Stories 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

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Gonzalez to return as manager of Braves

ATLANTA — Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves. Instead, the word came quickly — he’ll be the manager next year.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Banged-up Falcons have new faces in key roles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp. Who's that at center? And right tackle? And left guard? Oh, and is that someone ...
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Hawks take it easy with Horford

The Atlanta Hawks are playing it safe with Al Horford, not wanting to risk another injury like the ones that kept him out for the better part of two seasons.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

ATLANTA - Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.
By Paul Newberry

Hawks camp set to open under cloud of controversy

When training camp opens Tuesday at the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Hawks will be under the cloud of a racially charged scandal that forced owner Bruce Levenson to put his share of the team ...
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Georgia's Gurley turns in star performance against Vols

ATHENS, Ga. — Todd Gurley wasn’t in the mood to discuss the Heisman Trophy. He never is. So we’ll let a teammate speak for him. “He’s been my Heisman choice since the season ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Georgia begins stretch of SEC games

ATHENS, Ga. - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven consecutive Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Falcons' Jones off to flying start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Running game has improved for Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have shown noticeable improvement on the ground this season.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Dogs set to embark on key stretch in SEC play

ATHENS, Ga. - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.
By Paul Newberry

What's next for the Braves after firing GM Wren

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Braves fire general manager Wren

One day after they were officially eliminated from post-season play, the Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren.
By Paul Newberry
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