Stories by Charles Odum

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

Devonta Freeman ready to battle rookie Tevin Coleman to be Falcons' starting running back.
By Charles Odum

Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rookie pitches into the eighth as Braves beat Brewers

ATLANTA - Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Peterson's single lifts Braves

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson's single to left field drove in Alberto Callaspo from third base, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in 11 innings on Saturday.
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 18, 2015

City rallying around top-seeded Hawks

ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars. So the stage is set - the NBA's biggest star playing in the biggest series in Atlanta Hawks history.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Atlanta Brave prospect Wisler could get call soon

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Atlanta Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.
By Charles Odum

Falcons owner says Patriots got off the tracks

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a "general feeling" that the Patriots' failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Braves fend off Phillies

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Miller, Braves rout Phillies

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 4, 2015

Former Braves have big night to lift Phillies

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.
By Charles Odum

Friday, May 1, 2015

Falcons take another defensive player

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons ontinued to work on defense by drafting Louisiana State cornerback Jalen Collins with their second-round pick of the NFL Draft.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Falcons take Clemson's Beasley

CHICAGO - The Atlanta Falcons took Clemson's Vic Beasley with their first pick, at No. 8 overall, in Thursday's NFL Draft.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Falcons coach turns focus to draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn is entering his first NFL Draft as Atlanta's coach with a fresh understanding of the talent already present on the Falcons' roster.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Falcons appearing willing to trade up or down

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appears poised for more NFL Draft trades even with a change in Atlanta's front office.
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 27, 2015

Kelly Johnson's homer helps Braves beat reeling Nationals

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 20, 2015

Braves reliever suspended following positive test

ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Falcons' 2014 starters don't have job security

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Braves outlast rain, Marlins in series opener

ATLANTA - Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking single in Atlanta's two-run fifth inning and the Braves held off Miami in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 3-2 on Monday night in a game slowed by ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Braves dealt first loss

ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon helped himself with his first RBI in a decade, Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the New York Mets beat
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 10, 2015

Antic says he, teammate were in wrong place at wrong time

ATLANTA - Pero Antic said Friday he and Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha were not with Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland when Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub.
By Charles Odum
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