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.
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.
September 1, 1993 |
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.
April 30, 1988 |
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.
July 6, 2015 |
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.
December 12, 2014 |
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.
January 18, 2013 |
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.
December 18, 2015 |
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.
September 16, 2015 |
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.
February 1, 2012
Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin seasonal non-stop daily flights between Atlantic City and Atlanta on May 17. The flight will continue from Atlanta to Dallas-Fort Worth, without changing aircraft. The Miramar, Fla.-based airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $28.79 from Atlantic City to Atlanta, through midnight Thursday, Feb. 2, for specific dates on its website, www.spirit.com . Spirit said it will resume daily nonstop flights through Sept.