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Thursday February 20, 2020 11:31 am EST
Monster Jam, Mattiel, the Bongos, and more | more...

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Friday August 30, 2019 07:58 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 27 | more...

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Wednesday August 21, 2019 08:08 pm EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 29 | more...

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Friday August 16, 2019 06:33 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 25 | more...

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Thursday August 8, 2019 06:54 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 24 | more...

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Friday August 2, 2019 06:59 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 23 | more...

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Thursday July 25, 2019 07:04 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 22 | more...

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Sunday July 21, 2019 07:09 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 21 | more...

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Friday July 12, 2019 07:14 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 20 | more...

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Thursday July 4, 2019 07:27 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 19 | more...

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Friday June 28, 2019 07:32 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 18 | more...

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Thursday June 20, 2019 07:39 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 17 | more...

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Friday June 7, 2019 07:50 am EDT
ATLiens Podcast Season 2 Episode 16 | more...

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Saturday June 1, 2019 07:36 pm EDT
CL's Atlanta United Podcast with Blake and Joe from ATLiens | more...

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Thursday February 14, 2019 05:16 pm EST
National Center for Civil and Human Rights team up with ESPN to show how sports can play a role in creating peace and acceptance | more...

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Monday June 18, 2018 11:34 am EDT
Monday Night Garage hosts a 5K/10K run on June 18 | more...

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Friday October 27, 2017 08:20 pm EDT
We speak to players about important basketball stuff like how the pick & roll works and what happens when you die | more...

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Thursday October 15, 2015 05:42 pm EDT

image-1When the Braves move from the Atlanta to Cobb County in 2017, they’ll bring along some of Atlanta’s best restaurants, or at least approximate facsimiles of the beloved originals.
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?At a VIP and press event held at the SunTrust Park ticket office on Wednesday, the Braves announced the first round of five restaurants that will open in the $400 million mixed-use development the team is...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 11:19 am EDT

  • Courtesy Atlanta Braves

“I think it’s just very narrow minded to say, ‘Oh, why should they be able to take that money out of the public?’ We’re putting a lot more into the public, and that’s I think the flaw in some of the rhetoric is that there’s no recognition for that.”

Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mike Plant criticizes the criticism that the ball club...

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Monday November 17, 2014 03:41 pm EST

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It's been approximately one year since the Atlanta Braves announced that the team would be moving to Cobb County. To mark the anniversary, the ball club's media staff last week decided to publish a series of articles about the progress that's been made toward its eventual move in 2017.

What a surprise! Team execs took an extremely optimistic outlook in...

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Wednesday April 9, 2014 02:27 pm EDT
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Friday November 15, 2013 03:05 pm EST

So what did the Atlanta Braves want from the city to stay at Turner Field? According to documents obtained from Mayor Kasim Reed's office, the team's executives wanted to split the cost of stadium renovation costs between the city, county and Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, get out from under AFCRA's oversight and deal with City Hall directly, and manage parking.

The team also...

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Thursday November 14, 2013 11:06 am EST
Let's pick it apart, CL money gurus! According to the just released details, Cobb County would pay a total of $300 million to build the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium near I-285 and I-75. The Braves would pick up the remainder of the costs for the $672 million ballpark that, pending approval by the Cobb County Commission later this month, would become the team's new home after decades playing... | more...

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Monday November 11, 2013 10:52 am EST

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Team hopes mixed-use development and parking will surround the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

The Atlanta Braves shocked the city this morning with its proposed move to Cobb County. It's a decision that had largely flown under the radar as city officials bent over backwards to keep Falcons' new facility Downtown (Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith said she...

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Thursday October 17, 2013 03:43 pm EDT

Major League Baseball teams today have been spreading the word about GLAAD Spirit Day in hopes of shining light on LGBT youth and bullying issues. But a vocal group of Atlanta Braves fans aren't entirely thrilled with the effort.

Earlier this morning, the Braves organization posted a message on Facebook that encouraged Atlantans to wear purple for the cause. As Deadspin points out, there's...

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Tuesday July 30, 2013 12:25 pm EDT

  • GWCCA
  • Behold the 'Pantheon,' the proposed design of the estimated $1 billion complex

It appears that the so-called south site that's currently home to two historic churches might no longer be an option for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Maria Saporta, quoting Lloyd Hawk, the chairman of Friendship Baptist Church's board of trustees, says the Falcons are now concentrating solely on an...

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Tuesday May 21, 2013 01:22 pm EDT

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority
  • All hail the 'Pantheon'

Good news for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank!

In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds that the team will receive to help construct a new stadium, it will also enjoy some financial help from the NFL. The football league's team owners today approved a $200 million loan to Blank and company....

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Tuesday April 30, 2013 02:23 pm EDT

  • GWCC
  • "The Pantheon"

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons have struck a deal with 360 Architecture to design a new stadium.

The two organizations had selected 360 Architecture the "apparent awardee" a few weeks ago, which allowed the Kansas City-based design firm a first crack at reaching a stadium deal.

"Selecting a lead architect is a very significant...

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Sunday January 20, 2013 07:37 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Happier times

Annnnnd it's over.

The Atlanta Falcons couldn't best the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Thus ends the team's hopes of visiting the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Fans are tossing jerseys in the trash. Samuel L. Jackson has said hasta luego. And sports reporters are tweeting photos of mysterious tanks that would have been used during some sort of...

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Monday January 14, 2013 03:20 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis



View a photo gallery of the Atlanta Falcons playoff victory

The Atlanta Falcons took their fans on a roller coaster ride during an epic game before delivering the first playoff victory of the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith era at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, winning 30-28 after taking the lead in the game's final seconds.

The Falcons did little wrong in the first half, hammering the...

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Monday May 7, 2012 03:20 pm EDT
The PR campaign to convince area plebians to subsidize a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons kicked off this weekend with... a fencing match between Arthur Blank and Jeff Foxworthy! No, it was an op-ed in the AJC by team CEO and President Rich McKay touting the benefits of the proposed arena. (Look forward to more-than-usual bits on local TV news about Falcons players helping charities,... | more...

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Friday April 13, 2012 01:40 pm EDT

  • Historic America
  • Opening weekend at Turner Field as the Braves battle with the Milwaukee Brewers.



Dust off those tomahawks and start chopping the air, it's Atlanta Braves season again.

The Braves' season opener at Turner Field is happening today at 7:35 p.m. The Braves, who have won only two of their first six games this season, will take on the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

After narrowly...

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Friday June 10, 2011 10:54 am EDT



I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.

Former University of Georgia baseball player Johnathan Taylor was paralyzed from the waist down after a collision with teammate Zach Cone fractured a bone in his neck in...

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Friday June 3, 2011 01:32 pm EDT

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • Thrash headed to his final resting place: Winnipeg



Handfuls of Thrashers fans gathered at Stats sports bar on Friday afternoon to mourn the loss of yet another NHL franchise here in Atlanta.

'790 the Zone' hosted a Wake Ceremony for the seldom relevant franchise complete with a hearse carrying the team mascot and a bagpiper pumping out...

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Friday May 27, 2011 12:01 pm EDT



The DUI and reckless driving charges levied against Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe nearly a month ago were dropped on Thursday due to fame stature police error?

According to the story in yesterday's AJC, the arresting officer "jumped to a conclusion and made a lot of mistakes" during the April 28th arrest on Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Lowe, who was driving his 2011 Porsche Panamera,...

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Friday May 20, 2011 12:10 pm EDT

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  • Wikimedia Commons
  • This pretty much sums up the past 12 years of Thrashers hockey



With the report surfacing late last night (or early this morning depending on your "stickler-for-detailness") that the sale of our once-beloved, often-neglected NHL franchise has...

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Friday May 13, 2011 12:00 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



As if digesting my own defecation wasn't degrading enough, I had to sit through yet another deflating end to yet another disappointing Atlanta Hawks season last night—making the whole poop-eating thing a little less depressing.

Despite snapping a 15-game losing streak in conference semifinal games and winning Game 1 of a second round playoff series for the first time since...

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Thursday April 21, 2011 12:17 pm EDT



In case you aren't one of the four people who frequent my weekly sports column, it would be the understatement of the decade to say that I'm not exactly the biggest Hawks fan.

With the absurdly indefensible re-signing of Joe Johnson, the countless player transaction errors and perhaps the worst ownership in the entire NBA, it's become increasingly difficult for me to continue rooting for a...

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Thursday April 14, 2011 11:28 am EDT



I'm not sure how many of you follow those bloodthirsty sports like mixed martial arts, ultimate fighting and extreme baby death match, but does anyone remember good ol fashioned regular boxing?

