Louise Suggs, one of the founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, died last week at the age of 91.
The granddaughter of the owner of the Atlanta Crackers minor league baseball team, she grew up in Lithia Springs. Suggs not only helped start the first professional women’s sports organization in the world, but left behind a legacy as one of the best players in the game – regardless of gender.
On “A Closer Look,” Atlanta-based LPGA teaching pro Oneda Castillo discussed the legacy of Suggs, who in retirement lived on Sea Island.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Hazel Clark leads the final leg of the women's distance medley relay during the Penn Relays track and field meet in Philadelphia 2006. Clark is now the executive director of the Georgia Track Club.
She’s a three-time Olympian middle-distance runner and a seven-time winner of the USA Championship 800 meter race. Now Hazel Clark is putting those Olympic skills and experiences to work as the executive director of the Georgia Track Club.
The club is hosting a free health and fitness event for families at the Anderson Park Recreation Center in Atlanta on Saturday.
It’s official. A major league soccer complex will soon be built in DeKalb County on Memorial Drive near Interstate 285. On Tuesday, the DeKalb County Commission approved a $30 million practice facility and headquarters for Atlanta United FC.
About 200 county employees, several county commissioners, team owner Arthur Blank and members of the public celebrated the announcement.
Jason Longshore was one of those who showed up in support. He serves as chief development officer for Soccer in the Streets, a soccer organization for disadvantaged youth.
The second half of the Women’s National Basketball Season is underway, and while the Atlanta Dream is struggling on the court, the league has enjoyed modest growth in key business measurements.
On “A Closer Look,” WNBA president Laurel Richie, who was in Atlanta for Sunday’s Dream game against the defending champions Phoenix Mercury, said the league is a model of stability as it prepares to celebrate its 20th season in 2016.
And to whet fans' appetite for Saturday afternoons on the gridiron, the College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN and the Atlanta Sports Council are hosting a Huddle-Up Luncheon to take a look at the upcoming season.
Georgia Tech kicks off the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, hosting the Alcorn State Braves at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
UGA makes its debut two days later on Sept. 5, when they entertain the ULM Warhawks at Sanford Stadium.
Members of the Atlanta Police Department, or APD, and some of the youths in the metro area will play baseball at the Safe at Home game. The sporting event is a part of an initiative called L.E.A.D., which is the country’s first instructional play program for at-risk inner city youths to lead and transform their city.
The acronym for L.E.A.D. stands for Launch, Explore, Advise and Direct.
In this undated photo provided by the Banks County Sheriff's Office, Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball forward Mike Scott is shown. Police say Mike Scott is charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug.
Credit Courtesy of Banks County Sheriff's Office / Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges.
The Banks County sheriff's office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott's 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta.
A sheriff's news release says the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching 98 mph, before it finally pulled over. Deputies say they found more than an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA, commonly called Molly.
Andy Roddick is taking a break from retirement to play in this week's Atlanta Open.
He is playing doubles with his friend Mardy Fish, who is getting closer to retirement himself.
The 32-year-old Roddick says Atlanta served as the "bookends" of his career. It's where he won his first tour title in 2001 and his last in 2012. He retired in 2012 and says he now feels like "the kid who's too old to go back to the high school dance."
The Atlanta Falcons says the team is planning to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's platinum certification, the highest level of sustainable building certification, in the team's new stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium may be the greenest in the country once it's finished. The team says it’s planning to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's platinum certification, the highest level of sustainable building certification.
Officials with the 22nd franchise in Major League Soccer unveiled the team’s logo and colors on Tuesday.
“When we announced the club in 2014, I promised three things: to put a winning team on the field, to provide a great match day experience for our fans, and to entrench this club into the community. We’re on our way to fulfilling those promises, and I look forward to sharing the excitement of building this club with our incredible supporters,” team owner Arthur Blank said.
Team Africa beat Team USA to win the Peachtree Cup in an annual 10-kilometer run in Atlanta.
The first-place finish by Daniel Salel and a strong showing by Team Africa's three female runners cemented its win Saturday in the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The winners will earn a $42,000 prize.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the six members of Team Africa had the fastest combined time of 3:06:29. Team USA clocked in second at 3:07:35, followed by Team Europe at 3:09:49. The members of Team Asia finished the course in 3:15:58.
Team USA sits atop the women's soccer world after the Americans' third World Cup crown, but first since 1999.
In an offensive explosion rarely seen in soccer, the Americans scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes -- three on a hat trick by Carli Lloyd -- and routed Japan 5-2 for the Women's World Cup crown. That avenged a loss in the 2011 final when Japan won on penalty kicks. It was the highest-scoring final in Women's World Cup history.
"We just made history," Lloyd said moments after the win. "I was on a mission."
Thousands of people are preparing for the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race this weekend on Independence Day in Atlanta.
While most participants are wearing the usual running gear, like sneakers or jogging shoes, spectators might be surprised to see a few marathoners running barefoot – nothing between their feet and the pavement.
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll is leaving the team for the Toronto Raptors. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Carroll (5) during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs May 20 in Atlanta.
DeMarre Carroll is leaving the Atlanta Hawks to join the Toronto Raptors.
Carroll tweeted a picture of himself with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday and announced that he is headed to Toronto. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that it's a four-year deal worth $60 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not been announced. NBA rules prevent the deal from being signed until July 9.
It would be ideal if the lead owner of the Hawks called Atlanta home. An owner who has deep roots in a community is less likely to move the team somewhere else. Tony Ressler, the new principal owner of the Hawks, is a Los Angeles businessman.
The new principal owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Tony Ressler, closed the deal on the city's professional basketball team on June 24. At his first press conference, 24 hours later, the Los Angeles businessman said the team would now speak with one voice ... a marked contrast to the past owners, the Atlanta Spirit Group.
Atlanta has welcomed Ressler with open arms. He enters the scene as the new lead owner of the Hawks, without baggage and with great hopes.
The Atlanta Hawks have announced that Danny Ferry has stepped down as general manager of the team, ending an indefinite leave of absence that began in August following racially derogatory comments Ferry made.
Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said in a statement Monday announcing the move that Ferry is a "tremendous GM" and that he "is not a racist." Koonin added now that the Hawks have identified new owners, "the resolution of Danny's contract with existing ownership is appropriate."
The Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team is moving to Georgia.
Starting next year, the state’s first professional lacrosse team will be playing in the Gwinnett Center and changing their name to the Georgia Swarm.
In lacrosse, players wear helmets and run around with long sticks. These lacrosse sticks have a pouch at the end of them to catch a small rubber ball. The more times you can score the ball into the other team’s goal, the more points you win.
After a record-setting season, the Atlanta Hawks were brutally swept out of the NBA playoffs this week by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On “A Closer Look,” Atlanta sports journalist Sam Crenshaw assessed what went wrong in the Eastern Conference finals and what the team has to do to stay among the league’s elite.
Several free-agent signings are likely – Hawks starters DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap will be in the market – but Crenshaw thinks some of the most important decisions will be made in the front office.