Stories by Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon last season. Eight months later, he is back.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Braves complete sweep of A's

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Braves topple A's again

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Braves' offense breaks out in win over A's

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of the interleague series.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Dodgers beat Braves in series finale

ATLANTA - Dee Gordon had three hits and scored four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thurs­day.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Falcons back proves his worth

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play with the Falcons, has a chance to show he deserves playing time.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Wood, Braves take series from Nationals

ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7⅓ innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Ryan, Tannehill start strong on opening drives

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Falcons' players mix it up again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Yellow Jackets going back to offense basics

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas is planning to lead an attack that emphasizes the Yellow Jackets' traditional strength.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Falcons show off bulk on defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The new wide bodies on the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line are difficult to overlook.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ryan steps into teaching role for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.
By Charles Odum

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rookie linebacker sparks Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Prince Shembo has good reason to be excited about his first NFL training camp, as the Falcons rookie linebacker competes with second-year player Joplo Bartu for a starting job.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Minor solid in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Teheran, Freeman lead Braves past Padres

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Monday, July 21, 2014

Marlins beat Braves in 10th

ATLANTA - Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Diamondbacks end Braves' win streak

ATLANTA - Wade Miley earned his first win since early May, Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta 3-1 on Sunday to end the Braves' nine-game winning streak.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Streaking Braves finding different ways to win

ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Braves complete sweep of Mets

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
By Charles Odum
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