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Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever Video included

Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.

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Falcons cut 7th-round draft pick Yawin Smallwood

The Atlanta Falcons have cut 12 players, including linebacker Yawin Smallwood, a seventh-round pick from Connecticut, and running back Josh Vaughan. More>>

Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

T.J. Yates made a strong case to be Atlanta's backup quarterback Thursday night, throwing for 243 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in both teams' preseason finale. More>>

Braves LHP Venters shut down with elbow tear

The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery. More>>

Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak. More>>

FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in... More>>

Kick-off to college football Video included

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College football season is officially underway! More>>

Slumping Braves drop 3rd straight, 3-2 to Mets

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Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
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Justin Thomas takes over at QB for Georgia Tech

Coach Paul Johnson believes that Justin Thomas is tough enough to succeed at quarterback for Georgia Tech. More>>

AMS announces schedule change Video included

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For the first time since 2010, March racing is returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway and to FOX 5. More>>

McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky 92-83

Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece. More>>

Falcons again place OL Johnson on injured reserve

Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury. More>>

Simon turns in solid start in Reds win over Braves

Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win in eight starts since the All-Star break and Todd Frazier homered as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. More>>

Former UGA tennis coach Dan Magill dies at 93 Video included

Former University of Georgia tennis coach and sports historian Dan Magill has died at the age of 93. More>>

Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

Rookie Bishop Sankey's 3-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion with 5:45 remaining gave Tennessee its first lead as the Titans rallied for a 24-17 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. More>>

Upton's HR sends Braves over Reds 3-1 in 12th

Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter. More>>

Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as "always competing in the playoffs." More>>

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Inside the College Football Hall of Fame Video included

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Most of us will never know what it is like to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. What is the next best thing?
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Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

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Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
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Pirates rally to beat Braves 3-2

Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated... More>>

Hutson Mason finally the BMOC for Georgia Bulldogs

Hutson Mason is finally a big man on the Georgia campus. It's all very flattering - especially after waiting four years to become the Bulldogs' starting quarterback. More>>

Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirates

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Justin Upton went 2 for 4 with five RBI in Atlanta's 11-3 thrashing over reeling Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Braves have won five straight and are 7-3 during Upton's current 10-game hitting streak. More>>

Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season. More>>

High 5 Hand takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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The icon of High 5 Sports took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday.The High 5 Hand was challenged by his cousin, the hand on the High 5 Team of the Week trophy. More>>

Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

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Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a big first inning, and the Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. More>>

Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

The Atlanta Falcons have shifted rookie Jake Matthews to left tackle after a season-ending injury to Sam Baker. More>>

Former UGA QB Murray throws TD, INT in first NFT action

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Aaron Murray had mixed results in his first extended NFL action. The Kansas City rookie quarterback's first career NFL completion went for a 43-yard touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce, but he also threw an interception that led to a Carolina touchdown in the Chiefs' 28-16 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night. More>>

Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

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Mike Minor Minor pitched seven strong innings, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. " More>>

Yang beats Conners in final of US Amateur

South Korea's Gunn Yang has completed his improbable run to the U.S. Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Canada's Corey Conners. More>>

Falcons LT Sam Baker out for the year with injury

The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. More>>

Clowney makes impact in Texans' 32-7 win

Jadeveon Clowney made big hits behind the line on consecutive plays and Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to DeVier Posey in the Houston Texans' 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. More>>

Johnson, Teheran, Braves hand A's 4th loss in row

Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night. More>>

Streaker causes brief delay in A's-Braves game

A nude man ran onto the field in the sixth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Atlanta Braves game, briefly interrupting play on Saturday night. More>>

Atlanta's Sam Baker leaves with right knee injury

Atlanta left tackle Sam Baker has left Saturday night's game against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury. More>>

Canadian, South Korean advance to US Amateur final

Canadian Corey Conners and South Korean Gunn Yang to up the second straight all-foreign final in the U.S. Amateur on Saturday. More>>

Braves break out with 4 homers, beat A's 7-2

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of the interleague series. More>>

Kimball teams with Wilkins on diabetes awareness

IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball is teaming with NBA great Dominque Wilkins at this weekend's race at the Milwaukee Mile. More>>

Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about Jadeveon Clowney every day. More>>

Pepperdine's Wedel advances to US Amateur semis

Pepperdine junior Frederick Wedel scored a 4 and 3 victory over Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh, the oldest player left in the field, to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship. More>>

Clemson to open stadium to show Georgia game

Fans can watch Clemson play at Death Valley to start the season after all. More>>

Teen soccer player is living the dream

Rose Chandler is living the dream. At 17, she plays soccer for the Under 20 Women's National Team and was a key player this summer in their World Cup.
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Fly fishing with champion Gabriel Wittosch

Where did we find Fly fishing champion Gabriel Wittosch? In the north Georgia mountains: perfecting his sport! The 19 year-old champion says he is proud to represent the nation on an international stage.


