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Hawks douse Pacers' rally to even series

Hawks douse Pacers' rally to even series

ESPN.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
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.
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  • Strasburg has arm issue in loss to Braves

    Strasburg has arm issue in loss to Braves

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    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.
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  • Simmons' sac fly pushes Braves past Nats

    Simmons' sac fly pushes Braves past Nats

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Andrelton 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.
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  • Prince's blast backs strong Scherzer in Detroit

    Prince's blast backs strong Scherzer in Detroit

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

    Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 29, 2013
    The 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 will
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  • Hawks' Petro makes it back for Game 4 after birth of child

    Hawks' Petro makes it back for Game 4 after birth of child

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    Center 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.
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  • Heyward still feeling effects of appendectomy

    Heyward still feeling effects of appendectomy

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Jason 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.
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  • P.J. Carlesimo on Joe Johnson’s critics: ‘I would call them uni…

    P.J. Carlesimo on Joe Johnson’s critics: ‘I would call them uninformed or basketball unintelligent’

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    It’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 trad
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  • Draft review: Atlanta Falcons

    Draft review: Atlanta Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Apr 29, 2013
    After 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…
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  • NFC South remaining needs

    NFC South remaining needs

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    The 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 at
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  • Which rookies will start immediately?

    Which rookies will start immediately?

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    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 ahead
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  • Video - Braves Slip Past Nationals 3-2 00:44

    Braves Slip Past Nationals 3-2

    Apr 29
    The Braves beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season.
  • Video - Hawks Even Series 01:30

    Hawks Even Series

    Apr 29
    Josh Smith's double-double of 29 points and 11 boards leads the Hawks to a 102-91 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - NFC South draft grades 02:11

    NFC South draft grades

    Apr 29
    Shaun O'Hara and Donovan McNabb evaluate how the NFC South did in the 2013 NFL Draft and hand out grades.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Spotlight 02:15

    Baseball Tonight Spotlight

    Apr 29
    The Braves beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season.

Sports Columnists

  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The 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 say

    Apr 29
    The 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 thoughts

    Apr 29
    ST. 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.