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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.

Georgia Tech, Georgia Athletes Passing Muster

Georgia Tech has earned its highest score on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report and Georgia has improvements in 10 sports, including men's basketball.

NBA Fines Hawks For Tampering

The Atlanta Hawks and two other teams have been fined an undisclosed amount by the NBA for tampering. A league spokesman says a memo was sent to teams informing them of the penalties, but didn't say which clubs were punished or provide the amount of the fines.