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Share TweetBraves general manager Frank Wren says Brandon Beachy is a little tender and won't make his 2013 debut on Tuesday as had been planned.Share TweetThe 23-year-old Zack Wheeler, a Georgia native, will pitch the second game of a split doubleheader in Atlanta.Source: nytimes.com
Falcons sign second-round pick Robert AlfordUpdated Jun 14 Share TweetThe number of unsigned 2013 draft picks continues to drop. The Falcons announced Friday that they have reached agreement on a contract with cornerback Robert Alford. Alford was the 60th overall pick in April and one of eight picks overall by the Falcons…Source: profootballtalk.com
Chandler Parsons talks to Dwight Howard ‘a lot,’ thinks his Rockets can sign him, isn’t tamperingUpdated Jun 14 Share TweetThe Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings were all recently fined by the NBA for tampering. Various outlets under each team’s umbrella (a ticket promoter, a team website, the new coach of your Sacramento Kings) mentioned upcoming free ageSource: yahoo.com
Tony Gonzalez excused from next week’s minicampUpdated Jun 14 Share TweetThe Falcons were willing to slow-play the recruitment of veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez, careful to give him time to make a decision to come back for another year. Likewise, they’re going to give him even more time off. According to the team’s officiSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetThe major question facing each team in the division as summer break looms. Atlanta Falcons. Is the pass rush good enough? The Falcons replaced John Abraham with Osi Umenyiora. That might end up being something close to an even trade. But, just like when…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetYasiel Puig has been dominating the batter-pitcher chess match, so Ben Reiter checked with a scout for the answer to one of the season's early mysteries: how to pitch to Puig.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetJust a reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. This will be our last chat for a few weeks because I’ll be taking a little time off before gearing up for training camps. Bring your questions on the Buccaneers, Falcons, PSource: ESPN.com
32 in 32: Atlanta FalconsJun 14Will the addition of running back Steven Jackson help take the Atlanta Falcons' offense to the next level? Heath Evans breaks it down on "NFL Total Access."
Bumgarner Shuts Down BravesJun 14Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings to lead the Giants past the Braves 6-0.
2013 NBA playoffs -- San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat think through the NB…Jun 14LeBron must get fired up to be his best. The Spurs rely on an even keel. J.A. Adande explores the two approaches of the NBA Fnalists.
2013 NBA Finals: Manu Ginobili 'surprised' by strugglesJun 14The Spurs' swingman is struggling in the Finals and searching for answers.
2013 NBA playoffs -- Big market vs. small marketJun 14Why does the NBA go out of its way to support the small-market teams?