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Feb 21

Former Braves star Orlando Cepeda in critical condition

Former Braves first baseman Orlando Cepeda is in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital after a cardiac incident. The San Francisco Giants say the 80-year-old Hall of Famer was taken to a Bay Area hospital late Monday. Cepeda played 17 seasons …

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Feb 21

ICYMI: Your Braves questions answered

Spring training workouts are in full swing at the Atlanta Braves’ facility in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Feb 21

Hawks’ Josh Magette, Andrew White III recalled from Erie

Forward Andrew White III and guard Josh Magette, both two-way players, were transferred from the Hawks’ G League affiliate the Erie BayHawks to Atlanta, the team announced Wednesday. White, an undrafted rookie who signed a two-way contract with the Hawks in January, made his NBA debut on Feb. 14

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Feb 21

Braves spring training: Tuesday’s news, notes, photos

The latest from Florida as spring training continues for the Braves: – Peter Moylan is back: The 39-year-old reliever is back for his third stint with team and suited up Tuesday in the same Champion Stadium clubhouse where he first joined the Braves in…

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Feb 20

Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season

The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. "Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization," Hornets own…

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Feb 20

Report: NASCAR’s Daytona 500 ratings drop by 23 percent

The broadcast of the Daytona 500 on FOX Sunday dropped 23 percent compared to last year’s broadcast, USA TODAY reported Tuesday. Sunday’s race, won by Austin Dillon, a averaged  5.1 in metered markets compared to a 6.6 overnight rating last year, Fox Sports reported on Monday. USA TODAY reported

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Feb 19

Chipper arrives at camp, talks up Braves rebuild

Lake Buena Vista, Fla — Braves Hall of Fame  third baseman Chipper Jones is at spring training through the end of February in his role as a team special assistant. After the first full-squad workout Monday, he talked with reporters about the status of…

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Feb 19

Who are the Braves pitchers at spring training?

There are 35 pitchers on the Atlanta Braves’ spring training roster — many wearing new numbers. Also: If you go to Braves spring training While the battles for starting rotation and bullpen will remain the dominant subject of the Braves’ Grapefruit League, here are look at some of the protagonists

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Feb 19

Video: Check out how Freddie Freeman arrived at Braves’ spring training

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman arrived at spring training in style on Monday.The Braves posted a video on Twitter of Freeman arriving on a scooter with coffee in hand. After reporting Sunday, position players will participate in their first worko…

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Feb 19

Mets GM believes Tim Tebow ‘will play in the Major Leagues’

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson thinks former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow will one day play on a Major League roster. Alderson’s voices his opinion Sunday as players, including Tebow, arrived in Port St.Lucie, Fla. for spring training. The Mets announced in January Tebow was

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Feb 18

Chipper set to visit Braves camp

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Recently elected Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones is expected to visit Braves spring training as a guest instructor Monday, after serving as an honorary official Sunday at the Daytona 500 a couple of hours away. The legendary…

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Feb 18

Remembering Harry Caray 20 years after his death

It’s hard to believe that the joyous voice of the Chicago Cubs was silenced 20 years ago today. Broadcaster Harry Caray, who was the play-by-play man for the Cubs from 1982 to 1997, died on Feb. 18, 1998, in Rancho Mirage, California. Caray called games for the St. Louis Cardinals (1945-1969), Oakland

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Feb 16

Dansby on Acuna: ‘He’s a better athlete than everybody else’

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson isn’t worried about 20-year-old outfielder Ronald Acuna becoming adversely affected by huge and ever-increasing expectations and hype surrounding the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball. “I’ve already seen him,” said Swanson, who played some with Acuna at spring

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Feb 16

Five Braves who could emerge this season

With Braves fans itching for a big surge forward in the team’s rebuild, and the team seeking to move closer to 81 wins in the coming season, both desires may rest on young players developing into reliable (or better), everyday performers.

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Feb 16

Freddie Freeman reports to Braves camp, fit and clear-eyed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Freddie Freeman’s left wrist is completely healed, his eyes have been surgically corrected and the Braves slugger is ready to do big things and hopes the team is, too. Freeman arrived at spring training Friday, two days before the official reporting day for position players

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Feb 16

2018 Falcons offense: Vote who should stay or go

The Atlanta Falcons have a long list of pending free agents they must decide if they want to re-sign. Also on the offseason plate is signing quarterback Matt Ryan to a long-term deal. Also: 10 key offseason dates for Falcons Here’s a look at 25 key players on the Falcons’ offensive roster in

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