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Trophy Cases: Ranking each conference's Heisman contenders

The difficult in forecasting the Heisman Trophy field before increased well before Johnny Manziel broke through the redshirt freshman ceiling and Jameis Winston followed him. Since Sam Bradford's win in 2008, few have had the eventual winner on their preseason radar, and no summer favorite has actually hoisted the trophy since Matt Leinart in '04. While unexpected contenders...
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ACC Countdown: No. 6 Louisville

Louisville has been on the rise for the last 10-15 years, perhaps more so than any other program in college football. Now, the Cardinals (23-3 record in the last two seasons) leave the AAC to finally join the ACC, a conference that, while it's not one of the most well-regarded among the Power 5, stands in better shape than the now-defunct Big East. Louisville will have more...
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Three Cuts: Braves drop first game of long West Coast swing

The Atlanta Braves got a gutsy performance from starter Aaron Harang, and at two different times in the early innings had a small lead. Starting in the fifth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six unanswered runs, and took advantage of Atlanta's bullpen, eventually winning 8-4. Here are three observations from Atlanta's loss on Tuesday night, in the Braves' first...
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Fantasy Fox: Mock-draft simulation when holding No. 12 slot

Here's a dry run of draft expectations when holding the No. 12 slot in 12-team leagues (standard scoring). As our guide, we'll specifically work off an ESPN mock draft from July 25 (16 rounds). Every mock draft represents an opportunity for experimentation. This one involves waiting until Round 7 -- at the very least -- before landing a top-shelf quarterback. For what it...
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Inside the Braves Hall of Fame weekend

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Dream push past Sun, halt four-game skid

ATLANTA -- A professional athlete rarely needs extra motivation to bring out the best, no matter the sport. But the Atlanta Dream got some anyway. Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Dream received a recorded message from their head coach Michael Cooper, who is recovering from treatment for tongue cancer, and took a leave of absense from the team. Assistant coach Karleen Thompson...
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Braves place RP Simmons on DL, call up Jaime

The Atlanta Braves will have to continue their pursuit of the Washington Nationals in the NL East race without the help of one of their top young arms for the next two weeks. Rookie right-hander Shae Simmons was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon with a shoulder strain, according to a team announcement. In a corresponding move, the club recalled 26-year-old rookie...
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Chopcast: Returning from Braves-centric weekend in Cooperstown

Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., is primarily composed of shops dealing baseball memorabilia and clothing, restaurants playing on baseball-themed menus and decor and, of course, the inconspicuous National Baseball Hall of Fame. But on a weekend where six new members were being inducted into the town's landmark establishment, there are pop-up tents and tables offering food, advertising...
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Falcons take physical play to new levels at camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Second-year linebacker Paul Worrilow said he hadn't gone through an Oklahoma drill since he was at the University of Delaware, where the Blue Hens opened every spring practice with the drill that pits two players against one another in a full-contact situation in a confined space. Veteran offensive guard Justin Blalock said he hadn't participated in...
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Three Cuts: Gattis, Santana split hero duties in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 victory over the Padres on Monday -- a fast-paced game (2 hours, 33 minutes) of sparing action ... but enough drama to fulfill the sun-baked faithful at Turner Field: 1. Ervin Santana treated the fans (and desperate-for-a-story-angle media) to a little history on this day Of his 10 seasons in the majors (Angels...
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Braves' Heyward exits with sore back, might play Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday's game early with lower back soreness and is "day to day" with his recovery, according to team officials. The 24-year-old veteran participated in three full innings on Monday, before retiring from the action. Heyward had a regular day of rest on Sunday -- an 8-3 victory for the Braves. His next opportunity to play...
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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 18

The following 41 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 18 of the fantasy baseball season (July 28-Aug. 3). It should be noted that Atlanta's Ervin Santana will draw a pair of starts against the same team this week (San Diego) -- an incredibly rare feat for Monday-to-Sunday fantasy leagues: Top 10 Picks Cole Hamels, Phillies (@ Mets, @ Nationals) Yu Darvish, Rangers...
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Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
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Hawks' Millsap nets invite to U.S. team training camp

Kevin Love's loss is now Paul Millsap's gain. On Sunday, USA Basketball added the Hawks forward to the 2014-16 USA's Men's National Team roster, putting the All-Star in position to play for the Americans at this summer's inaugural World Cup -- and the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in two years. "I'm very excited about being added to the USA Men's...
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Three Cuts: Braves cap Hall of Fame day with win over Padres

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 romp of the Padres on Sunday -- a late-afternoon start which allowed the Turner Field faithful (31,456) to also watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies, principally starring Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and longtime skipper Bobby Cox: 1. Leave it to the surging Gerald Laird to kick-start the Braves' monstrous inning...
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Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
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Latta leads streaking Mystics past sliding Dream

WASHINGTON — Ivory Latta scored 21 points and Kara Lawson added 14 as the surging Washington Mystics moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday. The Mystics (13-13) have won four straight and six of seven games. Washington trails East-leading Atlanta by three games. The Dream (15-9) have lost a season-high four games....
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Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
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Is HOFer Joe Torre greatest manager/player combo in MLB history?

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Torre tells the story often. "I remember I was on the StairMaster..." It was 1996 and the StairMaster was located at the Yankees' spring training complex, where the manager's fourth team in 16 MLB seasons was preparing for a season strapped with high expectations. Previously fired by three other organizations and holding a career losing...
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Without Gonzalez, Falcons must alter how tight end position is used

ATLANTA -- The next Tony Gonzalez is not walking through door to play tight end for the Atlanta Falcons. When Gonzalez called it quits after the 2013 season, he left a void in Atlanta's offense. How could he not? Gonzalez never caught fewer than 70 passes in a season while in a Falcons uniform, and pulled down at least six touchdown passes each and every season for five years...
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Three Cuts: Teheran nets team-high 10th win in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-3 win over the pedestrian Padres, a much-needed victory for an Atlanta club that has struggled against also-ran teams this week: 1. It's fitting that Julio Teheran enjoyed a Greg Maddux-like night against the Padres ... considering Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday Forget about the three...
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Frank Thomas to become first SEC player in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Taking a four-minute shuttle ride from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and following the general direction of the winding Susquehanna River, Clark Sports Center, the hub of baseball's induction ceremonies honoring a six-member class into its most exclusive club, presents itself. A makeshift white pavilion reaches into the three-story New York skyline...
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Baseball Hall of Fame reduces years players can remain on ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Saturday that it is reducing the maximum number of years players can remain on the ballot from 15 to 10, while also making public the names of those who vote. The changes are reflected immediately and will be reflected in the 2015 voting, though three players currently on the ballot in years 10-15 -- Don Mattingly (15th), Alan...
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Three Cuts: Padres bombard Wood, beat Braves handily

ATLANTA -- The San Diego Padres entered Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves averaging 7.03 hits per contest this season. The Padres passed that mark in the third inning, tallied 12 on starter Alex Wood by the fifth inning, and finished with 13 hits on the way to a 5-2 win at Turner Field over the Braves. San Diego is in town for four games. Here are five observations from...
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Falcons: Five observations from Day 1 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five things we gleaned from Day 1 of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, as the organization officially distances itself from last season's 4-12 disappointment: 1. We won't be overstating or minimizing the impact of the one-on-one scrape between Kroy Biermann and rookie tackle Jake Matthews Mini-brawls are common occurrences during training...
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