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Acuna’s debut boosts Braves’ viewership
 Ronald Acuna’s much-anticipated major-league arrival has stirred enthusiasm among Braves fans, as evidenced by the local TV ratings for his first game Wednesday night.  Fox Sports Southeast’s telecast of Acuna’s debut at Cincinnati posted a 3.24 rating in the Atlanta TV market, up 33 percent from an average of 2.43...

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Ronald Acuna’s much-anticipated major-league arrival has stirred enthusiasm among Braves fans, as evidenced by the local TV ratings for his first game Wednesday night.  Fox Sports Southeast’s telecast of Acuna’s debut at Cincinnati posted a 3.24 rating in the Atlanta TV market, up 33 percent from an average of 2.43...
Leadoff: How Braves landed Acuna, Albies and Camargo for a combined $492,000
 A half-million dollars typically doesn’t buy much baseball talent these days. But it was more than enough for the Braves to initially sign three international prospects who were in Wednesday night’s starting lineup.  The Braves signed Ronald Acuna for a $100,000 bonus in July 2014. They signed Ozzie Albies for $350,000 in...

Posted: 15 hours ago

A half-million dollars typically doesn’t buy much baseball talent these days. But it was more than enough for the Braves to initially sign three international prospects who were in Wednesday night’s starting lineup.  The Braves signed Ronald Acuna for a $100,000 bonus in July 2014. They signed Ozzie Albies for $350,000 in...
How many UGA players will be drafted?
 How many University of Georgia players will be selected in the NFL draft this week? The over/under is 8.5.  How many Alabama players? The over/under is 10.5.  And how long will NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be booed when he takes the stage at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium for the start of the draft? There’s an over/under...

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How many University of Georgia players will be selected in the NFL draft this week? The over/under is 8.5.  How many Alabama players? The over/under is 10.5.  And how long will NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be booed when he takes the stage at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium for the start of the draft? There’s an over/under...
Hawks have NBA’s biggest drop in local TV ratings, report shows
 The Hawks’ TV ratings tanked this season, too.  Amid a 24-58 season on the court, the rebuilding Hawks had the NBA’s largest percentage decline in local TV ratings for the 2017-18 season, according to a SportsBusiness Journal analysis this week of league-wide data.  Nielsen ratings for Hawks telecasts on Fox Sports...

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The Hawks’ TV ratings tanked this season, too.  Amid a 24-58 season on the court, the rebuilding Hawks had the NBA’s largest percentage decline in local TV ratings for the 2017-18 season, according to a SportsBusiness Journal analysis this week of league-wide data.  Nielsen ratings for Hawks telecasts on Fox Sports...
Where Georgia ranks in spring game attendance
 With spring football practices winding down at colleges across the country, Georgia appears to have locked up the No. 2 spot in the spring-game attendance rankings.  Yes,  everything gets ranked in college football – even spring game attendance.  Nebraska is going to win the spring attendance crown, having drawn an announced...

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With spring football practices winding down at colleges across the country, Georgia appears to have locked up the No. 2 spot in the spring-game attendance rankings.  Yes, everything gets ranked in college football – even spring game attendance.  Nebraska is going to win the spring attendance crown, having drawn an announced...
Olympic marathon trials are coming to Atlanta
 Atlanta has won a bid against three other cities to host the U.S. Olympic team’s marathon trials for both men and women in 2020.  USA Track and Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that the trials, which will determine the three men and three women to represent the U.S. in the marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympic...

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Atlanta has won a bid against three other cities to host the U.S. Olympic team’s marathon trials for both men and women in 2020.  USA Track and Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that the trials, which will determine the three men and three women to represent the U.S. in the marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympic...
Five observations from Georgia’s G-Day game
 Georgia completed spring football practice in front of more than 80,000 fans Saturday as the Black team defeated the Red team 21-13 in the annual G-Day intra-squad game at Sanford Stadium.  Touchdowns on the Black squad’s first two possessions of the third quarter stretched a 7-6 halftime lead to 21-6. The Red squad narrowed the...

