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

Braves win and the champagne is on ice
 The champagne is on ice. The Phillies punched. The Braves counter-punched. And the latter was a near-knockout blow. The Braves scored five times in a wild seventh inning, capped by a two-run single by Johan Camargo, for a 6-5 victory Friday night at SunTrust Park. The win reduced the Braves’ magic number to clinch the National League...

Posted: an hour ago

The champagne is on ice. The Phillies punched. The Braves counter-punched. And the latter was a near-knockout blow. The Braves scored five times in a wild seventh inning, capped by a two-run single by Johan Camargo, for a 6-5 victory Friday night at SunTrust Park. The win reduced the Braves’ magic number to clinch the National League...
No move from power forward for Hawks’ Collins
 John Collins has been a power forward much of his basketball career. It appears he will remain in the role as he begins his second NBA season with the Hawks. Under head coach Mike Budenholzer, the power forward and center were described as interchangeable positions as there was an emphasis on spacing and the 3-point shot. With new head coach...

Posted: 4 hours ago

John Collins has been a power forward much of his basketball career. It appears he will remain in the role as he begins his second NBA season with the Hawks. Under head coach Mike Budenholzer, the power forward and center were described as interchangeable positions as there was an emphasis on spacing and the 3-point shot. With new head coach...
No Vizcaino tonight, but back-to-backs getting closer
 Arodys Vizcaino was not available to the Braves out of the bullpen for Friday night’s game against the Phillies. After pitching a perfect eighth inning in a key win Thursday night, the goal is to get the closer to pitch back-to-back days before the end of the final homestand of the regular season and, hopefully, for the postseason....

Posted: 5 hours ago

Arodys Vizcaino was not available to the Braves out of the bullpen for Friday night’s game against the Phillies. After pitching a perfect eighth inning in a key win Thursday night, the goal is to get the closer to pitch back-to-back days before the end of the final homestand of the regular season and, hopefully, for the postseason....
Sean Newcomb out of Braves rotation - for now
 Sean Newcomb is out of the Braves rotation. For now. The left-hander was skipped from a scheduled start Saturday during this week’s final homestand of the season. Braves manager said the young pitcher will work out of the bullpen for now and the situation re-evaluated following an off day Monday before a regular-season ending six-game...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Sean Newcomb is out of the Braves rotation. For now. The left-hander was skipped from a scheduled start Saturday during this week’s final homestand of the season. Braves manager said the young pitcher will work out of the bullpen for now and the situation re-evaluated following an off day Monday before a regular-season ending six-game...
For Markakis, this is what Braves’ rebuild has been all about
 This is what the Braves’ rebuild has been all about. Just ask Nick Markakis. He’s been here for much of it. Markakis is in his fourth season with the Braves, after nine with the Orioles, after signing as a free agent in 2014. After winning 96 games in 2013 – the last time the Braves reached the playoffs – the win totals...

Posted: 6 hours ago

This is what the Braves’ rebuild has been all about. Just ask Nick Markakis. He’s been here for much of it. Markakis is in his fourth season with the Braves, after nine with the Orioles, after signing as a free agent in 2014. After winning 96 games in 2013 – the last time the Braves reached the playoffs – the win totals...
Lin progressing; Pierce won’t name starting point guard
 Lloyd Pierce smiled at the attempt to tip his hand. The Hawks coach is not saying who will be the team’s starting point guard when the 2018-19 NBA season begins. Or perhaps he doesn’t know yet. On the roster are veteran Jeremy Lin and first-round draft pick Trae Young. Lin is coming back from a ruptured patella tendon of the right...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Lloyd Pierce smiled at the attempt to tip his hand. The Hawks coach is not saying who will be the team’s starting point guard when the 2018-19 NBA season begins. Or perhaps he doesn’t know yet. On the roster are veteran Jeremy Lin and first-round draft pick Trae Young. Lin is coming back from a ruptured patella tendon of the right...
Dedmon, Anderson not cleared for Hawks training camp
 The Hawks will be without Dewayne Dedmon and Justin Anderson when training camp begins next week as each returns from an injury. Dedmon suffered an avulsion fracture in his left ankle during a workout on Aug. 27. The injury was discovered following an X-ray and MRI exam. The center was placed in a walking boot following the diagnosis. Following...

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The Hawks will be without Dewayne Dedmon and Justin Anderson when training camp begins next week as each returns from an injury. Dedmon suffered an avulsion fracture in his left ankle during a workout on Aug. 27. The injury was discovered following an X-ray and MRI exam. The center was placed in a walking boot following the diagnosis. Following...
Hawks sign Aldrich for training camp roster maximum 20 players
 The Hawks will bring a maximum 20 players to training camp next week. The team signed free-agent center Cole Aldrich to a training camp deal on Tuesday for the final spot. The roster consists of 15 players under guaranteed contracts along with two-way players Alex Poythress and Jaylen Adams. R.J. Hunter and Thomas Robinson previously agreed...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Hawks will bring a maximum 20 players to training camp next week. The team signed free-agent center Cole Aldrich to a training camp deal on Tuesday for the final spot. The roster consists of 15 players under guaranteed contracts along with two-way players Alex Poythress and Jaylen Adams. R.J. Hunter and Thomas Robinson previously agreed...
Riley, Toussaint named Braves’ minor leaguers of the year
 Austin Riley and Touki Toussaint were named the Atlanta Braves Minor League Players of the Year for 2018, the team announced Tuesday. Riley, the Gwinnett Stripers third baseman, received the Hank Aaron Award for player of the year. Riley was also named the Stripers’ Player of the Year. Toussaint, the right-hander now with the Braves...

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Austin Riley and Touki Toussaint were named the Atlanta Braves Minor League Players of the Year for 2018, the team announced Tuesday. Riley, the Gwinnett Stripers third baseman, received the Hank Aaron Award for player of the year. Riley was also named the Stripers’ Player of the Year. Toussaint, the right-hander now with the Braves...
FOLLOW: Tour Championship tee times, leaderboard
 Tiger Woods will tee off at 12:30 p.m. in Round 1 of the Tour Championship Thursday at East Lake Golf Club. Woods returns to the Tour Championship, with a chance to win the FedEx Cup, for the first time since 2013. He will be paired with Tommy Fleetwood. Other notable times include Rory McIlroy at 12:40 p.m., Phil Mickelson at 1 p.m., Brooks...

Posted: 4 days ago

Tiger Woods will tee off at 12:30 p.m. in Round 1 of the Tour Championship Thursday at East Lake Golf Club. Woods returns to the Tour Championship, with a chance to win the FedEx Cup, for the first time since 2013. He will be paired with Tommy Fleetwood. Other notable times include Rory McIlroy at 12:40 p.m., Phil Mickelson at 1 p.m., Brooks...