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McCoughtry, Dream top Liberty

Newark, N.J. -- Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead the Atlanta Dream to a 74-64 victory over the New York Liberty.

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McCoughtry shot only 7-of-20 from the field, but made 8-of-10 free throws for the Dream, who notched their first road victory in four tries. Sancho Lyttle added 19 points in the win.

Leilani Mitchell led the Liberty with 16 points, but New York lost for the fourth time in five games. Kara Braxton had 14 points and 13 rebounds, while DeMya Walker and Cappie Pondexter scored 12 points each.

Hawks talking with Danny Ferry about GM position

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks are in talks with Danny Ferry and could be close to reaching an agreement to hire the San Antonio executive as general manager.

In a statement released Sunday night, the Hawks confirmed they have "reached out" to Ferry, also the former Cleveland general manager. The Hawks say they "are engaged in conversation" regarding the Hawks and their basketball operations.

Hawks general manager Rick Sund's contract expires at the end of June. Sund did not return messages to The Associated Press on Saturday and Sunday.

Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson declined comment Sunday.

Ferry was named the Spurs' vice president of basketball operations in 2010. As the Cavaliers' GM from 2005-10, he led the Cavs through the most successful period in their history.

Ross homers twice as Red Sox beat Braves

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Cody Ross hit a three-run and two-run home run as the Boston Red Sox took a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday.

Ross' day overshadowed what might be the final appearance of third baseman Kevin Youkilis in a Boston uniform.

The subject of numerous trade rumors, Youkilis had been benched the past three games as the 33-year-old has struggled much of the season. However, he went 2- for-4 with an RBI on Sunday and received two standing ovations. The first one was in the second inning prior to his at-bat in which he singled. The second ovation was awarded to him following his RBI triple in the seventh that saw him pulled from the game.

On the season, his ninth in the majors and all of them with Boston, Youkilis is batting just .233 with four home runs and 14 RBI, and trade rumors have several teams interested in his services.

Runners test the AJC Peachtree Road Race course

ATLANTA -- With 11 days to go, Saturday was a milestone for hundreds of runners training for the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

They took part in what they called a "pre-Peachtree" run to test out the hills and the heat.

"I'm struggling because it's a little humid for me," said runner Chuck Moreland. "But we're getting through it, and it feels pretty good so far."

The Atlanta Track Club organized this official test run and encouraged runners to get up early to cover the entire 6.2 mile course from Phipps to Piedmont Park.

As many as 300 runners with the In-Training for Peachtree Program presented by Publix took part.

Race veterans also ran the course. 

"Real Black People" article attracts a lot of attention

WXIA --- Recently, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" and an Atlanta native wrote an editorial on news site, Huffington Post, and it's attracting a lot of opinions, both, good and bad. 

In the article, called "Will the Real Black People of Atlanta Please Stand Up," Kelly Smith Beaty discusses how Atlanta, which was once considered the "jewel of the South" has "lost it's shine" with shows like Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta and VH1's Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. 

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

Fulton County seeks resident input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County seeks resident input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County Seeks Resident Input Regarding Transportation Projects for Unincorporated Fulton

Fulton County residents are invited to attend a series of upcoming community meetings to provide input regarding transportation projects for unincorporated Fulton County.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Cliftondale Community Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park
  •  Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Burdett Park, 2945 Burdett Park, College Park
  •  Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Southwest Library, 3665 Southwest Library, Atlanta
  • Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m. – Renaissance Middle School, 7155 Hall Road, Fairburn

The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss transportation needs in unincorporated Fulton County and to develop a project list for consideration by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.