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Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
Say, did you remember that the NFL is moving kickoff touchbacks to the 25-yard-line this year? Devin Hester did, and he's none too pleased. "It’s like taking away a job from people," the Falcons return man told ESPN, and by "people" …
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  • Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated

    Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Falcons special-teams coach: Kickoffs could be eliminated
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  • Villar's hit in 13th sends Brewers past Braves

    Villar's hit in 13th sends Brewers past Braves

    MLB.com nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    After facing the Braves' entire bullpen and the guy who had been scheduled to start on Saturday, the Brewers claimed a 3-2 victory courtesy of Jonathan Villar's go-ahead single in the 13th inning on Wednesday night at Turner Field.
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  • Brewers' win in extras took shape in key 8th

    Brewers' win in extras took shape in key 8th

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    There's no sport that's more stat-driven than baseball and that can lead to all kinds of number craziness. The Brewers' 3-2 win in 13 innings over the Braves on Wednesday night at Turner Field certainly fit the crazy quotient. The eighth inning alone wi…
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  • LeBron James Wanted To Play All Those Minutes In Game 4, But Is…

    LeBron James Wanted To Play All Those Minutes In Game 4, But Is It Still The Smart Move?

    dimemag.com 21 hours ago
    Getty Image The Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled their opponents in the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs, pulling off sweeps against both the Pistons and the Hawks. A similar cakewalk was expected in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto …
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  • Dwight Freeney expects to visit Falcons next week

    Dwight Freeney expects to visit Falcons next week

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Dwight Freeney is in Cincinnati on Wednesday to meet with the Bengals, but it doesn’t look like that will be the end of his search for a home for the 2016 season. Jim Trotter of ESPN reports that Freeney told him that he expects to visit with the Falcon…
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  • Report: Falcons pass on signing Boykin

    Report: Falcons pass on signing Boykin

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin will remain free for now, ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported Wednesday. Boykin worked out for the Falcons earlier this week. A source indicated to McClure that Boykin is healthy and that the Falcons choosing not to sign …
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  • Crew Scoots way to win in pitchers' duel

    Crew Scoots way to win in pitchers' duel

    MLB.com May 24 (yesterday)
    After dealing with Julio Teheran's impressive effort at Turner Field on Tuesday night, the Brewers snapped a three-game losing streak courtesy of Scooter Gennett's two-out single, which proved decisive in a 2-1 win over the Braves, who have now lost 18 …
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  • O's add second lefty, call up Tolliver from Double-A

    O's add second lefty, call up Tolliver from Double-A

    MLB.com May 24 (yesterday)
    After dealing Brian Matusz to the Braves, the Orioles called up left-hander Ashur Tolliver from Bowie to fill the final spot on the 25-man roster.
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  • Proud grandfather Snitker relishes time with family

    Proud grandfather Snitker relishes time with family

    MLB.com May 24 (yesterday)
    Brian Snitker did not necessarily expect to sell his house as quickly as he did this winter, and he certainly did not anticipate the opportunity he gained when the Braves dismissed former manager Fredi Gonzalez last week. So for now, Snitker will simply…
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  • Three Super Bowl sites were announced and Los Angeles is one of…

    Three Super Bowl sites were announced and Los Angeles is one of them

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The Super Bowl will return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in almost 30 years. The NFL announced the sites of three future Super Bowls on Tuesday, awarding Super Bowl LV to the Los Angeles Rams' new stadium project in Inglewood. The game will…
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  • O's trade P Matusz, pick to Braves for prospects

    O's trade P Matusz, pick to Braves for prospects

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 23 (3 days ago)
    O's trade P Matusz, pick to Braves for prospects
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  • Eickhoff Shuts Down Braves Over 7 Innings, Phillies Win 5-0

    Eickhoff Shuts Down Braves Over 7 Innings, Phillies Win 5-0

    nytimes.com May 22 (4 days ago)
    Jerad Eickhoff pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep and beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday.
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  • Vic Beasley quietly moves from defensive end to linebacker

    Vic Beasley quietly moves from defensive end to linebacker

    profootballtalk.com May 22 (4 days ago)
    In Dan Quinn’s first season as defensive coordinator with the Seahawks, former first-round defensive end Bruce Irvin was moved to linebacker. In Quinn’s second season as head coach of the Falcons, former first-round defensive end Vic Beasley has moved t…
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  • Williams Perez Shuts Down Phillies Again, Braves Win 2-0

    Williams Perez Shuts Down Phillies Again, Braves Win 2-0

    nytimes.com May 21 (5 days ago)
    Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday for just their second series win this season.
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  • Wisler, Freeman's 2 HRs lift Braves in Philly

    Wisler, Freeman's 2 HRs lift Braves in Philly

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 20 (6 days ago)
    Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis extended an unexpected power surge as they combined to record three home runs that backed Matt Wisler's strong start and helped the Braves claim Friday night's 7-1 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
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  • Braves call up De La Cruz, option Gant

    Braves call up De La Cruz, option Gant

    MLB.com May 20 (6 days ago)
    When Mike Foltynewicz recorded just nine outs in Thursday night's 8-2 loss to the Pirates, he became the second Braves starting pitcher to complete fewer than four innings within a three-day span. Thus, there was a need to provide yet another Minor Leag…
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  • 5 reasons the Phillies are winning now

    5 reasons the Phillies are winning now

    MLB.com May 20 (6 days ago)
    One question lots of people are asking about the Phillies is whether or not they're remarkable start is sustainable. Let's just enjoy the ride and all its possibilities as the Braves come to Citizens Bank Park for a weekend series.
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  • Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a dif…

    Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a difference in Atlanta

    ESPN.com May 20 (6 days ago)
    Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a difference in Atlanta
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  • Polanco backs Locke as Pirates beat Braves

    Polanco backs Locke as Pirates beat Braves

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 19 (7 days ago)
    Left-hander Jeff Locke threw seven strong innings, Gregory Polanco led another complete performance by the Pirates lineup and the Bucs beat the Braves, 8-2, on Thursday night to clinch a victory in their four-game series at PNC Park.
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  • Aybar OK after chicken bone stuck in throat

    Aybar OK after chicken bone stuck in throat

    MLB.com nytimes.com deadspin.com May 19 (7 days ago)
    Braves shortstop Erick Aybar was taken to a medical facility to have a chicken bone removed from his throat late Thursday afternoon.
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  • Video - Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets 01:26

    Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets

    May 24
    Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme takes a look at the outrageous things people are saying about him on Twitter.
  • Video - Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets 01:36

    Jacob Tamme reads 'mean' tweets

    May 24
    Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme takes a look at the outrageous things people are saying about him on Twitter.
  • Video - Like father, like son: Devin Hester's son returns a kick 00:10

    Like father, like son: Devin Hester's son returns a kick

    May 23
    Falcons WR Devin Hester shares a video of his son showing off on a kick return in the backyard.
  • Video - How do the Falcons plan to use Beasley? 01:15

    How do the Falcons plan to use Beasley?

    May 20
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn joins NFL Insiders to explain their plan for DE Vic Beasley heading into next season, as well as how rookie Keanu Neal perfectly represents that qualities of a player that Atlanta is looking for.