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Silverbacks soccer club appoints new assistant coach

Silverbacks soccer club appoints new assistant coach

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverback soccer club announced on Tuesday that Franklin McIntosh is taking over as the team's assistant coach.

As reported by Neal Malone, Public Relations Manager of the Silverbacks, McIntosh is from West Bromwich, England, and has been in Atlanta for 16 years. He began as a member of Atlanta Attack, and followed by directing and coaching some of the city's youth soccer teams. In recent years, McIntosh has scouted for the Silverbacks.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Silverbacks coaching staff," McIntosh said. "My goal is to do whatever I can to help Brian and help the club get to where they're supposed to be - at the top of the league."

After moving to the U.S. and gaining citizenship, said Malone, McIntosh represented the country in the 1996 Futsal World Cup in Spain and the 1997 World Cup Championship.

Georgia Tech heading to ACC Championship Game

Georgia Tech heading to ACC Championship Game

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami is self-imposing a postseason ban for the second straight year in response to a lengthy and ongoing NCAA investigation into the school's compliance practices.

University officials announced the decision Monday morning, shortly before the Hurricanes (6-5) started practice for what now is their season-finale at Duke this weekend.

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Miami's decision effectively ends the ACC's Coastal Division race; Georgia Tech will play Florida State for the ACC crown and an Orange Bowl berth.

By self-imposing another ban, Miami is hoping to lessen the hit of any looming sanctions that could be handed down by the NCAA. It's surely a disappointment for the Hurricanes, since Miami still had a chance to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

Kennesaw, S.C. residents win Atlanta Marathon

Kennesaw, S.C. residents win Atlanta Marathon

ATLANTA -- Nearly 2,500 people hit the streets of Atlanta Saturday for this year's Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay.

Kennesaw resident Reuben Mwei was the clear winner of the marathon. He broke through the tape at 2:23:25, more than eight minutes before the second place finisher, to take home the $1,000 grand prize.

Saturday's race was the 26 year old's first-ever marathon. He also won the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon on Oct. 7 with a time of 1:09:12.

The second man to cross the finish line was Marietta resident Malcolm Campbell, 41, whose final time was 2:31:26. Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Gillette of Goshen, Ind., winner of the 2011 Atlanta Marathon, placed third with a time of 2:36:27.

City of Atlanta hosts 1st Bicycle Expo!

City of Atlanta hosts 1st Bicycle Expo!

ATLANTA -- Bicycle commuters often look at me sideways for not riding my bicycle to work because I live closeby.  And I must confess, I'd save a lot of money, time and get some exercise to boot if I rode my new 10-speed to work.  During the month of October, the city of Atlanta is hosting its first Cycle Expo at City Hall in the atrium.

Make plans to join the Department of Planning and Community Development, Office of Sustainability and several of our transportation partners for a fun and informative event.

The city of Atlanta has seen a significant increase in the number of bicycle commuters and is committed to adding new bike lanes and routes where feasible.

Over the next three years, the city of Atlanta is poised to construct 34 miles of high-quality bicycle facilities

These projects include:

Hawks sign former Ga Tech player Muhammad

Hawks sign former Ga Tech player Muhammad

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed former Georgia Tech standout Isma'il Muhammad on the eve of training camp.

General manager Danny Ferry announced the move Monday. The 6-foot-6 Muhammad is an Atlanta native who played at Georgia Tech from 2001-05. 

The swingman has played professionally in Europe, South America, the Middle East and New Zealand. Muhammad also played high school basketball at W.D. Muhammad in East Atlanta. 

The Hawks have 19 players on their training camp roster.

Agape Charity Golf Tournament


Tee Up for the Agape Charity Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Agape Charity Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Oct. 1, at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. The tournament raises funds to support academic-based afterschool programming for local children who live in underserved families.

Atlanta resident Billy Andrade, a four-time PGA Tour winner and an on-course reporter for the Golf Channel, will play with the top sponsors and host the $1 million Hole-in-One Contest.

Located at 2353 Bolton Road, the Agape Community Center serves approximately 175 girls and boys each year in academic-based afterschool programs and athletic-based summer camps.

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you have been anticipating the start of football season like many other die-hard fans then you're in for a treat as Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), the number one online multimedia website and lifestyle brand for female sports fans host