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Braves roll to fifth straight win with rout of Bucs

Braves roll to fifth straight win with rout of Bucs

MLB.com Updated 9 hours ago
Aaron Harang went 8 1/3 strong innings and Justin Upton led the charge with five RBIs as the Braves pushed their win streak to five with an 11-3 rout of the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.
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  • Roundup: Selig Addresses Tedious Play and Oakland’s Decrepit Pa…

    Roundup: Selig Addresses Tedious Play and Oakland’s Decrepit Park

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    M.L.B. Commissioner Bud Selig made a rare visit to the home of the Oakland A’s, sitting for his first news conference since his primary deputy, Rob Manfred, was elected to replace him.
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  • Ferguson hits home for William Moore

    Ferguson hits home for William Moore

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, who is from Missouri, is very familiar with outrage and violence currently making headlines in the city of Ferguson. "My family is there. That's where I grew up, in Ferguson," Moore …
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  • Braves Jump on Liriano in 11-3 Win Over Pirates

    Braves Jump on Liriano in 11-3 Win Over Pirates

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Fredi Gonzalez has seen this before. Every summer it seems.
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  • Practice report: Jones' final day of rest?

    Practice report: Jones' final day of rest?

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Tuesday, top receiver Julio Jones was a spectator in a fishing hat. It was his scheduled day off after a day on, but coach Mike Smith said both Jones and outside linebacker Kroy Biermann…
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  • McCutchen activated, in lineup vs. Braves

    McCutchen activated, in lineup vs. Braves

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • National Football League Roundup

    National Football League Roundup

    Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews officially moved from the right side to the left on Monday.
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  • Marlins are good and not going away anytime soon

    Marlins are good and not going away anytime soon

    MLB.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    As much as we've focused on the Nationals and Braves, as much as we wanted to see if the Phillies had one last run in them, the Marlins have kept going.
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  • Braves Use 6-Run 1st to Beat Pirates 7-3

    Braves Use 6-Run 1st to Beat Pirates 7-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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  • Falcons sign veteran tackle Pat McQuistan

    Falcons sign veteran tackle Pat McQuistan

    profootballtalk.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    The Falcons had to make some moves to account for the loss of left tackle Sam Baker, and they needed to make some roster moves as well. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Falcons have signed veteran tackle Pat McQuistan to fill the spot created by p…
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  • Falcons Camp Report: Day 17

    Falcons Camp Report: Day 17

    ESPN.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons training camp: The big story Monday before the Falcons officially broke camp was rookie Jake Matthews' move from right tackle to left tackle following a season-ending …
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  • Falcons get Corey Peters back

    Falcons get Corey Peters back

    profootballtalk.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    When Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters tore his Achilles in Week 16 last season, there was some doubt about whether or not he’d be healthy enough to play when the 2014 season got underway. Peters took a step toward a positive answer to that question…
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  • Carimi expected to see preseason action

    Carimi expected to see preseason action

    ESPN.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, who suffered an ankle injury during an Aug. 4 joint practice with the Tennessee Titans, is expected to play in the final preseason game against Jacksonville Jaguars Aug. 28, according to a league source wit…
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  • Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    ESPN.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan Sean Renfree Yes, the Falcons traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in exchange for T.J. Yates, but Yates looks far from ready to assume the backup role after a dismal presea…
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  • With Sam Baker out, Atlanta Falcons turn to Jake Matthews at le…

    With Sam Baker out, Atlanta Falcons turn to Jake Matthews at left tackle

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Aug 18 (yesterday)
    The Atlanta Falcons had a plan to play first-round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle for a year or two before moving him to left tackle in the future. Best-laid plans, and all that. With the sobering news that the Falcons have lost left tackle Sam Bake…
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  • Braves sweep aside doubters with big weekend

    Braves sweep aside doubters with big weekend

    MLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    Anybody who had written off the Atlanta Braves as postseason contenders had all weekend to consider a retraction.
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  • Minor outduels Lester as Braves sweep A's

    Minor outduels Lester as Braves sweep A's

    MLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)
    A rejuvenated and confident Mike Minor delivered the seven sparkling innings that helped the Braves complete a three-game sweep with Sunday night's 4-3 win over the A's. Justin Upton and Chris Johnson provided the necessary offensive contributions with …
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  • Braves sweep A's, end Lester's win streak

    Braves sweep A's, end Lester's win streak

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Aug 17 (2 days ago)
    Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.
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  • Naked Idiot On Turner Field Delays Athletics-Braves Game

    Naked Idiot On Turner Field Delays Athletics-Braves Game

    deadspin.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)
    In the sixth inning at Turner Field last night, an idiot on the field brief(less)ly interrupted the game between the Braves and Athletics. He was really, really, incredibly nude. Read more...
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  • Falcons' Matthews flexible with LT Baker hurt

    Falcons' Matthews flexible with LT Baker hurt

    ESPN.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons have lost starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season with a torn patellar tendon, and as a result rookie right tackle Jake Matthews said he is ready to switch to left tackle.
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  • Roddy White not a fan of the preseason

    Roddy White not a fan of the preseason

    profootballtalk.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)
    The Falcons had a long night in Houston, losing 32-7 to the Texans and possibly losing left tackle Sam Baker for the entire season. So what does receiver Roddy White takeaway from that or any other preseason game? “Nothing,” White told reporters after t…
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  • Video - Pirates Lose Seventh Straight 00:39

    Pirates Lose Seventh Straight

    Aug 19
    Justin Upton drove in five runs to lead the Braves to their fifth straight win with an 11-3 victory over the Pirates.
  • Video - Jake Matthews Moves To LT For Atlanta 03:04

    Jake Matthews Moves To LT For Atlanta

    Aug 18
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure talks about Atlanta rookie Jake Matthews moving from right to left tackle after the team lost starting left tackle Sam Baker to a season-ending patella tendon tear.
  • Video - Braves Blast Pirates 00:54

    Braves Blast Pirates

    Aug 18
    The Braves scored six runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat the Pirates 7-3.
  • Video - Braves Complete Sweep Of A's 00:32

    Braves Complete Sweep Of A's

    Aug 17
    Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit a home run off of Jon Lester to help the Braves beat the Athletics 4-3.

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    Aug 19
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    Aug 19
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    Aug 18
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