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Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.Share TweetAtlanta QB shouldn't need to do more to prove he's clutch and a winnerShare Tweet
Horford out with leg injury vs. Brooklynnba.com Jan 18, 2013Al Horford was not in the Atlanta starting lineup against Brooklyn because of leg pain, and Hawks coach Larry Drew was unsure if or how much his center would play.Share Tweet
Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.Share TweetThe Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with five players Friday, including outfielder Jason Heyward, starting pitcher Kris Medlen and reliever Eric O'Flaherty.Share Tweet
Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffsThe Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons are listing defensive end John Abraham (ankle) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against San Francisco. But both took part in Friday’s practice on a limited basis,Share TweetA person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons: Staying grounded: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not a good matchup for the Atlanta defense. Kaepernick rushed for 181 yarShare TweetATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.Share TweetOn Tuesday, NFC West colleague Mike Sando and I did this Double Coverage segment in which we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer pretty much did his own Double Coverage on Thur…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 18, 2013San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons 3 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. Aside from Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan serving as the 49ers head coach from 2005-08, there are not many story lines or much of a recent histo…Share TweetA quick reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I’m sure the Atlanta Falcons will dominate this chat because they are playing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. But I’m not going to exclude talk aboShare Tweet
Conference Championship Game Matchupsnytimes.com Jan 18, 2013Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?Share Tweet
Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can speak to alligators, sort ofprofootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013When his football career is finally over Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant might be able to find a role on the television show Swamp People. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Bryant is somewhat of an “alligator whisperer.” “I was watchingShare Tweet
Nets Split Home-And-Home With HawksJan 18Deron Williams scores 24 points in Nets' 94-89 win over Hawks.
NFL32OT: A New Face For CardinalsJan 18Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title GamesJan 18Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
'Playbook': Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick?Jan 18How will the Atlanta Falcons defend the read option? Our analysts discuss the recent play of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and explain why the pistol formation could cause havoc for the Falcons' defense.