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Smith Feels Abraham Will Start Sunday Vs Niners

Smith Feels Abraham Will Start Sunday Vs Niners

falconsgab.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
The Falcons are making contingency plans in case defensive end John Abraham is unable to play at full capacity in Sunday’s NFC title game against San Francisco. Abraham, the NFL’s active sacks leader, missed practice Wednesday with a sprained left ank
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  • Teague leads short-handed Hawks past Nets

    Teague leads short-handed Hawks past Nets

    ESPN.com yahoo.com nba.com Jan 16, 2013
    Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak.
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  • Nets' Wallace (ribs) comes off bench vs. Hawks

    Nets' Wallace (ribs) comes off bench vs. Hawks

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace returned Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but did not start.
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  • Falcons think being physical the way to stop Kaepernick

    Falcons think being physical the way to stop Kaepernick

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Falcons didn’t do a great job of putting hands on Russell Wilson last weekend, but they’re vowing to make sure 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn’t treat them the same way. “If you get the opportunity to blow up somebody and make a state
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  • Clinic to give Braves hurlers jump-start on season

    Clinic to give Braves hurlers jump-start on season

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Braves are less than a month away from staging their first Spring Training workouts in Florida. But some of the club's pitchers will get an early start when they come to Turner Field to participate in a voluntary early throwing program next week.
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  • Harbaugh goes old school to motivate his players

    Harbaugh goes old school to motivate his players

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The 49ers might be road favorites this weekend against the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, but coach Jim Harbaugh took a step to remind his players that many of them were underdogs not that long ago. As a motivational ploy, Harbaugh had photos pul…
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  • Falcons' Nolan not bitter about 49ers firing

    Falcons' Nolan not bitter about 49ers firing

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Mike Nolan knows a thing or two about the San Francisco 49ers. His father coached the team and he did, too. And now, he'll try to keep them out of the Super Bowl.
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  • Mike Smith solid in all situations

    Mike Smith solid in all situations

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons just put out their release for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game and there’s one page that jumped out at me. It’s the one that breaks down Mike Smith’s 56-24 record in his first five seasons. We already know that’s the second-be
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  • Would Mike Smith have been fired if the Falcons had lost?

    Would Mike Smith have been fired if the Falcons had lost?

    As the Falcons were in the process of blowing a 20-point lead against the Seahawks on Sunday, I wondered aloud on Twitter whether anyone, everyone, or no one would be fired if the Falcons lost. In the end, the Falcons survived (in case you hadn’t heard)
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  • Video - NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback 02:08

    NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback

    Jan 16
    Episode 250: Mark Schlereth breaks down how the Falcons should stop Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss if new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense will work in the NFL.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons 04:59

    'Sound FX': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Jan 16
    The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks battled down to the wire in their NFC Divisional matchup. Take a listen and hear how players and coaches reacted to playing in this instant classic.
  • Video - 'Do Your Job': NFC Championship Game 02:10

    'Do Your Job': NFC Championship Game

    Jan 16
    Heath Evans explains what Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan needs to do and what he cannot do if his team is going to have a chance at beating the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - Best of Championship Wednesday 01:52

    Best of Championship Wednesday

    Jan 16
    Players from the Falcons, Patriots, Ravens and 49ers took to the podium to address the media. Check out our collection of the best quotes from Championship Wednesday.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''