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NBA Mock Draft has Dennis Smith to Mavs, Ivan Rabb to Spurs
 With the NBA Draft approaching Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s mock draft has both the Mavericks and Spurs getting talented players with their first-round picks. At No. 9, the Mavericks may be in a position to take North Carolina state point guard Dennis Smith, one of the fastest and most athletic guards in the draft. He&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

With the NBA Draft approaching Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s mock draft has both the Mavericks and Spurs getting talented players with their first-round picks. At No. 9, the Mavericks may be in a position to take North Carolina state point guard Dennis Smith, one of the fastest and most athletic guards in the draft. He&rsquo...
Rockets’ 2012 pick of Royce White among decade’s worst 1st rounders
 The Rockets’ 2012 pick of Iowa State power forward Royce White with the 16th pick in the NBA Draft is among the nine worst first-round picks of the past decade, according to cleveland.com’s Nathaniel Cline. After averaging nearly a double-double in his junior year with the Cyclones (13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds), White skipped his...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Rockets’ 2012 pick of Iowa State power forward Royce White with the 16th pick in the NBA Draft is among the nine worst first-round picks of the past decade, according to cleveland.com’s Nathaniel Cline. After averaging nearly a double-double in his junior year with the Cyclones (13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds), White skipped his...
Braves prospect Mike Soroka baffling batters at Double-A Mississippi
 Braves prospect Mike Soroka threw seven more shutout innings Thursday night for Double-A Mississippi to run his scoreless streak to 25 innings, writes Michael Leboff for MiLB.com.  Soroka, the Braves’ No. 4 prospect and No. 2 pitcher in the organization, lowered his season ERA to 2.23 and WHIP to 0.94, both placing him in...

Posted: 5 days ago

Braves prospect Mike Soroka threw seven more shutout innings Thursday night for Double-A Mississippi to run his scoreless streak to 25 innings, writes Michael Leboff for MiLB.com.  Soroka, the Braves’ No. 4 prospect and No. 2 pitcher in the organization, lowered his season ERA to 2.23 and WHIP to 0.94, both placing him in...
Braves first-round pick Kyle Wright may be on fast track to bigs
 Pitcher Kyle Wright, the Braves’ first-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt, may be one of a handful of draftees on the fast track to the Major Leagues, writes MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. Braves fans have had to be patient as most of their bevy of high-octane arms across the organization works their way through the ranks, but Wright...

Posted: 5 days ago

Pitcher Kyle Wright, the Braves’ first-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt, may be one of a handful of draftees on the fast track to the Major Leagues, writes MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. Braves fans have had to be patient as most of their bevy of high-octane arms across the organization works their way through the ranks, but Wright...
Georgia Tech announces 2017 Hall of Fame class
 Georgia Tech announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which will include B.J. Elder (Basketball, 2001-05), Durant Brooks (Football, 2006-07), Roger Anderson (Tennis, 2000-03), Roberto Castro (Golf, 2003-07), Ashlee Kidd (Track & Field,  2004-07) and Matt Wieters (Baseball, 2005-07). They will be officially inducted into the Georgia...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgia Tech announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which will include B.J. Elder (Basketball, 2001-05), Durant Brooks (Football, 2006-07), Roger Anderson (Tennis, 2000-03), Roberto Castro (Golf, 2003-07), Ashlee Kidd (Track & Field,  2004-07) and Matt Wieters (Baseball, 2005-07). They will be officially inducted into the Georgia...
Prized in-state football recruit chooses Clemson over Georgia, Georgia Tech
 Darnell Jefferies, a three-star defensive tackle from Newton High School in Covington, announced this week that he will attend Clemson in 2018.  Jefferies (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) is the third highly recruited in-state prospect to choose Clemson during the 2018 cycle, joining top-ranked quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville...

Posted: 5 days ago

Darnell Jefferies, a three-star defensive tackle from Newton High School in Covington, announced this week that he will attend Clemson in 2018.  Jefferies (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) is the third highly recruited in-state prospect to choose Clemson during the 2018 cycle, joining top-ranked quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville...
Braves prospect Brett Cumberland getting hot at Class A Rome
 Braves prospect Brett Cumberland has been one of the hottest hitters in the South Atlantic League at Class A Rome for the past month and a half, writes Wayne Cavadi for SB Nation. The 21-year-old catcher leads the South Atlantic League in on-base percentage (.438) and OPS (.966). He’s sixth in slugging percentage (.528), third in RBI...

Posted: 6 days ago

Braves prospect Brett Cumberland has been one of the hottest hitters in the South Atlantic League at Class A Rome for the past month and a half, writes Wayne Cavadi for SB Nation. The 21-year-old catcher leads the South Atlantic League in on-base percentage (.438) and OPS (.966). He’s sixth in slugging percentage (.528), third in RBI...
Former Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney among top free agents on market
 Former Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is one of the NFL’s 10 best available free agents, according to the Sporting News’ David Steele.  At 37 years old, Freeney isn’t the dynamic playmaker he was when he was racking up double-digit annual sack totals over 10-plus years with the Indianapolis Colts...

Posted: 6 days ago

Former Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is one of the NFL’s 10 best available free agents, according to the Sporting News’ David Steele.  At 37 years old, Freeney isn’t the dynamic playmaker he was when he was racking up double-digit annual sack totals over 10-plus years with the Indianapolis Colts...
Braves, SunTrust Park among 5 best MLB stadium upgrades
 SunTrust Park and the Braves have one of the five best stadium upgrades in Major League Baseball this season, according to a list compiled by MLB.com’s Michael Clair. While Clair cited several individual upgrades at other stadiums across the MLB -- from unique concession items to technology and new amenities -- the Braves were...

Posted: 6 days ago

SunTrust Park and the Braves have one of the five best stadium upgrades in Major League Baseball this season, according to a list compiled by MLB.com’s Michael Clair. While Clair cited several individual upgrades at other stadiums across the MLB -- from unique concession items to technology and new amenities -- the Braves were...
AJC Peachtree Road Race announces elite runners
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race announced Thursday the elite runners who will be part of the field when the 48th annual running of the event kicks off on the Fourth of July. On the women’s side, 2016 Olympic Marathoner and American 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, Ore.) and Jordan Hasay (Portland, Ore...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race announced Thursday the elite runners who will be part of the field when the 48th annual running of the event kicks off on the Fourth of July. On the women’s side, 2016 Olympic Marathoner and American 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, Ore.) and Jordan Hasay (Portland, Ore...
Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien expects Deshaun Watson ready in 2017
 Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he expects former Clemson and Gainesville High star quarterback Deshaun Watson to be ready to play in 2017 despite the opinion of some scouts that he’ll need seasoning to play at the NFL level, according to a report from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. O’Brien is quoted in the story...

Posted: 7 days ago

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he expects former Clemson and Gainesville High star quarterback Deshaun Watson to be ready to play in 2017 despite the opinion of some scouts that he’ll need seasoning to play at the NFL level, according to a report from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. O’Brien is quoted in the story...