ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks closed out the preseason with their starting five looking sharp.
Coach Nate McMillan wanted a dress rehearsal of sorts with Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovich, De’Andre Hunter and John Collins all logging big minutes in the 127-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the NL Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test.
The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Five weeks into Arthur Smith's regime, the Atlanta Falcons are back where they ended last season.
They're last in the NFC South.
There's a difference, however. There are small signs of improvement that provide reason for encouragement.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. customers are likely to pay another $224 million a year for the first of two nuclear reactors near Augusta.
The company says the proposal would raise bills for a typical residential customer by about 3%, or $3.78 a month on a bill of $122.73.
MIAMI (AP) — A Georgia man and a California woman have been sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining coronavirus relief funds through a program designed to help small businesses across the nation stay afloat.
Atlanta United FC (10-9-9) vs. Toronto FC (6-15-7)
Toronto; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Toronto FC +123, Atlanta United FC +204, Draw +256; over/under is 2.5 goals
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging fraud in Georgia's most populous county during the 2020 election. The suit sought a review of some 147,000 absentee ballots to see if any were illegitimate.
ATLANTA (AP) — Cisco says it will expand its presence in Georgia by opening a new 700-employee office in midtown Atlanta.
The California-based tech giant is investing $41 million to open in a massive complex developed on land owned by Georgia Tech.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's international airport is again seeking developers for five parcels of land around the airport.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to lease the land, which totals more than 150 acres (60 hectares).
ATLANTA (AP) — At least the Milwaukee Brewers came out swinging.
Even if Christian Yelich went down looking at the end.
Milwaukee was 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the NL Division Series until RBI singles by Omar Narváez and Lorenzo Cain produced a 2-0 advantage against Atlanta in Game 4.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will get another chance to finish the job they came agonizingly close to achieving a year ago.
It doesn’t matter at all that they had fewer wins than any other playoff team.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia county unanimously voted Tuesday to remove a “genocide cannon” from a city square where it resided for more than a century.
The cannon in Decatur, just outside Atlanta, has ties to the Indian War of 1836 and has become increasingly controversial, drawing criticism from local activists who say it represents the brutal suffering of thousands of Muscogee people who were removed from their native lands.
ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators in Georgia haven't found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election, according to a court filing.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves catcher Stephen Vogt underwent season-ending sports hernia surgery last week before he was designated for assignment.
The Braves announced before Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday that Vogt had surgery on Oct.
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton was set to start Tuesday on three days' rest for the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of their NL Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Morton, one of baseball's best clutch pitchers, hoped to give the Braves a clinching victory in the best-of-five series.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right fielder Jorge Soler was pulled from the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee after testing positive for COVID-19.
Outfielder Cristian Pache took Soler’s spot on the roster, Major League Baseball announced.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's former insurance commissioner will spend more than seven years in prison, as he finally accepted responsibility Tuesday for a $2.5 million fraud even as a federal judge lambasted him for lying from the stand during his July trial.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season.
ATLANTA (AP) — The expectations have certainly changed in Atlanta.
Long an NBA backwater, the city has embraced a Hawks team with championship aspirations after a stunning run to the Eastern Conference final last season.
Milwaukee Brewers (95-67, first in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (88-73, first in the NL East)
ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Yelich lined a scorcher up the middle.
It sure looked like a hit.
But Dansby Swanson gobbled it up, sprinted to second base to get the force, then fired on to first to complete the double play.
ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson credits his postseason success to “not making any moment bigger than it needs to be.”
With another jolt, Pederson put the Atlanta Braves on the verge of advancing in the playoffs.
ATLANTA (AP) — A week after blowing an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Atlanta Falcons showed some backbone in a 27-20 victory over the New York Jets.
They can thank rookie tight end Kyle Pitts and quarterback Matt Ryan for that.
Monday, Oct. 11
Colts at Ravens, 8:15 p.m. EDT. The Colts (1-3), who played in Baltimore from 1953-83 before their middle-of-the-night move to Indianapolis in March 1984, are coming off their first win of the season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mason Crosby hit a 49-yard field goal in overtime after missing three straight attempts, lifting the Green Bay Packers to a wild 25-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The typically reliable Crosby missed potential winners with 2:12 and then 3 seconds left in regulation, and missed another attempt in overtime before finally winning it.
