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  • Mets Survive Matz's Meltdown, Hold Off Braves 8-6

    Mets Survive Matz's Meltdown, Hold Off Braves 8-6

    nytimes.com Updated 19 minutes ago
    James Loney hit a three-run homer, Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs and the New York Mets survived Atlanta's six-run fifth inning to beat the Braves 8-6 on Friday night.
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  • Eight proves enough as Mets avoid total meltdown against Braves

    Eight proves enough as Mets avoid total meltdown against Braves

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 33 minutes ago
    Eight proves enough as Mets avoid total meltdown against Braves
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  • Braves GM doesn't expect to trade ace Teheran

    Braves GM doesn't expect to trade ace Teheran

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Braves GM doesn't expect to trade ace Teheran
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  • Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on ta…

    Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on target

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    The Falcons gave reproters a tour of their new construction site yesterday, and were confident their new stadium would be complete well before the start of the 2017 season. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons president R…
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  • Snitker's ejection fires up Braves, sparks rally

    Snitker's ejection fires up Braves, sparks rally

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Braves manager Brian Snitker was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning during Thursday's game against the Mets at Turner Field.
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  • Garcia's 2-Run Homer in 8th Sends Braves Past Mets

    Garcia's 2-Run Homer in 8th Sends Braves Past Mets

    nytimes.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for the fourth straight time in a week, 4-3 Thursday.
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  • Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under L…

    Gerald McCoy laughs off report that he didn’t work hard under Lovie Smith

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers are breaking in a new defense under new coach Dirk Koetter. For the defense to thrive, tackle Gerald McCoy needs to perform at a high level. Vaughn McClure, who covers the Falcons for ESPN.com, suggested on Thursday that “I know [McCoy] h…
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  • Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footwork

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (yesterday)
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has room for improvement on his footwork before the fall? Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, for one. Ryan believes that the Falcons offense will be more effective in its second year under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan …
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  • Report: Pacers, Jazz swap point guards while Hawks get No. 12 p…

    Report: Pacers, Jazz swap point guards while Hawks get No. 12 pick

    nba.com dimemag.com Jun 22 (2 days ago)
    The Pacers traded one Indianapolis native for another Wednesday, sending George Hill to Utah and acquiring Jeff Teague in a point guard swap that also includes Atlanta.
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  • Conley Pitches 8 Innings to Help Marlins Beat Braves 3-0

    Conley Pitches 8 Innings to Help Marlins Beat Braves 3-0

    nytimes.com Jun 22 (2 days ago)
    Adam Conley walked off the mound for the final time in the eighth inning Wednesday with a string of zeroes behind him.
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  • Peterson's 3 Late RBIs Lift Braves to 3-2 Win in 10

    Peterson's 3 Late RBIs Lift Braves to 3-2 Win in 10

    nytimes.com Jun 21 (3 days ago)
    Jace Peterson has not hit a lot of home runs in his brief career.
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  • Braves place Smith on DL; recall Bonifacio

    Braves place Smith on DL; recall Bonifacio

    MLB.com Jun 21 (3 days ago)
    The Braves placed outfielder Mallex Smith on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb and recalled Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
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  • Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this syst…

    Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this system” will help

    profootballtalk.com Jun 21 (4 days ago)
    Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said early this offseason that he has “no doubt” that the team needs to produce if he is going to remain in his job beyond the 2016 season and nothing in the ensuing months have swayed him from that belief. Durin…
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  • Big week nets Freeman top NL player honors

    Big week nets Freeman top NL player honors

    MLB.com Jun 20 (4 days ago)
    Freddie Freeman's bat has led the Braves to a five-game winning streak and earned the first baseman National League Player of the Week honors.
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  • Falcons order $200 million in changes to new stadium

    Falcons order $200 million in changes to new stadium

    profootballtalk.com Jun 20 (4 days ago)
    Maybe they should have waited to set the price for hot dogs and beer. The already-expensive Falcons stadium continues to get more and more expensive, although it’s still not clear exactly how expensive it will be. Originally expected to cost $1 billion,…
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  • D-Backs try to sweep the Phillies in the MLB Free Game of the D…

    D-Backs try to sweep the Phillies in the MLB Free Game of the Day

    yahoo.com Jun 20 (4 days ago)
    The Arizona Diamondbacks had an explosive offseason. They signed pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year contract worth more than $200 million. They traded shortstop Dansby Swanson, their first overall pick in the 2015 draft, to the Atlanta Braves for pitche…
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  • Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester

    Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester

    ESPN.com Jun 20 (5 days ago)
    Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin Hester
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  • Braves 6, Mets 0: Going, Going, Gone: Mets’ Offense Vanishes Ag…

    Braves 6, Mets 0: Going, Going, Gone: Mets’ Offense Vanishes Against Braves

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 19 (5 days ago)
    Julie Teheran pitched a complete-game one-hitter to finish off a sweep of the Mets, who continued to lose ground in the National League East race.
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  • Smith sustains left thumb fracture

    Smith sustains left thumb fracture

    MLB.com Jun 19 (5 days ago)
    Braves rookie center fielder Mallex Smith has a left thumb fracture, after being hit by a pitch during Atlanta's 6-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Sunday, the team announced.
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  • Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father&apos…

    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's death

    ESPN.com Jun 19 (6 days ago)
    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's death
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  • Homers, hustle give Braves 4th straight win

    Homers, hustle give Braves 4th straight win

    MLB.com Jun 19 (6 days ago)
    Ender Inciarte displayed impressive instincts and hustle, willing himself around the bases to give the Braves a lead they would preserve en route to notching their second four-game winning streak of the season with Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Mets…
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  • Mets suffer ignominy on the bases in loss to Braves

    Mets suffer ignominy on the bases in loss to Braves

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jun 19 (6 days ago)
    Mets suffer ignominy on the bases in loss to Braves
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  • Video - Officials confident in Atlanta's stadium progress 02:40

    Officials confident in Atlanta's stadium progress

    Jun 23
    Scott Jenkins, general manager of Atlanta's new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, explains some of the work that has gone into the stadium, which is scheduled to open next summer.
  • Video - Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. remembers his late father on Father's Da... 01:04

    Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. remembers his late father on Father's Da...

    Jun 18
    Atlanta Falcons pass-rusher Vic Beasley Jr., who held a youth camp in his hometown on Saturday, gave tribute to his father, who passed away in April
  • Video - Kyle Shanahan talks turnovers, decline of run game 00:52

    Kyle Shanahan talks turnovers, decline of run game

    Jun 9
    Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says the team's turnovers and inability to consistently run the ball, at times, are issues that need to be fixed in 2016.
  • Video - Falcons establish closer connection to military 01:10

    Falcons establish closer connection to military

    Jun 3
    Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has players participate in the Rookie Olympics alongside soldiers from Fort Benning in Georgia. The Falcons are looking to set the standard for NFL-military connections.