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5 Senior Bowl stars the Falcons could consider

Even without a head coach, the Atlanta Falcons were busy in Mobile, Ala. during the Senior Bowl. Scouts were in town evaluating the action, as was general manager Thomas Dimitroff and a handful of coaches. There are few pre-draft workouts better for scouting potential draft picks. While at the Senior Bowl, the Falcons met with a number of prospects. Whether it was a quick discussion...
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Report: Braves, veteran catcher Buck agree to minor-league deal

ATLANTA -- The Braves' search for a No. 3 backstop has apparently ended. According to a published report from Braves.com, the club has reached terms (minor-league contract) with catcher John Buck -- an 11-year veteran who has logged nearly 1,100 MLB games with the Royals, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Mariners and Angels. Buck, who has accounted for 134 homers (eight double...
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Hawks' win over Thunder ties regular season single-game ratings record

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks win against Oklahoma City on Friday, Jan. 23 generated a 4.5 HH rating in the Atlanta DMA on SportSouth, tying the highest-rated Hawks regular season game (vs. Boston on Jan. 29, 2010) ever on the network. SportSouth is the exclusive regional television home of the team. Through 42 games, the Hawks television ratings in the Atlanta DMA are up 54 percent...
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Report: Falcons add Raheem Morris to coaching staff

Even though Atlanta can't formally hire Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as its head coach until after the Seahawks are finished at the Super Bowl, they are building a coaching staff with Quinn's finger prints all over it. Raheem Morris, who spent the last three seasons with the Redskins as their defensive backs coach, has verbally accepted an offer from the Falcons to become...
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Court Vision: Hawks hold off T-Wolves' rally for 16th straight win

ATLANTA -- Going inside the Atlanta Hawks' 112-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night at home, their 16th victory in a row: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. THE HAWKS' WRECKING-BALL SECOND QUARTER WAS THE DIFFERENCE MAKER When the first quarter ended, the Hawks held a one-point lead after a back-and-forth period. There were 10 lead changes, three ties and Atlanta was up by as...
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Which Senior Bowl stars helped their draft stock the most?

Forget about the 21-point thumping the North Team laid on the South in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday in the 2015 Senior Bowl. Few care about the team aspect of the game, preferring to focus more on individual game-day efforts and workouts throughout the entire week. The entirety of the Senior Bowl is about the player. Who can show NFL coaches and scouts in a week's time that they deserve...
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No-name defense? No. 1 Kentucky stymies Gamecocks in road rout

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- This isn't the most talented team in Kentucky basketball history. Not by a long shot. Heck, it's not even the best Wildcats squad of this decade -- a distinction that likely belongs to the national champions from 2012. But none of that really matters in the present. Not with an undefeated squad that values substance over style, production over flash, team unity...
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Roster changed, but focus remains the same for Braves

ATLANTA -- They were clearly joking, but en route to a Braves Caravan stop on Friday, Craig Kimbrel may have perfectly summed up the perception of the revamped team weeks before they report to spring training. "We were actually just talking about that," said David Hale, who will compete to be the team's fifth starter. "(Kimbrel) said we should get shirts with the name tag sticker...
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Bennett could justify Mariota, Kaepernick comps with strong Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. -- Bryan Bennett already knows what it's like to be a contingency plan for Marcus Mariota. A number of years ago, the four-star recruit out of southern California (Granada Hills) signed with Oregon, in hopes of becoming perhaps the first transcendent quarterback of the Chip Kelly regime. Bennett had good size (6-foot-3, 200-plus pounds), terrific speed, a strong throwing...
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Court Vision: Hawks take down Thunder for franchise-record 15th straight win

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 15th straight game in a 103-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Here are three observations from the game: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Defense helps Hawks hit franchise-high win streak When the doors opened for the Hawks' open locker room and the media contingent filed in, one after another...
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Braves' Minor healthy, on schedule with offseason training

ATLANTA -- Here's a concept hidden behind the ongoing and very public job search for the final piece to the Atlanta Braves rotation: the fifth starter, whoever he may be, is not the most pressing question facing the franchise's young staff. It's an intriguing competition, if only for the sheer volume of candidates. But fifth starters typically carry a fifth starter's expectations...
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Braves claim OF Perez off waivers; cancel Sunday caravan event

ATLANTA -- The Braves made news on two unrelated fronts on Friday, claiming former Yankees outfielder Eury Perez off waivers and also canceling the team's Country Caravan stops in Marietta, Ga. and Columbia, S.C. for Sunday. The 24-year-old Perez, who batted .311 with 20 steals last season for Triple-A Syracuse, also appeared in four MLB games with the Yankees. Over an eight-year...
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Breaking down the notable quirks in the Braves' 2015 schedule

