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The hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.Upvote Share Tweet
Fat Chipper Jones Has Divorced His Wife And Now Has A Playboy Model Girlfrienddeadspin.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Leave it to those sleuths of scuzz over at Busted Coverage to make a find like this. Chipper Jones has retired, finalized his divorce from his second wife, and now appears to be dating Taylor Higgins, better known to the world as Lexi Ray or Lexi Ray Ta…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons refuse to play along with goading PantherGive the Falcons credit for perspective, and kindness. A day after Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy said his 3-9 team was better than the 11-1 Falcons, the Falcons reacted the way you’d pat a child on the top of the head when they say something cute. âUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons secondary battling injuries this weekFalcons safety William Moore was the NFC defensive player of the week for the job he did against the Saints in Week 13, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be at full speed if he’s on the field to attempt making it two straight against the Panthers thisUpvote Share TweetBy Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) and safety William Moore (hamstring) sat out practice for the second consecutive day. “Those two guys, we will see if we can get them out here and move around a little moUpvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez on Greg Hardy’s trash talk: ‘What else is he going to say?’ They haven’t won’By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—The inflammatory comments by Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy got the attention of the Falcons. His quotes were a topic of conversation during team meetings this morning. But the tone among the Falcons seemed to beUpvote Share Tweet
Braves wrap up Meetings with Johnson signingMLB.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Braves general manager Frank Wren proved to be correct with his assumption that he would not make an impact transaction during this year's Winter Meetings. But Wren was able to bring back outfielder Reed Johnson on a one-year deal Thursday to bolster th…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: NIU alums Turner and Schiller to ESPN’s Herbstreit: ‘Bite me!’By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Here is what Falcons players and Northern Illinois alums Michael Turner and Pat Schiller had to say about ESPN college football analyst Kirk Hebstreit’s harsh criticism of their alma mater’s Orange Bowl bid: MichUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 6, 2012Somewhere in the process -- and I can’t put my finger on exactly where -- Mike Smith changed buzzwords. The coach of the Atlanta Falcons still is about as predictable as a Mike Mularkey offense. But “the process" Smith talked so much about in his firsUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Cam Newton Q-and-AFLOWERY BRANCH—Excerpts from Carolina quarterback Cam Newton’s conference call with Atlanta reporters. Q. Falcons guys have noticed you seem more comfortable the last few weeks and the numbers have come as well. Any explanation as to why it’s been bUpvote Share TweetWhen the Falcons finished off their dramatic comeback 30-28 win over the Panthers in Week Four, quarterback Matt Ryan was caught by television cameras sending a message to the visitors from Carolina. “Get the (expletive) off our field!” Ryan said. TheUpvote Share TweetJosh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remained in play as several free agents struck deals Wednesday. Until the Rangers make a move, the anticipation continues to build, writes Joe Lemire.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Dec 6, 2012They said they were going to stop the game in New Orleans once Kobe Bryant hit 30,000 career points. He did that just before the end of the first half, going off the dribble and hitting a running floater over Robin Lopez. But the game never ceased, and …Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Dec 6, 2012The Atlanta Hawks should be one of those NBA teams whose present doesn't really matter. There are a depressing number of such teams when you really st...Upvote Share Tweet
Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina PanthersDec 6NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Falcons-PanthersDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Atlanta at Carolina
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.