Atlanta Sports News and Rumors
East-best Hawks rest starters against Hornetsnba.com Updated 11 hours agoThe Atlanta Hawks are sitting all five starters against the Charlotte Hornets one night after clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Share Tweet
Bautista Hits 2-Run Double for Blue Jays in Loss to Bravesnytimes.com 14 hours agoJose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.Share TweetThe Braves named right-hander Julio Teheran their Opening Day starter on Friday, but they still have a few details about their rotation to iron out before Teheran takes the mound April 6 in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that the fif…Share TweetWith just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. Hail to the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks' 99-86 win over the…Share Tweet
Betts locked in for Red SoxMLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)In Friday's 4-2 loss to the Braves, Mookie Betts clubbed a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon that also included a stolen base, a walk and a diving catch in center field.Share Tweet
Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clauseMLB.com Mar 26 (2 days ago)Left-hander Clayton Richard's name comes up just about every time Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is asked about his club's rotation depth. It happened again after Richard pitched Thursday against the Braves. "Clayton is a guy you have to talk about,&…Share Tweet
Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5nytimes.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.Share TweetAt the recently-concluded NFL meetings, the league advised the Browns and the Falcons of the punishments they’ll be facing for their recent violations of the rules. Browns G.M. Ray Farmer sent text messages to the sideline during games, and the Falcons …Share Tweet
Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spotThe Atlanta Falcons entered free agency with thoughts of upgrading the nickelback position. Right now, they find themselves without a reliable or experienced third cornerback to fill such a role. Last season, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson and Javier Arena…Share Tweet
Veteran catcher Buck announces retirementFormer All-Star catcher John Buck, who played for seven teams over 11 major-league seasons, announced his retirement Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced.Share Tweet
Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John ImlayThe Atlanta Falcons released a statement Thursday offering their thoughts on minority owner John Imlay, who died of a massive heart attack Wednesday at the age of 78. Here is the entire statement: Everyone at the Falcons and across the Blank Family of B…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)The fight for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference has been one of the tightest races in the NBA this season, with positions changing seemingly every day as several teams attempt to become humongous underdogs to the Atlanta Hawks and Cl…Share Tweet
Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presenceMLB.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)Coming off last year's disappointing season, it was not surprising when Braves president John Hart made a conscious effort this winter to sign veteran leaders like Jonny Gomes, Nick Markakis, Jason Grilli and A.J. Pierzynski.Share Tweet
Hawks sign Daye to second 10-day contractnba.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract.Share Tweet
Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should addressESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)When Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn meets the media this morning during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, he is likely to be asked about the status of contract extension talks with the team's top receiver Julio Jones. The last time I asked Quinn abou…Share Tweet
Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mixMLB.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)Though the Braves entered Spring Training hoping Mike Foltynewicz would begin the season in the rotation, they have been prepared for the possibility that this immensely talented arm would need more seasoning at the Minor League level.Share Tweet
Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Bravesnytimes.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)Nick Markakis made his debut in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves and said he felt ready for opening day after playing six innings Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)The Texans acquired inside linebacker Akeem Dent from the Falcons in exchange for backup quarterback T.J. Yates last summer and ended up starting six games and playing 227 snaps on defense for Houston. On Tuesday, the Texans re-signed Dent to a new two-…Share Tweet
Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of DisciplineMar 25ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses the penalties the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons face for violating league policies.
Falcons Address Deficiency At Tight EndMar 20ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says signing veteran tight ends Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki allows Atlanta to focus on other areas of need - such as safety, linebacker and running back - in the draft and the latter stages of free agency.
Westbrook, Thunder Topple HawksMar 20Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple-double of the season and the Thunder defeated the Hawks 123-115.
BirdmenMar 18The Unexpected Virtue of Being Ignored
ESPN NowMar 28Seven of the top 21 players at the top of Chad Ford's draft Big Board are in action tonight.
Chad Ford's Big BoardMar 28CHAD FORD'S BIG BOARD
NBA - Kevin Durant's cautious approach a welcome changeMar 27Why OKC star's surgery path is preferable to the often reckless heroism of the past
ESPN NowMar 27It's that time of year. Florida guard Michael Frazier II has declared for the NBA draft. Frazier, who averaged 12.1 PPG as a junior, is ranked No. 84 ...