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."
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual Twilight Criterium race will take place Saturday in Athens, rain or shine. “It may dampen spirits slightly, but everything will go on,” said Bill Overend, chair of the Athens Twilight Foundation. Cyclists have been taking part in the 80K race since 1980. The criterium wraps around downtown Athens and has grown from just 40 cyclists to now 150. Overand said the event has become a huge boost for downtown businesses and they will be prepared for the inclement weather.