Russell Wilson put off watching film for an extra hour to join Peyton and Eli Manning and provide commentary on the alternate “Monday Night Football” broadcast as the Ravens-Raiders thriller went to overtime.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two touchdown connections in the Super Bowl, then two more in a season-opening victory.
The long-running Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski show rolls on with no real signs of slowing down.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have new incentive to take care of business in the National League East as quickly as possible.
The Braves don't want their playoff status to be determined by a makeup game against a Colorado Rockies team which has been tough to beat at Truist Park.
ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County have picked a former Atlanta City Council president to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most populous county.
Jalen Hurts won over the city of Philadelphia with one outstanding performance.
Now he gets to play in front of a packed stadium at home for the first time knowing how well he played last week won’t matter.
ATLANTA (0-1) at TAMPA BAY (1-0)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Buccaneers by 11½, according to FanDuel SportsBook
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Clemson is looking for some consistency on offense. Facing Georgia Tech the past few years has typically helped the Tigers find it.
Clemson (1-1) has won the past six games in the series, the past three in dominant fashion including a 73-7 drubbing last year in Atlanta.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Swastikas and messages praising Adolph Hitler have appeared at two high schools this month in a large public school system in the Atlanta suburbs, school officials said.
Someone scrawled a swastika and “Heil Hitler” on a bathroom door at Lassiter High School, school officials reported Wednesday.
Colorado Rockies (68-78, fourth in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (76-68, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Thursday, 12:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (12-10, 3.88 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 167 strikeouts) Braves: Ian Anderson (7-5, 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 107 strikeouts)
DC United (10-10-4) vs. Atlanta United FC (8-7-9)
Atlanta; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Atlanta United FC -109, DC United +289, Draw +259; over/under is 2.5 goals
ATLANTA (AP) — Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley knew the wet conditions were going to make it tough to grip the ball. That didn't stop him and the Colorado bullpen from shutting down the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored a goal in each half and Atlanta United beat Cincinnati 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Luiz Araújo opened the scoring for Atlanta (8-7-9) in the fifth minute, dribbling past two defenders near midfield and racing down the right side to bend it past goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government entities from mandating vaccines.
ATLANTA (AP) — A former cast member on the reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme and related charges involving a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan application.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Following a dismal offensive debut, the Atlanta Falcons seek comfort in knowing there are still 16 games to play.
Then again, how many more seasons are left for quarterback Matt Ryan, now 36?
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb where a building partially collapsed during a weekend explosion, sending four people to the hospital.
Colorado Rockies (67-78, fourth in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (76-67, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (4-9, 4.11 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 93 strikeouts) Braves: Huascar Ynoa (4-5, 3.22 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 78 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are playing the role of spoilers as they face NL East contenders on the road. Brendan Rodgers likes the vibe.
“These are big games for us," Rodgers said. “We’re playing good ball right now after taking three of four from Philly.
ATLANTA (AP) — At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the primates, officials said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons, citing particular concern about violence.
Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the department's civil rights division, said the investigation will be comprehensive but will focus on “harm to prisoners resulting from prisoner-on-prisoner violence.” It will also look into sexual abuse of gay, lesbian and transgender prisoners by both prisoners and staff.
Colorado Rockies (66-78, fourth in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (76-66, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Jon Gray (7-10, 4.25 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 133 strikeouts) Braves: Touki Toussaint (3-2, 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (RNS) — “I believe very strongly in my faith,” Republican Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said at an August fundraising event. If you believe in eternal life, he explained to attendees, “you don’t have to be so scared of things.”
Fresh off a convincing win in his NFL coaching debut, Nick Sirianni rocked a “Dawg Mentality” T-shirt to his video conference Monday and reminded everyone not to get carried away with one game.
The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Atlanta Falcons in 32-6 victory Sunday and will host the 49ers this week.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' problem in their lopsided season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was not the fact they had a rookie coach.
The Falcons' problem was they played like a rookie team, especially on offense.
How difficult is achieving a successful debut in the NFL? Ask Urban Meyer and Arthur Smith, new head coaches whose teams looked as if they were still in spring workouts.
FC Cincinnati (4-10-8) vs. Atlanta United FC (7-7-9)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Atlanta United FC -175, FC Cincinnati +450, Draw +310; over/under is 2.5 goals
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston and the hurricane-displaced Saints looked right at home in northeast Florida against Green Bay with a 38-3 victory — no doubt to the delight of fans rebuilding homes and lives back in New Orleans.
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta on Sunday, causing the three-story structure to partially collapse and leaving four people with minor injuries, authorities said.
The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT):
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta first-year coach Arthur Smith had reason for optimism when his offense ran 29 plays and gained 136 yards on two clock-draining possessions to open his debut.
The bad news for Smith's Falcons: The two long drives produced only six points.
ATLANTA (AP) — The start of a new era couldn't have gone much better for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Or much worse for the Atlanta Falcons.
Jalen Hurts threw three touchdown passes, the first of them to Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, and the Eagles made a winner of Nick Sirianni in his head coaching debut with a 32-6 rout of the hapless Falcons on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo homer off Anthony Bass in the seventh inning, Eddie Rosario went deep off Edward Cabrera in the fourth, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's transit authority is soliciting public input for the exterior graphic design of new railcars.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, is encouraging current and potential future riders to vote for one of four design options through its website or on its social media pages.
1930 — Tommy Armour beats Gene Sarazen 1 up to win the PGA Championship.
1964 — Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle to win the men’s title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships.
Miami Marlins (60-82, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (75-66, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 1:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-1, 7.11 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Braves: Max Fried (11-7, 3.49 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 136 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — Bryan De La Cruz and Jesús Sánchez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning against Richard Rodríguez, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to lift South Alabama to a 22-19 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.
Terrior Avery scored on a 13-yard run with 1:39 remaining to get the Jaguars (2-0) a 19-all tie and then Quentin Wilfawn recovered a fumble at the Bowling Green 33 that led to the winning kick.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and they should come back tomorrow.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's zoo says at least 13 western lowland gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19, including 60-year-old Ozzie, the oldest male gorilla in captivity.
Zoo Atlanta said Friday that employees noticed the gorillas had been coughing, had runny noses and showed changes in appetite.
Miami Marlins (59-82, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (75-65, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-1, 3.62 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 33 strikeouts) Braves: Charlie Morton (13-5, 3.76 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden.
Once again, he played the heel.
Atlanta's star guard made a surprise appearance at "WWE Friday Night SmackDown," returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory over the New York Knicks.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Soler had a two-run single during a five-run fifth inning, Ian Anderson tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Several members of a troop of western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for the coronavirus after handlers noticed many of the great apes were showing signs of mild coughing, runny noses and a small loss of appetite, the zoo said Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — George Campbell and Ezequiel Barco scored to help Atlanta United beat Orlando City 3-0 on Friday night.
Atlanta (7-7-9) has won five of its last six games — starting with a four-match winning streak.
Miami Marlins (59-81, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (74-65, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Friday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Trevor Rogers (7-6, 2.60 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 132 strikeouts) Braves: Ian Anderson (6-5, 3.61 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 98 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Ozzie Albies opened the 10th on second and advanced to third on a flyout.
PHILADELPHIA (4-11-1) at ATLANTA (4-12)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Falcons by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook
1933 — Fred Perry wins his first U.S. men’s singles title with a 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Australian Jack Crawford.
1937 — The Cleveland Rams play their first NFL game and lose 28-0 to the Detroit Lions.