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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Hawks embrace ball-sharing system

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Hawks hammered by Raptors

ATLANTA - A matchup of the Eastern Conference's top teams turned into rout as Toronto opened the second half of the season with a surprisingly lopsided 105-80 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Hawks win battle of NBA's best

ATLANTA - Atlanta's balance overcame Golden State's one-two backcourt punch as Jeff Teague scored 23 to lead seven players in double figures and the Hawks beat the Warriors 124-116 on Friday night ...
By Charles Odum

South Carolina women rout Georgia

Bianca Cuevas scored 16 points and top-ranked South Carolina protected its undefeated record by beating No. 22 Georgia 58-35.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Quinn has plan for Atlanta Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
By Charles Odum

Blank believes Falcons cheated on noise

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Tuesday he has seen enough of the NFL's investigation of fake crowd noise at Atlanta's home games to acknowledge wrongdoing.
By Charles Odum

Patient Falcons get their man in Dan Quinn

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' long wait for new leadership on the field finally ended Monday when Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was named the team's coach.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

5 years for new Falcon coach

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the negotiations says Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has agreed to a five-year deal to become the Atlanta Falcons coach.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Hawks run win streak to 19 games

ATLANTA — The 76ers’ decision to “let it fly” with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks’ winning streak. Al Horford’s clutch play in the closing minutes helped keep the streak alive.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Hawks pull away, extend streak to 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Hawks win 13th in a row

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th consecutive game, one shy of tying the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Falcons' coaching search could turn into waiting game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' coach search could become a waiting game if their top candidate is Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Bowles takes Jets job; Falcons' search continues

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have to recast their coaching search after Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles called off a second interview.
By Charles Odum

Falcons continue coach search

ATLANTA - With Rex Ryan no longer an option, three defensive coordinators, including Arizona's Todd Bowles, might lead the Atlanta Falcons' coach search.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Georgia's Schottenheimer expects "an easy fit" with Bulldogs

New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he expects "an easy fit" in Georgia's pro-style offense.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Hawks owners approve sale

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market. The team's owners said Thursday they have unanimously approved a plan to sell all shares. The sale would include operating rights to Philips Arena, ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Hawks continue torrid play

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-86 on Wednesday night to continue their strong play against Western Conference teams.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Smoltz, three others elected to baseball hall of fame

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Carolina crushes Atlanta to capture NFC South title

ATLANTA - Roman Harper and Tre Boston returned interceptions for touchdowns as Carolina's defense led the Panthers to a 34-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Falcons, Panthers to settle NFC South

ATLANTA - The Panthers-Falcons winner-take-all game for the NFC South title is a strange affair.
By Charles Odum
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