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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Francoeur feels less pressure in second stint with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur is the first to concede that his career hasn't gone quite as expected. From the cover of Sports Illustrated at 21 to battling for a job at 32, it's been a long, ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Braves' rotation likely to go through growing pains

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In the tunnel leading to the dugout at the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, there are pictures of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. My, how times have changed.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Johnson earns 76th career Cup win in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jimmie Johnson smoked his tires crossing the finish line, celebrating another win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Then he realized what it really meant. Johnson stuck his hand out of the ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Dillon looks to make good impression in substitute role

HAMPTON, Ga. - As an heir in one of stock car racing's royal families, Ty Dillon longs to have a Sprint Cup ride of his own. For now, he'll have to settle for being a NASCAR sub.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Curry, Warriors beat Hawks after blowing big lead

ATLANTA - Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to 50 wins, beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 on Monday night after squandering a ...
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Standing pat: Hawks let deadline pass without major trade

After many questions about the future of the team, the Atlanta Hawks let the trade deadline pass without making any major deals. Little-used Shelvin Mack and Justin Holiday are dealt away, while ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Hawks facing tough decision at trade deadline

ATLANTA - After claiming top seed in the East a season ago, the Atlanta Hawks have been a bit of a disappointment this season. Naturally, that makes them a center of trade talks with the NBA ...
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Rebuilding Braves brace for 'hard' year

ATLANTA - Even with the eternal promise of spring training, it's hard to get excited about the Atlanta Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Falcons GM, coach ready to get back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his first public comments since keeping his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff had coach Dan Quinn by his side. That was only appropriate.
By Paul Newberry

Mistakes prove costly to Hawks

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers won again without Blake Griffin, holding off the mistake-prone Atlanta Hawks 85-83 on Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech's lack of success in men's basketball is a mystery

Why Georgia Tech isn't more successful is one of college basketball's big mysteries.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Aaron honored for work with Japan

ATLANTA - Japan honored former home run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and their shared love of ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Newberry: Clemson's Lawson needs to do what's best for his career

If there's a chance of Clemson's Shaq Lawson wrecking his promising future, he needs to sit the national championship game out.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Newberry: It's time to return CFP semifinals back to New Year's Day

The whole fabric of the college bowl season is out of whack with semifinal games on New Year's Eve.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Clemson romps to Orange Bowl win

Clemson is headed to the national championship game with a still-perfect record after a 37-17 smackdown of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Thursday.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Clemson sends three players home

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that he has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for violating team rules.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Defenses aren't getting much respect entering Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - No one will be tuning in to the Orange Bowl looking for a defensive slugfest.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Taking stand united Oklahoma team

Taking a stand as a team against a racist video began Oklahoma's journey to the College Football Playoff, setting up a semifinal game against top-ranked Clemson (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on New ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Falcons' collapse has GM on hot seat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With the Atlanta Falcons heading for a historic collapse, no one is feeling the heat more than general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Honors keep rolling in for Alabama's Derrick Henry

ATLANTA — Alabama’s star running back Derrick Henry was a unanimous choice for offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team announced Monday.
By Paul Newberry
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