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Steven Jackson “extremely excited” to face Saints

Steven Jackson “extremely excited” to face Saints

profootballtalk.com Updated 20 minutes ago
Running back Steven Jackson was a spectator for most of Falcons training camp and all of their preseason games as a result of a hamstring injury, but he was able to get on the practice field as things drew to a close in August. That put Jackson on track…
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  • Many converted catchers find success at new positions

    Many converted catchers find success at new positions

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Joe Torre started out as a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961. By the time he retired, Torre had started more games at both first and third than behind the plate. In 1971, playing third, Torre led the league in hitting and won the NL MVP Award. As…
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  • Rookie Jake Matthews eager to face Saints

    Rookie Jake Matthews eager to face Saints

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first regular-season game of Jake Matthews' career won't be an easy challenge. When the Atlanta Falcons rookie left tackle lines up against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, he'll encounter most of the same players that harassed …
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  • Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phils Relievers Combine to No-Hit Braves

    The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter.
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  • Phils 'pen shows glimpse of future in finishing no-no

    Phils 'pen shows glimpse of future in finishing no-no

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined to finish the no-hitter started by Cole Hamels on Monday against the Braves at Turner Field.
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  • Falcons hope Graham just a nightmare

    Falcons hope Graham just a nightmare

    ESPN.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The tone of Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore's voice lowered a notch as he recalled last year's second meeting with rival New Orleans, a game won 17-13 by the Saints. During that contest, Moore found himself matched wit…
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  • Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Ha…

    Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Had With Durant

    dimemag.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    On Sunday, news came that Nike had matched Under Armour‘s gargantuan 10-year, $265-285 million offer and would retain signature NBA star, Kevin Durant until 2024. When current Under Armour athlete and new Hawks wing, Kent Bazemore, tweeted out a thanks …
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  • Jaguars add Mickey Shuler to active roster, seven to practice s…

    Jaguars add Mickey Shuler to active roster, seven to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The Jaguars dropped from the top waiver position in the league last season to No. 3 this year, but they were still able to add a player they think can help the team in 2014. Tight end Mickey Shuler has joined the team after being waived by the Falcons. …
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  • MLB Notebook: Gattis gives Wood big assist

    MLB Notebook: Gattis gives Wood big assist

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Alex Wood can smile extra wide at having Braves starting catcher Evan Gattis supply the lone run via the long ball in his scoreless effort.
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  • Mike Tice: Falcons’ O-line “won’t be punked over by anybody”

    Mike Tice: Falcons’ O-line “won’t be punked over by anybody”

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The toughness of the Falcons’ offensive line has been questioned often in the last year, most notably by owner Arthur Blank, who said he was bothered when none of the Falcons’ offensive linemen reacted to a hit on quarterback Matt Ryan. This year, Falco…
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  • Falcons shuffle linebackers, sign eight to practice squad

    Falcons shuffle linebackers, sign eight to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Falcons kept linebacker Tim Dobbins on their initial 53-man roster, but they opted to go in a different direction on Sunday. The team announce that they have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off of waivers from the Jaguars and released Dobbins to make…
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  • Cosart Leads Miami to 4-0 Win at Atlanta

    Cosart Leads Miami to 4-0 Win at Atlanta

    nytimes.com MLB.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
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  • Falcons keep three QBs on 53-man roster

    Falcons keep three QBs on 53-man roster

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    One of the interesting aspects to emerge from the Atlanta Falcons' trimming of the roster to 53 was how many quarterbacks were left in the mix. It turned out to be three. Along with starter Matt Ryan, both T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree were part of the 53…
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  • Braves reliever Jonny Venters will undergo third Tommy John sur…

    Braves reliever Jonny Venters will undergo third Tommy John surgery

    yahoo.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Atlanta Braves left-hander Jonny Venters was 15 months removed from his second Tommy John surgery when he felt like his rehab was hitting a wall last week. Unable to elevate his pitches beyond 80 mph, Venters visited Dr. James Andrews for a recheck on T…
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  • Falcons finalize roster with 10 more cuts

    Falcons finalize roster with 10 more cuts

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    The Falcons did most of their work yesterday, and the moves they made Saturday to get to the final 53-man roster were not major. The team announced they released cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Sean Baker, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, guard Harland Gunn…
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  • Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Most significant move: From a draft perspective, the biggest surprise was the Falcons cutting ties with fifth-round pick Ricardo Allen out of Purdue. The rookie cornerback didn't do much during the preseason, but you figured the Falcons would keep him a…
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  • Falcons waive rookie OLB Jacques Smith

    Falcons waive rookie OLB Jacques Smith

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons continued to shave their roster down to 53 players by releasing rookie outside linebacker Jacques Smith, a league source told ESPN.com. As an undrafted player out of the University of Tennessee, Smith immediately developed a reputati…
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  • Video - Phillies No-Hit Braves 00:22

    Phillies No-Hit Braves

    Sep 1
    The Phillies earn a combined no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Video - Revere's 3-Run Triple 00:25

    Revere's 3-Run Triple

    Sep 1
    Phillies center fielder Ben Revere triples to center field and sends three runners home in the top of the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Video - Phillies Throw Combined No-Hitter 03:51

    Phillies Throw Combined No-Hitter

    Sep 1
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Cole Hamels pitched six innings and three relievers finished the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.
  • Video - Alex Wood, Braves Blank Marlins 00:49

    Alex Wood, Braves Blank Marlins

    Aug 31
    Alex Wood struck out 12 batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the Braves past the Marlins 1-0.

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