Stories by Paul Newberry

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hawks turn it around against Boston, take 3-2 series lead

ATLANTA - Kent Bazemore sparked a stunning turnaround with three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks reclaimed the upper hand in their playoff series against the ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 22, 2016

Newberry: NASCAR going in wrong direction

At a time when other sports are leading the charge toward a brighter social future, the good ol’ boys seem intent on returning us to a more divisive era.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hawks take 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA - The Hawks held the Boston Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and holding on despite an ugly ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hawks holds off Celtics in Game 1

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague stymied another big Boston comeback, taking matters into his own hands in the closing minutes to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-101 victory over the Celtics in Game 1 of the ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 15, 2016

Playoffs have different feel for Hawks, Celtics

ATLANTA - For both the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics, the NBA playoffs feel a lot different than they did a year ago.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Braves face bleak 2016, bright future

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are looking forward to a shiny new stadium and the bounty of a replenished farm system. First, they must get through 2016.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 1, 2016

Newberry: Woods' greatness is now in past tense

Something is missing at this dawning of spring: Tiger Woods in his prime.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Georgia takes swimming and diving national title

ATLANTA - Georgia won the NCAA women's swimming and diving championship for the third time in four years, holding off Stanford and defending champion California on Saturday night.
By Paul Newberry

Newberry: LaRoche case has no bad guys

This is a debate with no bad guys. Kudos to Adam LaRoche for wanting to spend time with his son. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with the White Sox saying “Bring Your Child To Work ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Francoeur feels less pressure in second stint with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur is the first to concede that his career hasn't gone quite as expected. From the cover of Sports Illustrated at 21 to battling for a job at 32, it's been a long, ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Braves' rotation likely to go through growing pains

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In the tunnel leading to the dugout at the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, there are pictures of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. My, how times have changed.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Johnson earns 76th career Cup win in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jimmie Johnson smoked his tires crossing the finish line, celebrating another win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Then he realized what it really meant. Johnson stuck his hand out of the ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Dillon looks to make good impression in substitute role

HAMPTON, Ga. - As an heir in one of stock car racing's royal families, Ty Dillon longs to have a Sprint Cup ride of his own. For now, he'll have to settle for being a NASCAR sub.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Curry, Warriors beat Hawks after blowing big lead

ATLANTA - Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to 50 wins, beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 on Monday night after squandering a ...
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Standing pat: Hawks let deadline pass without major trade

After many questions about the future of the team, the Atlanta Hawks let the trade deadline pass without making any major deals. Little-used Shelvin Mack and Justin Holiday are dealt away, while ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Hawks facing tough decision at trade deadline

ATLANTA - After claiming top seed in the East a season ago, the Atlanta Hawks have been a bit of a disappointment this season. Naturally, that makes them a center of trade talks with the NBA ...
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Rebuilding Braves brace for 'hard' year

ATLANTA - Even with the eternal promise of spring training, it's hard to get excited about the Atlanta Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Falcons GM, coach ready to get back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his first public comments since keeping his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff had coach Dan Quinn by his side. That was only appropriate.
By Paul Newberry

Mistakes prove costly to Hawks

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers won again without Blake Griffin, holding off the mistake-prone Atlanta Hawks 85-83 on Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech's lack of success in men's basketball is a mystery

Why Georgia Tech isn't more successful is one of college basketball's big mysteries.
By Paul Newberry
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