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2 shot after party at Atlanta hotel connected to CNN Center

Dec. 9, 2018 7:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a "highly intoxicated" man shot two people inside a downtown Atlanta hotel that is connected to CNN's headquarters. Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the victims had been trying to help 31-year-old Sedarius Dennis...

Alston, Moore help Georgia Tech rout Florida A&M

Dec. 9, 2018 5:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Alston scored 15 points, freshman reserve Khalid Moore came out of almost nowhere to add a career-high 14 on a perfect shooting afternoon, and Georgia Tech's defense clamped down on Florida A&M on Sunday as the Yellow Jackets dominated the Rattlers 73-40. Moore sought no special...

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta's 1st title since '95

Dec. 9, 2018 12:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy. It's a familiar scene at the end of any season. Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . The title drought in over in...

Collins leads Hawks past Nuggets 106-98

Dec. 8, 2018 11:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins was most pleased that Atlanta avenged a blowout loss to Denver. Collins scored a career-high 30 points, and Vince Carter and DeAndre' Bembry came off the bench to fuel a third-quarter rally that helped the Hawks beat the Nuggets 106-98 on Saturday night. Collins thought back to...

Atlanta United wins MLS Cup, beating Portland Timbers 2-0

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United wins MLS Cup, beating Portland Timbers 2-0.

United goes for a real rarity: a championship in Atlanta

Dec. 8, 2018 3:22 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta United reached Saturday's MLS Cup final, the 2-year-old soccer team moved to the cusp of a truly rare accomplishment. The last big league championship in this city was captured on Oct. 28, 1995 , when the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World...

Georgia Tech hires Temple's Geoff Collins to replace Johnson

Dec. 7, 2018 9:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach. Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last 11...

MLS commissioner wants to become more of 'selling league'

Dec. 7, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a model...

Falcons' Julio Jones returns, expected to play at Packers

Dec. 7, 2018 6:17 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had limited participation on Friday and is expected to play in Sunday's game at Green Bay. Jones was removed from Atlanta's injury report. Backup tight end Logan Paulsen...

Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

Dec. 7, 2018 5:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship. It sure has been a while. Atlanta hasn't won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series . A 2-year-old soccer team has a chance to end the drought when Atlanta United hosts the...