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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Rough start to season continues for Braves

ATLANTA - Pitcher Carlos Martinez drove in two runs, matching the total he allowed in six innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Julio Teheran and the winless Atlanta Braves 12-2 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cardinals rally past Braves after hitting three pinch-hit home runs

ATLANTA - Rookie Aledmys Diaz got his first career homer to break a tie as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta ...
By Charles Odum

Yellow Jackets hire Pastner as coach

ATLANTA - Josh Pastner, who was hired away from Memphis on Friday, isn't promising a quick fix as Georgia Tech's basketball coach.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Braves fall to Nats again

ATLANTA -Pinch-hitter Matt den Dekker, recalled from the minors earlier in the day, had a tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run seventh inning that led the Washington Nationals over the ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 4, 2016

Miscues doom Braves in opener

ATLANTA -Jason Grilli couldn't hold a one-run lead in the ninth inning and Gordon Beckham's throwing error set up Daniel Murphy's run-scoring double in the 10th inning that sent the Washington ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 1, 2016

James helps Cavaliers outlast Hawks in overtime

ATLANTA - LeBron James had 29 points to pass another Hall of Famer on the NBA's all-time scoring list and the Cleveland Cavaliers recovered after blowing a big first-half lead to beat the Atlanta ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Georgia men's basketball coach given vote of confidence

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said Tuesday he remains confident in coach Mark Fox after the Bulldogs missed the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in seven seasons.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hawks stay hot, take down Rockets

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 22 points and the streaking Atlanta Hawks continued to feast on Western Conference teams by beating Michael Beasley and the Houston Rockets 109-97 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Georgia coach says all jobs are open

With Tuesday's opening day of his first spring practice as Georgia's coach, Smart's demeanor was more closely scrutinized - at least by others. 
By Charles Odum

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hawks handle depleted Grizzlies

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 21 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the depleted Memphis Grizzlies 95-83 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday, March 11, 2016

Weatherspoon returns to Falcons

ATLANTA - Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said he felt nostalgic when he returned to the Atlanta Falcons, his home for the first four years of his career, on Friday.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Falcons agree to deal with Mack

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons took an aggressive approach to the start of free agency Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a five-year, $47.5 million contract with three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Gregory pleased with Jackets' progress

ATLANTA - Given a mandate from his boss one year ago to show "clear signs of progress," Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory went all in for this season by adding three senior transfers.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Falcons look to future after releasing White

ATLANTA - The second year of rebuilding the Falcons roster under Dan Quinn gained momentum when the release of Roddy White helped to define the team's focus on its future entering free agency and ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Falcons release White

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons released Roddy White, who holds the franchise career records for most catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Kyle Busch's car fails inspection; brother Kurt gains pole

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kyle Busch's car failed a post-qualifying inspection Friday, leaving him at the back of the pack instead of on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Yellow Jackets rally past Tigers

ATLANTA - Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 25 points, including two free throws with three seconds remaining, and Georgia Tech came back from a second-half deficit of 13 points to beat Clemson 75-73 on ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Braves' stars in spring expected to be young

ATLANTA - Many of the spring training stars for the Atlanta Braves might be players not expected to open the season in Atlanta.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Expectations for Elliott rise even higher

Chase Elliott on Sunday became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 pole.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Falcons' personal seat license sales are going well

ATLANTA - Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.
By Charles Odum
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