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Hawks owner wants great franchise, NBA title

Despite an calm outward demeanor, Tony Ressler is more impatient and competitive than he lets on publicly.
After latest demotion, Braves intend to let Blair follow the plan

After latest demotion, Braves intend to let Blair follow the plan

One aspect of the Aaron Blair situation got overlooked with his recent struggles and demotion to Triple-A on Friday: The kid never got to work on things the Braves wanted him to work on the first time he was sent back to Gwinnett a month ago.
Braves sign top draft pick Anderson for $4 million

Braves sign top draft pick Anderson for $4 million

Ian Anderson knew he was going to sign with the Braves when they made him the No. 3 overall pick in the June 9 draft, but the waiting and anticipating made it that much more exciting before he could finally put pen to contract and get his career started.
Teheran finding dominant groove in 2016

Teheran finding dominant groove in 2016

Braves pitcher Julio Teheran has been dominant this season. The 25-year-old starter entered Saturday’s game 3-7 with a 2.
Braves Norris rebounds since returning to starting rotation

Braves Norris rebounds since returning to starting rotation

It has been a long road for Braves pitcher Bud Norris.After spending the couple of seasons bouncing around between the San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles, Norris signed a contract with the Braves as a free agent this offseason.
Braves Marksberry eyes bullpen opportunity

Braves Marksberry eyes bullpen opportunity

Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry is no stranger to Turner Field.So, it came to no surprise when he was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday to replace pitcher Aaron Blair.
Dueling stadiums: Braves, Falcons pitch their new homes

Dueling stadiums: Braves, Falcons pitch their new homes

During a news conference about Mercedes-Benz Stadium food prices last month, a reporter noted the Braves will widen seats by an average of 1 1/2 inches at SunTrust Park and asked if the Falcons will do likewise at their new home.
Dueling stadiums: Braves, Falcons pitch their new homes

Dueling stadiums: Braves, Falcons pitch their new homes

During a news conference about Mercedes-Benz Stadium food prices last month, a reporter noted the Braves will widen seats by an average of 1 1/2 inches at SunTrust Park and asked if the Falcons will do likewise at their new home.
Braves rookie Blair roughed up again

Braves rookie Blair roughed up again

At some point the Braves are going to have to decide if touted pitching prospect Aaron Blair is better off learning in the minors rather than getting beat up in the big leagues.
Aaron's appearance lights up Turner Field, Twitter

Aaron's appearance lights up Turner Field, Twitter

Baseball legend Henry Aaron thrilled the crowd at Turner Field Friday night when he walked onto the field in a Braves uniform again and took part in the ceremony removing the number from the outfield wall that signified the number of games left to be played at the ballpark.
Camp Sunshine trip special to Kirby Smart

Camp Sunshine trip special to Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart hugged and spoke with a lady he knew, then took her phone and posed for a selfie. He saw Mo Thrash, the man who ran the camp, who Smart said "meant a ton to my family.
Hawks’ roster filling up after no draft-day trade

Hawks’ roster filling up after no draft-day trade

The Hawks tried to move up in Thursday’s NBA Draft.A “very hard” effort, as it was described by several people in the team’s draft room, ultimately proved unsuccessful.
Dream embark on longest road trip of season

Dream embark on longest road trip of season

The Dream’s players have a bad taste in their mouth after losing at home Wednesday, but it’s nothing that a successful road trip can’t cure.
What we learned about new Falcons stadium (including PSL sales update)

What we learned about new Falcons stadium (including PSL sales update)

What we learned about the new Falcons stadium this week:1. PSL sales update: Michael Drake, senior VP and chief revenue officer of Falcons parent company AMB Sports & Entertainment, said at Thursday’s media tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium that the team has “seen a large uptick in sales” since last week’s news that prices were being reduced on several thousand personal seat licenses in the upper-level corners.
The Hawks have made a needed new start

The Hawks have made a needed new start

For all the changes the Hawks have undergone — since 2008, they’ve had four general managers, three head coaches and two sets of ownership — this has been a fairly stable team.
Snitker ejected, then Garcia’s homer lifts Braves past Mets

Snitker ejected, then Garcia’s homer lifts Braves past Mets

The Braves won their homestand opener against the Mets, and the Turner Field crowd got a throwback-Thursday moment of sorts when interim manager Brian Snitker was ejected and left with a fiery display reminiscent of legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox.
So long Jeff Teague, whoever you were

So long Jeff Teague, whoever you were

I don’t know, it’s all a mystery to me, too, Jeff. (Getty Images) The best Hawks point guards, history will show, came with catchy nicknames to match their nifty games.
Nuggets draft St. Francis grad Malik Beasley

Nuggets draft St. Francis grad Malik Beasley

Former St. Francis High School guard Malik Beasley was drafted Thursday by the Denver Nuggets with the 19th pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Braves’ infield getting healthier, more productive by the day

Braves’ infield getting healthier, more productive by the day

The Braves’ infield is getting healthier and more productive by the day.Third baseman Adonis Garcia returned to the lineup Thursday after missing five starts with a sore ankle, and versatile veteran Gordon Beckham (hamstring strain) is about to begin a minor-league rehab assignment and could rejoin the Braves as soon as next week.
Schroder posts that he is ready to start at point guard

