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Hawks douse Pacers' rally to even series
Josh Smith scored 29 points as the Atlanta Hawks built a 17-point lead at halftime, then withstood an Indiana comeback over the final two quarters to even the series with a 102-91 victory in Game 4 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Simmons' sac fly pushes Braves past NatsAndrelton Simmons' seventh-inning sacrifice fly proved decisive for the Braves as they snapped a four-game losing streak and remained perfect against the Nationals with Monday night's 3-2 win at Turner Field.Upvote Share TweetAfter Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey spent five innings flustering the same Tigers offense that beat up on the Braves for three days, Prince Fielder changed the theme with one dramatic sixth-inning swing. His three-run home run put the Tigers on track for the…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Fridayprofootballtalk.com Updated Apr 29, 2013The NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins willUpvote Share TweetCenter Johan Petro has rejoined the Atlanta Hawks for Game 4 of the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers after witnessing the birth of his first child.Upvote Share Tweet
Heyward still feeling effects of appendectomyJason Heyward returned to Turner Field on Monday feeling sore, fatigued and fortunate that members of the Braves medical staff took him to a Denver hospital last week before his appendix burst.Upvote Share Tweet
P.J. Carlesimo on Joe Johnson’s critics: ‘I would call them uninformed or basketball unintelligent’yahoo.com Updated Apr 29, 2013It’s hard to think of a time in NBA history when Joe Johnson hasn’t been criticized for what he was making, or his potentially overstated value to a team. In 2005, when Johnson was a free agent being courted by the Atlanta Hawks, the contract and tradUpvote Share Tweet
Draft review: Atlanta Falconsprofootballtalk.com Updated Apr 29, 2013After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Atlanta Falcons. What they needed: Defensive end, cornerback, linebacker, offensive tackle, guard. Who they got: Round 1: Desmond Tru…Upvote Share TweetThe NFL draft has come and gone. Overall, the NFC South teams did a good job of addressing their needs. But no team is perfect. Let’s take a look at one area for each team that still could use some work: Atlanta Falcons: They fortified the situation atUpvote Share Tweet
Which rookies will start immediately?As I look at what NFC South teams did in the NFL draft, I’m not seeing a lot of players that will make instant impacts. In fact, I’m seeing only four players that are likely to be starters on opening day. Let’s take a look: Atlanta Falcons: Go aheadUpvote Share Tweet
Braves Slip Past Nationals 3-2Apr 29The Braves beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season.
Hawks Even SeriesApr 29Josh Smith's double-double of 29 points and 11 boards leads the Hawks to a 102-91 win over the Pacers.
NFC South draft gradesApr 29Shaun O'Hara and Donovan McNabb evaluate how the NFC South did in the 2013 NFL Draft and hand out grades.
Baseball Tonight SpotlightApr 29The Braves beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season.
Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…Apr 29The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources sayApr 29The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughtsApr 29ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.