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Strawberries and cream are the delicacy of choice for Wimbledon watchers. What will you be dining on when the Detroit Lions face the Atlanta Falcons at 9:30 a.m. ET, which will be 1:30 p.m. local time at London's Wembley Stadium? Maybe eggs? Bacon? Weet…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbowdimemag.com 11 hours agoFormer Hawks and Suns forward Josh Childress, who spurned an NBA contract to sign a $20 million contract in July of 2008 to play in Greece, is now playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. During a game against t…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoRunning back Reggie Bush missed practice for the second straight day on Friday, but said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, that he will play against the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The team isn’t quite as confident. Bush has been li…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoThe Falcons had wide receiver Harry Douglas at practice for the second straight day on Friday, leading to more hope that the team will get him back in the lineup after four games on the sideline because of a foot injury. While it’s a good sign that Doug…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'ESPN.com 16 hours agoLions coach Jim Caldwell has been so impressed with Falcons returner Devin Hester that he says Hester has changed the way returns and returners are viewed.Upvote Share TweetWhile Matt Ryan has been able to dominate the Lions over the course of his career, the Falcons may have huge issues scoring points Sunday in London when the two teams do battle. Detroit (5-2) is surrendering an NFL-low 290.3 yards per game and ranks sec…Upvote Share TweetVeteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
Bryan Cox on Falcons' D-line: 'We have a job to do'ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)Surprisingly, Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox didn’t resort to foul language in describing the play of his unit thus far. Cox, however, is far from satisfied with the effort. And he primarily pointed to one person in particular. "Not…Upvote Share TweetBoth the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions spent the early part of the week soaking in the sights and sounds of London. Now it's time to get to work. We will see if either team shows lingering effects from the trip across the pond as they prepare to…Upvote Share Tweet
Julio Jones (ankle) limited as practice begins in LondonESPN.com Oct 22 (2 days ago)Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, still recovering from an ankle injury, continued his usual routine of being limited to start the week during Wednesday's practice in London. Jones' ankle typically is sore early in the week and fine by game tim…Upvote Share TweetTo give Falcons fans an inside look on the team's journey across the pond for this weekend's game against the Lions, the team has posted an infographic detailing the travel schedule. It ... has at least a couple mistakes.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Julio Jones: Offensive turnaround “starts with me”profootballtalk.com Oct 22 (2 days ago)The Falcons are in London for a date with a very stingy Lions defense, which is hardly what the doctor ordered after Atlanta managed to score just two touchdowns in the last two weeks. That’s not going to cut it for a team that isn’t very good on the de…Upvote Share Tweet
Matt Ryan remains optimistic but knows offense must get back on trackESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)Matt Ryan addressed the media in London Wednesday as the Atlanta Falcons began preparation for Sunday's matchup against the Detroit Lions. And Ryan expressed optimism despite the team's 2-5 record and current four-game losing streak. "We're in a po…Upvote Share Tweet
Roddy White still not happy with his playESPN.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)One would have figured Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White would feel a little bit more comfortable with his performance after an nine-catch, 100-yard, one-touchdown outing against Baltimore last week. But that wasn't the case. White, who said leading …Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15nba.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.Upvote Share Tweet
The Film Don't Lie: FalconsESPN.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)A weekly look at what the Atlanta Falcons must fix: As the Falcons prepare to face the league's top-ranked defense in the Detroit Lions Sunday in London, they know pressure will come at Matt Ryan from every direction. Ryan was pressured on a season-high…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)A couple games ago, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talked about how winning the NFC South would be the "cleanest" way for his team to make the playoffs despite a slow start. Well, now the Falcons sit at 2-5 and are in the midst of a four-gam…Upvote Share TweetThis was supposed to be the season Matt Ryan got the type of protection he needed to be the elite quarterback he's capable of being. Instead, it's become a next-man-up scenario almost every week along the offensive line. The Atlanta Falcons shelved yet …Upvote Share Tweet
Braves' makeover on offense begins with hitting coachMLB.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)The Braves are continuing to consider Kevin Long, Dave Magadan and other candidates to fill the hitting-coach vacancy that was created when Greg Walker resigned on Sept. 30.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions add Kellen Davisprofootballtalk.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)Kellen Davis will continue his NFL career in London. Technically. As the Lions prepare to face the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Detroit has added the veteran tight end to the roster. A pair of tight ends missed Sunday’s win over the Saints. Jos…Upvote Share Tweet
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Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are wondering about it. “I am as curious as…
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