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Atlanta Dream to play in Manchester

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The NBA, the WNBA and the U.S. men's and women's national basketball teams are heading to Manchester, spreading the sport's American reach in Britain beyond London.

February 28, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


Thrashers acquire Dvorak from Panthers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Thrashers acquired forward Radek Dvorak from the Florida Panthers for forwards Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller on Monday.

February 28, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


Braves GM Wren receives extension through 2013

ATLANTA (AP) - After putting together a roster that returned the Braves to the playoffs, general manager Frank Wren was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Atlanta through the 2013 season.

February 22, 2011 | Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | State, national sports


Trevor Bayne still in shock over Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Trevor Bayne celebrated his Daytona 500 victory by playing basketball with friends, then skateboarding on the infield of NASCAR's most storied race track.

February 22, 2011 | Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing writer | State, national sports


NFL, union exit from 4th day of mediation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players' union.

February 22, 2011 | Howard Fendrich AP Pro football writer | State, national sports


No. 4 Tennessee wins SEC, beats Georgia 77-44

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt keeps reminding her Tennessee players that they haven't won anything big yet. The way the Lady Volunteers have plowed through their Southeastern Conference schedule this season, she may need a new way to motivate them.

February 22, 2011 | Beth Rucker AP Sports writer | State, national sports


Knicks, Nuggets agree on Anthony deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks finally landed Carmelo Anthony, ending a trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.

February 22, 2011 | AP Basketball writer | State, national sports


Davidson defeats Georgia Southern again, 83-56

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) - JP Kuhlman scored 19 points and Davidson continued its mastery of Georgia Southern in an 83-56 rout Wednesday night.

February 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


Jenkins rallies No. 18 Vandy past Georgia, 64-56

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - All John Jenkins needed was one good shot to end his scoring drought and launch Vanderbilt's comeback against Georgia.

February 17, 2011 | Charles Odum AP Sports writer | State, national sports


Knicks rout Hawks to take winning record to break

NEW YORK (AP) - Even after a decade of futility, the New York Knicks aren't satisfied with a winning record at the All-Star break.

February 17, 2011 | Brian Mahoney AP Basketball writer | State, national sports


Georgia Tech beats Chattanooga 62-53

ATLANTA (AP) - Iman Shumpert has been one of the few bright spots in Georgia Tech's difficult season.

February 17, 2011 | George Henry Associated Press | State, national sports


Chipper back on field for Braves after knee injury

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones took grounders and got in some swings on the first day of spring training, a significant step in his recovery from major knee surgery.

February 16, 2011 | Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | State, national sports


After short night, new Braves manager takes charge

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez kept tossing and turning. Finally, at a quarter 'til 4, he climbed from bed and started getting dressed.

February 16, 2011 | Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | State, national sports


Thrashers sign Byfuglien to contract extension

ATLANTA (AP) - All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $26 million contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.

February 16, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


Mills lifts Mercer over Kennesaw State 57-55

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Brian Mills made a layup with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Mercer over Kennesaw State 57-55 on Tuesday night.

February 16, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


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