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Vikings hand Falcons 41-28 defeat

7:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

The road has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons.They figured to get well against the Minnesota Vikings, who were playing a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start. But Teddy Bridgewater and rookie running back Jerick McKinnon, of Georgia Southern and Sprayberry High, were just too much for the ...
Vikings hand Falcons 41-28 defeat

7:43 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

The road has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons.They figured to get well against the Minnesota Vikings, who were playing a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start. But Teddy Bridgewater and rookie running back Jerick McKinnon, of Georgia Southern and Sprayberry High, were just too much for the ...
For UGA, good news in East but bad news on Michel

Updated: 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Georgia’s football team enters this week with a significantly improved position in the SEC East race — but without one of its emerging stars. Missouri’s comeback victory Saturday night at South Carolina put the Bulldogs back in control of their destiny in the division race, negating the advantage the Gamecocks ...
Braves beat Hamels, end rough season with 2 wins over Phillies
Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Braves won 2-1. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

6:23 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Emilio Bonifacio led off Sunday’s season finale with a homer against Cole Hamels, which gave the Braves one more hit and one more run than they had in the entire game when faced the Phillies pitcher on Sept. 1. And so, the last game started well for the ...
Braves quotes after Sunday’s 2-1 win at Philadelphia

5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Braves quotes from James Russell, Freddie Freeman, Emilio Bonifacio and manager Fredi Gonzalez after Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Phillies. **FREDI GONZALEZ On winning today against Hamels in a Braves “bullpen” game after Alex Wood scratched from start “The whole time you’re thinking about what Bobby (Cox) says, ...
Blalock leaves game with back injury
Justin Blalock of the Atlanta Falcons (AP Photo)

Updated: 5:42 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Falcons left guard Justin Blalock, a mainstay on the offensive line, suffered a back injury with 6:53 left in the second quarter against the Vikings.Blalock has started every game since the start of the 2008 season. He started 14 of 16 games as a rookie in 2007.Gabe Carimi replaced him ...
Moore suffers shoulder injury, return questionable
William Moore of the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo)

Updated: 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Falcons safety William Moore injured his shoulder in the second quarter of today’s game against Minnesota.Moore’s return to the game was questionable. He was replaced in the lineup by second-year safety Kemal Ishmael.The Falcons defense was struggled early against Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who completed six of six passes ...
Braves close bad season with only series win of September
Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Braves won 2-1. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

4:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Emilio Bonifacio led off Sunday’s season finale with a homer against Cole Hamels, which gave the Braves one more hit and one more run than they had in the entire game when faced the Phillies pitcher on Sept. 1.And so, the last game started well for the Braves, ...
Here’s a look ahead to the New York Giants

4:39 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

NEW YORK GIANTS (1 p.m. Sunday)Record: 2-2Thursday’s game: Defeated the Washington Redskins 45-14.The skinny: Eli Manning is starting to get more comfortable with the Giants’ new offense. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo brought the West Coast attack from Green Bay and the Giants struggled with it initially. Manning is becoming more ...
High school football rankings

4:26 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Newly ranked Mays will play its Region 6-AAAAA opener Friday against defending state champion Creekside, but excuse the Raiders for taking a moment to savor one of their biggest victories in recent years.Mays, ranked No. 6 in this week’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution high school football rankings, defeated Lovejoy, previously ranked No. ...
Freeman starts all 162, breaks Andruw’s innings-played record

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — It was more difficult than he thought it might be, but Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman started all 162 games and broke Andruw Jones’ franchise record for innings played in a season.Freeman led the major leagues with 1,440 innings played before Sunday and needed 7 2/3 innings to ...
Braves: Remember how bad this felt to help avoid repeating it

2:36 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – If anything were to be gleaned by the Braves from their miserable September, a couple of them said they hoped teammates would remember how bad it felt so as to do everything to avoid ever repeating the experience.“I hope people do (remember),” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said ...
Uptons power Braves past Phillies
Atlanta Braves' B.J. Upton is congratulated by Emilio Bonifacio after hitting a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Updated: 1:32 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014.B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin Upton belted a ...
Braves quotes after Saturday’s win at Philadelphia

11:44 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

**FREDI GONZALEZOn Harang finishing his season with a win“Tremendous. He’s been a pleasure to watch pitch every fifth day. He’s been a tremendous presence in the clubhouse. And for him to go out there and give us that outing was probably the icing on the cake.”On the memorable night for ...
Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies
Atlanta Braves' B.J. Upton is congratulated by Emilio Bonifacio after hitting a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

10:16 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014.B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin Upton belted ...
Upton brothers having an eventful month

8:43 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A day after B.J. Upton broke the franchise single-season strikeout record Friday, he hit his 12th homer of the season Saturday to give the Braves a 2-1 lead in the third inning. And so the odd month of the Braves’ Upton brothers continued.B.J. and Justin Upton were the ...
ACC BUZZ

8:33 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Youth movementFreshmen scored all four of Virginia Tech’s touchdowns in its 35-17 victory over Western Michigan, continuing a season-long trend.First-year and redshirt freshmen have scored 15 of the Hokies’ 19 touchdowns, including four from receiver Isaiah Ford, who caught a 7-yard scoring pass in the third quarter Saturday.Other young contributors ...
Gattis to catch Sunday; could it be his last Braves game?

8:17 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Evan Gattis will start Sunday’s season finale against the Phillies, in what could possibly be the final game the slugger plays for the Braves.Gattis has started only once in the past three weeks due to strep throat and a kidney stone, but manager Fredi Gonzalez assured he would ...
SEC BUZZ

7:53 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Stingy WildcatsKentucky held Vanderbilt to 139 total yards, the fewest that Kentucky has allowed to an SEC opponent since the Commodores gained 91 in 1996.Vanderbilt had only 57 in the second half of Kentucky’s 17-7 victory, as quarterback Wade Freebeck completed only eight passes and Ralph Webb gained only 44 ...
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