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UGA fly fishing super star

Gabriel Wittosch, 19, of Duluth, just won an international fly fishing competition. The rising UGA freshman caught 59 fish in Poland.
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Lakeside-Druid Hills scrimmage Video included

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We are two weeks away from the first High 5 Sports show of the season! FOX 5's Merissa Lynn stopped by the Lakeside and Druid Hills scrimmage Friday night at Adams Stadium to get a glimpse of what to expect. More>>

Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about Jadeveon Clowney every day. More>>

Gunn Yang advances to US Amateur quarterfinals

South Korea's Gunn Yang advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals Thursday, birdieing the final three holes to beat top-ranked Ollie Schniederjans 1 up at Atlanta Athletic Club. More>>

Braves' free-fall continues in 6-4 loss to Dodgers

Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season. More>>

Georgia State names Charlie Cobb new AD

Georgia State has named Charlie Cobb the school's new athletic director. More>>

Butera's 2-run HR powers Dodgers past Braves, 6-4

Drew Butera hit a two-run homer, his first in almost three months, Roberto Hernandez threw six strong innings to earn his first win with Los Angeles and the Dodgers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday. More>>

Arian Foster saying little in training camp

Arian Foster isn't saying much these days. More>>

Latest concussion ends career for Georgia's Hall

Georgia starting fullback Merritt Hall has been forced to give up football due to recurring concussions. More>>

Schimmel scores 24 to lead Dream past Mercury

Rookie Shoni Schimmel scored a season-high 24 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-82 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Nathan Smith advances in US Amateur

Pittsburgh financial adviser Nathan Smith beat U.S. Amateur co-medalist Lee McCoy in 19 holes Wednesday in the first round of match play at Atlanta Athletic Club. More>>

Butera's 2-run HR powers Dodgers past Braves, 6-4

Drew Butera hit a two-run homer, his first in almost three months, Roberto Hernandez threw six strong innings to earn his first win with Los Angeles and the Dodgers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday. More>>

Georgia Tech looking to surpass low expectations

Paul Johnson's first two years at Georgia Tech are looking better and better - and increasingly distant in the past. More>>

Falcons, Texans mix it up at joint practice

For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field. More>>

The greatest Braves brawl of them all

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It is a grim anniversary, but one that many fans of the Atlanta Braves will remember. Tuesday marks 30 years since a bench-clearing brawl between, then National League West rivals, Braves and the San Diego Padres.
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NBA All-Star Weekend.....in the Queen City?

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The Charlotte Hornets will officially bid for the Queen City to host the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017 or 2018. More>>

Correia wins Dodgers debut, beats Braves

Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night. More>>

AMS president speaks about Tony Stewart crash Video included

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The President of Atlanta Motor Speedway has known Tony Stewart for more than 20 years and says what happened has shocked and saddened the racing world.
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Antone Smith impresses Falcons with big plays

Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back. More>>

Sky keep Dream from wrapping up East, win 80-69

Allie Quigley scored 17 points and the Chicago Sky prevented the Atlanta Dream from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference with an 80-69 victory on Sunday night. More>>

As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track Video included

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The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. More>>

NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson vs. FOX 5's Merissa Lynn

 Driver Jimmie Johnson is the class of the NASCAR world. He won 6 sprint cup titles including the past season. While he was visiting Atlanta, he took on FOX 5's best driver Merissa Lynn.
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Auburn's Marshall working to regain trust

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall says he's working to regain the trust of his coaches, family and fans. More>>

Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

Wilson Ramos' bases-loaded single sparked Washington's three-run 11th inning, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night. More>>

Falcons sign LB Drakeford, waive PK Castillo

The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent linebacker Darin Drakeford and waived kicker Sergio Castillo. More>>

QB Thomas limited in Georgia Tech scrimmage

Georgia Tech was without two of its offensive leaders for most if its first preseason scrimmage. More>>

Chubb has 52 yards rushing in Georgia scrimmage

Freshman tailback Nick Chubb ran for 52 yards and Hutson Mason completed 10 of 13 passes for 104 yards Saturday in Georgia's first preseason scrimmage. More>>

