Atlanta Sports News and Rumors
nytimes.com 8 hours agoM.L.B. Commissioner Bud Selig made a rare visit to the home of the Oakland A’s, sitting for his first news conference since his primary deputy, Rob Manfred, was elected to replace him.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 8 hours agoFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, who is from Missouri, is very familiar with outrage and violence currently making headlines in the city of Ferguson. "My family is there. That's where I grew up, in Ferguson," Moore …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 9 hours agoFredi Gonzalez has seen this before. Every summer it seems.Upvote Share Tweet
Practice report: Jones' final day of rest?ESPN.com 12 hours agoFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Tuesday, top receiver Julio Jones was a spectator in a fishing hat. It was his scheduled day off after a day on, but coach Mike Smith said both Jones and outside linebacker Kroy Biermann…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoAndrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share TweetAtlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews officially moved from the right side to the left on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins are good and not going away anytime soonMLB.com Aug 18 (yesterday)As much as we've focused on the Nationals and Braves, as much as we wanted to see if the Phillies had one last run in them, the Marlins have kept going.Upvote Share TweetJason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons sign veteran tackle Pat McQuistanprofootballtalk.com Aug 18 (yesterday)The Falcons had to make some moves to account for the loss of left tackle Sam Baker, and they needed to make some roster moves as well. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Falcons have signed veteran tackle Pat McQuistan to fill the spot created by p…Upvote Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons training camp: The big story Monday before the Falcons officially broke camp was rookie Jake Matthews' move from right tackle to left tackle following a season-ending …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons get Corey Peters backprofootballtalk.com Aug 18 (yesterday)When Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters tore his Achilles in Week 16 last season, there was some doubt about whether or not he’d be healthy enough to play when the 2014 season got underway. Peters took a step toward a positive answer to that question…Upvote Share Tweet
Carimi expected to see preseason actionAtlanta Falcons offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, who suffered an ankle injury during an Aug. 4 joint practice with the Tennessee Titans, is expected to play in the final preseason game against Jacksonville Jaguars Aug. 28, according to a league source wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons' projected rosterExamining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan Sean Renfree Yes, the Falcons traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in exchange for T.J. Yates, but Yates looks far from ready to assume the backup role after a dismal presea…Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons had a plan to play first-round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle for a year or two before moving him to left tackle in the future. Best-laid plans, and all that. With the sobering news that the Falcons have lost left tackle Sam Bake…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves sweep aside doubters with big weekendMLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)Anybody who had written off the Atlanta Braves as postseason contenders had all weekend to consider a retraction.Upvote Share Tweet
Minor outduels Lester as Braves sweep A'sMLB.com Aug 18 (2 days ago)A rejuvenated and confident Mike Minor delivered the seven sparkling innings that helped the Braves complete a three-game sweep with Sunday night's 4-3 win over the A's. Justin Upton and Chris Johnson provided the necessary offensive contributions with …Upvote Share TweetJustin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Naked Idiot On Turner Field Delays Athletics-Braves Gamedeadspin.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)In the sixth inning at Turner Field last night, an idiot on the field brief(less)ly interrupted the game between the Braves and Athletics. He was really, really, incredibly nude. Read more...Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)The Atlanta Falcons have lost starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season with a torn patellar tendon, and as a result rookie right tackle Jake Matthews said he is ready to switch to left tackle.Upvote Share Tweet
Roddy White not a fan of the preseasonprofootballtalk.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)The Falcons had a long night in Houston, losing 32-7 to the Texans and possibly losing left tackle Sam Baker for the entire season. So what does receiver Roddy White takeaway from that or any other preseason game? “Nothing,” White told reporters after t…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates Lose Seventh StraightAug 19Justin Upton drove in five runs to lead the Braves to their fifth straight win with an 11-3 victory over the Pirates.
Jake Matthews Moves To LT For AtlantaAug 18ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure talks about Atlanta rookie Jake Matthews moving from right to left tackle after the team lost starting left tackle Sam Baker to a season-ending patella tendon tear.
Braves Blast PiratesAug 18The Braves scored six runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat the Pirates 7-3.
Braves Complete Sweep Of A'sAug 17Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit a home run off of Jon Lester to help the Braves beat the Athletics 4-3.
Rose sits out practice, expected to play Wed.Aug 19Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Browns QB? Flip a CoinAug 19All along, Browns coach Mike Pettine wanted to name a quarterback entering the third week of the preseason. The third game is when all NFL teams play their first units the most all summer. In the case of a new coaching staff such as Cleveland’s, it’s th…
Final Team USA roster cut could come by ThursdayAug 18Final cuts to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
Silicon Valley VictoryAug 18SANTA CLARA, Calif. — There are two words for the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium, which opened for football Sunday afternoon: imaginative and cool. Imaginative, because the Niners, when they couldn’t get a deal done with the city of San Francisco for a new s…