Chris Vivlamore

Interim sports editor

Chris Vivlamore is the sports editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has covered a variety of teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, Braves and Thrashers in more than 15 years at the AJC.

Latest from Chris Vivlamore

Poythress family gets life-changing gift - a kidney from daughter to mother
 Forgive Alexis Poythress for being late with her mother’s 50th birthday present. Life-changing medical tests can take a little longer than expected. The belated gift was worth the wait for Regina Poythress as her daughter was deemed a perfect match for a kidney transplant that would end an arduous journey of more than seven years on...

Posted: 2 days ago

Forgive Alexis Poythress for being late with her mother’s 50th birthday present. Life-changing medical tests can take a little longer than expected. The belated gift was worth the wait for Regina Poythress as her daughter was deemed a perfect match for a kidney transplant that would end an arduous journey of more than seven years on...
Hawks sign B.J. Johnson to second 10-day contract
 The Hawks signed forward B.J. Johnson to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday. He signed his first 10-day contract on March 1. Johnson has appeared in four games with the Hawks and averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.7 minutes. He shot .538 from the field (7 of 13), including .500 from 3-point range (3 of 6).  

Posted: 5 days ago

The Hawks signed forward B.J. Johnson to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday. He signed his first 10-day contract on March 1. Johnson has appeared in four games with the Hawks and averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.7 minutes. He shot .538 from the field (7 of 13), including .500 from 3-point range (3 of 6).  
Collins, Young building chemistry of Hawks’ foundation
 When Trae Young had his pre-draft workout with the Hawks last summer there was one very interested observer in addition to the team’s front office and coaching staff. John Collins was there. The forward had just completed his rookie season and wanted to see for himself what the team might be getting in the young point guard. After being...

Posted: 6 days ago

When Trae Young had his pre-draft workout with the Hawks last summer there was one very interested observer in addition to the team’s front office and coaching staff. John Collins was there. The forward had just completed his rookie season and wanted to see for himself what the team might be getting in the young point guard. After being...
Trae Young’s two technical fouls won’t be rescinded
 The two technical fouls that led to Trae Young’s ejection against the Bulls on Sunday will not be rescinded, according a person in the NBA familiar with the situation. The league routinely issues a report with updated numbers of technical fouls received by players and coaches. On occasion, after league review, technical fouls are rescinded...

Posted: 10 days ago

The two technical fouls that led to Trae Young’s ejection against the Bulls on Sunday will not be rescinded, according a person in the NBA familiar with the situation. The league routinely issues a report with updated numbers of technical fouls received by players and coaches. On occasion, after league review, technical fouls are rescinded...
Hawks to sign Tyler Zeller to 10-day contract
 The Hawks have agreed to a 10-day contract with center Tyler Zeller, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be official Friday when the Hawks return to practice after an off day Thursday. The pending deal was first reported by ESPN. The Hawks are in need of a big man. Starting center Dewayne Dedmon missed...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Hawks have agreed to a 10-day contract with center Tyler Zeller, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be official Friday when the Hawks return to practice after an off day Thursday. The pending deal was first reported by ESPN. The Hawks are in need of a big man. Starting center Dewayne Dedmon missed...
Hawks’ campaign to fight prostate cancer results in $150,000 donation
 The Hawks’ inaugural campaign to help in the fight against prostate cancer resulted in a $150,000 donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the team announced Thursday. In recognition of Black History Month and to bring a greater awareness of the disease to the African-American community, the Hawks pledged $250 per assist during the...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Hawks’ inaugural campaign to help in the fight against prostate cancer resulted in a $150,000 donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the team announced Thursday. In recognition of Black History Month and to bring a greater awareness of the disease to the African-American community, the Hawks pledged $250 per assist during the...
Hawks upgrade Collins to questionable
 The Hawks upgraded John Collins to questionable ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Spurs. The starting power forward had been listed as doubtful and missed the past three games with flu-like symptoms. Collins did not travel with the Hawks to Chicago for Sunday’s game but rejoined the team in Miami for Monday’s game although...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Hawks upgraded John Collins to questionable ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Spurs. The starting power forward had been listed as doubtful and missed the past three games with flu-like symptoms. Collins did not travel with the Hawks to Chicago for Sunday’s game but rejoined the team in Miami for Monday’s game although...
Despite stellar play, Hawks’ Young snubbed as Player of the Week
 Despite averaging 35 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, the Hawks’ Trae Young was not named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 25-March 3. The award went to the 76ers’ Ben Simmons, who averaged 17 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The NBA announced the weekly winners on Monday. The Jazz&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

Despite averaging 35 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, the Hawks’ Trae Young was not named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 25-March 3. The award went to the 76ers’ Ben Simmons, who averaged 17 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The NBA announced the weekly winners on Monday. The Jazz&rsquo...
Hawks’ John Collins listed as doubtful vs. Heat
 Hawks starting power forward John Collins has re-joined the Hawks but will be listed as doubtful for tonight’s game at the Heat. Collins has missed the past two games with flu-like symptoms. He did not travel with the team for Sunday’s win at the Bulls. He also missed Friday’s four overtime home loss to the Bulls. The Hawks...

Posted: 13 days ago

Hawks starting power forward John Collins has re-joined the Hawks but will be listed as doubtful for tonight’s game at the Heat. Collins has missed the past two games with flu-like symptoms. He did not travel with the team for Sunday’s win at the Bulls. He also missed Friday’s four overtime home loss to the Bulls. The Hawks...
Hawks’ Omari Spellman to miss at least four weeks
 Hawks rookie forward Omari Spellman will missed at least four weeks due to a left ankle injury, the team announced Sunday. An magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam performed Saturday at Emory Sports Medicine Complex revealed a low grade high ankle sprain with associated soft tissue injury. Spellman was injured in Friday night’s game...

Posted: 14 days ago

Hawks rookie forward Omari Spellman will missed at least four weeks due to a left ankle injury, the team announced Sunday. An magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam performed Saturday at Emory Sports Medicine Complex revealed a low grade high ankle sprain with associated soft tissue injury. Spellman was injured in Friday night’s game...