Atlanta Sports News and Rumors
Mets Survive Matz's Meltdown, Hold Off Braves 8-6nytimes.com Updated 19 minutes agoJames 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.Share TweetEight proves enough as Mets avoid total meltdown against BravesShare Tweet
Braves GM doesn't expect to trade ace TeheranESPN.com 9 hours agoBraves GM doesn't expect to trade ace TeheranShare Tweet
Falcons officials “pretty confident” stadium construction on targetprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoThe 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…Share Tweet
Snitker's ejection fires up Braves, sparks rallyMLB.com 23 hours agoBraves manager Brian Snitker was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning during Thursday's game against the Mets at Turner Field.Share Tweet
Garcia's 2-Run Homer in 8th Sends Braves Past Metsnytimes.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.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
Matt Ryan using mirror to brush up on his footworkprofootballtalk.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 …Share TweetThe 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.Share Tweet
Conley Pitches 8 Innings to Help Marlins Beat Braves 3-0nytimes.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.Share Tweetnytimes.com Jun 21 (3 days ago)Jace Peterson has not hit a lot of home runs in his brief career.Share Tweet
Braves place Smith on DL; recall BonifacioMLB.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.Share Tweet
Thomas Dimitroff thinks “extra year under our belt in this system” will helpprofootballtalk.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…Share Tweet
Big week nets Freeman top NL player honorsMLB.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.Share Tweet
Falcons order $200 million in changes to new stadiumprofootballtalk.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,…Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share TweetESPN.com Jun 20 (5 days ago)Falcons' 53-man roster projection includes Devin HesterShare TweetJulie 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.Share Tweet
Smith sustains left thumb fractureMLB.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.Share Tweet
Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's deathESPN.com Jun 19 (6 days ago)Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. keeps the faith after father's deathShare Tweet
Homers, hustle give Braves 4th straight winMLB.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…Share TweetMets suffer ignominy on the bases in loss to BravesShare Tweet
Officials confident in Atlanta's stadium progressJun 23Scott 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.
Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. remembers his late father on Father's Da...Jun 18Atlanta 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
Kyle Shanahan talks turnovers, decline of run gameJun 9Falcons 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.
Falcons establish closer connection to militaryJun 3Atlanta 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.