Rookie OT Jake Matthews impresses Smith

Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player. More>>

US Amateur comes to Jones' home club... sort of

The U.S. Amateur Championship is coming to a most appropriate place - the home club of Bobby Jones, the greatest amateur of them all. More>>

Parker leads Sparks to 80-77 OT win over Dream

Candace Parker made two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Sparks held on for an 80-77 win against the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. More>>

Braves hit 4 homers off Strasburg in 7-6 win

Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman hit two of Atlanta's four homers off Stephen Strasburg, and the Atlanta Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. More>>

Ryan sharp on TD drive, Falcons top Miami 16-10

Miami's Ryan Tannehill and Atlanta's Matt Ryan produced touchdowns on their only possessions, Sean Renfree led two field-goal drives in the second half and the Falcons held off the Dolphins 16-10 on Friday night. More>>

Merissa Lynn meets Jimmie Johnson Video included

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Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has had many battles on the track over the years, but nothing compare to the encounter he had with FOX 5's Merissa Lynn Wednesday! More>>

Injuries at receiver don't faze Georgia's Richt

Coach Mark Richt isn't sure when Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will be cleared medically to play, so he's counting on Georgia's entire group of receivers to fill the void. More>>

Sprint Cup race at AMS will be called 'The Oral-B USA 500' Video included

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Activity is picking up at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the big Labor Day weekend of racing is fast approaching. More>>

X-rays show no fracture for Falcons' Hageman

Falcons rookie defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman does not have a fractured wrist stemming from his fight with center Joe Hawley. More>>

Rookie Shoni Schimmel a real 'Dream'

  The Atlanta Dream's Shone Schimmel is known for her flashy-style of play. She is no stranger to the spotlight, but doesn't stop her from helping her team play with the same kind of success they've had in recent seasons.


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Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

Everth Cabrera singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 win over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Sunday. More>>

Liberty beats Dream 83-76 in Cooper's return

Tina Charles had 29 points and 14 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat Atlanta 83-76 to spoil Dream coach Michael Cooper's early return to the sideline. More>>

Falcons tackle Jones carted off field with injury

Falcons backup offensive tackle Terren Jones has been carted off the practice field and taken to a hospital with an unknown injury. More>>

Titans hit road for 1st time with trip to Atlanta

Right guard Chance Warmack is excited about the Tennessee Titans' first road trip this season, even with a long bus ride for just a scrimmage against the Falcons. More>>

Falcons sign veteran safety Tyrell Johnson

The Atlanta Falcons have added depth at safety by signing free agent Tyrell Johnson. More>>

Padres beat Braves 3-2 in 12 innings

Will Venable hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the 12th inning off closer Craig Kimbrel to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. More>>

Defensive end Humphrey inducted into HOF

Defensive end Claude Humphrey has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. More>>

Jackson's backups prepping quickly for Falcons

With Steven Jackson out injured, the Atlanta Falcons need Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith to fill the void. More>>

Georgia Tech's Thomas plans to run triple-option

Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas is planning to lead an attack that emphasizes the Yellow Jackets' traditional strength. More>>

Longtime Braves broadcaster Van Wieren dies at 69

The Braves say longtime broadcaster Pete Van Wieren has died after a battle with cancer. More>>

Road trips for 5 Hall of Fame inductees' plaques

The plaques of five of the six recent inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be leaving Cooperstown this month for some long road trips. More>>

Medica has 5 hits, 2 homers in Padres' 10-1 win

Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night. More>>

UGA quarterback honors late friend Lutzenkirchen

Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason plans to remember his good friend Philip Lutzenkirchen throughout the season. More>>

Memphis announces Damien Wilson is transferring

Memphis guard Damien Wilson is transferring. More>>

Georgia coach Richt downplays off-field troubles

After a tumultuous offseason, Georgia coach Mark Richt has dismissed any suggestion that he needs to toughen up the way he runs his football program. More>>

Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell hurts knee again

Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell has another knee injury and will miss the start of practice Friday. More>>

Umpire Jerry Layne leaves Braves-Dodgers game

Umpire Jerry Layne has removed himself from Thursday night's Dodgers-Atlanta Braves game in the third inning because of an undisclosed reason. More>>

Hayes leads Dream past Shock 85-75

Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 27 points, Angel McCoughtry added 21 and Erika DeSouza had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 85-75 victory over Tulsa on Thursday night. More>>

