Posted: Friday September 30, 2011 2:43 PM

While Atlanta mopes, Dream provides ray of hope

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves blew it. The Falcons are struggling. The Thrashers are gone. The Hawks? Who knows when they'll play another game.

Well, cheer up Atlanta.

There's still the Dream.

The beleaguered city's WNBA team has made it to the finals for the second year in a row, providing a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dismal time for Atlanta's pro sports scene. The Dream will face the Minnesota Lynx in the best-of-5 series, which begins Sunday in Minneapolis.

Dream star Angel McCoughtry is calling on fans to pack Philips Arena when the series returns to Atlanta for Game 3 next week. As she says, "We're fighting hard for this city. ... We're trying to give this city something.''
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