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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

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Georgia Tech heads to Big Easy for stadium debut

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is not too concerned about breaking in another school's new stadium.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Gurley's performance draws plenty of praise

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Todd Gurley is uncomfortable in front of the cameras. Well, the junior running back better get used to it if he keeps playing like he did in a 45-21 victory over Clemson.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Dogs' Gurley to be big test for Tigers

ATHENS, Ga. - Todd Gurley, Georgia's dynamic running back, will be on display in one of the key games of college football's opening weekend, leading the No. 12 Bulldogs tonight against 16th-ranked ...
By Paul Newberry

Stewart talks about tragedy

Tony Stewart's voice quivered as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Dogs, Tigers looking to get noticed by committee

ATHENS, Ga. - College football's inaugural playoff is more than four months away. For No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson, that opportunity comes the first week.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Mason takes reins of Georgia offense

If they gave out an award for the most patient player, Georgia's Hutson Mason would surely be one of the top contenders.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Falcons will need rookie to step up

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday. They didn't expect it to be this soon.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers again

ATLANTA - Dan Haren pitched six solid innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to another win over the Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Mickelson looking to regroup after close call

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Phil Mickelson hardly sounded like a guy who nearly won his sixth major championship. He was a bit put off by the way it finished.
By Paul Newberry

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Thomson game adds security

THOMSON, Ga. -- McDuffie County officials will add extra security precautions tonight after fight rumors circulated related to the last Thomson High home football game of the season.
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