Julio Jones says right foot completely healed

Receiver Julio Jones says his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October, adding that he will be 100 percent when the Atlanta Falcons host New Orleans in the season opener. More>>

Braves get INF-OF Bonifacio, LHP Russell from Cubs

The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini. More>>

Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry retires

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a first-round draft pick from Mississippi in 2009, has decided to retire. More>>

Braves fall to Dodgers 2-1 in 3-game sweep

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Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.Teheran allowed five hits in eight innings of a 2-1 defeat on Thursday night in his third complete game of the season and first in a losing effort. More>>

Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

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Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight. Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. More>>

Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

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The Atlanta Braves twice blew leads in losing 8-4 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, when their winning streak ended at three games. More>>

Top-seeded Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title

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Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. More>>

Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

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Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. More>>

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

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Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. More>>

Top-seeded John Isner reaches Atlanta Open final

Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament's five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday. More>>

Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night. More>>

Braves almost in the Hall of Fame

Sunday, former Braves manager Bobby Cox and his two pitchers, Tom Glavin and Greg Maddux will officially be members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line. More>>

Top-seeded John Isner reaches Atlanta Open final

Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament's five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday. More>>

Braves option Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett

The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled second baseman Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett. More>>

PHOTOS: Falcons Training Camp 2014 -- Day one Video included

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The Atlanta Falcons are ready to shake off the dust of the 2013 season. Friday, players reported to training camp in Flowery Branch. More>>

Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves. More>>

Prince helps Sky beat Dream 79-75

Ephiphanny Prince scored 21 points and the Chicago Sky held off the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream 79-75 on Friday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion. More>>

Top-seeded Isner reaches Atlanta Open semifinals

Top-seeded defending champion John Isner and Jack Sock each rallied from early deficits Friday to set up an all-America semifinal in the Atlanta Open. More>>

Falcons open training camp with 'sense of urgency' Video included

The Atlanta Falcons have opened training camp with what coach Mike Smith calls "a sense of urgency." More>>

Hawks sign first-round pick Adreian Payne

The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team's first-round pick last month. More>>

Falcons waive WR Johnson before training camp

The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson. More>>

Dream coach Cooper has surgery for tongue cancer

Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has had surgery for tongue cancer. More>>

Top-seeded John Isner advances in Atlanta Open

Top-seeded John Isner avoided an upset in his Atlanta Open title defense Thursday night, rallying for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Robby Ginepri in the second round. More>>

Braves headed to Cooperstown Video included

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Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox. Many of the Braves faithful have made the trip to Cooperstown for the weekend festivities. More>>

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Ron Gant and Bobby Cox talk Cooperstown Video included

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We're coming up on a big weekend for baseball -- and especially for a some Atlanta Braves legends. Former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame-- along with former Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
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La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday. More>>

Hamels, Rollins power Phillies past Braves 2-1

Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night. More>>

Braves option LHP Avilan to minors

The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling relief pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett and purchased the contract of left-hander Chasen Shreve from Double-A Mississippi. More>>

Tucker's own Ryan Sieg

Dawsonville's Chase Elliot isn't the only small-town Georgia driver racing his way through his rookie season on the Nationwide Series circuit. Tucker's Ryan Sieg is doing just the same and doing it from his small shop in his hometown. Just like Chase, Sieg is already turning heads. More>>

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. More>>

Heyward, Simmons pace Braves past Phillies

Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. More>>

Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season More>>

Howard: Parsons' absence won't affect Rockets

Dwight Howard says the departure of Chandler Parsons won't have an effect on the Houston Rockets' title hopes next season. More>>

Braves part ways with struggling 2B Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next. More>>

Milton-Jones out for season with Achilles injury

Atlanta forward Delisha Milton-Jones will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing her right Achilles tendon, the Dream announced Wednesday. More>>

Hawks get Sefolosha in trade with Thunder

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha in a sign-and-trade deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. More>>

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA. More>>

Mark Richt talks faith and football Video included

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Georgia Football Coach Mark Richt has never hidden his faith in God. His personal story of spiritual salvation is uplifting. More>>

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    Every Fourth of July, the Stokey Family keeps a very important tradition. No, they are not grilling out or on some beach. Instead, they get up early to make sure Peachtree Road Race runners are staying hydrated. And for more than 30 years, that has been their July 4th tradition.
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    The All-Star Break is here, and it couldn't have come at a better time for the Braves.  They're hurting-- literally.  But can the team stay healthy enough to make a playoff run?
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  • #ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

    #ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

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