Stories 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

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Hester breaks friend's record

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' Devin Hester who holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns all by himself, breaking his No. 1 mentor's record.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Offensive woes might keep Braves out of playoffs

After spending a good part of the year in or near first place in the NL East, the Atlanta Braves faded from contention with a dismal showing since the All-Star break.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons. Ditto for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Nationals clinch NL East title on Braves' turf

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years.
By Paul Newberry

Falcons haven't pressured quarterbacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When a quarterback drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons, there's no need to worry about getting sacked.
By Paul Newberry

Buyers for Hawks are lining up

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Hawks' Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

ATLANTA - Under fire for making racially charged comments about a player, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Falcons' Hester proves ability to thrive on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to ensure he wasn't content returning kickoffs and punts. 
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints in OT

ATLANTA - Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

One-sided rivalry has Falcons wanting a good start

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis. The Atlanta Falcons really need to step it up against the New Orleans Saints.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Ryan facing different questions after dismal year

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Everyone wants to know if Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can bounce back from their worst season since Ryan's college days.
By Paul Newberry
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