“This afternoon, Danny Ferry requested, and I have approved, taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately.

Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

Justin Thomas takes over at QB for Georgia Tech

Justin Thomas is ready to take plenty of hits as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback. It's all part of the job in coach Paul Johnson's spread option offense.

Georgia, Clemson look to make early splash

College football's inaugural playoff is more than four months away. Still, it's never too early to start impressing the selection committee.

Black High School coaching pioneers honored by local sports group

From 1931 to the end of the era of the 1960s, six men held sway over the athletic programs of the city’s historically all-black high schools turning young boys to men and doing it with little more than the widow’s ...

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

Georgia coach Richt downplays off-field troubles

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A series of arrests. Players kicked off the team. It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Georgia Bulldogs, raising questions about the way coach Mark Richt runs the program. Richt insists there are no major issues, ...

Georgia Tech's Thomas plans to run triple-option

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas is planning to lead an attack that emphasizes the Yellow Jackets' traditional strength. That means Thomas can expect to line up under center, instead of in shotgun formations, which coach Paul ...

SIAC Moves Football Championship to Alabama

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) which includes Atlanta schools Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University is moving its annual conference championship game from Atlanta to Montgomery, Alabama.

Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

DEA probing alleged prescription drug abuse in NFL, source says

(CNN) -- The DEA is launching an investigation into claims that NFL players illegally have been given powerful painkillers, among other prescription drugs, to keep them on the field, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The Disappearing Black Coach In Major College Basketball

Just a handful of years after the tumultuous, racially charged era of the 1960s, Georgetown coach John Thompson peered over his shoulder during a game at McDonough Gym in Northwest. What the coach saw he’d never forget. Neither would many ...

World Cup: Is Team USA finished?

For about 13 minutes, Team USA sat at the top of its World Cup soccer group, ahead of the mighty Germany and star-powered Portugal.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

The San Diego Padres have confirmed on Twitter that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died.

The New Atlanta Stadium and the 31 percent

Representatives from a minority business association say they are concerned that minority participation in the building of the new Atlanta stadium may not reach the required 31 percent goal that is outlined in the Equal Business Opportunity Plan.