Arthur Blank officially announces creation of Atlanta MLS franchise to begin play in 2017

MLS is Coming to Atlanta

Arthur Blank and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have announced the creation of an MLS franchise here in Atlanta to begin play in the Falcons new stadium starting in 2017!

Dumars will remain an adviser to the ownership team

Dumars Stepping Down

The Detroit Pistons officially announced on Monday that Joe Dumars is stepping down as the team's president of basketball operations (AP Photo).

Evan Gattis also homered twice and Uggla drove in five runs as the Braves won their fourth straight.

Uggla's Grand Slam Lifts Braves

Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning, Monday night to lead Atlanta to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies (AP Photo).

Al Jefferson led Charlotte with 27 points and 15 rebounds

'Cats Sink Hawks at Buzzer

Chris Douglas-Roberts sank a short jumper as time expired to complete Charlotte's comeback from 15 down, as the Bobcats beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-93 on Monday night (John bazemore/AP Photo).

The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process

More Trouble for Aldon

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening (AP Photo).

Saturday's fight went to a decision, with Pacquiao winning on all three judges’ scorecards

The Zone at Pacquiao v Bradley

790 The Zone was in Vegas over the weekend to catch Manny Pacquiao's win over Timothy Bradley and managed to get up close and personal.

Timothy Bradley looks fierce at the weigh-in

The Zone at Pacquiao v Bradley

790 The Zone was in Vegas over the weekend to catch Manny Pacquiao's fight with Timothy Bradley and managed to get up close and personal.

Manny flexes during his weigh-in

The Zone at Pacquiao v Bradley

790 The Zone was in Vegas over the weekend to catch Manny Pacquiao's weigh-in before his fight with Timothy Bradley.

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