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It's Official, Major League Soccer Is Coming To Atlanta

Red, white, and gold -- they were the original colors of the Atlanta Falcons, and now they will represent Atlanta's new Major League Soccer team. After weeks of speculation, Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirmed Wednesday evening he is founding an MLS team.

UGA's Swim Team Allegations Could Have Long Term Effects

The NCAA is considering serious sanctions against the University of Georgia swim team, but the trouble could trickle down to the rest of the athletic program.

Analyst: Major League Soccer Would Do Well In Atlanta

A Major League Soccer franchise would do well in Atlanta, according to soccer commentator Ives Galarcep of the widely-read website

Savannah Sand Gnats Gear Up For Possible Final Season At Grayson Stadium

The crack of a baseball bat is a familiar and exciting sound on spring nights in Savannah, home of the Sand Gnats.

Elation Segues To Disappointment As Mercer Basketball Falls To Tennessee Following Duke Upset

Mercer University basketball fans are back down to earth after the Bears lost to the University Tennessee by 20 points Sunday night. Just 48 hours earlier Mercer, was the talk of the sports world after upsetting Duke University in the NCAA tournament.

Mercer Stuns Duke 78-71 In NCAA Basketball Tournament Upset

They're calling it a "bracket-buster." No. 14 seed Mercer University defeated No. 3 seed Duke University in Raleigh, N.C. Friday afternoon in a stunning NCAA tournament upset.

Mercer Basketball To Face Duke In The Bears' First NCAA Tournament Since 1985

The last time Mercer University basketball took any part in March Madness, REO Speedwagon’s "Can't Fight This Feeling" was on top of the charts — March, 1985 to be exact.

Study of Savannah Sand Gnats' Future Home May Move Ahead

Savannah officials are preparing to seek bids this week for a study to weigh future options for the Sand Gnats baseball stadium. The CEO of the company that owns the minor league team wants the city to build a new ballpark to replace historic Grayson Stadium.

Concussion Controversy: Return To Play May Be Just The Beginning

Starting January 1, 2014 student athletes will be better protected in gyms and on playing fields across Georgia. At least, that is the goal behind the Return to Play Act.

Atlanta Braves' Bobby Cox Heads To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday.