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Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Atlanta District Attorney Paul Howard says police officer Garrett Rolfe aggravated the case by kicking Rayshard Brooks' body as he lay on the ground bleeding

SIGN. Police are seen behind a protester's placard standing guard on a bridge as protestors block the road next to burned Wendy's restaurant on the fourth day following Rayshard Brooks' shooting death. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

'Guardians not warriors': Atlanta mayor orders police reforms

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:42 AM

The mayor describes the police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks as a 'murder' and said it 'didn't have to end that way'

RESIST. People gather outside the Georgia State Capitol during a protest against police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images/AFP

Atlanta police chief resigns after officer kills black man

Jun 14, 2020 - 3:05 PM

The policeman who carried out the shooting is dismissed from the force, while the second officer involved is placed on administrative duty

RESIST. People gather outside the Georgia State Capitol during a protest against police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images/AFP

Young, Collins fuel Hawks comeback over Mavs

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Days after erupting for a career-high 50 points, Trae Young takes over late to power the Hawks’ huge rally

STREAKY. Trae Young  pumps in 13 of his 25 points in the closing quarter. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Trae Young erupts for 50 points as Hawks down Heat

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:33 PM

Just days after his NBA All-Star debut, Trae Young unleashes a career-high performance

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Streaking Raptors beat Pacers, Celtics down Hawks

Feb 08, 2020 - 5:34 PM

The Raptors notch a franchise-record 13th straight win as they beat the Pacers for the second time in 3 days

HOT STREAK. Serge Ibaka and the Raptors have not lost a game since January 15. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors

Capela to Hawks in deal as NBA trade deadline looms

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Rockets ship Clint Capela to the Hawks as part of a massive 12-player, 4-team deal

BIG BOOST. Clint Capela (right) joins De'Andre Hunter and the Hawks as Atlanta tries to beef up its frontcourt. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'He was with me tonight': Trae Young matches Kobe's double-double record

Jan 27, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Hawks stalwart Trae Young pays tribute to his idol Kobe Bryant by donning a No. 8 jersey against the Wizards

GRATEFUL. Trae Young pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on and off the court. Photo from Trae Young's Twitter

Atlanta Hawks' Parsons faces career-ending injuries from car crash

Jan 21, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Chandler Parsons suffers serious injuries from an accident caused by an alleged drunk driver

CRITICAL. Chandler Parsons is a victim of a car crash that can affect his NBA career. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Trae Young erupts for 42 points in loss to Raptors

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:13 PM

Defending champions Toronto Raptors escape the Hawks' Trae Young-led surge

KEY PLAYER. Trae Young scores more than 40 points for the seventh time this season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Lowly Hawks land guards Teague, Graham from Timberwolves

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Former NBA All-Star Jeff Teague returns to Atlanta as the Hawks try to climb out of the East Conference basement

SHAKE-UP. The struggling Hawks acquire a familiar face in Jeff Teague. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Irving shows no rust in return as Nets blast Hawks

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Kyrie Irving returns from missing 26 games and fires on all cylinders in one of the best shooting nights of his career

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving says he missed playing basketball. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Ageless Carter makes NBA history as Hawks down Pacers

Jan 05, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Vince Carter becomes the first player in NBA history to compete in the league in 4 different decades

EVERGREEN. Vince Carter, 42, is playing in his 22nd NBA season. Photo from Instagram/@atlhawks

Celtics hold off Hawks on Theis game-saving swat

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Daniel Theis blocks a three-point attempt by Hawks star Trae Young to seal the win for the Celtics

CLUTCH. Daniel Theis plays spoiler to Trae Young and the Hawks. Photo from Boston Celtics

Cavs mark Clarkson trade with win over Hawks

Dec 24, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Cavaliers win 3 straight games for their longest winning-streak since LeBron James left for the Lakers

NEW HOME. Jordan Clarkson bids goodbye to the Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA season becomes a family affair for LeBron James

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

LeBron James steers the Lakers to their seventh straight win a day after making a side trip to his homestate of Ohio to watch his son Bronny play

DEADLY COMBO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis conspire to lead the Lakers to their 24th win in 27 outings. Photo from Twitter/@nbastats

Lakers crush Hawks for NBA-best record

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Playing in his 17th season, LeBron James hardly looks like he ever slowed down with a near-triple-double as the Lakers tie the Celtics for the best NBA record

DYNAMIC DUO. LeBron James and Anthony Davis power the Lakers to their 10th win. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Clippers post 49-point win over struggling Hawks

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

After missing his first 11 games with the Clippers, Paul George drops 37 points in his home game debut

Hawks ace John Collins banned 25 games for doping

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:15 AM

John Collins, who averages 17 points for the Hawks, admits he took a supplement unaware that it's 'contaminated with an illegal component'

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Vince Carter signs with Hawks for historic 22nd NBA campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Going strong at 42, Vince Carter will become the first player to compete in 4 different decades when he takes the court for the Hawks in 2020

IRON MAN. Vince Carter will be the first player in NBA history to see action in 22 seasons. Photo from Instagram/@atlhawks

Vince Carter returns to Atlanta for NBA-record 22nd season

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Vince Carter becomes the 1st NBA player to see action in 22 seasons

LOVE FOR THE GAME. Vince Carter might end his 22-year-old NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. File photo by Rob Carr/AFP

