Zoilo Almonte homered and threw out a runner from right field, Francisco Cervelli began his pitch to win the catching job, and David Phelps threw two scoreless innings as New York defeated the bumbling Atlanta Braves 8-3 in its spring training opener Saturday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Spring training is all about those on the fringes.. The phenoms looking to make their mark. The geezers trying desperately to hang on. The never-heard-ofs attempting to pull off the camp of their lives. For some reason, that warm Florida sun (Arizona sun works, too
The Georgia Bulldogs had a lot of prospects to show off Wednesday. Just not some of the names the fans wanted to see.
No. 8 Florida shook off a sluggish first half and romped past another Southeastern Conference opponent, beating Georgia 64-47 on Wednesday night behind 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin.
ATLANTA -- The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship. Mike Peterson sees and hears it everywhere he goes.
When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time.
Mike Bobinski is still a couple of months away from officially becoming Georgia Tech's athletic director. He's already talking up the Atlantic Coast Conference.
When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Tony Gonzalez has no intention of pulling a Ray Lewis before retirement.. There won't any lining up with the defense for the final play. Certainly there won't be anything resembling the Baltimore linebacker's trademark dance.. "You don't want to see me dance," Gonzalez joked Thursday, chuckling
The Atlanta Falcons know what it takes to win in the regular season. When it comes to the playoffs, that's another story.