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Georgia Southern Studies Concussion Risks

Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players.

Braves Propose Maglev Train

The Atlanta Braves are studying the idea of creating a new train to take fans from downtown Atlanta to Turner Field.

Alternate Site For Falcons Stadium?

Attention is shifting to a second site for a stadium that would be the new home for the Atlanta Falcons. A deadline to buy two churches on the stadium's preferred site is just over a week away, and no deal with the congregations has been reached.

Football Player's Death Linked To Tumor

The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner says a brain tumor caused the death of a northeast Georgia high school football player. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 17-year-old Jordan Bracken-Howley died suddenly Monday morning at his father's house in Lawrenceville.

Atlanta Impresses Soccer Organizers

The organizers of an international soccer tournament that recently stopped in Atlanta say they can see the city hosting bigger matches in the future.

Crash Survivor Leaves Hospital

The lone survivor in a south Georgia crash that killed three high school football players has returned home.

Runners Enjoy Wet Peachtree Road Race

Rain held off for most of the morning Wednesday as tens of thousands of runners lined up at the start of the Peachtree Road Race. The 10K course stretches 6.2 miles from Buckhead to midtown Atlanta.

Security Plans Extensive For Peachtree Road Race

Police say nearly every section of the Peachtree Road Race will be under the watch of surveillance cameras and officers from multiple agencies in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Historic Church Rejects City Buyout

One of two historic Atlanta churches near the site of a proposed new NFL stadium has rejected the city's initial offer for its land. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city offered $13.5 million, but the Friendship Baptist Church countered with $24.5 million.

Radio Hosts Mocked Ex-Player, Fired

A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease.

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