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Paul Newberry

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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

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Braves Hanson back in camp, bruised but better

Coming off a shoulder injury and breaking in a new delivery, Tommy Hanson was looking for a smooth start to spring training. Instead, he wound up with a wrecked car and a knock to the head.

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Braves' Uggla intent on better start in 2012

Familiarity has second baseman feeling better this season

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Hudson looks for fresh start after surgery

Pitcher a little behind, but feeling better after back surgery

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Braves' Kimbrel eager to make up for last outing

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Craig Kimbrel is excited about his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' spring training clubhouse.. Instead of being relegated to the side of the room that is largely for rookies, backups and obscure minor leaguers, Kimbrel has switched to a prime location right next to the Braves'

Wilson, N.C. State defeat Georgia Tech 61-52

ATLANTA -- C.J. Williams scored 15 points and North Carolina State avenged a loss to Georgia Tech last month, holding off the Yellow Jackets 61-52 Thursday night.. The Wolfpack (18-7, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got a typically balanced scoring attack, with three other players in double figures. Kammeon Holsey had

NBA commish expresses confidence in Atlanta Spirit

NBA Commissioner David Stern expressed confidence in the owners of the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, saying they are "way down my list of current worries.".

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Josh Smith scores 28, Hawks beat Pacers

Josh Smith scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 97-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that snapped Atlanta's three-game home losing streak.

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Braves unveil another alternate home uniform

Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel. The Atlanta Braves unveiled a new alternate home uniform Monday that is based on the attire worn when the team moved from Milwaukee in 1966, with Aaron as its biggest star. "It's a beautiful uniform," he said during a ceremony held at Turner Field.

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Bulldogs sign 18, await word from top prospect out of Lowndes

The day started so well for Georgia. Top prospect Josh Harvey-Clemons revealed he was signing with the Bulldogs, turning a solid recruiting class into one that figured to be ranked among the nation's best. Then the drama began.

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Braves say they've moved on since epic collapse

ATLANTA -- Brandon Beachy did his best to forget what happened at the end of last season.. It all came back to him this past weekend, when the Braves pitcher was in St. Louis visiting his college roommate.. Everywhere Beachy looked, there were shirts, caps and other gear celebrating the

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QB Washington still has inside track at Ga. Tech

Tevin Washington will go into spring practice as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback, coach Paul Johnson said Friday, but the senior-to-be must prove he's still the best choice to run the triple-option

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Falcons hire Nolan to lead defense

The Atlanta Falcons hired former San Francisco coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping he can toughen up a unit that has rarely ranked among the NFL elite.

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With Horford out, Hawks rout Bobcats

Josh Smith scored 30 points, Joe Johnson added 23 and the Atlanta Hawks won their first game without All-Star center Al Horford, routing the Charlotte Bobcats 111-81 on Thursday night.

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Bama dominates LSU for BCS title

The Rematch of the Century, it wasn't. Alabama romped to another BCS championship against top-ranked LSU with a smothering defensive performance, a numbing barrage of field goals and even a long-overdue trip to the end zone.

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No one does college football better than the SEC

A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited.

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

ATLANTA -- Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool.

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Europe blazes in relay, but US dominates Duel

Maybe it's time to change things up at Duel in the Pool. Again, it was an American rout.

Americans set world record in first event of Duel in the Pool

ATLANTA -- The United States set a short-course world record Friday night in the women's 400-meter medley relay, the very first event of Duel in the Pool against the European All-Stars.

Americans set world record in first event of Duel in the Pool

The United States set a short-course world record Friday night in the women's 400-meter medley relay, the very first event of Duel in the Pool against the European All-Stars

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Ryan leads Falcons to 41-14 rout of Jags

QB throws for 3 TDs as Atlanta builds 41-0 lead, clinches fourth straight winning season

US looks for another swim Duel win against Europeans

ATLANTA -- Duel in the Pool? More like Slaughter in the Water.

US looks for another swim Duel win against Europeans

Americans have dominated event that comes to Georgia Tech this weekend

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Falcons after more than another winning mark

ATLANTA -- The guys who currently play for the Atlanta Falcons find it a little hard to believe.. Nine wins used to be a big deal for this franchise?. "Really? I never knew that," said defensive end Ray Edwards, who signed with the Falcons before this season. "I guess

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Despite adding Edwards, Falcons rush no better

FLOWERY BRANCH -- When the Atlanta Falcons were going through their offseason checklist, they knew it was vital to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.. That's why they doled out a big contract to Ray Edwards.. With the season winding down, the Falcons haven't gotten much bang for their bucks

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McClure still rolling after rocky start in Atlanta

Center an anonymous anchor in Falcons' offensive line

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith usually does a good job controlling his feelings.

