Stories by Paul Newberry

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Braves deal Justin Upton to Padres

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Hawks looking to show strong start is no fluke

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Falcons lose game, not playoff hopes

ATLANTA - Even with a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons can still make the playoffs by winning their final two games against division rivals New Orleans and ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Falcons have shown 'no give up' in games lately

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons, who showed plenty of fight at Lambeau Field before their second-half comeback came up just short on Monday, carry some momentum into Sunday's game with Pittsburgh.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Tide's Cooper named SEC's offensive player of the year

ATLANTA - Alabama's Amari Cooper, the nation's leading receiver, was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year by The Associated Press. 
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Top-ranked Tide roll in SEC title game

ATLANTA - Top-ranked Alabama pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a 42-13 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Saturday.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Tide, Tigers back in familiar territory

ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title. For Missouri, this is also becoming the norm.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Georgia Tech coach does it his own way

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson relishes the role of underdog, the little guy defying the odds.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Bruising B-backs are a force for Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Zach Laskey and Synjyn Days endure quite a pounding for Georgia Tech, whether they have the ball or not. Such is the life of a B-back for the Yellow Jackets.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

After beating Cards, Falcons face mighty Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500. The Green Bay Packers might be playing as well as anyone but both are in identical spots in the NFL standings.
By Paul Newberry

Georgia Tech enters title game with plenty of confidence

Now, the No. 12 Yellow Jackets have a chance to claim their biggest prize yet - defending national champion Florida State, which has won 28 games in a row.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Falcons knock off Cardinals

ATLANTA - Julio Jones had a career day, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to keep the Atlanta Falcons in first place with a 29-18 victory over the punchless Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Georgia's focus is now on Georgia Tech

With its SEC East hopes dashed, Georgia (9-2) will focus onbeating its state rival Georgia Tech for the sixth consecutive time.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Peach State clash has extra juice

ATHENS, Ga. - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech. These teams just don't like each other.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Falcons coach admits to making poor decisions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded that his decisions in the final minute cost the Falcons.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Falcons fall to Browns

ATLANTA - Brian Hoyer lead the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Falcons eager to play rare home game

ATLANTA - Somehow tied for first in their division despite a losing record, the Falcons will be back at the Georgia Dome for the first time in six weeks when they play host to the Cleveland ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

The NFL needs to realign the divisions

The NFL should seriously consider realignment so some division winners with losing records don't play host to playoff games.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Bryant a reliable clutch for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — At 39, Atlatnta Falcons place-kicker Matt Bryant has never been better.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Falcons climb to first place despite losing record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place. First place.
By Paul Newberry

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