Stories 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

Braves trade Heyward to Cardinals

ATLANTA — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. But he never quite lived up to the hype, and now he’s heading to a team looking to bounce ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Gurley set to return in key game

ATHENS, Ga. - Todd Gurley ruined his hopes of winning the Heisman Trophy by taking money for autographs. He could still help his team capture a championship.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Atlanta quarterback Ryan is taking the vocal lead

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Struggling Falcons get back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Hawks top Pacers in home opener

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 20 and the Atlanta Hawks shook off a tumultuous off-season to beat Indiana 102-92 in their home opener Saturday night.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Strong finishes have eluded Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player. For the Atlanta Falcons, it's been an elusive target.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Falcons coach 'frustrated' by struggles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in a bind. Even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for changes.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

No. 10 Georgia proves it can win without Gurley

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Bulldogs are hoping Todd Gurley can play again this season. For one game, at least, they did just fine without him.
By Paul Newberry

Cutler leads road-warrior Bears past Falcons

ATLANTA - Jay Cutler threw for 381 yards and a touchdown, Matt Forte ran for a couple of second-half scores, and the Chicago Bears picked up another road victory by beating the Atlanta Falcons ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Duke snaps skid in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Anthony Boone threw for 123 yards and a touchdown, Josh Sneed rushed for 102 yards and score, and Duke snapped a 10-year losing streak against Georgia Tech by beating the No. 22 Yellow ...
By Paul Newberry

Hester happy to have 'new start' in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler. Hester prefers to keep the focus on who he's ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Falcons facing crucial game in rare home stop

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Better not get used to it.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest

Putting his swimming career on hold after his second DUI arrest, Olympic champion Michael Phelps began a six-week program Sunday that he said "will provide the help I need to better understand ...
By Paul Newberry

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