ATLANTA -- The Braves launch full-squad workouts for spring training in just under six weeks (Feb. 25 at the Walt Disney World complex central Florida). As an appetizer to that, here's a look at 13 notable quirks from the club's 2015 schedule: 1. The Braves will open and close the regular season with trips to Miami -- a notable departure from the previous two campaigns, when Atlanta...
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Breaking down the notable quirks in the Braves' 2015 schedule

ATLANTA -- The Braves launch full-squad workouts for spring training in just under six weeks (Feb. 25 at the Walt Disney World complex central Florida). As an appetizer to that, here's a look at 13 notable quirks from the club's 2015 schedule: 1. The Braves will open and close the regular season with trips to Miami -- a notable departure from the previous two campaigns, when Atlanta...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' bench potent compliment behind defense, mindset

ATLANTA -- Naturally, it's the Hawks offensive approach that draws the most comparisons to the Spurs, where coach Mike Budenholzer studied for 19 years. As LeBron James said a month ago, Atlanta's sets are "identical" to those of Greg Popovich. But as the Pacers' Frank Vogel sees it, the influence of the San Antonio system goes even deeper. "Pop was the first one, really, to understand...
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Senior Bowl: 10 Thursday observations about the South squad

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 random observations from Day 3 at the Senior Bowl, specifically the South squad's afternoon practice, led by head coach Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars. 1. UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer, a mid-week addition to the Senior Bowl, got off to a great start on Thursday, knocking down Alabama QB Blake Sims' bullet-pass on a red-zone drill. Adding to...
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Reports: Braves sign veteran OF Jonny Gomes to 1-year deal

The Atlanta Braves added Jonny Gomes's name to a long list of offseason veteran signings, bringing in the journeyman outfielder on a one-year deal, according to multiple media reports. Gomes will be expected to compete for the team's left field spot, left vacant with the trade of Justin Upton, possibly in a platoon situation. The contract will have a vesting option, according to...
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A look at NFL legends who made their mark at the Senior Bowl

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Senior Bowl: 10 Thursday observations about the North squad

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 random observations from Day 3 at the Senior Bowl -- specifically the morning practice session involving the North squad, coached by Ken Whisenhunt and the Tennessee Titans staffers: 1. Quarterbacks continued to be less than impressive on Thursday for the North squad. The passer that had the most trouble was East Carolina's Shane Carden. Carden was picked...
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Court Vision: Hawks' streak hits 14, Budenholzer in All-Star Game and Korver's dunk

ATLANTA -- It was against the Pacers that the Hawks gave the first real glimpse of this earth-scorching season, taking the No. 1 seed to the brink of elimination last spring. "I felt like they were playing at this level at the end of last year," said Indiana coach Frank Vogel. "I think (coach) Mike (Budenholzer) turned this thing around last year." Against that same opponent Atlanta...
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Hawks' Budenholzer clinches East All-Star Game coaching duty

ATLANTA -- Directing the biggest surprise of the NBA season's first half has landed Mike Budenholzer in the All-Star Game. The Hawks coach secured that honor with Wednesday's 110-91 victory over the Pacers -- which was also Atlanta's franchise record-tying 14th straight -- moving them to 35-8. Atlanta now holds a six-game lead over the Wizards for first place in the Eastern Conference...
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Senior Bowl: 10 Wednesday observations about the South squad

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 random observations from Day 2 at the Senior Bowl -- specifically the afternoon practice session involving the South squad, coached by Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars' staffers: 1. While the North squad has been a bastion of health and prosperity, the South team was hit by the injury bug on Tuesday. Wide receiver Devante Davis (hamstring), cornerback...
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Video: Who's the better Senior Bowl wideout -- Crowder, Montgomery?

At the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. -- the temporary epicenter of the NFL mini-universe -- FOX Sports South writers Knox Bardeen and Jay Clemons engage in a spirited debate, regarding the long-term viability of receiving prospects Ty Montgomery and Jamison Crowder.
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Report: Braves bring back Kelly Johnson six years later

Add another name to the Braves' string of offseason maneuvers, and this one is a blast from the past. According to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, Atlanta has agreed to a minor league deal with Kelly Johnson on Wednesday, a pact, which includes an invitation to spring training. Johnson, who was a first-round pick of the Braves in 2000 and broke into the majors with the team from 2005-09,...
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Georgia coach Mark Richt receives two-year extension, raise

Georgia Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt was handed a two-year contract extension and a raise to $4 million annually, making him one of the highest-paid coaches nationally. The extension carries Richt's contract through the 2019 season and the raise -- an increase of $800,000 per year -- is effective as of the 2015 season, the school announced on Wednesday. "I appreciate the...
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