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REPORT: Hawks to retire ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich’s No. 44 = According to a Wednesday afternoon report from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks are gearing up to honor the infamous “Pistol” Pete Maravich. The Hawks will…..

ATHENS – Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, Alabama’s Kirby Smart will become Georgia’s new football coach. An announcement could come as soon as Sunday or Monday. Smart, 39, is the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator. He worked at Alabama for the last nine years, helping it win three national championships. The No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide …

Former Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones and team president John Schuerholz will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Aug. 19, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...

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Lewis Grizzard, Jr [Half of cremated remains] - American writer and humorist, known for his Southern demeanor and commentary on the American South. Although he spent his early career as a newspaper sports writer and editor, becoming the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal at age 23, he is much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian & lecturer.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Sports - AJC Peachtree Road Race, July 5, 2012.

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Get Atlanta news, sports, Atlanta weather, entertainment, business & political news from The Atlanta Journal Constitution - we know Atlanta best - Atlanta will host Gold Cup quarterfinals on July 20 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - #mexico

"Somebody's going to get stung." The 1906 cartoon depicts a UGA football player being attacked by a yellow jacket. This is the first instance that the Georgia Tech sports teams were officially referred to at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, after John Heisman stated he only wanted his team referred to as Yellow Jackets in a 1905 interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Former names of the team include the Golden Tornadoes, the Ts, the Engineers and the Blacksmiths.

See contrasting Sports covers of The Plain Dealer, Atlanta Journal ... Cleveland Cavaliers #ClevelandCavaliers

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