Dennis Schroder changed the game, then exulted in its outcome. (John Bazemore/AP photo)

The Hawks have a clear path to the NBA finals

7:54 am Apr. 16, 2015

It’s not just that the Atlanta Hawks drew Brooklyn, as opposed to Indiana, in Round 1. The better part comes later: They won’t have to play Chicago in Round 2 and then Cleveland in the

"Here's where I draw up my Langston Galloway defense."  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Hawks play no D but hand Coach Bud a teaching moment

8:51 am Apr. 14, 2015

Mike Budenholzer could have thrown a snit fit after his Atlanta Hawks pulled a no-show on defense against the bottom-of-the-barrel New York Knickerbockers. He could have thundered, “This stuff won’t fly come the playoffs!” And

Shockin' the world, joltin' the Mets. (AP Photo/Kevin Liles)

Four down, 158 to go for the undefeated Braves

12:12 am Apr. 11, 2015

The Atlanta Braves are 4-0. Yes, the Atlanta Braves. No, I didn’t expect it. But they’re playing good baseball. Credit where it’s due.

Victory No. 4 came Friday night against the New York Mets, who aided

"Keep it quiet, but we're undefeated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The Atlanta Braves – the best team in baseball

10:30 am Apr. 9, 2015

Yeah, I’m surprised, and no, I don’t think it will last. (Let’s note that they started 17-7 last season. In no sport do the words “small sample size” resonate more than baseball.) And the Atlanta