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Michael Kohn predicted he'd play for the Braves at age 10

Michael Kohn predicted he'd play for the Braves at age 10

yahoo.com Updated 2 hours ago
As children, we're often encouraged to dream big and work hard to make those big dreams come true. Of course, as life goes along, sometimes those dreams change or life leads us in a new direction. but for Michael Kohn, a native of Charleston, SC and a l…
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  • Hawks send Cavaliers to 'embarrassing' loss

    Hawks send Cavaliers to 'embarrassing' loss

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
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  • Falcons Blow Off Saints Trash Talk About Sunday’s Game

    Falcons Blow Off Saints Trash Talk About Sunday’s Game

    falconsgab.com ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    Roddy White and his Falcons teammates collectively brushed off trash talk by Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis in advance of Sunday’s NFC South clash at the Superdome, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. In the process of saying his team can’t allow Matt R…
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  • Watch LeBron James Drop Thabo Sefolosha With Ankle-Breaking Cro…

    Watch LeBron James Drop Thabo Sefolosha With Ankle-Breaking Crossover

    dimemag.com 7 hours ago
    Thabo Sefolosha was bothering LeBron James, and The King didn’t like it. How he reacted was flat-out cruel. Watch LeBron drop Sefolosha to the floor with an ankle-breaking crossover before finding Matthew Dellavedova for a three-pointer. We realize Jame…
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  • Cavs' Love to play; Hawks' Teague out

    Cavs' Love to play; Hawks' Teague out

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who missed the team's morning shootaround with flu-like symptoms, will play against Atlanta.
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  • Markakis has neck surgery to repair herniated disk

    Markakis has neck surgery to repair herniated disk

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Nick Markakis underwent fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck on Wednesday. The Braves expect the veteran outfielder to begin baseball-related activities before the start of Spring Training.
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  • Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning

    Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning

    It doesn’t look like the Saints are going to get much advance word about whether they’ll need to stop Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones this weekend. Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that the team anticipated getting Jones back in the lineup after …
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  • Red Sox add reliever Varvaro in trade with Braves

    Red Sox add reliever Varvaro in trade with Braves

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Red Sox bolstered their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Anthony Varvaro from the Braves in exchange for Minor Leaguer Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
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  • Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal

    Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal

    MLB.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    The Indians announced the signing of right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Floyd made nine starts for the Braves in 2014 before breaking his right elbow.
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  • Mike Nolan wants Jonathan Massaquoi to show he deserves snaps

    Mike Nolan wants Jonathan Massaquoi to show he deserves snaps

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- One of the big topics following the Atlanta Falcons' 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday was the status of outside linebacker/defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, who was benched in the game just days after he complained …
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  • QB snapshot: Matt Ryan

    QB snapshot: Matt Ryan

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    A quick observation of quarterback Matt Ryan and how he played in the Atlanta Falcons' 27-20 loss in Week 15: The aspect you have to appreciate about Ryan is how he owns up to his mistakes. Such was the case after Sunday's game, when Ryan was uncharacte…
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  • League approves record debt for Falcons

    League approves record debt for Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    As the cost of the new Falcons stadium continues to go up and up (and up), owner Arthur Blank has obtained a dispensation from his colleagues to borrow more money than NFL teams are permitted to borrow. According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journ…
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  • Momentum-building win for Saints makes life tougher for Falcons

    Momentum-building win for Saints makes life tougher for Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    It looks rather improbable for the Atlanta Falcons to finish first in the NFC South now, although it's not impossible. Monday night's 31-15 win by the Saints over the Bears means the Saints, now 6-8, are atop the division standings in front of the 5-8-1…
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  • NFC playoff picture: Can Saints finish the deal?

    NFC playoff picture: Can Saints finish the deal?

    profootballtalk.com Dec 16 (2 days ago)
    By knocking off the listless Bears in Chicago on Monday night, the Saints regained control of the NFC South. In fact, the South race could be over Sunday afternoon. If the Saints defeat the Falcons in New Orleans, and if the Panthers lose to the Browns …
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  • Falcons put Robert Alford on injured reserve

    Falcons put Robert Alford on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    The Falcons are hanging on for dear life in the NFC South, and they’ll have to fight for their spot without a key defensive player. Falcons coach Mike Smith just told reporters that cornerback Robert Alford needs wrist surgery and will be placed on inju…
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  • Roethlisberger Helps Steelers Beat Falcons 27-20

    Roethlisberger Helps Steelers Beat Falcons 27-20

    nytimes.com Dec 15 (3 days ago)
    Playing in the NFL's only division with no losing records, the Pittsburgh Steelers added another win to their resume.
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  • Video - Hawks Fly By Cavs 01:16

    Hawks Fly By Cavs

    Dec 17
    Shelvin Mack made six 3-pointers in the Hawks' 127-98 win over the Cavaliers.
  • Video - LeBron's Crossover Breaks Ankles 00:15

    LeBron's Crossover Breaks Ankles

    Dec 17
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James broke ankles with a crossover and dished the ball to guard Matthew Dellavedova for the open 3.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints 00:43

    NFL Live Prediction: Falcons-Saints

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Atlanta at New Orleans.
  • Video - Saints' Secondary In Spotlight Vs. Falcons 01:36

    Saints' Secondary In Spotlight Vs. Falcons

    Dec 16
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett said New Orleans' revamped secondary fared well against a sinking Bears offense -- but the true test will be against the Falcons on Sunday.

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    Dec 17
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    Dec 17
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    Dec 16
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