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Updated: 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TV TUESDAY Baseball 7:05 p.m.        MLB        Giants at Phillies 7:10 p.m.        SPSO        Marlins at Braves Basketball    8 p.m.            ESPN2        Fever at Sky 8 p.m.            FSSO, NBA TV    Dream at Lynx 10 p.m.        ESPN2        Mercury at Storm Cycling        8 ...

Georgia still recruiting too many bad kids
Georgia coach Mark Richt has been burned by too many recruiting mistakes. (Butch Dill/Associated Press)

Updated: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Let’s start by dismissing this notion that college football players get arrested only in Athens. There are bad kids, dumb kids and entitled kids everywhere. There are kids who’ve broken laws since the age of 12 because they never were forced to realize the consequences of their actions. There are ...

Motta, Peters to open on PUP list

Updated: 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Falcons safety Zeke Motta and defensive tackle Corey Peters will both start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.Wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s recovering from foot surgery, will be available at the start of training camp on Friday.“He will ...

Braves’ McDowell says majors ‘different animal’ for reliever Shae Simmons

6:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

After rookie right-hander Shae Simmons allowed the winning runs in the 10th inning of the Braves’ 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Monday, he said he wasn’t quite sure why his last few outings have been lackluster.Simmons previously had few rough patches since being called up from Double-A Mississippi on ...

Santana set to face Miami Wednesday

6:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ervin Santana opened up the second half of the Braves’ season with a pitching win and a team win (6-4) against the Phillies on Sunday Friday 18. For his next start on Wednesday, Santana is looking for more of the same.“Tomorrow I’ll do what I’ve started to do,” Santana said. ...

UGA defensive lineman charged with aggravated assault
Jonathan Taylor was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Updated: 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/family violence on Tuesday morning.The arrest was executed by UGA Police and Taylor was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m. Since it is a felony charge involving violence, Taylor will have to go before a judge ...

Justin Upton downplays ground ball against Marlins

Updated: 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Braves outfielder Justin Upton on Tuesday downplayed his role in a controversial play from Monday night.Upton hit a ground ball to Marlins second baseman Jordany Valdespin with one out in the bottom of the eighth and failed to sprint down the line. Valdespin bobbled the ball but still easily threw ...

Braves’ Fredi G. likes La Stella No. 2, Simmons No. 8 in lineup

5:38 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With catcher Evan Gattis back from the disabled list on Monday and batting sixth in the lineup, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez he said he plans to stick with second baseman Tommy La Stella batting second and Andrelton Simmons hitting eighth.La Stella has produced better numbers as the No. 7 hitter ...

Tech dismisses 3 from team

5:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Georgia Tech football players Anthony Autry, Darius Commissiong and Travin Henry have been dismissed from the team. Further, defensive back Lynn Griffin has been suspended for the first two games of the season. A release from the school cited violations of the athletic association’s student-athlete conduct code.Autry, a wide receiver, ...

Heyward’s Heart and Hustle Recognized
Jason Heyward was the Braves’ 2010 Heart and Hustle nominee his rookie season, too.

Updated: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Braves’ right fielder Jason Heyward is the Braves’ nominee for Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s 2014 Heart and Hustle Award.Every year a member from each MLB team is selected by a committee of alumni. Heyward was informed of the honor by manager Fredi Gonzalez on Tuesday afternoon.“He sent me ...

Falcons set to sign LB Angerer, WR Ebert
Linebacker Pat Angerer has played in 54 games and made 39 starts with the Colts.

Updated: 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Linebacker Pat Angerer, 27, a former second-round pick by the Colts in 2010, and wide receiver Jeremy Ebert are set to sign with the Atlanta Falcons today. Angerer has played in 54 games and made 39 starts. He provides some experience to the linebacking corps, which is being revamped. Ebert, ...

One secret to a Hall of Fame pitching staff: Golf
“Did [golf] keep me from going nuts after losses? Did it keep me mentally fresh to be able to come to the park and practice better or do my job better? Maybe. Maybe not,” Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux shrugged.

4:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greg Maddux, for all time, will brandish no team insignia on his Hall of Fame plaque. His choice. Wearing the cap from either of the two teams that most fully framed his career — the Cubs and the Braves — risked offending someone. “By picking neither, you pick both,” Maddux ...

5 biggest position battles heading into camp
Peter Konz, a second-round pick in 2012, will face a challenge at center.

Updated: 12:57 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just about every year before training camp opens, Falcons coach Mike Smith makes his grand “it’s an open competition” speech. With the team trying to rebound from a dismal 4-12 season, there is indeed “open competition” all over the roster this season. When pressed, Smith admits that perhaps only the ...

2014 BB&T Atlanta Open
First round of the BB&T Atlanta Open got under way Monday July 21, 2014, at Atlantic Station in Atlanta.

First round of the BB&T Atlanta Open got under way Monday July 21, 2014, at Atlantic Station in Atlanta.

Braves quotes after Monday’s loss to the Marlins

12:34 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

**FREDI GONZALEZ Shae Simmons leaving some pitches up lately? “Sometimes it’s just a little bit of a learning curve. I mean, remember what this young man did coming out of Double-A. So you feel comfortable him facing those left-handers on top of the lineup, but it may be more of ...

Braves rookie reliever Shae Simmons hits first rough patch

11:52 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Now that Braves rookie reliever Shae Simmons isn’t retiring big-league batters with seeming ease, it might be time to remember just how remarkable it was for him to do so in the first place.“Sometimes it’s just a little bit of a learning curve,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Simmons ...

S. Simmons gives up 2 in 10th inning, Braves lose to Marlins
A disappointed Freddie Freeman sits in the dugout during the Braves' 3-1 loss to the Miami Marlins in Atlanta, Monday, July 21, 2014.

10:49 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

After watching teammate and big-daddy closer Craig Kimbrel escape a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning, Braves rookie Shae Simmons couldn’t do the same in the 10th against the Marlins. Garrett Jones’ two-run single up the middle with one out in the 10th lifted the Marlins to a 3-1 win ...

Braves lose to Marlins 3-1 in 10; Teheran’s pitching gem wasted
Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Braves had a 1-0 lead after two innings against a team they’ve dominated in recent years, but those missed opportunities and Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s fifth-inning homer made for a tense night.

10:48 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

After watching teammate and big-daddy closer Craig Kimbrel escape a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning, Braves rookie Shae Simmons couldn’t do the same in the 10th against the Marlins. Garrett Jones’ two-run single up the middle with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Marlins to a 3-1 ...

Kickoff Game wants Jackets for 2017 game
If Georgia Tech were to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, it could likely be the first-ever regular-season football game in the new Falcons stadium in 2017.

9:26 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan has an ambitious plan for the start of the 2017 season when the new Falcons stadium is scheduled to open, one that potentially involves Georgia Tech. Stokan is considering playing three games at the new stadium on the season’s opening weekend, Thursday, Saturday and ...

Atlanta’s Young falls again at BB&T Atlanta Open

8:57 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014

Home cooking didn’t help Donald Young in his first match at the BB&T Atlanta Open.Young, who lives a few blocks from the Stadium Court within Atlantic Station, was beaten by Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0 on Monday. Young was broken five times and had difficulty getting his first serve in play.“Nothing ...

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