Chris Vivlamore

Reporter

Chris Vivlamore has covered a variety of teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons, Braves and Thrashers in more than 15 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Latest from Chris Vivlamore

Acuna homers to lead off both games of Braves’ doubleheader sweep
 Quick, get a thesaurus. They are starting to run out of superlatives. Seriously. What else can be said to describe the start of the career of Ronald Acuna? The Braves rookie led off both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins with a home run on Monday. He homered off Pablo Lopez to lead off the Braves’ 9-1 win in Game 1. He homered...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Quick, get a thesaurus. They are starting to run out of superlatives. Seriously. What else can be said to describe the start of the career of Ronald Acuna? The Braves rookie led off both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins with a home run on Monday. He homered off Pablo Lopez to lead off the Braves’ 9-1 win in Game 1. He homered...
Tiger Woods in position for long-awaited return to Atlanta
 There is an increasing chance that Tiger Woods could make his long-awaited return to Atlanta and the Tour Championship. After his second-place finish at the PGA Championship Sunday, Woods made another big jump up the FedEx Cup points standings. He moved from 49th to 20th place with his best finish in years – his last tournament win...

Posted: 9 hours ago

There is an increasing chance that Tiger Woods could make his long-awaited return to Atlanta and the Tour Championship. After his second-place finish at the PGA Championship Sunday, Woods made another big jump up the FedEx Cup points standings. He moved from 49th to 20th place with his best finish in years – his last tournament win...
Imagine that? Having fun in a playoff race
 Imagine that, Braves manager Brian Snitker says. You can have fun playing baseball. Even in a playoff race. Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna – their own band of brothers – both homered in an 8-7 victory over the Brewers at SunTrust Park on Sunday. The win came despite the Braves being outhit 19-9. It was a key victory as the Braves...

Posted: a day ago

Imagine that, Braves manager Brian Snitker says. You can have fun playing baseball. Even in a playoff race. Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna – their own band of brothers – both homered in an 8-7 victory over the Brewers at SunTrust Park on Sunday. The win came despite the Braves being outhit 19-9. It was a key victory as the Braves...
Albies, Swanson homer late to rescue Braves
 Wins like that don’t happen often – like once in 54 years. Or three times in 110 seasons. The Braves allowed 19 hits but still defeated the Brewers 8-7 at SunTrust Park on Sunday for a key win in the National League playoff race. Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson hit late home runs as the Braves erased a two-run deficit in a back-and-forth...

Posted: a day ago

Wins like that don’t happen often – like once in 54 years. Or three times in 110 seasons. The Braves allowed 19 hits but still defeated the Brewers 8-7 at SunTrust Park on Sunday for a key win in the National League playoff race. Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson hit late home runs as the Braves erased a two-run deficit in a back-and-forth...
Toussaint’s debut to come in Game 1 of Braves doubleheader
 Touki Toussaint will make his major-league debut in Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, barring a last-minute injury. Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated Saturday that the highly-regarded right-hander would pitch in one of the two games. The Braves listed Mike Foltynewicz as the Game 2 starter on the first day...

Posted: a day ago

Touki Toussaint will make his major-league debut in Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, barring a last-minute injury. Braves manager Brian Snitker indicated Saturday that the highly-regarded right-hander would pitch in one of the two games. The Braves listed Mike Foltynewicz as the Game 2 starter on the first day...
After three road games, it’s Young vs. Doncic in Hawks’ home opener
 The Hawks open the 2018-19 season with three road games and then return home for their lone national television appearance. The NBA will take full advantage of draft-day drama in that first game at the renovated Philips Arena. After starting the season at the Knicks on Oct. 17, the Hawks play at the Grizzlies and the Cavaliers. The home opener...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Hawks open the 2018-19 season with three road games and then return home for their lone national television appearance. The NBA will take full advantage of draft-day drama in that first game at the renovated Philips Arena. After starting the season at the Knicks on Oct. 17, the Hawks play at the Grizzlies and the Cavaliers. The home opener...
Hawks announce changes to basketball operations staff
 The Hawks announced several changes to the team’s basketball operations staff on Thursday, including the addition of Chelsea Lane as executive director of athletic performance. As previously reported, Lane joins the Hawks from the Warriors. The team also added Michael Irr as head strength and conditioning coach, John Dusel as assistant...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Hawks announced several changes to the team’s basketball operations staff on Thursday, including the addition of Chelsea Lane as executive director of athletic performance. As previously reported, Lane joins the Hawks from the Warriors. The team also added Michael Irr as head strength and conditioning coach, John Dusel as assistant...
No Christmas Day game for Hawks - but soon says rookie
 The Hawks won’t play on Christmas Day – again. Even before the slate of holiday games was announced, rookie Trae Young vowed it wouldn’t be long before the Hawks were a part of the NBA tradition. The first-round pick posted on social media Tuesday night with a tweet that read: “We’ll have a Christmas Day game...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Hawks won’t play on Christmas Day – again. Even before the slate of holiday games was announced, rookie Trae Young vowed it wouldn’t be long before the Hawks were a part of the NBA tradition. The first-round pick posted on social media Tuesday night with a tweet that read: “We’ll have a Christmas Day game...
Not a gimmick: Big3 3-on-3 basketball league earning its place
 It’s not just a gimmick. That’s how Jim Jackson sees the Big3 as the second season of the 3-on-3 basketball league nears its conclusion. Jackson, the former Hawks player, serves as an analyst on the Fox broadcasts. The final games in the eight-team league will be held Friday at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett before the...

Posted: 5 days ago

It’s not just a gimmick. That’s how Jim Jackson sees the Big3 as the second season of the 3-on-3 basketball league nears its conclusion. Jackson, the former Hawks player, serves as an analyst on the Fox broadcasts. The final games in the eight-team league will be held Friday at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett before the...
Photos: Falcons at training camp
The Falcons open the preseason with an exhibition game Friday at the Jets.

Posted: 6 days ago

The Falcons open the preseason with an exhibition game Friday at the Jets.
Falcons release first official depth chart
 The Falcons released their first official depth chart of the preseason on Tuesday. It included items of note. Wes Schweitzer is listed as first-team right guard ahead of offseason acquisition Brandon Fusco. Duke Riley is listed as a first-team linebacker after being moved to mostly special teams as a rookie last year. In the battle for the...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Falcons released their first official depth chart of the preseason on Tuesday. It included items of note. Wes Schweitzer is listed as first-team right guard ahead of offseason acquisition Brandon Fusco. Duke Riley is listed as a first-team linebacker after being moved to mostly special teams as a rookie last year. In the battle for the...