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Steelers release ex-UGA star, WR vet Hines Ward

Former UGA great Hines Ward is officially released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers after an unproductive season.

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Kerr, Budenholzer to coach All-Star teams

First-year head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer were named the coaches for the 2015 All-Star Game next month at Madison Square Garden.

Quinn, Kyle Shanahan set to lead Falcons

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn soon will be the Falcons’ head coach, and former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will run Atlanta’s offense, according to multiple media outlets.

Quinn now appears Falcons’ top candidate

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn now appears to be the favorite to get the Atlanta Falcons’ head-coaching job after Todd Bowles landed with the New York Jets.

Owners of NBA’s Hawks approve plan to sell the team

The owners of the Atlanta Hawks said Thursday they have unanimously approved a plan to sell the franchise, a move triggered last year by a racism controversy.

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Braves' John Smoltz part of four new MLB Hall of Fame selections

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio made the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday

Detroit feeling robbed by officials in loss to Dallas

The Detroit Lions were left feeling robbed on Sunday after officials reversed a pass interference call that set the stage for the Dallas Cowboys' 24-20 NFC wildcard win.

NFL Coach Search: Best fits for five openings

By the end of Black Monday, four head-coaching vacancies existed and the Oakland Raiders were also looking at permanent options.

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Matt Ryan’s contract at root of Falcons’ defensive mess?

The first order of business for the Atlanta Falcons’ new head coach will be to address the defensive side of the football.

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Atlanta Falcons fire coach Mike Smith after 6-10 season

The Atlanta Falcons have sacked head coach Mike Smith after a second straight losing season, the franchise said on Monday.

After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

Baseball’s Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action.

NFL touts ‘tougher’ personal conduct policy after crisis

National Football League owners on Wednesday unanimously endorsed what they called a tougher personal conduct policy following a spate of domestic violence cases involving players that harmed the league’s reputation.

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Falcons lament defense but can still fly into playoffs

Despite losing to the Green Bay Packers when a furious rally came up short Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons still control their own way to the playoffs.

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Atlanta Braves release new renderings of mixed-use development at SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The Atlanta Braves released four new conceptual renderings of the mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park.

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NBA game roundup: 76ers snap 17-game losing streak

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a dubious place in the NBA record books on Wednesday, as they snapped a 17-game losing streak with their first victory of the season in an 85-77 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Markakis and Braves agree to a four-year, $44 million deal

The Atlanta Braves found a replacement for departed right fielder Jason Heyward.

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