• This combo of two 2016 file photos shows, at left, Germany's women's soccer coach Silvia Neid at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against China in Salvador, Brazil, and at right: Sweden's soccer coach Pia Sundhage at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against the U.S. in Brasilia, Brazil. Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Neid played for Germany and Sundhage for Sweden. Close pals bound together by long careers in soccer, they’ll put aside the friendship on the field on Friday, Aug 19 as their teams face off in the gold-medal match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, Arisson Marinho, Files)

    Neid and Sundhage are longtime contemporaries and foes

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden.

  • Atlanta mayor to unveil plans for future of Turner Field

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans to make an announcement amid reports that Turner Field, the stadium built for the 1996 Olympic Games and later converted into a baseball stadium for the Atlanta Braves, will be renovated for use by Georgia State University.

  • Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson reacts to getting his first hit in the majors, a single against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)

    Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, had a big dream come true Wednesday night.