Falcons vs. Saints

Rivalry with Saints takes a desperate twist

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Given the multitude of prison exercise-yard adjectives one may apply to the Falcons-Saints rivalry (edition No. 91 on Sunday at the Superdome), the local team was going all understated and erudite this week.

“This one always tends to be fairly enthusiastic,” quarterback Matt Ryan said.

“Any time these two groups get together it’s a very spirited game,” one of the quarterback’s pocket protectors, guard Justin Blalock, said.

He added: “It can get contentious out there at times. I wouldn’t expect anything different (Sunday).”


Q&A with John Hart: Braves boss has difficult decisions
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Q&A with John Hart

It’s been a busy three months for Braves executive John Hart, who replaced fired general manager Frank Wren on an interim basis for one month before taking the permanent job with a new title, president of baseball operations. Some moves the Braves made left fans and others scratching their heads and wondering if they’re rebuilding or trying to win now. In truth, the team is attempting to do a little of both.

» J. Upton dealt to Padres | His years as a Brave | Schultz's reaction


College football

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Johnson's best OL ever?

“It was like the second week of spring,” Shaquille Mason said this past week, during the Yellow Jackets’ preparations for the Orange Bowl. “I was like, you know, this offensive line has got a pretty good chance of doing some great things.”

» Bowl central | Results



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