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Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

[ad_1] The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11, as well as early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3.The idea was hatched during the weekend following the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protesters in Atlanta was just outside the
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Why Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars are fighting to save Julius Jones

[ad_1] FOR JULIUS JONES, H Unit has been home for 18 years.He's on death row, serving time for a crime he maintains he didn't commit, in a cell alongside 53 others stacked in two rows inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.In 2002, Jones was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Paul Howell. The 45-year-old businessman was shot in the head on July 28, 1999, while sitting in
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Falcons’ Dan Quinn among Atlanta coaches to lead roundtable talk on race

[ad_1] Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn saying he thought NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's video apology regarding peaceful protest bridged a gap with the players was one of the highlights of Thursday's Zoom roundtable discussion on race headed by Quinn, Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce and Atlanta Dream coach Nicki Collen.The trio of Atlanta pro coaches participated in "Coaches Uncensored: A Conversation On Race and Sports," an event for local high-school
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League says 2020-21 NBA schedule could be condensed

[ad_1] 2:21 PM ETTim BontempsESPN Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said Tuesday morning that the NBA has told the league's general managers that the 2020-21 NBA schedule could be condensed in order to allow the league to remain as close as possible to its current schedule format."Because of this circumstance, I think the league wants to stay as close to its original schedule as possible," Schlenk said on a
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Hawks’ growth would suffer if Atlanta left out of NBA return, coach Lloyd Pierce says

[ad_1] Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce, a coach for one of eight teams outside the 22-team plan that reportedly has growing support for the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida, says the exclusion would be damaging for his Hawks.Pierce, in an interview on ESPN's The Jump that aired Tuesday, insisted game competition continues to be crucial for the Hawks' development and wants them to play upon the NBA's return."I coach the youngest team
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Dunks, game winners and a TD pass

[ad_1] It has been two and a half months since we've seen a poster dunk, an ankle-breaking move or a buzzer-beating shot on an NBA court. And, while there is some hope of a potential restart, plenty of hurdles remain in the league's mission to save the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.But that won't stop us from reliving some of the best plays we've already witnessed from the 2019-20 season.From
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NBA changes workout date after Hawks hesitate

[ad_1] After the Atlanta Hawks were unwilling to immediately re-open the franchise's practice facility for players to return for limited workouts, the NBA sent a memo to teams pushing back its re-opening date to May 8.The league had been planning to re-open facilities beginning with the Hawks, because of the state of Georgia had been among the first states loosen stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic."We are going to wait
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Chris Paul, Trae Young, Zach LaVine expected to join H-O-R-S-E competition

[ad_1] The NBA and ESPN are finalizing plans to televise a H-O-R-S-E shooting competition with stars Chris Paul of Oklahoma City, Trae Young of Atlanta and Zach LaVine of Chicago among those expected to participate, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.The competition will include a couple of WNBA stars and fairly recent NBA alumni, sources said.Players would be filmed competing at home locations -- on indoor or outdoor courts -- and
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Nets’ Kevin Durant leads field of 16 in NBA 2K20 tournament on ESPN

[ad_1] The NBA, NBA Players Association and 2K have partnered to produce an NBA 2K tournament that will air on ESPN and ESPN2 starting Friday, it was announced.The NBA 2K20 Player Tournament will take place Friday through April 11, according to a statement, and will begin airing Friday on ESPN with a half-hour preshow at 7 p.m. ET. The tournament will run on ESPN until 8:30 p.m. and then is
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How the NBA coronavirus suspension impacts every team in the Eastern Conference

[ad_1] The NBA has suspended its season due to the spread of the coronavirus, and commissioner Adam Silver has said that the hiatus will last at least 30 days. On Sunday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario for a return.As the league discusses its next steps, including if and when the 2019-20 season can resume,