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Falcons Trying To Talk TE Gonzlaez Into Coming Back
falconsgab.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
The Falcons were minutes away of making Super Bowl XLVII in 2012, and want a big piece of that near title run team to come back in 2013. ESPN.com reports that GM Thomas Dimitroff said that he’s trying to get future Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez to to reUpvote Share Tweet
Tight end Tony Gonzalez’s chances of retiring were up to 97 percent by the end of the season, but the Falcons are making sure that three percent doesn’t go away without being contemplated in full. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said that he is makinUpvote Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in a trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.Upvote Share Tweet
Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64MLB.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Earl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died this week at home in Somerset, N.J. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute le…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is built on selflessness and toughnessNEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…Upvote Share Tweet
Improved Nats, Braves will again pace NL EastMLB.com Updated Jan 31, 2013The Nationals and Braves were two of the top teams in all of baseball in 2012. And after a busy offseason for both, they'll be the class of the NL East again this season.Upvote Share TweetRaptors' Casey criticizes refs after loss to HawksUpvote Share Tweet
GM Pleas To Tony Gonzalez Not To RetireJan 31Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lobbying to convince Tony Gonzalez to return for 2013 season.
Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ersJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie NewsomeJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…