Stories by Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Falcons' playoff hopes could be slipping away

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A team that wins its first five games almost always makes the NFL playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons are in danger of bucking that trend.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Vinatieri kicks another winner as Colts beat Falcons

ATLANTA - Adam Vinatieri kicked a 43-yard field goal with 52 seconds remaining, and the Indianapolis Colts overcame a pair of two-touchdown deficits to beat the slumping Atlanta Falcons 24-21 on ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Falcons feel sense of renwal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are still holding down a playoff spot. Their margin of error is much smaller, though, and any hopes of a division title appear to have slipped away.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Newberry: Results from rebuilding might take Braves awhile

Be wary when team officials, as they always do, talk hopefully of rebuilding a once-proud franchise.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Virginia Tech, Beamer, top Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech gave coach Frank Beamer his first retirement gift, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 23-21 on Thursday night and move a step closer to becoming ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Hawks start slow, pull away from Pelicans

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied Wednesday night to beat the injury depleted New Orleans Pelicans 106-98, who led much of the way but couldn't hang on without ...
By Paul Newberry

Beamer begins farewell tour vs. Jackets

ATLANTA - For Virginia Tech football Frank Beamer, this is the beginning of the end. It seems appropriate to start his brief farewell tour tonight in Atlanta.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Yellow Jackets hoping to extend bowl streak

If Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) can close the regular season with three consecutive wins, it will likely extend one of the nation's longest active bowl streaks.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Dogs seeking consistent success

Coming off its first trip to the NCAA tournament in four years, Georgia is hoping to show the sort of consistency that has long been lacking in this program.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Bucs hang on to beat Falcons in overtime after blowing big lead

ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Falcons enjoy early-season success

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have to like their position approaching the midway point of the season.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Pistons spoil Hawks' opener

ATLANTA - Former Georgia star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points to lead all five Detroit starters in double figures, carrying the Pistons to a surprising 106-94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Kent Bazemore finally getting a shot with the Hawks

ATLANTA - Kent Baze­more was passed over in the NBA Draft. He did extensive time in the D-League. Now, he's starting for a team that won 60 games a season ago.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Yellow Jackets stun Seminoles on 'kick six'

ATLANTA - Lance Austin returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving Georgia Tech a stunning 22-16 upset of the No. 9 Seminoles on Saturday night.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Newberry: Pitino needs to be benched for now

Rick Pitino should be suspended or placed on administrative leave until the investigation in escorts at Louisville is completed
By Paul Newberry

'Noles look to stay on roll vs. Jackets

ATLANTA - So much for that rebuilding season at Florida State. Even with some closer-than-expected wins, the No. 9 Seminoles are right in the thick of the playoff race heading into tonight's game ...
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Falcons' Freeman no longer the underdog

Atlanta's Devonta Freeman has emerged as an unlikely star on one of the league's most surprising teams.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Georgia Tech among nation's biggest disappointments

Georgia Tech will need a remarkable turnaround to salvage a season that began with such promise. The Yellow Jackets are not alone, either.
By Paul Newberry

Atlanta coach leads all NFL coaches with new teams

Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons. So far, the results have been nothing short of amazing.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Georgia Tech has fallen on hard times

Underdog Georgia Tech hopes to stop its slide in Saturday's game at Clemson.
By Paul Newberry
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