Atlanta Sports News and Rumors
Miggy, Norris get Tigers 1/2 GB of Wild Card
MLB.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Tigers rode Miguel Cabrera's two home runs and Daniel Norris' power fastball to within a half-game of the Blue Jays for the American League's second Wild Card. A pair of Cabrera drives supported Norris' 6 2/3 innings, sending Detroit to a 6-2 win ov…Share Tweet
nytimes.com 5 hours agoTurner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth video board to the restaurant that hovers above right field to concession stands selling all manner of food and drink.Share Tweetnytimes.com 11 hours agoThere are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997.Share Tweet
Cabrera 2 HRs, Tigers Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat Bravesnytimes.com 15 hours agoTigers manager Brad Ausmus just wants to focus on his team, rather than worry about the other teams in the AL wild-card race.Share Tweet
Thursday Night Football draws eight millionprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoThere was no press release touting the record-low eight-million-person audience generated by Monday night’s Falcons-Saints game on ESPN, which did battle with the first presidential debate. Thursday night’s Dolphins-Bengals game drew a similar audience,…Share Tweet
Julio Jones insists he’s not hurt, or unhappy with one-catch gameprofootballtalk.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Julio Jones missed some practice time last week because of a calf injury, and then responded with an unusual one-catch night against the Saints. But the Falcons wide receiver insisted those two facts weren’t related. “I’m not injured or anything like th…Share Tweet
Luke Kuechly gets chance to atone for rare slipup against FalconsESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Luke Kuechly gets chance to atone for rare slipup against FalconsShare TweetDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 29 (yesterday)The sun is setting on Turner Field. (AP) ATLANTA, Ga.–There’s a strange vibe at Turner Field these days that has nothing to do with the baseball-like product that the Braves are playing. The team’s touting a countdown of the final days at its perfectly …Share Tweet
Inciarte solidifying role as leadoff hitterMLB.com Sep 29 (yesterday)Over the past three seasons, 19 players have batted leadoff for the Braves. And although eight have filled that spot this year, Ender Inciarte has cemented his status atop the order over the past two months.Share Tweet
Deion Jones named September’s top defensive rookieprofootballtalk.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)Linebacker Deion Jones played his college ball at LSU before being drafted by the Falcons in the second round of this year’s draft and the New Orleans native made the most of his homecoming last Monday night. Jones picked off a Drew Brees pass and retur…Share Tweet
Matt Ryan named NFC offensive player of the monthprofootballtalk.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)There are still questions about whether the Falcons have enough defense to contend in the NFC South. But their offense is back on track, thanks to quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan was named NFC offensive player of the month for September, a strong bounce-bac…Share Tweet
Tigers Tap Zimmermann to Start Friday Against Bravesnytimes.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)Jordan Zimmermann is set to pitch Friday night for the playoff-chasing Detroit Tigers in what would be his first start in nearly three weeks.Share Tweet
Football still out-draws debate, if only in New Orleansprofootballtalk.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)While most of America seemed to be watching the debate instead of football Monday night, New Orleans clearly voted none of the above and watched their beloved Saints instead. Nationally, ratings for the Monday Night Football game between the Saints and …Share TweetMLB.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)With third baseman Eduardo Nunez hobbled by a strained right hamstring, the Giants acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.Share Tweet
Julio Jones keeps full speed ahead with help from 'Jet Stream'Jul 24ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure speaks with former two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Roy "Jet Stream" Green about the advice he's given to Julio Jones to improve his game and what he's learned about Jones as a person.
Matt Ryan looking to rebound from last year's miseryJul 15As the Atlanta Falcons begin training camp, how Matt Ryan bounces back from last year's poor showing will be one of the storylines to monitor.
OBJ tops Riddick's list of top non-QB MVPsJul 13Louis Riddick counts down his top MVPs in the league who don't play at the quarterback position.
Is Beckham better than Julio?Jul 8Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley debate whether Odell Beckham should have gripes only being ranked No. 10 and behind Julio Jones on the NFL Top 100 players list.