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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. The tool is used by the NCAA to measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.

NBA Fines Hawks For Tampering

The Atlanta Hawks and two other teams have been fined an undisclosed amount by the NBA for tampering. The Hawks said Monday they were one of the sanctioned teams, saying they "fully understand and respect the NBA's decision."

New Faces At Ga. Pigskin Preview

There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.

Ex-NBA Guard Charged In Fatal Accident

Authorities say former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide in a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta. Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen says the 46-year-old Blaylock is also charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain his lane in the Friday crash.

Mercer Will Join Southern Conference

Mercer University's athletic teams will compete in the Southern Conference starting in the fall of 2014, meaning the school will be able to start offering athletic scholarships.

NFL Loans Falcons $200M

NFL owners have approved a $200 million loan for construction of a new stadium in Atlanta. The Falcons received the money Tuesday at the NFL's spring meetings. The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion.

Hawks Considering Coach Options

More than a week after getting bounced from the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are still trying to figure out who's going to coach them next season. It might be Larry Drew, their coach the last three seasons. General Manager Danny Ferry has made it clear it also could be someone else.

Book Explores Wildcats' Slump

Despite a rocky recovery, the Wildcats are showing that football isn't just about wins and losses. The program still unites the community and gives students discipline, drive and skills needed on and off the turf.

Remembering Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb, who grew up near Royston in northeast Georgia, has been called the best baseball player who ever lived. But his legacy is tainted by violence. His grandson has written a book about Cobb called Heart Of A Tiger.

Security Enhanced For Peachtree Road Race

City leaders and organizers of the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race say they will be taking enhanced security measures for the annual race in the wake of the bombings at the Boston marathon.

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