Atlanta Sports News and Rumors

  • On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in…

    On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlanta

    nytimes.com Updated 4 hours ago
    John Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.
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  • Jonathan Massaquoi also no longer in Falcons' plans

    Jonathan Massaquoi also no longer in Falcons' plans

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (yesterday)
    Jonathan Massaquoi was supposed to be a promising young talent with the ability to emerge as a respected pass rusher for the Atlanta Falcons. As it turns out, Massaquoi will have to develop his talent elsewhere. Massaquoi was one of four players the Fal…
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  • Melvin Upton will miss the rest of spring training with foot in…

    Melvin Upton will miss the rest of spring training with foot injury

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 27 (yesterday)
    New name, same disappointment. Melvin Upton — the Atlanta Braves outfielder formerly known as B.J. Upton — got some unbossman-like news Friday. He's very likely to miss the rest of spring training and opening day because of a foot injury. Upton, 30, has…
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  • Falcons release veteran guard Justin Blalock

    Falcons release veteran guard Justin Blalock

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (yesterday)
    The Falcons are in the midst of clearing cap space and re-tolling a roster, so the Steven Jackson cut was far from the last one. The team just announced they had released veteran guard Justin Blalock. Blalock, their 2007 second-rounder, had started 125 …
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  • Falcons release Harry Douglas

    Falcons release Harry Douglas

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (yesterday)
    The Falcons are no longer wild about Harry Douglas. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the team has released the veteran wide receiver as they continue to get their house in order ahead of the start of the new league year. The move comes a day a…
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  • Steven Jackson has no plans to retire

    Steven Jackson has no plans to retire

    Yes, he’s played 11 years in the NFL. Sure, he’s 31. Yep, he was cut by the Falcons on Thursday. But none of that means running back Steven Jackson is calling it quits. “A lot has been written lately about my future,” Jackson wrote on his official websi…
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  • Braves SS Simmons slowed by oblique strain

    Braves SS Simmons slowed by oblique strain

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 26 (2 days ago)
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.
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  • Leak in roof delays Mavericks-Hawks game

    Leak in roof delays Mavericks-Hawks game

    nba.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    A leaking roof at Philips Arena has caused a short delay in the first quarter of the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Falcons sign PK Matt Bryant to new contract

    Falcons sign PK Matt Bryant to new contract

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    One of the top prospective free agent kickers will not hit the market. The Falcons have signed Matt Bryant to a new contract, the club said on its website Wednesday. Bryant, 39, connected on 29-of-32 field goals in 2014 for Atlanta, with all three of hi…
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  • Cleared for action, Markakis targeting Opening Day

    Cleared for action, Markakis targeting Opening Day

    MLB.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    Nick Markakis hopes to be in the Braves' Opening Day lineup. But as he eases his way back from neck surgery, the veteran outfielder will not accelerate his preseason preparations to the point where he might jeopardize realizing this goal.
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  • Antone Smith: Who wouldn't want to be a Falcon?

    Antone Smith: Who wouldn't want to be a Falcon?

    ESPN.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    He was no doubt the Atlanta Falcons' MVP through the first half of last season. Now, Antone Smith is just waiting to see what his NFL future holds. The diminutive running back, who has averaged 49 yards per scoring play on seven career touchdowns, conti…
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  • Falcons give extensions to Cliff Matthews, Patrick DiMarco

    Falcons give extensions to Cliff Matthews, Patrick DiMarco

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Feb 24 (4 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons have managed to take care of a couple of contract extensions ahead of free agency next month. The team announced they had signed defensive end Cliff Matthews and fullback Patrick DiMarco to new deals on Tuesday. Matthews was set to b…
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  • Osi Umenyiora doesn’t want to hang up the cleats yet

    Osi Umenyiora doesn’t want to hang up the cleats yet

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Feb 24 (4 days ago)
    The last time the Falcons were looking for an impact pass-rusher, they signed former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But even though his time in Atlanta hasn’t given much indication he’s a difference-maker any more, the pending free agent said he’s …
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  • Hart: 'It's a clean slate' for Upton Jr. in Atlanta

    Hart: 'It's a clean slate' for Upton Jr. in Atlanta

    MLB.com deadspin.com ESPN.com Feb 23 (5 days ago)
    Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. hopes his third season with the Braves goes better than his fist two, and he has the support of president of baseball operations John Hart and manager Fredi Gonzalez.
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  • Video - Hawks Hold Off Magic 01:32

    Hawks Hold Off Magic

    Feb 27
    Al Horford had 17 points and 13 rebounds in the Hawks' 95-88 victory over the Magic.
  • Video - Falcons Release RB Steven Jackson 03:16

    Falcons Release RB Steven Jackson

    Feb 26
    ESPN NFC reporter Nick Wagoner breaks down the Falcons' decision to release running back Steven Jackson.
  • Video - Jump Shots Win Championships 06:27

    Jump Shots Win Championships

    Feb 26
    The opposite is the conventional wisdom, but teams like the Spurs and the Hawks are part of an evolving NBA where good shooting wins.
  • Video - Hawks Fly By Mavs 01:48

    Hawks Fly By Mavs

    Feb 25
    Six Hawks scored in double figures in Atlanta's 104-87 win over Dallas.

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