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Column: Atlanta tries to transform itself into Winnersville

Oct. 28, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

Stephen King could've written “Misery” about an Atlanta sports fan. That would've been a truly horrifying tale. From Jim Leyritz to 28-3, from DeVonta Smith to losing not one, but two NHL teams to western Canada, Georgia's sports history is filled...

Rookie TE Pitts off to dynamic start with improved Falcons

Oct. 28, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hard to believe Kyle Pitts is a rookie. The guy looks like he's been around the NFL for years. Just six games into his pro career, Pitts has already become one of the league's most dynamic weapons for the Atlanta Falcons. ...

With Manfred's support, Braves bring chop to World Series

Oct. 28, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the World Series shifts to Atlanta, some TV viewers may be offended to see Braves fans still chopping and chanting in force. After teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball have dropped names considered racist and offensive to Native Americans the...

World Series short on drama so far shifts scene to Atlanta

Oct. 28, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — His day on the diamond almost done, Jose Altuve walked over to a clutch of Astros fans clustered behind the netting down the right field line at Minute Maid Park. For five minutes, he autographed World Series programs, No. 27 jerseys and other items, many...

Atlanta school marks new name after students demanded change

Oct. 28, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta high school is marking its new name and a larger building after students said the old name was offensive and pushed to remove it. Midtown High School hosted a ceremony this week to highlight the new name of the former Henry W. Grady High...

Araújo, Martínez help Atlanta United beat Inter Miami 2-1

Oct. 27, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Luiz Araújo had a goal and an assist and Josef Martínez also scored to help Atlanta United beat Inter Miami 2-1 on Wednesday night. Martínez slipped behind the defense and ran onto a perfectly timed through ball by Araújo and rolled in a one-touch...

2 Georgia law officers indicted in man's 2016 shooting death

Oct. 26, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief...

World Series a father-and-son family affair for Snitkers

Oct. 26, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — No matter how this year’s World Series ends, a Snitker will get a championship ring. This edition of the Fall Classic is a family affair with Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker in the dugout opposite his son, Houston Astros co-hitting coach Troy...

2-time WNBA executive of year Padover named Atlanta Dream GM

Oct. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have announced the hiring of Dan Padover as general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations, with former interim head coach Darius Taylor taking over as assistant GM. The appointments Monday round out the leadership...

Georgia redistricting to diminish rural lawmakers, influence

Oct. 26, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Redistricting is like a game of musical chairs. Some of the 180 seats in Georgia's state House and the 56 seats in the state Senate are going to get shifted to fast-growing regions around metro Atlanta and Savannah when a special session starts next week...