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Meruelo to buy Atlanta Hawks

The short and sad reign of Atlanta Spirit will end shortly, as Los Angeles businessman Alex Meruelo is buying the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the lease to Philips Arena. The sale comes a few months after the Spirit sold the Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) to a Canadian investment group; the team will play next season as […]

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Thrashers not out of Atlanta — yet

The Atlanta Thrashers haven’t been sold to a Winnipeg group — yet — but negotiations continue and many in the NHL consider the move of the team to be a foregone conclusion. Some media jumped the gun yesterday and reported a sale was done, including the influential Globe and Mail, which came through with this […]

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Atlanta Spirit in full liquidation mode

After a multiyear legal battle to gain control of the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena, the Atlanta Spirit is pulling an abrupt about-face and is looking to liquidate all its holdings, with John Moores negotiating to buy the NBA franchise. We’ve already covered discussions between the Spirit and True North Sports & […]

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Atlanta-to-Winnipeg rumors gaining steam

With former Atlanta Braves great Tom Glavine admitting he’s having no luck in putting together an ownership group for the Atlanta Thrashers, the rumor mill is working overtime in placing the team in Winnipeg for 2011-2012 — but there’s no deal yet, though negotiations have started. There’s not exactly a long list of potential buyers […]

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