ALLEN PARK, Mich. - On the heels of an NFL-best 4-0 preseason record that coach Rod Marinelli says means nothing, the Detroit Lions' focus is locked solely onto official business.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks added versatility to their backcourt by signing free-agent guard Ronald "Flip" Murray on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith will remain with the Hawks after Atlanta quickly matched an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks, who made the playoffs for the first time in nine years last season, will try to build on that success when they open their new season at Orlando on Oct. 29.
ATLANTA - Randolph Morris, who played sparingly with the New York Knicks the past two seasons, signed with the hometown Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Maurice Evans could have taken the road to higher pay with a European team, but he decided to keep his roots grounded in America and with the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA - The Hawks completed their deal with Maurice Evans on Tuesday, locking up a replacement for sixth-man Josh Childress.
ATLANTA - Looking to fill the void left when Josh Childress bolted for Greece, the Atlanta Hawks are close to completing a deal with free agent Maurice Evans.
Josh Childress is leaving the Atlanta Hawks for Greek club Olympiakos, reversing the course of the many international stars who have signed with the NBA.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson added two assistant coaches and conducted workouts for two free-agent centers on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - The relief Hawks fans felt when Elton Brand signed with the 76ers may have lasted only as long as it took Josh Smith to sit down for dinner in Los Angeles with Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy.
PHILADELPHIA - Josh Smith wasted no time taking advantage of his restricted free-agent status, spending Wednesday visiting the Philadelphia 76ers - a franchise with plenty of cap room to make a big offer.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith and Josh Childress were considered franchise cornerstones for the Atlanta Hawks four years ago.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have signed assistant coaches Larry Drew and Bob Bender to new contracts on Mike Woodson's staff.
ATLANTA - Rick Sund's first two weeks as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks convinced him the team is moving in the right direction and should keep Mike Woodson as coach.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA- Brandon Bass was back in the starting lineup on Saturday night, leading the Celtics to a victory.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap, signed in the offseason to replace Josh Smith, had 19 points to steal the spotlight in Smith's return to Atlanta, leading the Hawks to a 93-85 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
MIAMI - For the Miami Heat, the third quarter was pretty much the whole story. Chris Bosh tumbled over some courtside seats on one end, and LeBron James apologized to a few fans during one particularly frustrating moment on the other.
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