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Dec 08

Gwinnett Braves reveal new team name, jerseys

The Gwinnett Braves are officially no more. On Friday, the team revealed their new name—the Gwinnett Stripers. In May, the Atlanta Braves Triple-A team in Gwinnett announced the team would change its name for the 2018 season and beyond. “The Stripers” …

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Nov 10

Gun believed to have killed NBA player Lorenzen Wright found in Mississippi lake, police say

The gun police believe was used to killed NBA basketball star Lorenzen Wright was discovered in a lake in rural Mississippi. Memphis police said a gun was found in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi. Investigators believe this is the weapon used in Wright’s murder. Police said the investigation is ongoing

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Nov 09

Braves: Thanks to new ballpark, season ended on financial high

SunTrust Park “is living up to its potential,” Greg Maffei, Liberty’s president and CEO, said in a statement announcing Braves’ 70-percent increase in revenue during the July-through-September quarter. The revenue increase “was primarily … driven by the Braves’ move to their new ballpark

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Nov 03

Retired Navy officer refuses award from New Orleans Saints due to player protests

A retired U.S. Navy officer said he declined an award from the New Orleans Saints because of NFL players protesting the national anthem by taking a knee, WDSU reported. Cmdr. John Wells was selected for a Peoples Health Champion Award, which would have been presented at Sunday’s game against the

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Nov 02

From Braves to World Series title for McCann, Morton

Charlie Morton to Brian McCann. It was the Houston Astros’ battery of pitcher and catcher as they closed out Game 7 of the World Series for a championship-clinching 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday night. Both Morton and McCann came up together in the Atlanta Braves’ organization

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Nov 02

Braves rank in bottom half of league in Way Too Early power rankings

“Freddie Freeman is a legit superstar, Ender Inciarte is underrated, and Ozzie Albies looks like a future stud, but they’re still stuck with Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis (combined WAR of minus-0.6), and Dansby Swanson has to rebuild his value after a miserable season,”  Schoenfield wrote. “The biggest

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Nov 02

Houston Astros win first-ever World Series title, make history after devastating Hurricane Harvey

LOS ANGELES Following a second straight World Series implosion from Yu Darvish of the Los Angeles Dodgers early in Game 7, the Houston Astros made history with their 5-1 win. Their World Series title is the first in franchise history and comes followin…

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Oct 31

Acuna, Fried named Players of the Week in fall league

Braves prospects are excelling in the Arizona Fall League and a pair, Ronald Acuna and Max Fried, were named Players of the Week on Tuesday for week three of the season. Fried allowed one run and five hits in 11 innings while winning both of his starts…

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Oct 31

Five things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

2. Freeman, McKinley to be limited. Quinn said that running back Devonta Freeman had his right shoulder examined and will be limited in practice this week. Also, defensive end Takkarist McKinley will also be limited in practice with an undisclosed inju…

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Oct 30

Hawks transfer Magette to G-League

Magette can be with the Hawks for a maximum of 45 days as a two-way player. The team can sign him to the roster should they want him to exceed that total. Magette’s NBA tenure clock began when the BayHawks opened training camp last Wednesday, meaning his NBA tenure is at five days.

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Oct 30

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons find a winning formula

Here’s the 19th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles Podcast. The Falcons came up with a winning formula against the New York Jets on Sunday as they get ready to head into play in the NFC South Division. 

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Oct 29

Clayborn fined for hit on Brady

Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn was fined $18,231 for a high hit on New England quarterback Tom Brady last week by the league office. Clayborn’s penalty opened the floodgates against the Patriots in a 23-7 loss on Oct. 22. Instead of having the ball, the Patriots got a first down and went on

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Oct 29

Game thread: Bucks at Hawks

When/where: 3:30 p.m. today, Philips Arena TV: Fox Sports Southeast Stream: Fox Sports Go Radio: 92.9 The Game Injuries: Hawks—Ersan Ilyasova (knee), DeAndre’ Bembry (wrist) and Miles Plumlee (quad) are out; Dennis Schroder (ankle) and Marco Belinelli (Achilles) are probable. Bucks—Jabari Parker

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Oct 28

Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna homers twice in AFL game

PEORIA, Ariz. – Braves super prospect Ronald Acuna did a lot of exceptional things on his way to becoming Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2017, but something he didn’t do was hit two home runs in a game. He did that Friday. The 19-year-old Venezuelan phenom hit a pair of

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Oct 27

Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh puts hand on Baltimore QB Ryan Mallett’s throat

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh explained why he put his hand on the throat of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s night’s 40-0 loss. “He came at me,” Suh said. “Tried to attack me. And I’m protecting myself. Regret what? No, I’

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Oct 27

Braves 3B prospect Austin Riley hits for cycle in AFL game

PEORIA, Ariz. — Braves catching prospect Alex Jackson leads the Arizona Fall League with five home runs, but it was another slugging Braves prospect, third baseman Austin Riley, who created a stir Thursday when he hit for the cycle in an AFL game. Ril…

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