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Steven Jackson “extremely excited” to face Saints
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Running back Steven Jackson was a spectator for most of Falcons training camp and all of their preseason games as a result of a hamstring injury, but he was able to get on the practice field as things drew to a close in August. That put Jackson on track…Upvote Share Tweet
Many converted catchers find success at new positionsMLB.com 5 hours agoJoe Torre started out as a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961. By the time he retired, Torre had started more games at both first and third than behind the plate. In 1971, playing third, Torre led the league in hitting and won the NL MVP Award. As…Upvote Share Tweet
Rookie Jake Matthews eager to face SaintsESPN.com 7 hours agoFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first regular-season game of Jake Matthews' career won't be an easy challenge. When the Atlanta Falcons rookie left tackle lines up against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, he'll encounter most of the same players that harassed …Upvote Share TweetThe biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.Upvote Share Tweet
Phils 'pen shows glimpse of future in finishing no-noMLB.com 19 hours agoJake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined to finish the no-hitter started by Cole Hamels on Monday against the Braves at Turner Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons hope Graham just a nightmareESPN.com Sep 1 (yesterday)FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The tone of Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore's voice lowered a notch as he recalled last year's second meeting with rival New Orleans, a game won 17-13 by the Saints. During that contest, Moore found himself matched wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Had With Durantdimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)On Sunday, news came that Nike had matched Under Armour‘s gargantuan 10-year, $265-285 million offer and would retain signature NBA star, Kevin Durant until 2024. When current Under Armour athlete and new Hawks wing, Kent Bazemore, tweeted out a thanks …Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 1 (yesterday)The Jaguars dropped from the top waiver position in the league last season to No. 3 this year, but they were still able to add a player they think can help the team in 2014. Tight end Mickey Shuler has joined the team after being waived by the Falcons. …Upvote Share TweetAlex Wood can smile extra wide at having Braves starting catcher Evan Gattis supply the lone run via the long ball in his scoreless effort.Upvote Share TweetThe toughness of the Falcons’ offensive line has been questioned often in the last year, most notably by owner Arthur Blank, who said he was bothered when none of the Falcons’ offensive linemen reacted to a hit on quarterback Matt Ryan. This year, Falco…Upvote Share TweetThe Falcons kept linebacker Tim Dobbins on their initial 53-man roster, but they opted to go in a different direction on Sunday. The team announce that they have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off of waivers from the Jaguars and released Dobbins to make…Upvote Share TweetJarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.Upvote Share TweetOne of the interesting aspects to emerge from the Atlanta Falcons' trimming of the roster to 53 was how many quarterbacks were left in the mix. It turned out to be three. Along with starter Matt Ryan, both T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree were part of the 53…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves reliever Jonny Venters will undergo third Tommy John surgeryyahoo.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)Atlanta Braves left-hander Jonny Venters was 15 months removed from his second Tommy John surgery when he felt like his rehab was hitting a wall last week. Unable to elevate his pitches beyond 80 mph, Venters visited Dr. James Andrews for a recheck on T…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)The Falcons did most of their work yesterday, and the moves they made Saturday to get to the final 53-man roster were not major. The team announced they released cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Sean Baker, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, guard Harland Gunn…Upvote Share TweetMost significant move: From a draft perspective, the biggest surprise was the Falcons cutting ties with fifth-round pick Ricardo Allen out of Purdue. The rookie cornerback didn't do much during the preseason, but you figured the Falcons would keep him a…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons waive rookie OLB Jacques SmithThe Atlanta Falcons continued to shave their roster down to 53 players by releasing rookie outside linebacker Jacques Smith, a league source told ESPN.com. As an undrafted player out of the University of Tennessee, Smith immediately developed a reputati…Upvote Share Tweet
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