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Throwing error in 9th sends Braves over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 13 and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals when Andrelton Simmons scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday night.. Simmons reached on an infield single against Sean Burnett (1-2) and scurried to

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Georgia tries to avoid Arkansas-like upset

If Georgia was planning to take the week off, coach Mark Richt merely had to throw out two words to get his players' attention. Louisiana-Monroe.

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Georgia's Jones never relishes success for long

ATHENS -- Coming off perhaps the greatest game of his college career, Jarvis Jones could've savored all the accolades.. Instead, he wanted to go over what he did wrong.. There wasn't much to quibble about after the linebacker for No. 7 Georgia demolished Missouri. Two sacks. Two forced fumbles. The

Georgia defense getting 2 suspended players back for Florida Atlantic

ATHENS -- No one was more relieved than Sanders Commings when Georgia got through its first two games unscathed.. Now, he's ready to start doing his part.. Commings, a versatile player who can start at either cornerback or safety, has completed a two-game suspension after being charged during the

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Falcons lose Grimes to torn Achilles

Atlanta's depth at cornerback takes a huge hit

Falcons' Gonzalez excited about return to K.C.

Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out. There it was, for everyone to see -- the very first game of what he expects will be his final season. Gonzo is going home.

Georgia heading to Missouri on a 'business trip'

ATHENS -- Tavarres King will be snapping a few pictures when he trots onto Faurot Field.. He always does before he plays in a stadium for the first time.. "I love going to new places," the Georgia receiver said Tuesday. "I love looking at new things.". This is

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Ellington, Hopkins lead No. 14 Clemson past Auburn

Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards, DeAndre Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions and No. 14 Clemson opened the season with a 26-19 victory over Auburn on Saturday night.

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Lee pitches Phillies past slumping Braves

Cliff Lee got some rare run support. That's all he needed. Lee threw five-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Saturday.

Next NASCAR tantrum is usually just around the turn

Emotions will be running high again Sunday in Atlanta race

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Edwards looks to boost Chase chances in Atlanta

Carl Edwards sounded downright giddy after a practice session Friday, not at all like someone who's in danger of missing out on a chance to race for his first Cup title.

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Falcons want more than just playoffs

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have made a habit of reaching the playoffs.. That's not good enough anymore.. A few days after the Falcons were routed by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in a wild-card game last season, owner Arthur Blank summoned general manager Thomas Dimitroff

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Schmitt goes back to school after Olympic stardom

ATHENS -- From Olympic star to just another college student.. For Allison Schmitt, there was hardly any time to savor her breakout performance at the London Games, where she won a total of five medals in swimming. She had to get back to Georgia for the start of her senior

Georgia Tech looking to tighten up on defense

ATLANTA -- The triple-option offense gets most of the attention at Georgia Tech.. The Yellow Jackets know their title hopes will likely depend on what they do on the other side of the line.. While the Atlantic Coast Conference school has piled up big rushing totals during Paul Johnson's

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Falcons try to sort out a crowded secondary

Brent Grimes tears off from one practice field to the next, leaping over a tackling pad that's about as tall as he is along the way.

Falcons hope to get Dent back Sunday

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent returned to practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion, and the team hopes he'll be fully cleared by today.

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Chipper having a glorious farewell

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones still has those glorious moments, the kind that every ballplayer cherishes, from a Little Leaguer just starting out to a 40-year-old on the way out.. When the Atlanta Braves third baseman was in the midst of his first two-homer game in more than

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Jones homers twice, Braves win 6-0 behind Medlen

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday.. Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of

Lochte cruises in 400 IM, Phelps 4th

Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all.

What a race on the 1st night of Olympic swimming

LONDON -- The retiring star with more gold medals than anyone. The friendly rival who intends to be the biggest star in London.. Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte.. What a way to start eight days of swimming at the Olympic pool.. The two Americans will go head-to-head today

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Scott ties course record with 64 in first day

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Adam Scott had a chance at history.. He gladly settled for tying a course record.. Scott equaled the lowest British Open score at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, taking advantage of prime conditions to rip off eight birdies on the way to a 6-under 64

Weir qualifies for Olympics again

Amanda Weir is going back to the Olympics. The Brookwood grad and former UGA standout qualified for the summer Olympics in London on Saturday.

Upset in 200 breast: Weltz beats Shanteau, Hansen

Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites. The race was a different matter.

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Phelps cruises in 200 fly at US Olympic trials

After a couple of epic duels with his biggest rival, Michael Phelps made this one look easy. Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Games, pulling away for a dominating win in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday.

Round 2 goes to Phelps; Franklin denies Coughlin

OMAHA, Neb. -- Round 2 goes to Michael Phelps.. Getting back at rival Ryan Lochte, Phelps stretched out to win a thrilling 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday night, setting up a duel in London that just gets more tantalizing with every race between the world's two

Mired in long skid, Braves shake things up

Right-hander Kris Medlen was shipped to Triple-A Gwinnett, but not for anything he's done. The Braves want him to stretch out his arm.

