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Former Georgia State coach Lefty Driesell among 13-person Basketball Hall of Fame class
 Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...

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Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...
The biggest upset in NCAA tourney history happened late Friday night
 A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...

4:04 AM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...
Valentine’s Day special: The 20 most beloved Braves ever
 Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...

10:03 PM Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...
Watch: Will Eagles get last laugh with dog masks in Super Bowl
 The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs again Sunday in the Super Bowl. It's a role they have embraced so much that some players have taken to wearing latex dogs masks on the field right after winning their first two playoff games. It started when they beat the Falcons, who were 2 1/2-point favorites, on Jan. 13. Watch the video above to see...

9:53 PM Saturday, Feb. 03, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs again Sunday in the Super Bowl. It's a role they have embraced so much that some players have taken to wearing latex dogs masks on the field right after winning their first two playoff games. It started when they beat the Falcons, who were 2 1/2-point favorites, on Jan. 13. Watch the video above to see...
Watch: Former Braves standouts are still free agents
 Need a 240-game winner? An infielder with 2,026 career hits? A Cy Young Award winner? How about an outfielder who had 33 steals last season?  Those are the stats on the resumes of 14 former Braves standouts who are still free agents as spring training approaches. Watch the video above to see which ex-Braves are still looking for a job...

1:43 AM Saturday, Feb. 03, 2018

Need a 240-game winner? An infielder with 2,026 career hits? A Cy Young Award winner? How about an outfielder who had 33 steals last season?  Those are the stats on the resumes of 14 former Braves standouts who are still free agents as spring training approaches. Watch the video above to see which ex-Braves are still looking for a job...
Watch: For Chipper Jones, the swing was the thing
 For 19 years, Braves fans watched Chipper Jones. They saw his clutch game-winning hits, some slick plays at third base, and his Hall of Fame smile. But what Braves fans may remember most about Jones was his smooth swing. Remarkably, it came from both sides of the plate too. The swing produced 2,726 hits, 468 home runs, and a .303 career batting...

7:49 PM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

For 19 years, Braves fans watched Chipper Jones. They saw his clutch game-winning hits, some slick plays at third base, and his Hall of Fame smile. But what Braves fans may remember most about Jones was his smooth swing. Remarkably, it came from both sides of the plate too. The swing produced 2,726 hits, 468 home runs, and a .303 career batting...
New York tabloid pays respect to Chipper Jones -- grudgingly 
 Braves great Chipper Jones was the player New York fans loved to hate. And hated to love. But they probably did both.  During games against the Mets, the crowd at Shea Stadium would often chant “Larry, Larry” in reference to the third baseman’s first name. > More:   Chipper Jones shows his Hall of...

3:42 AM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Braves great Chipper Jones was the player New York fans loved to hate. And hated to love. But they probably did both.  During games against the Mets, the crowd at Shea Stadium would often chant “Larry, Larry” in reference to the third baseman’s first name. > More:   Chipper Jones shows his Hall of...
What you need to know to enjoy Sunday’s NFL playoffs 
 What: The NFC and AFC Championship Games Why: The winners go to the Super Bowl Jaguars (10-6) at Patriots (13-3), 3:05 p.m. Vikings (13-3) at Eagles (13-3), 6:40 P.M. Jaguars-Patriots, CBS Vikings-Eagles, Fox After this: The Super Bowl is two weeks later, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.  -- Patriots QB Tom Brady...

9:58 PM Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

What: The NFC and AFC Championship Games Why: The winners go to the Super Bowl Jaguars (10-6) at Patriots (13-3), 3:05 p.m. Vikings (13-3) at Eagles (13-3), 6:40 P.M. Jaguars-Patriots, CBS Vikings-Eagles, Fox After this: The Super Bowl is two weeks later, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.  -- Patriots QB Tom Brady...
Watch: A tribute to Braves great Chipper Jones
 Braves great Chipper Jones will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. It will be a slam dunk. Well, a home run at least.  It’s just a matter of how many votes the switch-hitting third baseman receives. Jones could finish with one of the highest voting percentages of all time. Chipper played 19 seasons for the...

2:53 AM Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Braves great Chipper Jones will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. It will be a slam dunk. Well, a home run at least.  It’s just a matter of how many votes the switch-hitting third baseman receives. Jones could finish with one of the highest voting percentages of all time. Chipper played 19 seasons for the...
A closer look at Braves trade target Christian Yelich
 The good news for Braves fans is that young Miami Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich wants to be traded. The bad news is that the Braves once cut Yelich's brother. Christian Yelich is upset the Marlins are rebuilding and have traded away some of their best players. It would take a lot to acquire Yelich and at least 12 teams, including...

9:16 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The good news for Braves fans is that young Miami Marlins star outfielder Christian Yelich wants to be traded. The bad news is that the Braves once cut Yelich's brother. Christian Yelich is upset the Marlins are rebuilding and have traded away some of their best players. It would take a lot to acquire Yelich and at least 12 teams, including...
19 years ago: The greatest moment in Falcons history
 It's hard to believe it was 19 years ago. On Jan. 17, 1999, Falcons kicker Morten Andersen drilled a 38-yard field goal in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to beat the Vikings and send the Falcons to their first Super Bowl. It was the greatest moment in franchise history and perhaps the most exciting moment in Atlanta sports history...

8:55 PM Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

It's hard to believe it was 19 years ago. On Jan. 17, 1999, Falcons kicker Morten Andersen drilled a 38-yard field goal in overtime in the NFC Championship Game to beat the Vikings and send the Falcons to their first Super Bowl. It was the greatest moment in franchise history and perhaps the most exciting moment in Atlanta sports history...