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Georgia completed spring football practice in front of more than 80,000 fans Saturday as the Black team defeated the Red team 21-13 in the annual G-Day intra-squad game at Sanford Stadium.  Touchdowns on the Black squad’s first two possessions of the third quarter stretched a 7-6 halftime lead to 21-6. The Red squad narrowed the...
Chick-fil-A becomes title sponsor of College Football Hall of Fame
 Chick-fil-A has extended and expanded its sponsorship of the College Football Hall of Fame,  gaining a more prominent placement in the facility’s name.  The downtown Atlanta attraction will change its name to the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, which is less cumbersome than its previous full name: the College Football...

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Chick-fil-A has extended and expanded its sponsorship of the College Football Hall of Fame, gaining a more prominent placement in the facility’s name.  The downtown Atlanta attraction will change its name to the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, which is less cumbersome than its previous full name: the College Football...
Leadoff: Will 78,000 seats be enough for Georgia’s G-Day game this time?
 Sanford Stadium’s seating capacity will be temporarily reduced to about 78,000 for Saturday’s G-Day game because of ongoing construction that will  close nine sections of west end-zone seats for the day, according to UGA executive associate athletic director Josh Brooks.  That still sounds like ample capacity for a spring-football...

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Sanford Stadium’s seating capacity will be temporarily reduced to about 78,000 for Saturday’s G-Day game because of ongoing construction that will close nine sections of west end-zone seats for the day, according to UGA executive associate athletic director Josh Brooks.  That still sounds like ample capacity for a spring-football...
Super Bowl Q&A: NFL seeks ‘wow factors’ around Atlanta game
 Even since the last time Atlanta hosted the Super Bowl in 2000, the event has grown considerably, turning into a 10-day series of festivities that draw combined crowds of up to 1 million people. Popular attractions surrounding the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston included an out-of-this-world experience: a virtual-reality ride to Mars. And the...

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Even since the last time Atlanta hosted the Super Bowl in 2000, the event has grown considerably, turning into a 10-day series of festivities that draw combined crowds of up to 1 million people. Popular attractions surrounding the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston included an out-of-this-world experience: a virtual-reality ride to Mars. And the...
Sanford Stadium’s new video board debuts on G-Day
 Fans attending Georgia’s G-Day football game Saturday will get a first look at Sanford Stadium’s new and upsized video board. The 52-foot-high, 100-foot-wide screen has been installed behind the west end zone and will be in use for the first time at the spring intra-squad game.  The large screen is a small part of a $63 million...

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Fans attending Georgia’s G-Day football game Saturday will get a first look at Sanford Stadium’s new and upsized video board. The 52-foot-high, 100-foot-wide screen has been installed behind the west end zone and will be in use for the first time at the spring intra-squad game.  The large screen is a small part of a $63 million...
Falcons ‘do not anticipate’ single-game ticket sales
 The NFL will announce its 2018 schedule Thursday night, an occasion that might make some Falcons fans wonder about ticket availability.  Here’s the answer from the team: Yes on season tickets. No on single-game tickets.  “We do have a select number of season tickets available in varying categories, including club...

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The NFL will announce its 2018 schedule Thursday night, an occasion that might make some Falcons fans wonder about ticket availability.  Here’s the answer from the team: Yes on season tickets. No on single-game tickets.  “We do have a select number of season tickets available in varying categories, including club...
Leadoff: Two Braves and three ex-Braves ranked among MLB’s top 100 players
 Freddie Freeman is the 25th best player in Major League Baseball. Ender Inciarte is the 98th best.  At least that’s where they stand in an ESPN ranking of MLB’s top 100 players, unveiled this week.  ESPN said the rankings are based on a poll of about 40 “MLB writers, analysts, contributors and insiders.&rdquo...

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Freddie Freeman is the 25th best player in Major League Baseball. Ender Inciarte is the 98th best.  At least that’s where they stand in an ESPN ranking of MLB’s top 100 players, unveiled this week.  ESPN said the rankings are based on a poll of about 40 “MLB writers, analysts, contributors and insiders.&rdquo...
Leadoff: Braves open preview center for new spring training stadium
 As construction continues on the Braves’ new spring training stadium in North Port, Fla., the team has opened a preview center nearby to start selling season tickets for exhibition games in 2020.  The Braves are scheduling appointments there -- beginning today -- for people who signed up to request more information. The preview...

