it obtained a letter from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. which cites Ferry telling the ownership group that Deng "has a little African in him" and was "a two-faced liar and cheat."
The majority owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks is selling his interest in the team. Bruce Levenson says an email he sent two years was inappropriate and offensive towards the team’s African American fans.
Labor Day weekend, 2014 marks the start of the college football season for metro Atlanta fans. Georgia State broke a 16-game losing streak, while Georgia Tech prepared for a challenging season, and UGA was touted as a possible national title contender. WABE's Denis O'Hayer got a preview of the season for each team from I.J. Rosenberg, president and publisher of Score Atlanta.
“It’s a very competitive culture particularly in the metro Atlanta for kids wanting to be in programs that are successful for recruiting purposes.” Horace Dunson, Head of DeKalb County Schools Athletics
In about a month, tens of thousands of runners will compete in the 45th annual AJC Peachtree Road Race. This year’s race is the men’s and women’s national 10K championship. That means the winners will be Americans, which hasn’t happened since 1995.
Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah says the invitational portion of the race will be different this year.
The Atlanta Falcons plan to look at companies both in and outside the region when they consider naming rights opportunities for its future $1.2 billion dollar stadium.
During an event held by Bloomberg News, Atlanta Falcons Chief Marketing and Revenue officer Jim Smith said the sports franchise will explore several different kinds of companies as it looks for those to partner with for stadium naming rights.
Arthur Blank (center) receives a high five from fans after announcing that a new MLS team will be coming to Atlanta. Accompanying Blank are MLS Commissioner Dan Garber (left) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (walking behind Garber and Blank).
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced today that he will be the owner of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise team being awarded to Atlanta. The new team, yet to be given a name and a logo, will play in the new Atlanta Falcons stadium beginning in 2017.
Blank made the announcement Wednesday afternoon flanked by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, and Georgia World Congress Center Authority executive director Frank Poe. MLS streamed the announcement live (video below):
On or around April 16, 2014, Major League Soccer is expected to announce that Atlanta will be awarded an expansion franchise, to begin play in 2017 in the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the major force behind the courtship of MLS. But Atlanta has had big-league soccer franchises before, including two bearing the name the Atlanta Chiefs, and two versions of the Atlanta Beat women's team.