The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT):
The Bills-Chiefs showdown at Arrowhead Stadium resumed after a weather delay of about an hour with Buffalo leading 24-13 to start the second half.
ATLANTA (AP) — For Craig Counsell, the decision to have Freddy Peralta start Monday's Game 3 of the NL Division Series for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Atlanta Braves was easy.
LONDON (AP) — The New York Jets ruined their big London trip with another slow start. There were three-and-outs, an interception, key penalties, no sacks.
The Jets came in against the Atlanta Falcons with high hopes after Zach Wilson gave a star performance last week.
LONDON (AP) — Matt Ryan didn't have his top two wide receivers in London. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback did have Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson — and that was enough, especially with the New York Jets stumbling early again.
CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — A small plane that crashed just after takeoff from a suburban airport in a northeast suburb of Atlanta, killing all four people aboard, was full of fuel and headed for Houston, according to authorities.
LONDON (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting safety Erik Harris for Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London because of a calf injury.
Falcons cornerback Avery Williams will also miss the game with a hamstring injury.
ATLANTA (AP) — The unique experience of racing on a runway at Atlanta's busy airport is back this year.
The Mayor's 5K on the 5th Runway returns Oct. 16 after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tickets will soon be available for people who want to see portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Atlanta.
The High Museum of Art is set to host the portraits as part of a five-city tour organized by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
WARE, England (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie Kyle Pitts is looking for his first touchdown, and the New York Jets want to keep it that way.
Pitts could play a key role for Matt Ryan and the Falcons after the team announced that leading receiver Calvin Ridley will not play in Sunday’s game in London for personal reasons.
CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — A small plane crashed just after takeoff Friday afternoon from a suburban airport in a northeast suburb of Atlanta, killing all four people aboard, authorities said.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Cessna 210 crashed about 1:10 p.m.
WARE, England (AP) — Zach Wilson was a star improvisational quarterback last Sunday. This week, he's back to basics.
“It’s how can we just keep stacking those bricks and keep getting better?" the New York Jets rookie said.
LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A soldier based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina is facing a murder charge after the death of his girlfriend, whose car was found with bullet holes on a Georgia highway.
Georgia authorities on Friday announced that Alonzo Dargan Jr.
Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein wears a unique, protective necklace that’s become as much part of his uniform as his helmet and shoulder pads.
The Q-Collar is a non-invasive device worn around the neck to aid in the protection of the brain from effects associated with repetitive, sub-concussive head impacts.
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Police outside Atlanta say they were met with gunfire when they responded to reports of a shooting at a bar near the Mall of Georgia.
The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday in Buford, northeast of Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros beat Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox 6-1 in Game 1 of their AL Division Series on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Bartender Ben Finney expects a trickle-down effect when Tottenham's stadium resumes hosting NFL games, beginning this Sunday.
“They’re definitely rainmakers,” the 23-year-old Finney said Thursday from behind the bar at the Beavertown Corner Pin pub in the shadow of the Premier League club’s $1.6 billion facility.
NEW YORK JETS (1-3) vs. ATLANTA (1-3)
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. EDT, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, NFL Network
OPENING LINE: Atlanta by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons leading receiver Calvin Ridley will not play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London for personal reasons.
After Ridley was not present for Thursday's practice, the Falcons announced Ridley would not accompany the team to London “due to a personal matter.”
Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith said a practice-week option before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets in London was to spend the whole week overseas, and “treat it like a bowl week.”
The Falcons and Jets, each 1-3, declined the bowl-week approach.
NEW ORLEANS (2-2) at WASHINGTON (2-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Saints by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons must reconfigure their secondary this week after losing nickel back Isaiah Oliver to a season-ending knee injury.
Also, starting safety Erik Harris' status for Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London is uncertain because of a calf injury that forced him out of last week's 34-30 loss to Washington.
LONDON (AP) — The NFL has returned to London with the Atlanta Falcons facing the New York Jets on Sunday but the league is just as focused on its next international destination: Germany.
Brett Gosper, NFL Head of UK and Europe, said they are finalizing their short list of German cities to host a game as early as next season.