Schroder posts that he is ready to start at point guard

Dennis Schroder says he is ready to take over the starting point guard position for the Hawks. One day after the Hawks agreed to a trade that will send Jeff Teague to the Pacers as part of a three-team deal, Schroder posted on Twitter.
Celtics draft Wheeler grad Jaylen Brown

Celtics draft Wheeler grad Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics added a Georgia product on Thursday, drafting California forward Jaylen Brown with the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Whatever happened to: Tim Ecclestone

Whatever happened to: Tim Ecclestone

When former Atlanta Flames left winger Tim Ecclestone was 22, he sat in the Detroit Reds Wings’ locker room a few feet away from hockey legends Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio.
Mallex upbeat as he faces rehab: ‘No sad train for me’

Mallex upbeat as he faces rehab: ‘No sad train for me’

Mallex Smith had his left arm in a cast from just below the elbow to the end of his broken thumb, but the Braves rookie was as upbeat and energetic as usual Thursday, his third day on the disabled list and first day back with teammates since getting hit by a fastball from Mets left-hander Anthony Bastardo.
Falcons ‘pretty confident’ in stadium completion date

Falcons ‘pretty confident’ in stadium completion date

With a little less than a year remaining before Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s scheduled completion date, Falcons executives expressed optimism Thursday about hitting the June 1, 2017, target.
Georgia State basketball will play at Auburn

Georgia State basketball will play at Auburn

The Georgia State men’s basketball team will play at Auburn on Nov. 14 in the Cancun Challenge.The Panthers will follow that with a game at Purdue on Nov.
Hawks trade Teague to Indiana (Updated)

Hawks trade Teague to Indiana (Updated)

Jeff Teague is going home. The Hawks have agreed to trade their point guard to the Pacers, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Marlins end Braves’ winning streak at six

Marlins end Braves’ winning streak at six

The Braves figured it was too much for rookie-reliever-turned-starter John Gant to face the Mets twice in a week, so they shuffled the rotation to match him up against the Marlins instead.
Gwinnett catcher Recker hits eighth home run

Gwinnett catcher Recker hits eighth home run

Anthony Recker blasted a walk-off home run leading off the 10th inning, giving the Gwinnett Braves a 4-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday night at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
NCAA considering football staff limitations

NCAA considering football staff limitations

In March, Clemson hired longtime Grayson High coach Mickey Conn to take a position on coach Dabo Swinney’s staff as a senior defensive assistant.
Luke Jensen relishes family moment in doubles match

Luke Jensen relishes family moment in doubles match

Former French Open doubles champion Luke Jensen and his nephew Jonah Faucett drew some attention at Tuesday’s USTA Southern Sectional Qualifying Tournament in Norcross.
Cox elated with new $103 million deal, direction of Eagles

Cox elated with new $103 million deal, direction of Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who recently signed a six-year, $103 million contract, worked as a counselor at the New Era youth football camp at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School on Wednesday.
Trading Teague gives Hawks a chance to retool

Trading Teague gives Hawks a chance to retool

Jeff Teague needed to go. He’s not a bad player – he’s often an excellent one – but he manned the one position at which the Hawks had a surplus.
Saturday is Tech night at Turner Field

Saturday is Tech night at Turner Field

Saturday night at Turner Field belongs to Georgia Tech fans. Saturday's game against the N.Y. Mets will be the first of four "University Days" during the Braves' finals season at Turner Field.
Five options for the Hawks with No. 21 draft pick (updated)

Five options for the Hawks with No. 21 draft pick (updated)

Here’s a look at five options for the Hawks with their No. 21 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft:Cheick DialloThe 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward is an early-entry candidate following his freshman season at Kansas.
Sancho Lyttle shows off versatility in return to Dream

Sancho Lyttle shows off versatility in return to Dream

Sancho Lyttle made sure to downplay her start with the Dream on Wednesday, but her play demonstrated why the veteran forward’s return means so much to the team’s success.
Successful debut for Braves prospect Jenkins

Successful debut for Braves prospect Jenkins

The only real snag in Braves right-hander Tyrell Jenkins’ big-league debut came after he pitched one scoreless inning against the Marlins.
Dream lose to Liberty in double overtime

Dream lose to Liberty in double overtime

The Dream played to the script in their game against the New York Liberty, but they and coach Michael Cooper would have loved a last-minute rewrite.
Why the Braves won’t trade Julio Teheran

Why the Braves won’t trade Julio Teheran

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that John Coppolella will trade anybody. I make this prediction knowing that, within 24 hours if not by Aug.
5 questions with Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis

5 questions with Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, fresh off his first Super Bowl appearance, worked as a counselor at the New Era youth football camp at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School on Wednesday.
Braves rookie Mallex Smith out 8-10 weeks

Braves rookie Mallex Smith out 8-10 weeks

The Braves said rookie outfielder Mallex Smith is expected to be out eight to 10 weeks because of a fractured left thumb he suffered during an at-bat Monday at the Mets.
5 questions with Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur

5 questions with Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five questions with Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur: Q: What are some the things Matt Schaub can help you all out with in the quarterbacks meeting room?
Falcons travel to Guam on USO tour

Falcons travel to Guam on USO tour

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Dan Quinn, linebacker Paul Worrilow, kicker Matt Bryant, linebacker Vic Beasley and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett are on a United Services Organization tour.
Peterson lifts Braves to sixth straight victory

Peterson lifts Braves to sixth straight victory

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez returned just in time to cool off the Braves but his team’s bullpen couldn’t stop them from continuing their surge.
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