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.
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."