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Uggla, Bourn go deep as Braves snap skid

Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.

A recipe to make IndyCar relevant beyond the 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe can't understand it.. In this sports-crazed nation, there are skilled athletes who willingly get behind the wheel of exotic-looking race cars and risk their lives at more than 200 mph, yet the interest level in what they're doing 364 days out of the year

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Cancer-free Shanteau eager to focus on swimming again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At his first Olympics, Eric Shanteau was distracted by a far more important race -- beating cancer.. Now, he can focus on winning in the pool.. "I'm going to have lighter footsteps walking around the deck, that's for sure," Shanteau said, chuckling.. In Beijing, he surprisingly

Hawks worried about Smith heading into Game 3

The Atlanta Hawks are running out of players. The team learned Wednesday that forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee, perhaps costing the Hawks another key player for their playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

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Pierce leads Rondo-less Celtics past Hawks

The Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Celtics vs Hawks: 2 teams fighting for survival

ATLANTA -- Four years ago, Boston and Atlanta were in much different places when they met in the NBA playoffs.. The Celtics, a champion in the making. The Hawks, a team on the rise.. This time, they're in a similar situation: playing to stay together.. The Celtics are possibly making

Braves beat Pirates for 13th win in last 16

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves keep winning in April.. They know how important that could be in September.. Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh that broke a close game open, and the streaking Braves defeated the

Josh grows up

ATLANTA -- Josh Smith can still come across as nothing more than a big kid.. He bounces around the court with an obvious love for the game, wowing teammates and opponents with the depth of his skills.. That's the good Josh.. Then there's those times when he throws up a

Hawks center Horford definitely out for Celtics series

ATLANTA -- Al Horford had hoped to give the Atlanta Hawks a boost in the playoffs.. Now he knows that won't be possible, at least not in the opening round.. The All-Star center said Wednesday he's definitely out for the best-of-seven series against Boston, which begins this

Johnson leads Hawks to 109-102 win over Clippers

Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including a wild 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, moving a step closer to wrapping up home-court in the first round of the playoffs.

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Hawks tune up for playoffs, rout Pistons 116-84

ATLANTA -- Tracy McGrady led six players in double figures and the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks built a 37-point lead in the first half on the way to a 116-84 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.. With their highest-scoring half of the season, the Hawks were

Braves knock out Santana, finally beat N.Y. Mets 9-3

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.. Tyler Pastornicky's two-run double highlighted a five-run second that finished off Santana. Randall Delgado (2-0) won

McCann, Braves outslug Brewers

Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.

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Braves on bit of a roll as they finally come home

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.. Yep, things are looking up for the Atlanta Braves.. A week into a season that began with four straight losses, the Braves are slated for their home

D-Wade feeling heat for making valid point

Go ahead, bash Dwyane Wade all you want.. Call the NBA superstar unpatriotic, greedy, just another millionaire athlete who doesn't understand how good he's got it.. Then listen, really listen, to what he tried to say.. A lot of people are making a lot of money off the Olympic Games

Deng's 3-pointers lead Bulls past Hawks

Luol Deng scored 22 points and led a flurry of 3-pointers as the NBA-leading Chicago Bulls won another game on the road, blowing out the Atlanta Hawks 98-77 on Wednesday night.

Tim Tebow gets what he -- and New York Jets -- wanted

Say this about Tim Tebow: He's excited to be with the New York Jets. He sure said so -- over and over and over again.

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Tech reaches goal, No. 1 Baylor is next

As soon as the NCAA women's bracket was announced, Sasha Goodlett started getting a flood of texts from her friends.

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Chipper Jones says this will be his final season

Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says this will be his final season (With Video)

Johnson's shot sends Hawks to 103-102 overtime win over Cavs

ATLANTA -- Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and knocked down a baseline jumper with 10 seconds left in overtime, giving the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.. The Hawks rallied from 16 points down early on and

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Georgia Tech, UGA women both land No. 4 seeds in NCAA

Georgia Tech (24-8) opens March Madness against No. 13 seed Sacred Heart, while Georgia's women (22-8) open against MAAC champ Marist as the NCAA women's tournament begins on Sunday.

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Look for another Duke-UNC showcase at ACC tourney

ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Blue Devil-Tar Heel Invitational.. Sure, the official name is the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but Duke and North Carolina have turned college basketball's hallowed postseason shindig into nothing more than an exclusive showcase for the Big Two.. The ACC's powerhouse programs have divvied up

Country star Jason Aldean works out with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jason Aldean circled the bases, touched home plate and collapsed next to the batting cage, pulling his cap over his face.. "After lunch, let's come back and do it again," Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said jokingly.. Sprawled on the ground and struggling to catch his

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At 22, Heyward looks for comeback

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.. He sweeps the bat once in front of his knees, pulls it back behind his left ear, pauses briefly, then -- after slightly lifting his