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Falcons' Jones misses 2nd straight practice

Falcons' Jones misses 2nd straight practice

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com ajc.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury on Thursday and will be a game-time decision against Arizona.
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  • Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    After reaching a two-year agreement with veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird on Thursday morning, Braves general manager Frank Wren spent Thursday afternoon and some of the early evening courting free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Michael Turner plans to keep on grinding away

    Atlanta Falcons: Michael Turner plans to keep on grinding away

    ajc.com Nov 15, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Michael Turner has had some time to reflect on the team’s anemic rushing output against the Saints. “You’ve got to expect things to get tougher as the year goes on and especially if you’re a good team, peopl
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  • More on Pro Bowl voting

    More on Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We told you Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber were the only NFC South players leading at their positions in the early fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Now, it’s time to go a little deeper on
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  • Checking out the experts' picks

    Checking out the experts' picks

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    I went to check on the ESPN NFL Expert Picks expecting the panel to be unanimous in this week’s games involving NFC South teams. But it turns out that’s the case in only one game. The panel was unanimous in its choice of the Atlanta Falcons over the A
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  • The cost of Ray Edwards

    The cost of Ray Edwards

    Although he already has been released, defensive end Ray Edwards still will cost the Atlanta Falcons $4.65 million against the 2013 salary cap. The Falcons are off the hook for the $5.5 million in base salary that Edwards was scheduled to earn next year…
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  • Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for th…

    Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for the Saints ... again

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Saints have life again, as does their surprise featured back, Dennis Dillon writes. Chris Ivory has provided a spark that has fans asking the team's coaches, What took so long?
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  • Can the Falcons make the Super Bowl?

    Can the Falcons make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    After a loss to New Orleans on Sunday, a lot of people started to write off Atlanta as “the same old Falcons." You know, the team that can’t win the big one. The team that hasn’t won a single playoff game since the arrivals of coach Mike Smith and q
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  • Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Less than a week after losing David Ross, the Braves have filled their need for a backup catcher by reaching an agreement on a two-year deal with Gerald Laird.
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Let's take a quick look at the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz writes that the Falcons have flaws, but points out every NFL team does. That’s very true. It may seem like the world is picking the Falcons apart right now.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Ghosts of past short-yardage failures still ha…

    Atlanta Falcons: Ghosts of past short-yardage failures still haunt

    ajc.com Nov 15, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Three times the Falcons went for it on third-and-short, three times they failed, and the repercussions rang in their ears throughout last offseason. Those were the lasting images from their blowout playoffs defeat at
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  • Video - Weather update: Cardinals  @ Falcons 01:00

    Weather update: Cardinals @ Falcons

    Nov 15
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Cardinals @ Falcons.
  • Video - Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons 02:08

    Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Nov 15
    NFL Films previews the Week 11 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.