An investment group has plans to bring another women's soccer team to Atlanta. Here, United States' Abby Wambach, left, fights for the ball with Brazil’s Bruna Benites, right, during a 2014 final match of the International Women's Football Tournament at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.
Tony Casillas, right, a 1982-85 Oklahoma middle guard, and Tracy Rocker, a 1985-88 Auburn defensive tackle, second from right, join the 2004 College Football Hall of Fame Class at a National Football Foundation announcement in New York on Dec. 7, 2004.
Georgia coach Mark Richt has given promotions to assistants Tracy Rocker and Bryan McClendon.
Rocker, the defensive line coach, has been named associate head coach. McClendon, the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, was named assistant head coach.
Rocker's new title came after his first season at Georgia, following three years as defensive line coach for the NFL Tennessee Titans. Rocker, a former Auburn standout, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Atlanta Hawks officially announced today the entire basketball team is up for sale.
In a statement released Thursday, the Hawks said its three ownership groups have unanimously approved a plan to sell 100 percent of the team’s stakes, along with the Philips Arena operating rights. The sale will begin immediately.
The team has retained Goldman Sachs & Co. and Inner Circle Sports LLC to oversee the sale of the franchise and its assets.
Reports that the owners had planned to sell all of the team’s rights surfaced earlier this month.
John Smoltz lifts his hat to the crowd as he heads to the dugout during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at a Major League Baseball game April 22, 2008, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Smoltz reached his 3,000th career striking out during the inning.
John Smoltz has made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Baseball Writers Association of America elected the former Atlanta Brave on Tuesday along with fellow pitchers Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio will also be inducted into the 2015 class this spring.
Smoltz is the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history with 200 career wins as a starting pitcher and 150 career saves as a reliever.
Freshman Nick Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Georgia overcame an injury to starting quarterback Hutson Mason to beat 20th-ranked Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday night.
Chubb averaged 8 yards per carry and the Bulldogs (10-3) piled up 301 yards rushing against the nation's second-best run defense.
Mason threw for 149 yards and a touchdown before leaving with blurred vision in the second quarter with the Bulldogs ahead 20-7. He was replaced by Brice Ramsey, whose primary duty was to hand the ball off to Chubb.
The Atlanta Falcons today fired head coach Mike Smith, one day after the team squandered a chance at both the division title and a playoff spot.
At a press briefing Monday, Falcons owner Arthur Blank heaped praise on Smith and his seven years with the team, referring to him affectionately throughout by his nickname, “Smitty.” Blank said parting ways with the franchise’s most successful coach was not an easy decision for him.
A sports car manufacturer wants to build the first electric cars in Georgia. DeltaWing Technologies is looking at a three-wheeler that could cost $15,000.
You can buy the vehicle for yourself, but the idea is to be a car-sharing program – like Zipcar – but exclusively for electric cars. Gary Fong is the director of communications with DeltaWing. He’s not sure when the cars will be ready, but the company first has to build a manufacturing plant in Georgia.
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.