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.
The 1957 championship ring belonging to former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, right (shown in 2010 with former Auburn coach Pat Dye) has been found. Dooley won the ring as an assistant coach at Auburn. It was stolen from his Athens home in 2011.
Former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley has reclaimed something he thought he'd never see again: The national championship ring he won while working as an assistant coach at Auburn University in 1957.
The ring was stolen from Dooley's home in Athens, Georgia, in 2011, and Dooley thought it was gone for good.
But the Athens Banner-Herald reports the ring showed up in a pawn shop last week in Athens.
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) during the second half in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs May 22 in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Hawks have cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation.
The players were at Philips Arena on Thursday for their final meetings after a historic 60-win season. Even though it ended with a four-game blowout by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference final, no one was hanging their heads two days after the final contest.
Considered by some as the greatest baseball player who ever lived, the myths surrounding baseball legend and Georgia native Tyrus Raymond Cobb, better known as Ty Cobb, are almost as epic as the man himself.
He’s been accused of hating northerners, various religions, African Americans and anyone else who was different from him.
He’s also been accused of hating his teammates as well as opposing team members. He’s been criticized for his aggressive behavior on and off the field, his attitude and his drive and ambition.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday in Atlanta.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, speaks with an injured Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) as Carroll is helped of the court during the second half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs Wednesday in Atlanta.
LeBron James scored 31 points and J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
Intent on bringing Cleveland its first NBA title, James sealed the victory with a soaring dunk in the final minute. But Smith was the one who ignited the Cavaliers, going 8 of 12 from 3-point range.
Al Horford snatched away an offensive rebound and dropped in the winning basket with 1.9 seconds left after Dennis Schroder's drive to the basket was blocked by John Wall, giving the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
For many American kids — and adults — nothing says spring like the sound of a bat connecting with a baseball.
Kenny James knows this sound well. He’s a former professional baseball player who played with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for two years. But for over a decade now, James has been a professional travel youth baseball coach.
In this Atlanta Sound, we walk onto the field with Coach James and his team, the K. J. Lions.
Online multiplayer video game competitions, also known as esports, have grown more mainstream over the past decade. Last month, the channel ESPN2 even aired a tournament of the game "Heroes of the Storm." A genre of the games used in esports known as multiplayer online battle arenas, or MOBAs for short, usually involve a sort of fantasy battlefield, where players fight as avatars, or "champions."
The National Football League suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game.
The league also indefinitely suspended the two equipment staffers believed to have carried out the plan, including one who called himself "The Deflator."
Washington Wizards guard Ramon Sessions (7) loses the ball as he goes up for a basket against Atlanta Hawks forward Pero Antic (6) during the first half of game two in the second round of an NBA playoff series basketball game, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Atlanta.
Old-school boxing fans may disagree, but Saturday’s highly anticipated welterweight championship fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is being dubbed the biggest event in the history of the sport.
The money top rookies earn in the National Football League is eye-popping, and the temptations to spend it quickly are hard to resist.
But Jason Pace, an Atlanta-based financial adviser whose clients include professional football players, says that the eight- and sometimes nine-figure contracts signed by some of best players taken in the NFL draft can be a mirage.
“The first thing we do is tell them to slow down,” Pace said on “A Closer Look.” His goal is to help educate his clients and to “make them good stewards of their money.”
Next summer marks the 20 year anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Atlanta was the last American city to host the summer games, but Boston wants to change that.
Boston organizers are preparing to launch a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but a majority of city residents do not support the effort. A poll by Boston’s NPR station WBUR found more than 50 percent of registered voters oppose the campaign.
The Atlanta Hawks were beat by the Brooklyn Nets in game four of the NBA playoff series Monday. In this photo Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) goes to the basket as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) defends in the first half of an NBA playoff basketball game April 19, 2015, in Atlanta.
Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece.
The Nets, just 38-44 in the regular season, won the second straight in the series and moved two victories from becoming the sixth No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 — only the fourth since the first round became best-of-seven.