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Young wins point guard battle, Hawks top Thunder 142-126

Young wins point guard battle, Hawks top Thunder 142-126

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Just when it seemed Dennis Schroder would enjoy a triumphant return to Atlanta, his successor as the Hawks’ starting point guard had a winning answer. Trae Young had 24 points and 11 assists to win the showdown of current and past Atlanta point guards, leading the Hawks over the…read more

Atlanta Falcons DE Tak McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

Atlanta Falcons DE Tak McKinley undergoes mental evaluation

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley was undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles. TMZ Sports reported that a friend became concerned for McKinley’s well-being and summoned police. The Falcons acknowledged the incident in a statement from coach Dan Quinn, who says the team will…

Former major leaguer John Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

Former major leaguer John Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

DENTON, Texas (AP) — John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Wetteland, 52, was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond, according to Denton County jail records. Wetteland lives in the Dallas-area suburb of Trophy Club. Bartonville Police…

Mike Smith, fired by Bucs this season, doesn’t plan to coach again

Mike Smith, fired by Bucs this season, doesn’t plan to coach again

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer TAMPA, Fla. — Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who was fired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ defensive coordinator in 2018, says he won’t pursue any more coaching opportunities. Appearing Tuesday on “The Opening Drive” on SiriusXM, Smith expressed his desire to turn the page after 35 seasons of…

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