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Budenholzer’s success a sense of pride for Popovich
Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will direct the Eastern Conference All-Star team next month in New York. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

5:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Mike Budenholzer has come a long way since the days Gregg Popovich locked him in a video room. The Hawks coach will direct the East All-Star team next month after clinching the best record in the conference. He accomplishes the feat just one and a half seasons into his first ...
Atlanta sports TV listings

Updated: 4:37 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

TV SUNDAY Auto racing  7 a.m.               FS1           United SportsCar Championship: Rolex 24 Basketball   3:30 p.m.        ABC          Thunder at Cavaliers 4 p.m.              SEC          Women: Kentucky at Missouri 4 p.m.              CBS SN   Women: Tulane at USF 4 p.m.              CBS          Louisville at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.              ESPNU    Northern Iowa at Illinois State 4:30 p.m.        ...
High school basketball: Buford girls ascend to No. 1

4:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Buford, which has won 10 consecutive games and is 18-3 overall, is the new No. 1 girls team in Class AAAA, climbing one spot in this week’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings.Moving down is St. Pius (19-2), which suffering a 61-40 loss Saturday to Class AAAAAA No. 6 Mountain View. Jonesboro (20-1) ...
Tech continues to fall in loss to Boston College
Georgia Tech forward Marcus Georges-Hunt (center) reacts as the clock expires and his game tieing attempt fails to drop giving Boston College their first ACC win 64-62 during a basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Atlanta. Tech moves to 0-7 in the ACC still looking for their first conference win. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

3:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Against another team winless in the ACC, Georgia Tech’s slide continued Sunday. The Yellow Jackets made a last-minute bid to win their first ACC game of the season, but fell short again at McCamish Pavilion, this time to Boston College. The Jackets absorbed their seventh consecutive loss to open league ...
Mississippi State frustrated by Georgia’s 3’s
Georgia guard J.J. Frazier scored 37 points for the Bulldogs in their win Saturday at Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

7:28 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Mississippi State had a plan for containing J.J. Frazier. It just didn’t work. The home-court Bulldogs (9-10, 2-4 SEC) said they were aware of Frazier’s 3-point prowess entering Saturday’s game against Georgia and certainly knew they had an issue once Frazier made his first four. “We just didn’t carry out ...
J.J Frazier’s 37-point effort saves Bulldogs
Georgia guard J.J. Frazier scored 37 points for the Bulldogs in their win Saturday at Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

6:53 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

J.J. Frazier couldn’t watch Klay Thompson’s show Friday night on television, so he put on his own show Saturday at Mississippi State’s Humphrey Coliseum. Golden State’s Thompson set an NBA record Friday night with a 37-point third quarter that included perfect shooting from the floor, including 9-of-9 from 3-point range. ...
Aaron reflects on friendship with Mr. Cub
Braves legend Hank Aaron was close friends with the late Ernie Banks, who died Friday at age 83. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

6:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

At the close of August 1969, it seemed that Ernie Banks, baseball’s very own St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, finally was playoff-bound.His Chicago Cubs came through Atlanta and swept three games from the Braves to build a 4 1/2-game lead in the newly created National League East. ...
Hunter makes history as Georgia State wins

5:51 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

R.J. Hunter made Georgia State history Saturday by becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in a 75-64 win against Louisiana-Lafayette at the GSU Sports Arena. And celebrating that feat, accomplished in slightly less than three seasons, still won’t be enough for R.J. Hunter to go out to dinner with father, ...
Photos: Yellow Jackets in Super Bowl
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught 13 passes for 118 yards and this touchdown in Super Bowl 48 for the Broncos in their loss against Seattle. The receptions set a Super Bowl record. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Georgia Tech athletic department lists 35 former Yellow Jackets players who have played in a Super Bowl. Here’s a look at 11 of them in action in the big NFL game.

Georgia head coach Mark Fox. (AP file photo)

5:07 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

It was the J.J. Frazier Show here at Humphrey Coliseum. Georgia’s sophomore guard poured in a career-high 37 points as the Bulldogs held on to defeat Mississippi State 72-66. It was the fourth victory in a row for the Bulldogs, who improve to 13-5 overall and 4-2 in SEC play. ...
R.J. Hunter makes history and Georgia State wins
R.J. Hunter  became Georgia State’s all-time scoring leader. (File photo)

Updated: 4:43 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

R.J. Hunter became Georgia State’s all-time scoring leader midway through the first half and the Panthers defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 75-64 on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena. Ryan Harrow led Georgia State with 19 points, but Hunter, who finished with 13 points, was the story. He entered Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette tied ...
Whatever happened to … Pete Babcock
Former Hawks general manager Pete Babcock.

3:44 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

What he did: Pete Babcock was the general manager of the Hawks the last time the franchise came close to its current run. It was the 1993-94 season when the Hawks went 57-25 and had the best record in the East, along with the Knicks. That was also the season ...
Korver a perfect match for Hawks’ system
Hawks’ Kyle Korver makes a 3-pointer over Andre Drummond during a recent game at Philips Arena. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

10:46 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Kyle Korver watched from afar as Steve Nash won MVP awards leading a wide-open Phoenix Suns offense. He could not help but be a little envious.Now, Korver is sure there are other players watching his Hawks with the same feeling.The sharp-shooting guard is having a career season — at 33 ...
Durant: “I guess they’ve jumped on the bandwagon”
Hawks’ Paul Millsap gives fans high fives walking off the court after setting a franchise record by beating the Thunder 103-93 for the team’s 15th consecutive victory during Friday. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

9:44 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

The Hawks announced a sellout crowd of 19,203 for Friday night’s win over the Thunder. It was the sixth announced sellout in the past eight games for the franchise. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer led his postgame press conference with remarks about the spirit of the Philips Arena crowd. The players ...
Hawks’ Carroll setting example with all-out play
Hawks’ DeMarre Carroll comes away with the ball in a floor scramble with Pacers’ Rodney Stucky in a game Wednesday. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

This is the Hawks team.DeMarre Carroll dove on the floor to secure a steal and quickly called timeout with 3:53 left in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Pacers. Oh, and the Hawks were up by 25 points at the time.“I think it’s just the will, just my ...
Elliott doesn’t enter NASCAR Hall of Fame alone

Updated: 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

When they bring Bill Elliott out of the hills and hollows of North Georgia and put him on display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday, more than a slow-talking, reluctant celebrity of speed will be inducted that night. So much of that ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., will belong to ...
Mock top 10 of the NFL draft
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston projects to go first in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Here’s D. Orlando Ledbetter’s mock top 10 picks for the NFL draft: 1. Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State. He led the Seminoles to the national title as a redshirt freshman and won the Heisman Trophy. Over two seasons, he passed for 7,964 yards and 65 touchdowns. He finished ...
Fowler looks like a fit for the Falcons
Georgia running back Todd Gurley could be available when the Falcons select with the 10th pick of the second round. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 4:26 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Finally, some of the college underclassmen are becoming more cautious about trying to make the jump to the NFL. This year’s early-entry list includes 74 players, and an additional 10 players became eligible after notifying the NFL that they had graduated. Last year, a record 98 players were granted special ...
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