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The Toronto Raptors? Gone till November.

The Toronto Raptors? Gone till November.

yahoo.com Updated 1 hour ago
Since the NBA’s All-Star break, the Toronto Raptors blew out the returning Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta following an extended holiday that saw four Hawks contribute in the league’s midseason classic. Also, two weeks before the 2014-15 regular season ended, …
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  • Howard Homers Again, Leads Philadelphia Past Braves, 5-4

    Howard Homers Again, Leads Philadelphia Past Braves, 5-4

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    Ryan Howard hit his second homer in two games, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Sunday.
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  • Freddy Galvis makes like Andrelton Simmons to rob Braves of hit

    Freddy Galvis makes like Andrelton Simmons to rob Braves of hit

    yahoo.com MLB.com 10 hours ago
    This is interesting. It turns out Atlanta Braves defensive wizard Andrelton Simmons — that's his title, not his position — isn't the only shortstop capable of making breathtaking plays. His counterpart with the Philadelphia Phillies, Freddy Galvis, can …
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  • Simmons Homer Leads Rally in Braves' 5-2 Win Over Phillies

    Simmons Homer Leads Rally in Braves' 5-2 Win Over Phillies

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.
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  • Falcons won't overlook receiver spot in draft, if right fit

    Falcons won't overlook receiver spot in draft, if right fit

    ESPN.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    Falcons won't overlook receiver spot in draft, if right fit
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  • Phillies knock off Braves on Freddie Freeman's walk-off error

    Phillies knock off Braves on Freddie Freeman's walk-off error

    yahoo.com MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    The previously red hot Atlanta Braves were cooled off in New York to begin the week. Now it would appear they're frozen after dropping their weekend series opener 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies. The fact the game ended 1-0 is painful enough for Atlant…
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  • Statcast delves into Lagares' amazing catch

    Statcast delves into Lagares' amazing catch

    MLB.com Apr 24 (2 days ago)
    Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had to battle windy conditions at Citi Field on Wednesday, but as Statcast shows, that didn't stop him from making a fine play to rob the Braves' Jace Peterson of an extra-base hit.
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  • Mets 6, Braves 3: Mets Tie a Franchise Record With 11th Consecu…

    Mets 6, Braves 3: Mets Tie a Franchise Record With 11th Consecutive Win

    nytimes.com MLB.com Apr 23 (3 days ago)
    Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the Mets took advantage of erratic pitching by the Braves to win again. The win streak at home is 12 games, dating to September.
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  • Colon chases down Pierzynski on steal attempt

    Colon chases down Pierzynski on steal attempt

    MLB.com Apr 23 (3 days ago)
    Bartolo Colon may not have extended his RBI streak in Thursday's game against the Braves, but he still managed to make an impact for the Mets away from the mound.
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  • The Atlanta Hawks Have Been Sold For A Crapload Of Money

    The Atlanta Hawks Have Been Sold For A Crapload Of Money

    deadspin.com Apr 23 (4 days ago)
    Seven months after former Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson was more or less forced to put his team up for sale due to him saying some racist things in an internal email, the team has finally found a new owner, and a hefty price has been paid. Read mor…
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  • Juan Lagares channels Willie Mays as Mets extend winning streak…

    Juan Lagares channels Willie Mays as Mets extend winning streak to 10

    yahoo.com Apr 23 (4 days ago)
    How well are things going for the New York Mets right now? All one needs to do to find the answer is watch the incredible catch made by center fielder Juan Lagares during Wednesday night's 3-2 victory against the Atlanta Braves, which extended New York'…
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  • Deron Williams, Nets come up just short as Hawks escape, take 2…

    Deron Williams, Nets come up just short as Hawks escape, take 2-0 lead

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Against all odds, once again, the Brooklyn Nets found themselves right there, within hailing distance of the Atlanta Hawks late in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The opportunity to seize a shocking split on the road and wrest home-court advantage …
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  • Mets 3, Braves 2: Mets Rally Past Braves to Extend Their Streak…

    Mets 3, Braves 2: Mets Rally Past Braves to Extend Their Streak to 10 Games

    nytimes.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    The Mets, now 12-3, came from behind against the Braves to earn their 10th win in a row, matching the best start by a Mets team since 1986.
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  • Hawks, Ressler agree on sale for reported $850M

    Hawks, Ressler agree on sale for reported $850M

    nba.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks for $850 million.
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  • Feigl's chance to join 'pen dashed by Tommy John surgery

    Feigl's chance to join 'pen dashed by Tommy John surgery

    MLB.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Brady Feigl exited Spring Training knowing he had a chance to join the Braves' bullpen at some point this season. But less than a week later, the left-handed reliever suffered a left elbow injury that proved significant enough to require Tommy John surg…
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  • Dan Quinn would probably like to recruit Leonard Williams again

    Dan Quinn would probably like to recruit Leonard Williams again

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Many consider Southern Cal defensive lineman Leonard Williams the best defensive player in the 2015 NFL Draft, if not the entire class. So the chances of his falling to the eighth pick are slim, but he already has a relationship with Falcons coach Dan Q…
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  • Video - Inside NFL draft war rooms 00:48

    Inside NFL draft war rooms

    Apr 22
    NFL coaches and general managers dish on their favorite foods to snack on during the draft.
  • Video - McShay's Mock Draft 5.0 04:23

    McShay's Mock Draft 5.0

    Apr 22
    Todd McShay discusses his latest mock draft, including which star running back moved into the top 10.
  • Video - Offseason important for Falcons' White, Alford 02:11

    Offseason important for Falcons' White, Alford

    Apr 9
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Roddy White and Robert Alford could benefit from time spent with Atlanta's new coaching staff this offseason.
  • Video - Wait, what? Roddy White fired from Falcons 00:43

    Wait, what? Roddy White fired from Falcons

    Apr 4
    The Falcons were fined for piping crowd noise into the stadium during games. The man who lost his job for this ... Roddy White. No, not that Roddy White!

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