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  • Fan Hit by Line Drive and Injured During Braves-Brewers Game

    Fan Hit by Line Drive and Injured During Braves-Brewers Game

    nytimes.com Updated 21 hours ago
    A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout was injured Monday night when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.
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  • Braves Win 5-3 to End Brewers' 8-Game Winning Streak

    Braves Win 5-3 to End Brewers' 8-Game Winning Streak

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers' eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Monday night.
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  • Play halted after foul ball hits fan

    Play halted after foul ball hits fan

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Monday night's game between the Braves and Brewers was temporarily halted in the top of the ninth inning when a Eury Perez foul ball struck a fan who was seated approximately seven rows above the Brewers' dugout, on the first base side.
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  • NFC South Q&A: Do Atlanta Falcons have worst offensive line?

    NFC South Q&A: Do Atlanta Falcons have worst offensive line?

    ESPN.com Jul 6 (yesterday)
    NFC South Q&A: Do Atlanta Falcons have worst offensive line?
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  • Phillies Beat Braves 4-0 in 10th to Stop 6-Game Skid

    Phillies Beat Braves 4-0 in 10th to Stop 6-Game Skid

    nytimes.com Jul 5 (2 days ago)
    Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking sacrifice with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Sunday to stop a six-game losing streak.
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  • Vick’s former dogfighting property returns to the spotlight

    Vick’s former dogfighting property returns to the spotlight

    profootballtalk.com Jul 5 (2 days ago)
    For multiple years, then-Falcons quarterback Mike Vick ran a dogfighting operation under the nose of Surry County, Virginia prosecutor Gerald Poindexter. Once the dogfighting operation was discovered, Poindexter created the impression in the opinion of …
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  • Maybin Has 3 Hits, Braves Beat Struggling Phillies 9-5

    Maybin Has 3 Hits, Braves Beat Struggling Phillies 9-5

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 4 (3 days ago)
    Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.
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  • Roundup: Two-Run Homer by Fill-In Lifts Nationals Past Giants

    Roundup: Two-Run Homer by Fill-In Lifts Nationals Past Giants

    nytimes.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)
    Clint Robinson, a 30-year-old nonroster invitee in spring training, hit a seventh inning home run to lift the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants.
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  • Uribe decides Braves-Phils duel with one mighty slash

    Uribe decides Braves-Phils duel with one mighty slash

    MLB.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)
    Juan Uribe homered leading off the seventh inning to snap a tie and lift a stellar Julio Teheran and the Braves past a gallant Adam Morgan and the Phillies on Friday night in Atlanta, 2-1.
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  • Braves defeat Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off single

    Braves defeat Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off single

    yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 3 (5 days ago)
    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The Atlanta Braves managed to do something few t…
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  • Braves make 2 trades for bonus pool money

    Braves make 2 trades for bonus pool money

    MLB.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    The Braves traded right-handed reliever Cody Martin to the A's on Thursday in exchange for the 53rd international bonus pool slot, which was set at $388,400 this year. A few hours later, they traded two Minor Leaguers (right-handed pitcher Caleb Dirks a…
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  • Maybin's 9th-Inning Single Helps Braves Beat Scherzer 2-1

    Maybin's 9th-Inning Single Helps Braves Beat Scherzer 2-1

    nytimes.com Jul 2 (6 days ago)
    Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
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  • Report: Paul Millsap returns to Hawks for three years, $58 mill…

    Report: Paul Millsap returns to Hawks for three years, $58 million

    yahoo.com nba.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    After losing starting wing DeMarre Carroll to the Toronto Raptors earlier Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks wasted little time in locking up their best available free agent for at least a few more seasons. As first reported by Shams Charania of RealGM.com, t…
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  • Report: Hawks finalizing trade for Spurs' Splitter

    Report: Hawks finalizing trade for Spurs' Splitter

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    A person with knowledge of the deals says the Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a trade for San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter.
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  • Report: Carroll says he's heading to the Raptors

    Report: Carroll says he's heading to the Raptors

    nba.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    When DeMarre Carroll's left knee buckled in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the breakout season that put him on the precipice of a big payday nearly went right down the drain.
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  • Construction worker suffers “severe head injury” at Falcons sta…

    Construction worker suffers “severe head injury” at Falcons stadium

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    Football can be dangerous, but so can building football stadiums. According to Tyler Estep of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a construction worker suffered a “severe head injury” after metal scaffolding fell on him at the construction site for the Fa…
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  • Zimmermann continues dominance in Atlanta

    Zimmermann continues dominance in Atlanta

    MLB.com Jul 1 (7 days ago)
    Jordan Zimmermann was back to his Atlanta-stifling ways Tuesday night at Turner Field, just six days after he shut out the Braves over eight innings in D.C.
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  • Hawks' Korver has right elbow surgery to remove debris

    Hawks' Korver has right elbow surgery to remove debris

    nba.com Jun 30
    Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is expected to be ready for the start of training camp following surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow.
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  • Hawks' Budenholzer gets added title; Wilcox promoted to GM

    Hawks' Budenholzer gets added title; Wilcox promoted to GM

    nba.com Jun 30
    The Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday announced that Head Coach Mike Budenholzer has been promoted to President of Basketball Operations in addition to his duties as Head Coach and Wes Wilcox has been promoted to General Manager.
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  • Antic leaving Hawks to return to Europe

    Antic leaving Hawks to return to Europe

    nba.com Jun 30
    Pero Antic is returning to Europe following two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, most spent as a backup power forward and center.
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  • Video - Will Kyle Shanahan become a head coach? 01:40

    Will Kyle Shanahan become a head coach?

    Jul 2
    Damien Woody discusses whether a successful year as Atlanta's offensive coordinator positions Kyle Shanahan to be an NFL head coach.
  • Video - Who will lead the Falcons? 02:29

    Who will lead the Falcons?

    Jun 29
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure talks about a pair of players who could step into leadership roles this season.
  • Video - Vic Beasley's pass-rushing skills boost Falcons' offseason grade 02:24

    Vic Beasley's pass-rushing skills boost Falcons' offseason grade

    Jun 19
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure discusses how offseason moves, especially in the draft, raise the team's grade.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Falcons to emphasize the intermediate pass 00:31

    Inside The Huddle: Falcons to emphasize the intermediate pass

    Jun 18
    John Clayton shows why Matt Ryan is happy with Kyle Shanahan's offense that will stress the intermediate pass.

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    Jul 4
    After losing out for LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, the Lakers have learned it has nothing to do with presentation.