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Braves hit 3 homers off Hamels, halt Phillies Updated Apr 1, 2013
Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Braves beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on opening day.
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  • Irving sits vs. Hawks, won't play back-to-backs for now Apr 1, 2013
    Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving did not play Monday night against Atlanta, part of a recovery plan that will have the All-Star sitting every other game for now.
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  • NFC South afternoon update Apr 1, 2013
    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS In this Insider post, Matt Williamson has his grades for how teams have fared in free agency so far. He gives the Falcons the highest grade in the NFC South. No argument…
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  • Saints grab Falcons' backup QB Apr 1, 2013
    It may be April, but the NFC South’s best rivalry is in midseason form. The New Orleans Saints just announced quarterback Luke McCown has signed with them after spending last season with the Atlanta Falcons. Presumably, the Falcons wanted to keep McCown
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  • Breaking down Osi Umenyiora's contract Apr 1, 2013
    The deal defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons last week is salary-cap friendly. I just got a look at the official numbers on the two-year deal that’s worth $8.5 million. Umenyiora will cost the Falcons $3.75 million against this y
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  • Atlanta's needs are very narrow Apr 1, 2013
    While it seems like just about every NFL team will be using what’s left of free agency and the NFL draft to address multiple needs, the Atlanta Falcons are in a very unique position. At least on paper, they only have one hole on their roster. That’s a
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  • Video - Tyson Chandler's Return 00:58

    Tyson Chandler's Return

    Apr 1
    NBA Tonight's Chris Mullin on the expected return of Knicks C Tyson Chandler against the Heat Tuesday.
  • Video - Freeman Powers Braves Over Phillies 00:31

    Freeman Powers Braves Over Phillies

    Apr 1
    Freddie Freeman had three hits and drove in three in the Braves' 7-5 win over the Phillies.