Billionaire to grads at U.S. black college: I'll pay off your student loans

May 20, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Robert F. Smith, an African-American businessman tells the new graduating class of historically black Morehouse College that he plans to pay off the entirety of their student debt: an estimated $40 million

PAY IT FORWARD. File photo of Robert F. Smith. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images  North America/AFP

Young hits game-winner as Hawks topple short-handed Bucks

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The Bucks play without MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and stars Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe

YOUNG BUCK. Trey Young continues to stake his claim for the Rookie of the Year award. Photo from

Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double as Celtics stop Hawks

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

After a rough stretch, the Celtics streak to their sixth win in 8 games

FOILED COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics halt Trae Young and the Hawks' late rally. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks in 4OT

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks battle in a four-overtime marathon to record the third highest scoring game in NBA history

GRUELING. Zach LaVine powers the Bulls to a grueling escape over DeAndre Bembry and the Hawks. Photo from Chicago Bulls Twitter

Hawks fans taunt Lakers’ LeBron: ‘Kobe’s better’

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:22 PM

The lowly Atlanta Hawks – and their fans – get the job done in spoiling LeBron James and the Lakers' night

UPSET. LeBron James tallies a triple-double but says he’s throwing the ‘game in the trash.’ Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors, Pacers sail past foes

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:43 PM

All 5 Raptors starters punch in double figures to batter the Hawks while the Pacers lean on Bojan Bogdanovic to drub the Clippers

ON A ROLL. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors roll to their 40th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Curry leads charge as Warriors cruise past Hawks

Dec 04, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors snap a six-game losing streak on the road and won for just the fourth time in their last 10 games

GETTING HIS GROOVE. Steph Curry tallies 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors in his second game back from injury. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

No more drama as Warriors hold off Hawks

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Minus the suspended Draymond Green and the injured Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors roll to their 12th victory

FOCUSED. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors move on from the team drama. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron's putback dunk lifts Lakers past Hawks

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Los Angeles stretches its winning streak to 3 games

IN CRUNCHTIME. LeBron James comes up clutch for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

After firing coach Ty Lue, Cavs pick up 1st win vs Hawks

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally get into the win column after a 0-6 start in the NBA season

POST-LEBRON. Cleveland found out how tough life is minus LeBron James but Tristan Thompson, George Hill and the Cavs finally get a taste of victory. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

First win since 2013 in sight for Tiger Woods

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:28 AM

With just one round to go, Tiger Woods takes a three-shot lead at the Tour Championship

ON TOP. The 42-year-old Tiger Woods leads Rory McIlroy by three. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods keeps share of Tour Championship lead

Sep 22, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The golf superstar inches closer to snapping a five-year winless drought

FOCUSED. Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the fifth green during the second round of the Tour Championship. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Back in form, Tiger Woods finishes with an eagle to grab a share of the top spot

LEADER. Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 17th tee during the first round of the Tour Championship. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Carmelo Anthony traded by OKC to Atlanta, but waived for free agency

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The Houston Rockets are the frontrunners to sign Carmelo Anthony after the waivers

TRADED. File photo shows Carmelo Anthony. #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against Nicolas Batum #5 of the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP  STREETER LECKA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Isaiah Thomas inks deal with Nuggets, Jeremy Lin joins Hawks

Jul 13, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The former Los Angeles Lakers guard Thomas signs a one-year $2.3 million deal with the Nuggets

Atlanta Hawks and head coach Budenholzer part ways

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:10 PM

In the midst of rebuilding, the Atlanta Hawks are in talks with former Memphis coach David Fizdale and Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts

OUT. Mike Budenholzer wraps up his 5-season coaching stint with Atlanta with a 213-197 record. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Towns scores 56 points as Timberwolves inch toward playoff spot

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Towns's 56 points eclipses the club scoring record of 52 held by Mo Williams

MAGIC 50. Karl Anthony Towns is the 10th player to score 50 in a game this season which matches the NBA record for most players to score 50 in a single season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots roll past Titans in NFL playoffs, Eagles clip Falcons to advance

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The Patriots will face either the Jacksonville Jaguars of Pittsburgh Steelers for a berth in the Super Bowl

HANDOFF. It was another milestone night for superstar quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots roll past the Titans and into their seventh straight American Football Conference title game. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Falcons topple Rams, Titans edge Chiefs in NFL playoff openers

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Titans also advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers

TEAM LEADER. Bryant catapults the Falcons to victory over the Rams via 4 field goals. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Serge Ibaka suspended by Raptors for altercation with staffer

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Raptors still beat the Hawks without their power forward

SUSPENDED. The Raptors said Ibaka violated team rules in the incident, which took place after the Raptors' 124-107 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Atlanta airport says power back after major flight delays

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:42 PM

An outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

STRANDED. This picture obtained on the twitter account of Mike Vizdos and taken on December 17, 2017 shows passengers waiting in the terminal of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Vizdos/Twitter/AFP

LeBron ties career-high with 17 assists to lead Cavs over Hawks

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:09 PM

LeBron James matches his career-high for assists in a single game as the Cavs win their ninth straight home game

TOP SCORER. LeBron James also contributed 25 points to lead the Cavs in scoring. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Double-double by Lebron James and Kevin Love send Cavs to 10th win

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Lebron James finished with 24 points, six rebounds and 12 assists while teammate Kevin Love had 25 points and 16 rebounds

BEST BEHAVIOR. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a dunk against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 30, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP