Stories by Charles Odum

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Civil rights leaders 'offended' after Hawks cancel meeting

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks canceled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA - The fallout from racially charged comments by Atlanta Hawks' leadership continued on Tuesday as general manager Danny Ferry was disciplined for making inflammatory remarks about Luol Deng.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Hawks owner admits racial statement, will sell team share

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt "to bridge ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Braves break out of slump in win over Phillies

ATLANTA - Rookie Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped the Atlanta Braves break out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Phillies shut down Braves' offense again

ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Phillies shut out the Braves.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Gordon believes Stewart can be a contender at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Falcons haven't filled all their starting spots

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are looking for starters to emerge at offensive right tackle and nickel back in their final preseason game.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Jackson returns to practice for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Steven Jackson practiced for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to play.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Yellow Jackets hope for turnaround

Paul Johnson's first two years at Georgia Tech are looking better and better - and increasingly distant in the past.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon last season. Eight months later, he is back.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Braves complete sweep of A's

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Braves topple A's again

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Braves' offense breaks out in win over A's

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of the interleague series.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Dodgers beat Braves in series finale

ATLANTA - Dee Gordon had three hits and scored four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thurs­day.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Falcons back proves his worth

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play with the Falcons, has a chance to show he deserves playing time.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Wood, Braves take series from Nationals

ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7⅓ innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Ryan, Tannehill start strong on opening drives

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Falcons' players mix it up again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Yellow Jackets going back to offense basics

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas is planning to lead an attack that emphasizes the Yellow Jackets' traditional strength.
By Charles Odum
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