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GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Burns Evan Turner

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Burns Evan Turner

dimemag.com Updated 8 minutes ago
The Hawks upset the Pacers in Indiana yesterday, becoming the third road team with a win on the first day of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Point guard Jeff Teague and his 28 points were a large reason why the Hawks throttled Indiana so brilliantly in their Gam…
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  • Valderde out, Farnsworth in as Mets closer

    Valderde out, Farnsworth in as Mets closer

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Kyle Farnsworth will take over as Mets closer, replacing fellow veteran reliever Jose Valverde, manager Terry Collins said before Sunday's game against the Braves.
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  • Bartolo Colon's Plate Appearances Are Baseball's Gift To All Of…

    Bartolo Colon's Plate Appearances Are Baseball's Gift To All Of Us

    deadspin.com 4 hours ago
    We should treasure every time Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon has to take an at-bat. Baseball's giving us a present. Last night's game against the Braves was a special treat, as Colon swung so hard that his helmet flew off of his head. Yes, there's video.Rea…
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  • Teague, Hawks ambush Pacers

    Teague, Hawks ambush Pacers

    CNNSI.com 18 hours ago
    Jeff Teague torched Indiana for 28 points as Atlanta stunned the Pacers, 101-93 to take Game 1.
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  • Replay flaws cost Mets in two straight games vs. Braves  

    Replay flaws cost Mets in two straight games vs. Braves  

    nydailynews.com 13 hours ago
    For all of the flaws that are being exposed in baseball’s new replay system, there’s no going back now. But what’s the point in having it at all if obvious mistakes are allowed to stand because certain plays have been ruled off limits to reviews?
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  • Braves pull Kimbrel in 9th, hang on for win

    Braves pull Kimbrel in 9th, hang on for win

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
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  • Braves 7, Mets 5: Colon Bounces Back and Duda Soldiers On, but …

    Braves 7, Mets 5: Colon Bounces Back and Duda Soldiers On, but Neither Does Quite Enough

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Bartolo Colon, recovered from back spasms, lasted seven solid innings in a loss to the Braves at Citi Field.
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  • Indiana loses home-court advantage, falls to Atlanta, has no an…

    Indiana loses home-court advantage, falls to Atlanta, has no answers for its continued struggles

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    As you’d expect, the Indiana Pacers put on a brave face and consistent tone following their somewhat shocking 101-93 defeat on Saturday night, a professional reaction following a disappointing home loss in the first game of their opening-round playoff s…
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  • Well off pace: Hawks hammer No. 1 Indiana

    Well off pace: Hawks hammer No. 1 Indiana

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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  • Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

    Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

    dimemag.com 17 hours ago
    No one will ever accuse Kyle Korver of being a rim protector. That was obviously a joke. But the 6-7 Creighton grad isn’t just a three-point specialist. Well, he is, and he does it better than anyone else in the league, but he showed some defensive tena…
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA playoff news from Saturday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA playoff news from Saturday

    nba.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    ? On paper, two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert vs. 31-year-old Macedonian rookie Pero Antic in tonight's Hawks-Pacers playoff opener should be a mismatch at center and it has been -- but not in the Pacers' favor. In the two games Antic played against Indiana…
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  • LIVE: Pacers take on Hawks

    LIVE: Pacers take on Hawks

    CNNSI.com 20 hours ago
    The Pacers are looking to bounce back from a bad end to their regular season as they begin their series with the Hawks.
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  • When Swastikas, on Caps, Meant Luck

    When Swastikas, on Caps, Meant Luck

    nytimes.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    At the 1914 opening day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field, the visitors wore caps adorned with what would later become an infamous symbol: the swastika.
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  • Mike Tice’s Midnight Hawk the 4-5 favorite in $500,000 Illinois…

    Mike Tice’s Midnight Hawk the 4-5 favorite in $500,000 Illinois Derby

    profootballtalk.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    Midnight Hawk, a three-year-old colt co-owned by Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice, is the heavy favorite to capture Saturday’s $500,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero. Midnight Hawk has been installed as the 4-5 favorite on the …
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  • Braves 6, Mets 0: Journeyman Seems at Home, Nearly No-Hitting M…

    Braves 6, Mets 0: Journeyman Seems at Home, Nearly No-Hitting Mets

    nytimes.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    The Mets narrowly escaped what would have been the first no-hitter thrown against them since 1993.
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  • Harang no-hits Mets for 7 as Braves coast

    Harang no-hits Mets for 7 as Braves coast

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0
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  • 8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…
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  • Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28

    Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28

    MLB.com Apr 18 (2 days ago)
    Philadelphia and Atlanta had their game washed away by the poor weather on Tuesday, but they'll make it up as part of a day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on June 28.
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  • Behind Max Scherzer and company, Tigers boast MLB's best rotati…

    Behind Max Scherzer and company, Tigers boast MLB's best rotation

    CNNSI.com Apr 18 (2 days ago)
    With defending Cy Young winner Max Scherzer leading it, Detroit's rotation is the envy of baseball.
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  • PFT Live: Falcons talk with D. Orlando Ledbetter, PFT Planet ca…

    PFT Live: Falcons talk with D. Orlando Ledbetter, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18 (2 days ago)
    The Falcons own the sixth pick in next month’s draft and they have sent some pretty clear signals about what direction they’d like to go with their top selection. They’ve been meeting with the top offensive tackles and defensive front seven players as t…
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  • Video - Braves Hold Off Mets 00:35

    Braves Hold Off Mets

    Apr 19
    Justin Upton's three-run homer was the big blow in the Braves' 7-5 win over the Mets.
  • Video - Hawks Shock Pacers In Game 1 01:26

    Hawks Shock Pacers In Game 1

    Apr 19
    Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap combined for 53 points as the Hawks took down the Pacers 101-93 in Game 1.
  • Video - Korver Swats 7-2 Hibbert 00:15

    Korver Swats 7-2 Hibbert

    Apr 19
    Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver exhibited his leaping ability with a devastating block on Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
  • Video - Lance Stephenson makes the 3 00:12

    Lance Stephenson makes the 3

    Apr 19
    Lance Stephenson makes the 3 at buzzer

Sports Columnists

  • 2014 NBA Playoffs: Warriors impress with opening win

    Apr 19
    Warriors don't need Stephen Curry heroics to capture playoff opener
  • NBA salary cap projected to rise nearly $5 million

    Apr 19
    The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, according to sources.
  • Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspension unfair

    Apr 19
    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
  • Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…

    Apr 18
    While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.