If you do, then here's your chance to see it in person right here in the ATL—and you won't have to walk down a back alley and through a metal detector in order to do so.

In just over two weeks, April...

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Thursday April 7, 2011 12:48 pm EDT



Growing up in the state of Georgia, the allure of the Masters golf tournament isn't just a seasonal event—it's a year-round phenomenon.

While the rest of the country is reminded of Augusta National's majesty in early April, residents of the Peach State are rarely immune to the visages and accoutrement—particularly the clothing—that conjure up images of immaculate fairways and over-privileged...

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Wednesday March 30, 2011 02:05 pm EDT



Here are the final seven things that need to go right for Atlanta in 2011 if the Braves have any hopes of winning another World Series title.

7. Solidify the fifth starter position
—Top prospect Mike Minor and surprise stud Brandon "Life's A" Beachy spent the duration of Spring Training in a heated battle for the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation. Despite posting a sub-1.00 ERA...

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Thursday March 17, 2011 12:40 pm EDT



''Here are the next seven things that have to go right for the Atlanta Braves in 2011 if they want to win the World Series.
Let's take a peek at necessary outcomes 14-8, shall we:

14. Don't leave Tommy Hanson in the sun...or in California
—Pinpoint fastball control and a devastating slider aren't the only attributes possessed by the Braves' 24-year-old hurler. Hanson's resemblance to one...

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Thursday March 10, 2011 01:33 pm EST



''Here's the top 21 things that have to go right for the Atlanta Braves in 2011 if they want to win the World Series.
Why 21, you ask? Well, besides the fact that the number graced the back of Warren Spahn—perhaps the greatest left-handed pitcher in Braves history—and is now hanging out behind the left field foul pole at Turner Field, 21 is the exact number of days we have to wait until...

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Wednesday February 16, 2011 01:22 pm EST



It's that time of year again. The football season has come and gone all too quickly. Baseball players are running wind sprints in Florida and Arizona. The much-too-long NBA season is creeping along. March Madness doesn't begin until March, duh. And the NHL is, well, still the NHL.

Needless to say, this isn't exactly the most happening time of year for sports fans. But it does serve as an...

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Friday February 4, 2011 12:27 pm EST



It was almost five months ago—the day before the 2010 NFL season kicked off in New Orleans—when I decided to post the adjacent Super Bowl prediction on my Twitter page.

Was I the only one to pick the Packers to win the big game? Absolutely not. Did anyone ask for my opinion on the matter? Nope. Does anyone care now about the accuracy of my prediction? Doubtful.

But on the rare occasion that...

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Wednesday January 26, 2011 12:36 pm EST
I want to preface this post by recognizing the work that goes into covering college football recruiting. There are numerous reporters who spend 12 months of their lives dissecting the thought processes and mood swings of teenage football players—and, while that may seem weird, most of them do a great job. This post shouldn't serve as a belittlement of their work, rather as an indictment of the... | more...

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Thursday January 20, 2011 12:41 pm EST



There are numerous aspects of Atlanta that make it one of the most inhabited and frequently visited cities in the country—the city's sports scene isn't one of them.

So when we get the opportunity to host a game of tremendous significance in perhaps the most popular sport in the world, it would behoove the city to have its home team perform well in order to disprove Atlanta's reputation as...

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Monday January 17, 2011 11:54 am EST

  • Joeff Davis

Ugh.

I don’t know what else to say. I’m sure it’s the same thing most of you are thinking as well. How does one properly sum up a 27-point beat down at the hands of the Green Bay Packers?

This was the NFC’s No. 6 seed, a team that lost 20-17 in this same building back on Nov. 28, walking around the Georgia Dome like it owned the place. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may as...

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Wednesday January 12, 2011 01:18 pm EST



Here's the third and final installment of my list of sportsy-type things that will absolutely, definitely, guaranteed, positively take place over the next 12 months...or not.

I cranked the list up to 11 and each prediction guarantee is progressively more likely to occur as the numbers fall. In other words, the lower the number, the more likely the events are to happen. (But they're all...

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Friday January 7, 2011 12:38 pm EST



Here's the second installment of my list of sportsy-type things that will absolutely, definitely, guaranteed, positively take place over the next 12 months...or not.

I cranked the list up to 11 and each prediction guarantee is progressively more likely to occur as the numbers fall. In other words, the lower the number, the more likely the events are to happen. (But they're all guarantees,...

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