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Caray: On Braves' wild-card chances, biggest difference in offense this season; more

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Chip, the Braves enter the weekend in a spot where they can't afford any more setbacks. Not only are they still chasing the Pirates -- whose magic number is seven -- but they host the Mets, who could close the gap for second in the division. With...
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Falcons' decimation of Bucs offers new meaning to 'mismatch'

ATLANTA -- The NFL may be home to the biggest, strongest, toughest and most skilled football players on the planet. But there are still days when the words "competitive" and "balance" lose all meaning after the opening coin toss. Take Thursday's nationally televised demolition at the Georgia Dome. The Atlanta Falcons, just four days removed from a desultory...
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Four Downs: Falcons explode for 56 in record-setting trouncing of Bucs

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons gave the scoreboard a workout, and moved to 2-1 on the season by beating the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14. Here are four observations from the Thursday night beatdown: 1. STEVEN JACKSON HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER IN A FALCONS UNIFORM Jackson's 54 yards on Thursday night were well shy of the 84 he posted against the Buffalo Bills last season...
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Four Downs: Marshall's arm helps No. 5 Auburn escapes No. 20 Kansas State

With turnovers, missed field goals and missed opportunities, including a big one form an All-American wide receiver, No. 5 Auburn had help from No. 20 Kansas State in winning 20-14 Thursday night. But this escape from Manhattan wasn't a continuation of a Tigers team with mojo on its side. This was about an offense and a quarterback flipping the script and giving the rest of the...
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Hester tops Deion Sanders as NFL's all-time return-TD king

ATLANTA -- The stars were aligned for Devin Hester to become an NFL immortal on Thursday night. Against the Buccaneers, the playmaker broke the NFL's all-time record for return touchdowns -- at 20 (14 punt, six kickoff) -- while accomplishing the feat just a few yards away from the previous record-holder: Hall of Famer (and former Falcon) Deion Sanders, who is part of the CBS...
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Fantasy: Smartphone-friendly cheat sheet for Week 3

Here's an all-encompassing, iPhone-friendly cheat sheet full of Week 3 insight and predictions: WEEK 3 STANDARD-SCORING LEAGUES **QB-Starter Rankings, 1-32 **Top 50 Running Backs **Top 50 Wide Receivers **Top 30 Tight Ends POINTS PER RECEPTION LEAGUES **Top 50 PPR Wideouts **Top 30 PPR Tight Ends GALLERIES **7 Bold Predictions For Week 3 **15 Fun Facts To Digest For Week...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 PPR tight ends for Week 3

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 3, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of receptions, total yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's third weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn'...
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Bowden's Chalkboard: Florida's revamped rushing attack

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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 3 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 3, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's third weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 3 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 3, citing standard-scoring leagues only. For the time being, we'll assume that Bengals wideout A.J. Green (toe) doesn't play against the Titans. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for Week 3

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 3, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's third weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors...
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Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 3

Here are my Week 3 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal-callers, 1 through 32, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's third weekend. Regardless of how these rankings...
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Three Cuts: Braves get much-needed win in Nationals series finale

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' slump is far from over, but a three-run outburst in the sixth inning was all starter Alex Wood and his bullpen needed on Wednesday night, taking down the Washington Nationals 3-1 in the series finale. It was Atlanta's first win in six games, halting a slide that has buried them in the National League wildcard race. Here are three observations...
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NBA Hall of Famer Wilkins to get statue outside Hawks' arena

The Human Highlight Film is about to become a more prominent part of the fan experience at the Atlanta Hawks' Philips Arena. Former Hawks star and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins will have a statue erected in his image outside the arena in 2015. Atlanta's greatest basketball star will be commemorated on March 6, 2015, the day LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come...
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A look at '7 Bold Predictions' for NFL Week 3

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Fuller vs. Watkins headlines ACC Greatest Player Tourney; R. Barber pulls upset

Virginia delivered one of the biggest upsets yet as first-round voting concluded in the ACC Gridiron LIVE Greatest Player Tournament, while the start of the second round sees a clash of Clemson greats past vs. not-too-distant past. The Cavaliers' Ronde Barber, the 14th seed in the defense's Bobby Dodd Region, knocked off third-seeded E.J. Henderson of Maryland to lead a set...
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Heisman Forecast: Gurley or Mariota, who has best shot at trophy?

As much as it can be in mid-September, this Heisman Trophy hunt is a two-man race. Georgia's Todd Gurley and Oregon's Marcus Mariota have pulled away, and while defending winner Jameis Winston remains a factor, reality, history and his continued off-the-field troubles say something very different regarding the Florida State quarterback's chances. It's a running back...
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Three Cuts: Anemic Braves watch Nats clinch NL East at Turner

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 3-0 loss to the Nationals -- a shutout defeat which helped Washington officially clinch the National League East crown. 1. The Braves were essentially powerless to stop their rivals from popping the champagneg on enemy turf The above line goes deeper than Atlanta merely finishing with zero runs on this night. It also...
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Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb County venue. There was also some mystery...
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SEC Coming Attractions: Making sense of East; Is Saban playing us?

What now, SEC East? Where do we go from here? Just after it seemed like you had a truly dominant team that was generating serious love, one we not only liked (Georgia), but were ready to put a ring on, you once again go and create needless drama. Year after year you make it hard to keep us from getting too emotionally invested, especially when you're sister, who lives out West...
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Three Cuts: Strasburg overpowering as Braves fall to Nats

ATLANTA -- Stephen Strasburg breezed through seven innings on Monday, never facing more than four batters in any frame, and four times sitting the Atlanta Braves down in order. The Braves managed nine hits in the game, five off Strasburg and four against three Nationals' relievers. Atlanta scored two runs off Rafael Soriano in the bottom of the ninth in a late-game rally, but...
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What's coming to 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' this week

After another week that include another Top-25 upset by an ACC team, 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' presented by McAlister's Deli will feature in-depth analysis from James Bates, Alge Crumpler, Jim Grobe and Coy Wire. Wire sits down with No. 22 Clemson's coach Dabo Swinney to discuss his senior-laden team and the coach's desire to take the next step as a program heading...
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McReynolds joins this week's 'The New College Football Show'

James Bates and Tommy Bowden return to talk Wee 3 and look toward the Week 4 slate on ' The NEW College Football Show' airing Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South. The duo will be joined by NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds, a Birmingham, Ala., native and Crimson Tide fan, who will go toe-to-toe with Bates, a former Gators linebacker for the picks segment...
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ACC Power Rankings: BC rises, Hokies fall and can a third team step up?

There were some good things that happened for the ACC last weekend. Boston College knocked off a top-10 team, and the league went 8-2 overall, with one of the defeats coming in conference play. Three ACC teams won road games against FBS foes. All of that sounds good, right? Well, not exactly. A ranked Virginia Tech team, who many thought was "back" after knocking off...
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Fantasy Fox: Marshall, Gates headline Week 2 Revelations

Here are some Fantasy Revelations from a mixed-bag Week 2 of the NFL season -- a weekend that made stars of veterans who were seemingly thisclose to retirement (Antonio Gates, Frank Gore) and unheralded backups (Kirk Cousins, Mohamed Sanu) who rose to fantasy power, due to injury: 1. There's no shame in getting one's wires crossed on the Green Bay passing attack Last week...
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