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2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Fat Chipper Jonesdeadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013He showed up for spring training looking like a fat ass. His fatness touched off a debate about whether he was fat. Eventually, Fat Chipper himself chewed the fat, and soon there was no denying what everyone else could see. He tried masking it. He found…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Can Biermann help to boost the pass rush?By CARROLL ROGERS FLOWERY BRANCH - While defensive end John Abraham is expected back in action from a sprained ankle by the time the Falcons play on Jan. 13, the Falcons’ leading pass rusher might not be 100 percent or able to play as many snaps as usUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons injury report: Abraham, Robinson and Moore did not practiceBy CARROLL ROGERS FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are taking full advantage of their bye week, treating practice this week like training camp in that they’re emphasizing both working on the fundamentals and resting players. There’s no need to rush backUpvote Share TweetBy CARROLL ROGERS FLOWERY BRANCH - If the Falcons are looking for things to draw on that are different from recent one-and-done trips to the playoffs, they could start with Michael Turner. The Falcons’ running back has carried the ball 222 times thisUpvote Share Tweet
The Braves might not use ‘screaming savage’ on batting practice caps after allyahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013A public-relations backlash against the Atlanta Braves reportedly has them reconsidering using the "screaming savage" Native American caricature on their batting practice caps for 2013. Paul Lukas of ESPN's Uniwatch, which recently broke what …Upvote Share Tweet
A heartwarming tale about friendship and a 60-year-old minor-league baseball cardyahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013George Owen III never became a baseball superstar. After getting a late start to his career, the outfielder spent four seasons in the Boston Braves' minor-league organization before hanging up his equipment to pursue an accounting job. But despite never…Upvote Share Tweet
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryJan 3As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources sayJan 3In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews