Atlanta Sports News and Rumors

  • East-best Hawks rest starters against Hornets

    East-best Hawks rest starters against Hornets

    nba.com Updated 11 hours ago
    The Atlanta Hawks are sitting all five starters against the Charlotte Hornets one night after clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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  • Bautista Hits 2-Run Double for Blue Jays in Loss to Braves

    Bautista Hits 2-Run Double for Blue Jays in Loss to Braves

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
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  • Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

    Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

    MLB.com nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    The Braves named right-hander Julio Teheran their Opening Day starter on Friday, but they still have a few details about their rotation to iron out before Teheran takes the mound April 6 in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that the fif…
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  • NBA Playoff Picture Update: The East goes through Atlanta

    NBA Playoff Picture Update: The East goes through Atlanta

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. Hail to the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks' 99-86 win over the…
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  • Betts locked in for Red Sox

    Betts locked in for Red Sox

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    In Friday's 4-2 loss to the Braves, Mookie Betts clubbed a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon that also included a stolen base, a walk and a diving catch in center field.
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  • Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause

    Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause

    MLB.com Mar 26 (2 days ago)
    Left-hander Clayton Richard's name comes up just about every time Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is asked about his club's rotation depth. It happened again after Richard pitched Thursday against the Braves. "Clayton is a guy you have to talk about,&…
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  • Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5

    Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
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  • League didn’t want owners to face Browns, Falcons discipline qu…

    League didn’t want owners to face Browns, Falcons discipline questions

    At the recently-concluded NFL meetings, the league advised the Browns and the Falcons of the punishments they’ll be facing for their recent violations of the rules. Browns G.M. Ray Farmer sent text messages to the sideline during games, and the Falcons …
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  • Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot

    Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons entered free agency with thoughts of upgrading the nickelback position. Right now, they find themselves without a reliable or experienced third cornerback to fill such a role. Last season, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson and Javier Arena…
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  • Veteran catcher Buck announces retirement

    Veteran catcher Buck announces retirement

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Former All-Star catcher John Buck, who played for seven teams over 11 major-league seasons, announced his retirement Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced.
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  • Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John Iml…

    Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John Imlay

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons released a statement Thursday offering their thoughts on minority owner John Imlay, who died of a massive heart attack Wednesday at the age of 78. Here is the entire statement: Everyone at the Falcons and across the Blank Family of B…
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  • George Hill's winning lay-up snaps Pacers' 6-game losing streak

    George Hill's winning lay-up snaps Pacers' 6-game losing streak

    yahoo.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    The fight for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference has been one of the tightest races in the NBA this season, with positions changing seemingly every day as several teams attempt to become humongous underdogs to the Atlanta Hawks and Cl…
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  • Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presence

    Follow the leaders: Braves value veterans' presence

    MLB.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    Coming off last year's disappointing season, it was not surprising when Braves president John Hart made a conscious effort this winter to sign veteran leaders like Jonny Gomes, Nick Markakis, Jason Grilli and A.J. Pierzynski.
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  • Hawks sign Daye to second 10-day contract

    Hawks sign Daye to second 10-day contract

    nba.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract.
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  • Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    When Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn meets the media this morning during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, he is likely to be asked about the status of contract extension talks with the team's top receiver Julio Jones. The last time I asked Quinn abou…
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  • Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

    Foltynewicz rattled by Phils, but still in rotation mix

    MLB.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    Though the Braves entered Spring Training hoping Mike Foltynewicz would begin the season in the rotation, they have been prepared for the possibility that this immensely talented arm would need more seasoning at the Minor League level.
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  • Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    Howard, Ruf Homer for Phillies in 6-3 Win Over Braves

    nytimes.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    Nick Markakis made his debut in the outfield for the Atlanta Braves and said he felt ready for opening day after playing six innings Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
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  • Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal

    Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Texans acquired inside linebacker Akeem Dent from the Falcons in exchange for backup quarterback T.J. Yates last summer and ended up starting six games and playing 227 snaps on defense for Houston. On Tuesday, the Texans re-signed Dent to a new two-…
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  • Video - Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of Discipline 02:27

    Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of Discipline

    Mar 25
    ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses the penalties the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons face for violating league policies.
  • Video - Falcons Address Deficiency At Tight End 01:20

    Falcons Address Deficiency At Tight End

    Mar 20
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says signing veteran tight ends Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki allows Atlanta to focus on other areas of need - such as safety, linebacker and running back - in the draft and the latter stages of free agency.
  • Video - Westbrook, Thunder Topple Hawks 01:04

    Westbrook, Thunder Topple Hawks

    Mar 20
    Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple-double of the season and the Thunder defeated the Hawks 123-115.
  • Video - Birdmen 01:40

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