Stories by Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Questions surround Falcons' offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game.
By Charles Odum

Railing height an issue for new Braves stadium after fan's death

The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team's new stadium that is being built. 
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Yankees clobber Braves, complete sweep

ATLANTA - A Braves team that was at .500 through 84 games has since been in a downward slide that gained speed with three consecutive losses to the New York Yankees. The last one was the most ...
By Charles Odum

Braves say they are 'deeply saddened' by fan's death

ATLANTA - The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta ...
By Charles Odum

Jackets looking to build off big year

Even with 11 wins in 2014, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson kept thinking his team was living on the edge.
By Charles Odum

Killed in fall, Braves fan identified

ATLANTA - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Braves game

ATLANTA - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.
By Charles Odum

Severino leads Yankees over Braves

ATLANTA - Rookie Luis Severino allowed only four hits in six scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Yankees roll in McCann's return to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Didi Gregorius drove in a career-high six runs, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in his return to Atlanta and the New York Yankees shook off a scoring slump to beat the Braves 15-4 on ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Falcons might give Grossman a look as backup QB

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Teheran, Gomes carry Braves past Rockies

ATLANTA - Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Falcons running backs might miss more time

Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman missed last week's win over Tennessee with hamstring injuries and might not play in Friday night's preseason game at the New York Jets.
By Charles Odum

Georgia's Marshall is healthy again

ATHENS, Ga. - Keith Marshall is healthy again, so Nick Chubb doesn't have to be a one-man tailback corps for Georgia this season.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Maybin's homer in 10th saves Braves

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Sunday on Cameron Maybin's homer in the 10th.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Corbin shines as Diamondbacks fend off Braves

ATLANTA - Patrick Corbin continued to gain momentum in his return from Tommy John surgery, allowing only three hits and no runs while pitching into the seventh inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Ryan starts strong, Mariota does not

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota's first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble as the Falcons picked up a 31-24 victory in the preseason opener.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Falcons searching for right combination on offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falcons still looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Jackets' Snoddy working his way back after injury

ATLANTA - Broderick Snoddy is Georgia Tech's only current running back who ran for more than 18 yards last season. That doesn't mean Snoddy's status as a starter was a certainty entering preseason ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Falcons' Freeman suffers strained hamstring

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are facing a sudden void atop their depth chart at running back after Devonta Freeman strained his hamstring in Thursday's practice.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Falcons' Freeman eager to show off versatility

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday's practice. Freeman said he wants as many snaps as ...
By Charles Odum
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