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Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs

Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs

MLB.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
There will be a sense of familiarity this season, as five of the Braves' six Minor League affiliates will have the same manager as last year. The one newcomer is Randy Ready, who was announced as Triple-A Gwinnett's manager in November.
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  • Harrison, Texas finish deal

    Harrison, Texas finish deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have finalized a $55 million, five-year contract with All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison.
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  • Checking on Falcons' injuries

    Checking on Falcons' injuries

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons appear to be about as healthy as possible as they get ready for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive end John Abraham practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day. Abraham aggravated a
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  • Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalis…

    Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalists

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 49ers will have a trio of honorary captains when San Francisco squares off against the Falcons on Sunday, as the Niners stand on the doorstep of the Super Bowl. Two of them are on the doorstep of a fairly important doorstep of their own. Eddie DeBar…
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  • Experts: Falcons have no chance

    Experts: Falcons have no chance

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    It appears as if the consensus is that the Atlanta Falcons have very little chance to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. At least that’s what Las Vegas odds-makers and lots of media members are saying. The ESPN NFL Exper
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  • Teammate says Tony Gonzalez now “97 percent” on retirement

    Teammate says Tony Gonzalez now “97 percent” on retirement

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez won a playoff game for the first time in his career last week, an experience that left him quite emotional after Matt Bryant’s winning field goal went through the uprights. According to tight end Michael Palmer, it didn”
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  • Why Julio Jones is perfect fit for Falcons

    Why Julio Jones is perfect fit for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    They are three very different personalities. But put Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez together and they become one. They form what might be the best receiving trio in the NFL. “The big thing is that none of us are selfish,’’ Jones said in
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
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  • Falcons look for Michael Turner encore

    Falcons look for Michael Turner encore

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons need Michael Turner, for now. Maybe it’s for no longer than two more games, but the Falcons need Turner to be the running back he was Sunday against Seattle and the player he was the previous four seasons. If they’re going to have
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  • PFT’s Championship Game picks

    PFT’s Championship Game picks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Last week, MDS and yours truly agreed on every pick.  After Saturday’s games, it looked like we’d be Thelma-and-Louiseing our way to an 0-4 weekend. But after getting it wrong by relying on the Broncos and Packers, we were perfect on Sunday with the
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  • NFC Championship Game on the air

    NFC Championship Game on the air

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The broadcast crews and the entertainment have been set for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. The FOX television broadcast will feature Joe Buck and Troy Aikman with Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews as the si
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  • Conference Title Game Probabilities, and the Kaepernick Effect

    Conference Title Game Probabilities, and the Kaepernick Effect

    nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    It's difficult to assess the value Colin Kaepernick has on the odds of the N.F.C. title game, but let's try anyway.
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  • LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irvi…

    LeBron James Becomes Youngest Ever To 20,000 Points; Kyrie Irving Explodes In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    Two things were clear in Oakland last night. Clearly, Golden State has a ceiling, and the Heat don’t. And clearly, LeBron James is really freakin’ good, like “the youngest player to ever score 20,000 points” good. In Miami’s 17-point win, James
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  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
  • Video - USA Announces WBC Roster 02:58

    USA Announces WBC Roster

    Jan 17
    Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.
  • Video - NFL Playoffs: Who Do You Trust? 03:28

    NFL Playoffs: Who Do You Trust?

    Jan 17
    Mark Schlereth and Redskins LB London Fletcher discuss which teams they trust the most among five different categories.
  • Video - NFL: Conference Championship Game Simulations 02:34

    NFL: Conference Championship Game Simulations

    Jan 17
    EA Sports simulates San Francisco-Atlanta and Baltimore-New England.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks