The Sports Book

Lo­cal Foot­ball

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Rock­mart played host this week to teams from around the coun­try in a base­ball tour­na­ment. See more ac­tion shots on Page B3 of this week’s edi­tion.

Ref­er­ees and field judges from the NFL are mak­ing a leap from the side­lines to the small screen. In re­cent days, CBS hired Gene Ster­a­tore (above,) and NBC hired Terry McAu­lay to be rules an­a­lysts dur­ing game coverage.

What’s with all this world cup ac­tion and ex­tra time they need in games? Learn more about soc­cer in this week’s edi­tion on Page B4.

The At­lanta Hawks have re­quested waivers on re­serve guard Isa­iah Taylor. Taylor, signed to a two-year con­tract last Oc­to­ber, started nine of his 67 games last sea­son. He av­er­aged 6.6 points and 3.1 as­sists in 17.4 min­utes.

At­lanta United re­mains the Kings of the Moun­tain in the East­ern Con­fer­ence of the MLS, with a 11-4-3 record. They beat Orlando City 4-0 in last Satur­day’s match. They play again to­day at home against Dal­las.

The At­lanta Falcons are adding more de­fen­sive help to the ros­ter. Former Chiefs Safety Ron Parker has a 1-year deal with the team. He was dropped from Kansas City af­ter five sea­sons. He played in 80 games and got 318 tack­les, nine in­ter­cep­tions and seven sacks last sea­son.

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