Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Vasyl Lomachenko beat Gary Russell Jr. in a masterful majority decision Saturday night, and the two-time Olympic gold medalist won the WBO featherweight title in just his third pro fight.
Though he is still learning the many different ways he can assist as the spokesman for Athletes Curing Kids Cancer, All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has already made enough of an impact on the Atlanta community to be named the Braves' nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award.
When the Braves announced that they would stage the groundbreaking for their new stadium on Tuesday morning, they said there would be a significant announcement. True to their promise, they revealed the surprise by announcing that their new home, scheduled to open in 2017, will be named SunTrust Park.
The Atlanta Braves are going bigger than just a new stadium with SunTrust Park. They are undertaking a "ballpark village" concept, with their new park the centerpiece of a development that will include restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, office space, entertainment venues and residential areas.
The Braves broke ground on their new stadium in Cobb County, Ga., on Tuesday in a gala ceremony presided over by Terry McGuirk, the chairman of the team. McGuirk announced that the new stadium will be named SunTrust Park, and he said the groundbreaking ceremony represented one of the great days in franchise history.
Instead of placing catcher Evan Gattis back in their lineup for Monday night's series opener against the Nationals, the Braves instead sent him for further evaluation to determine why he has not recovered from the strep throat symptoms he began battling a little more than a week ago.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and his manager Fredi Gonzalez both displayed some frustration when they were ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons during Monday night's series opener against the Nationals at Turner Field.