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As construction continues on the Braves’ new spring training stadium in North Port, Fla., the team has opened a preview center nearby to start selling season tickets for exhibition games in 2020.  The Braves are scheduling appointments there -- beginning today -- for people who signed up to request more information. The preview...
Leadoff: Talking World Cup and Super Bowl in downtown Atlanta this week
 The timing was coincidental, but representatives of two of the world’s largest sports events -- the Super Bowl and the World Cup -- were in downtown Atlanta this week. NFL reps were in town Monday through Thursday for extensive planning sessions regarding the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And a FIFA committee...

Posted: 13 days ago

The timing was coincidental, but representatives of two of the world’s largest sports events -- the Super Bowl and the World Cup -- were in downtown Atlanta this week. NFL reps were in town Monday through Thursday for extensive planning sessions regarding the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And a FIFA committee...
Leadoff: Why MLB chose Dodger Stadium, not SunTrust Park, for All-Star Game
 New stadiums often have an advantage in landing marquee sports events. But Major League Baseball chose 56-year-old Dodger Stadium, not 1-year-old SunTrust Park, when it awarded the 2020 All-Star Game on Wednesday.  “The Dodgers prevailed in what has become a very competitive process to secure All-Star games,” MLB Commissioner...

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New stadiums often have an advantage in landing marquee sports events. But Major League Baseball chose 56-year-old Dodger Stadium, not 1-year-old SunTrust Park, when it awarded the 2020 All-Star Game on Wednesday.  “The Dodgers prevailed in what has become a very competitive process to secure All-Star games,” MLB Commissioner...
Braves’ value up $125 million since last year, Forbes figures
 The Braves are worth $125 million more than a year ago, according to  new valuations of MLB franchises by Forbes.  The publication’s 21st annual study, released Wednesday, valued the Braves at $1.625 billion, up 8 percent from $1.5 billion last year.  Forbes described the Braves’ first season in SunTrust Park as...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Braves are worth $125 million more than a year ago, according to new valuations of MLB franchises by Forbes.  The publication’s 21st annual study, released Wednesday, valued the Braves at $1.625 billion, up 8 percent from $1.5 billion last year.  Forbes described the Braves’ first season in SunTrust Park as...
The All-Star game isn’t coming to SunTrust Park 
 Atlanta’s winning streak in landing marquee sports events will be interrupted today when Major League Baseball is expected to award the 2020 All-Star game to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.  The Braves had sought to bring the mid-summer event to SunTrust Park as early as 2020. The Braves’ bid also...

Posted: 15 days ago

Atlanta’s winning streak in landing marquee sports events will be interrupted today when Major League Baseball is expected to award the 2020 All-Star game to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.  The Braves had sought to bring the mid-summer event to SunTrust Park as early as 2020. The Braves’ bid also...
Leadoff: SunTrust Park won’t land 2020 All-Star game
   Atlanta’s winning streak in landing marquee sports events will be interrupted today when Major League Baseball is expected to award the 2020 All-Star game to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.  The Braves had sought to bring the mid-summer event to SunTrust Park as early as 2020. The Braves’ bid also included  the 2021...

Posted: 15 days ago

  Atlanta’s winning streak in landing marquee sports events will be interrupted today when Major League Baseball is expected to award the 2020 All-Star game to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.  The Braves had sought to bring the mid-summer event to SunTrust Park as early as 2020. The Braves’ bid also included the 2021...
Leadoff: Hawks fans ‘say goodbye to the arena as they know it’ tonight
 The Hawks’ final game of the season tonight also will be their final game at Philips Arena in its current form.  The interior of the arena will be dramatically different – “from roofline to baseline,” as Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says – when next season begins.  The arena is scheduled to close April 22...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Hawks’ final game of the season tonight also will be their final game at Philips Arena in its current form.  The interior of the arena will be dramatically different – “from roofline to baseline,” as Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says – when next season begins.  The arena is scheduled to close April 22...
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