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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
SPORTS
April 17, 2013
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22, and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the host Hawks, 113-96, Tuesday night. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.     McGrady a Spur The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran forward Tracy McGrady as the playoffs approach. The 33-year-old McGrady is a seven-time all-star. He has played for Toronto, Orlando, Houston, the New York Knicks, Detroit, and Atlanta in his career.
SPORTS
January 24, 2013
The Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 104-92 win Wednesday night over the Charlotte Bobcats. Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Korver added 21 for the Hawks, who led most of the way by a comfortable margin. Charlotte cut the lead to seven with 5 minutes and 40 seconds remaining, but that would be it.   Howard leaving L.A.?   In yet another setback for the sinking Lakers, word is that a disgruntled Dwight Howard may not be staying in Los Angeles.
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September 1, 1993 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
There is unraveling. And there is undressing. In the dog days of August, with his team in need of a reason to believe, Giants ace Bill Swift has done both. Six days after being chased from his own park in the fifth inning of a 9-1 Atlanta win and pitching in the opener of this crucial three-game series against the Braves, Swift took a no-hitter and a one-run lead into the fourth inning at Fulton County Stadium last night, and stripped down faster than you can say Madonna. He allowed five runs on five hits in that inning, falling behind on virtually every batter he faced.
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April 30, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
The U.S. Olympic Committee yesterday selected Atlanta as its candidate to host the 1996 Summer Olympics. Atlanta, making its initial bid to host an Olympiad, was chosen over Minneapolis-St. Paul in a silent vote by the USOC Executive Board. After receiving interest from 14 cities in January 1987, the USOC eventually narrowed the field to the two finalists before making its decision. Atlanta will join Toronto, Athens and Belgrade, Yugoslavia, as the only cities that have submitted bids to host the 1996 Games.
SPORTS
July 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Kevin Correia arched his back and lifted his head to the sky after Atlanta's Alex Wood smacked his fastball to the outfield, leading off the fourth inning of a 9-5 Phillies loss Saturday night at Turner Field. If yielding a hit to the opposing pitcher was not bad enough, it was about to get worse. The line drive sailed past Jeff Francoeur, who was positioned in shallow right field. Odubel Herrera hustled to the warning track, but the ball fell out of the centerfielder's glove when he reached to retrieve it. Wood was safe at third.
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December 12, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - The 76ers had every right to consider themselves a hot basketball team, with two wins in their past three games. Problem was, last night they ran into an even hotter team. The Atlanta Hawks won their eighth straight game for the first time since 1997 by pinning a 95-79 decision on the Sixers. Though their offense wasn't exactly humming, the Hawks' defense that has been so good of late was. In the first 13 games of the season, Atlanta (15-6) allowed an average of 104.3 points a game.
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January 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE ATLANTA Hawks took a fast-paced approach to ending their worst slump of the season: Run, run and then run some more. Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Hawks beat visiting Brooklyn, 109-95, on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak. The Hawks, who had lost six of seven, played without leading scorer Josh Smith. The forward was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for "conduct detrimental to the team" following an incident in practice Tuesday.
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December 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks 127, 76ers 106. The first 26 games were probably enough evidence. But the Sixers made it more obvious on a night when they surrendered the most points of the season: They're on pace to finish with the worst record in NBA history. Despite solid performances from several players, the Sixers suffered another lopsided loss. This one was delivered by the Hawks at Philips Arena. "We had 24 turnovers," coach Brett Brown said. "We shot 52 percent from the floor.
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September 16, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ATLANTA – Wasn't it hilarious Sunday night, watching the Giants and Cowboys outblunder each other? Nearly fell off the couch laughing, didn't you? That would be the same couch you tried to heave through the living room window at halftime last night, with the Eagles – so obviously the cream of the NFC East, until they actually had to go out and play -- fortunate to be down "only" 17 points in what became a 26-24 season-opening loss to the host Atlanta Falcons, who began the evening as slight underdogs.