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Falcons squander another chance to take control

Smith upset with missed opportunities in ugly loss to Texans

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

Michigan, Va. Tech headed to Sugar Bowl

Michigan will meet Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, which passed up the chance to take two higher-ranked teams.

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UGA, LSU: Two teams with nothing to lose?

UGA aiming for big upset, LSU still likely bound for BCS title game with loss

Torres finishes 2nd at US Winter Nationals

ATLANTA -- Dara Torres climbed to the second step on the podium.. It's been a while.. With her surgically repaired left knee aching a bit, Torres was second in the 50-meter freestyle Thursday night at the U.S. Winter Nationals, her highest finish since the Beijing Olympics.. "I'll take that

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Georgia defense looks to make mark against LSU

Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense. If that means taking a shot at No. 1 LSU, the more touted team the Bulldogs will be facing Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championship game, so be it.

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Georgia goes for state crown before SEC title game

ATLANTA -- Georgia is headed to the Southeastern Conference championship game.

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Georgia goes for state crown before SEC title game

Bulldogs can't look past obstacle of Yellow Jackets

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Atlanta fended off a comeback led by rookie quarterback Jake Locker, beating the Tennessee Titans 23-17 Sunday.

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Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win

ATLANTA — The Falcons held on for the win, which was the most important thing.

Both Techs again eyeing ACC division title

ATLANTA -- When the Techs get together, there's usually a division title on the line.. No difference this year.. No. 10 Virginia Tech controls its fate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while No. 20 Georgia Tech is in good shape though still needing a bit of help to get to

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Crowell back in lineup after suspension

Bulldogs need star back to put discipline issues behind him with Auburn ahead this weekend

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State gets set for three big football games

ATLANTA -- For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.

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State gets set for three big football games

For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets. Georgia Tech and Georgia battling for division titles in the college game. The Atlanta Falcons trying to take over first place in the NFL.

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No. 1 LSU wins FG battle with No. 2 'Bama, 9-6, in OT

Late Saturday night, No. 1 LSU kicks a short field goal in overtime, topping No. 2 Alabama, 9-6, to stay unbeaten and on track for a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

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No. 1 LSU wins FG battle with No. 2 'Bama, 9-6, in OT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The defenses lived up to the billing in the latest Game of the Century. Neither No. 1 LSU nor No. 2 Alabama could reach the end zone Saturday night, not even with extra time.

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Georgia Tech bounces back, shocks Clemson, 31-17

Georgia Tech comes back from back-to-back losses and upsets No. 6 Clemson, 31-17, to all but wipe out the Tigers' national title hopes as Tevin Washington runs for 176 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets.

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Swinney, Tigers dancing to best start since 2000

ATLANTA -- Dabo Swinney never lost his exuberance, even when plenty of Clemson fans questioned whether he was the right coach to lead their football program.. These days, he's feeling comfortable enough to show off his dance moves -- at least for his players.. After the Tigers romped past North

Ga. Tech tries to rebuild once-proud program

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is rebuilding.. Everywhere.. As if breaking in a new coach with a downsized roster wasn't enough of a challenge, the Yellow Jackets won't have a true home arena this season because their campus coliseum is, well, under construction.. "There's so much stacked against us," said

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Dogs revive hopes with 5-game streak

From 0-2 start, UGA rises to become favorite in SEC East race

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Falcons return to roots in win over Panthers

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner kept running the ball. Matt Ryan worked in some short passes. It wasn't exactly stretching the field, but it sure worked for the Atlanta Falcons.. Maybe they've found their identity again.. The Falcons gave up a huge part of their future to draft receiver Julio

Newton returns home as a burgeoning NFL star

ATLANTA -- Cam Newton cheered on the Atlanta Falcons during their only Super Bowl season. He always joined right in for the team's trademark dance.

Newton returns home as a burgeoning NFL star

Cam Newton cheered on the Atlanta Falcons during their only Super Bowl season. He always joined right in for the team's trademark dance.