Truck Buck Shoot-Out at Bass Pro Shops

• The 17th annual Truck Buck Shoot-Out finals, presented by Georgia Outdoor News, will be held on Sunday afternoon at Bass Prop Shops' Fall Hunting Classic. The event begins at 3 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops at Discover Mills.

The pellet-rifle competition features 22 hunters who will proceed in progressively challenging single-elimination rounds. The best shooter wins a new truck and the second-place finisher wins an all-terrain vehicle. The hunters earned spots in the field by entering the highest-scoring buck during one of the last 17 weeks of deer season.

Bass Pro Shops is hosting a weekend of seminars and other activities for its hunting event, including legendary RedHead Pro Hunting Team members Jerry Martin and Walter Parrott, Realtree Outdoors' Bill Jordan, C'Mere Deer's Hank Parker, snake master Steve Scruggs, trick shooter Galen Shinkle and Monteen McCord and her birds of prey.

Admission, parking and all of the weekend's events are free. For more information, go to www.basspro.com.

USTA Women's 50K coming to Gwinnett

• The Gwinnett Sports Commission announced Tuesday that the 2006 USTA Women's 50K Classic will be held in Gwinnett on Nov. 13-20.

Sixty professional tennis players from around the world are expected to compete in this year's event, which will be held at Collins Hill Athletic Club in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett was chosen as the 2006 tournament venue site because of the tremendous amenities provided to tennis players and their families.


Hawks open at Philadelphia

• ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks will open their 2006-07 season at Philadelphia on Nov. 1 before playing host to the New York Knicks in their home opener on Nov. 3.

One year after the Hawks played seven of their first 11 games on the road, the team will play six of its first 10 games at Philips Arena.

Most home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts. The exceptions include the Friday night games and five 2 p.m. starts, including four on Sundays.

The preseason schedule has not been announced.

- From staff, wire reports