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August 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - Maikel Franco batted four times in Friday night's loss to Atlanta. He saw four pitches. He made four outs. But, after the game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin could find no fault. He has preached discipline to his young lineup, a group that swings at a higher percentage of pitches than any other in the National League, according to FanGraphs. The Braves threw Franco four first-pitch fastballs. Three of them were probably strikes, and the other was a borderline pitch.
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May 13, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - The worst offense in baseball studied the opposing starter, Jerad Eickhoff, and sought to exploit his most glaring weakness. Righthanders batted .180 against the young Phillies pitcher. Lefties were a robust .312. So Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, limited by an unthinkably inept lineup, stacked his batting order with six lefthanded hitters - some of them old, others young, most slumping. In a 5-1 Phillies loss Wednesday night, that collection of hitters gashed Eickhoff, who looked adrift for much of the night.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia-based real estate investment firm Rubenstein Partners has bought the 985,490-square-foot Interstate North Office Park in Atlanta for about $90 million, the company said in a release on Friday. The 11-building complex, now 60 percent leased, sits on 67 acres beside the Atlanta Braves' new SunTrust Park baseball stadium, around which a mixed-use development is being built. Interstate North's previous owner was the U.S. real-estate-investment division of Dutch insurance giant Aegon.
SPORTS
February 29, 2016 | ASOCIATED PRESS
HAMPTON, Ga. - Check another one off the list for Kyle Busch. Less than 24 hours after losing the Sprint Cup pole, Busch claimed his first Xfinity Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. Busch and Kyle Larson pulled away from the field after the final yellow flag. Larson closed the gap to about a half-second in the closing laps, but the rally ended when he got caught up briefly behind the lapped car of Ryan Preece. Busch crossed the line 0.466 seconds ahead of Larson, then did his customary burnout and bow in front of the main grandstand, holding the checkered flag.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. disclosed plans Tuesday for gigabit services in Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, and Miami. The turbocharged Xfinity Internet service will first be available in early 2016 in Atlanta and Nashville. Detroit, Chicago, and Miami will follow later in 2016. Comcast did not release pricing. Most Comcast Internet customers today purchase a 50-megabit-per-second service that's one-twentieth the speed of a gigabit. The Philadelphia area is not part of Comcast's initial gigabit rollout.
SPORTS
January 9, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The Atlanta Hawks can always count on the 76ers. For the second time this season, the Hawks headed into a matchup with the Sixers riding a losing streak. And just like before, Atlanta used the Sixers to get a much-needed victory. They prevailed, 126-98, Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center to snap a two-game skid. The Hawks (22-15) ended a three-game losing streak with a 127-106 victory over the Sixers on Dec. 16. "We played with no spirit tonight," coach Brett Brown said.
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January 8, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
THERE ARE many catchphrases that litter Brett Brown's quotes, but none is thrown around more than "good to great. " Brown says the phrase was created by Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs and it was attached to how the coaches saw the offense running. An open 18-footer is a good shot, but a pass to a cutter for a layup is a great one. Good to great. And if you've watched Golden State or Atlanta, you can see it is spreading. Mike Budenholzer was with Brown for those years in San Antonio, both assistants to Popovich.
NEWS
December 29, 2015
ATLANTA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone yesterday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social-media sites said it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in one calendar year. The passenger earning the distinction is Larry Kendrick of Gulfport, Miss., who will receive a Nissan Altima, two Delta round-trip tickets and a $500 gift card.
SPORTS
December 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks 127, 76ers 106. The first 26 games were probably enough evidence. But the Sixers made it more obvious on a night when they surrendered the most points of the season: They're on pace to finish with the worst record in NBA history. Despite solid performances from several players, the Sixers suffered another lopsided loss. This one was delivered by the Hawks at Philips Arena. "We had 24 turnovers," coach Brett Brown said. "We shot 52 percent from the floor.
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September 21, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DECLARING the Eagles "out of the X-play business" was easier said than done, first-year defensive backfield coach Cory Undlin discovered Monday night in Atlanta. "Is that the way we pictured it? No. But it is what it is now. Nothing I can do about it. Nothing the players can do about. So we watched the tape, we talked about what we need to get better at, and we came out and practiced to get better at it," Undlin said Thursday, after his group allowed five 20-plus-yard completions against the Falcons.
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