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Custis highlights Tech's smaller class

Paul Johnson shrugged when told Georgia Tech's signing class didn't excite the national experts. Then he found a positive spin.

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Braves' Laird preparing to start

ATLANTA -- Gerald Laird is not letting anything interfere with his time getting to know the Braves' pitchers.. Laird said he turned down an invitation to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic because he needs to work with Atlanta's pitchers the full spring training. He even reported for informal

Justin Upton finds new home in Braves' lineup

Fredi Gonzalez sat down and started writing out projected lineups last week as soon as he heard the Braves had traded for Justin Upton.. It didn't take long. The manager says making out lineups just got easier.

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Georgia Tech starts fast to rout Wake Forest 82-62

Shiloh grad Robert Carter Jr. scored a career-high 20 points, including seven in Georgia Tech's 16-0 run to open the game, and the Yellow Jackets beat Wake Forest 82-62 on Saturday for their first Atlantic Coast Conference win.

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Hawks, Korver take down Celtics in 2OT

ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.. Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first

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Braves' McCann aiming to be ready for opening day

Brian McCann would like to be behind the plate on opening day and beat the projections which have him missing the start of the season.

Parker, Spurs hold off hobbled Hawks

Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

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Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner grinned Thursday and said "I'm glad I'm not on defense."

Teague has career-high 28, Hawks stop Nets 109-95

ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat Brooklyn 109-95 on Wednesday night to stop the Nets' seven-game winning streak.. The Hawks played without leading scorer Josh

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Virginia Tech beats Georgia Tech in OT

ATLANTA -- NCAA scoring leader Erick Green scored 28 points and Virginia Tech rallied for a 70-65 overtime victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak.. Green, who averages 24.6 points per game, had only 8 points in the first half but helped lead the

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