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Three Cuts: Braves spoil win streak with late-game miscues, lose to Pirates

The Atlanta Braves are back in the loss column after blowing a 2-0 lead in the final two innings of Wednesday night's game, falling in walk-off fashion to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 at PNC Park. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak in cruel fashion: the Braves dominated almost the entirety of the game behind another excellent start from young left-hander Alex Wood and...
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How to join the Fantasy Fox's 'Philanthropist' football league

Here are the parameters for securing an invitation to the only Philanthropist Football League of 2014, with our 16-team, standard-scoring draft taking place at 8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 26. At some point during the 30-minute window of 7-7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 20, I will Tweet "Let me hear ya" to my followers (and Twitter Nation, in general) ... and the first...
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Top 7 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

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Falcons: Three observations from 'Hard Knocks' Episode 3

Unfortunately for the Atlanta Falcons, the third episode of "Hard Knocks" from HBO ended in a similar tone to the way it began: focused on a season-ending injury. Tuesday's newest episode began with a rather encompassing look at an ACL reconstruction surgery on rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill. The fifth-round pick went under the knife, and the HBO cameras showed a...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 100 playmakers for 2014 season, Vol. III

Here's our 3.0 version of the Top 100 Fantasy Playmakers For 2014 -- a countdown that once again excludes kickers and defense/special teams ... for the simple reason that no kicker or defense should be a consideration in the first 10 rounds of a 12-team, standard-scoring draft. 1-25 1. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 2. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 3. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 4. RB...
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Three Cuts: Braves plate 11, blast past Pirates

As an encore to Monday's win where the team scored seven runs on 15 hits, the Atlanta Braves followed on Tuesday with 11 runs on 14 hits to take Game 2 of the series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Five batters--Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton--notched two hits, and every Braves starter, outside pitcher Aaron Harang, crossed the plate...
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Dream have 'Unfinished Business' heading into WNBA playoffs

ATLANTA --Sitting at a bar top table in a downtown restaurant, Michael Cooper motioned to a television on the back wall, where highlights of Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis played. "Have you seen her this girl yet," Cooper asked. "She's incredible." Cooper knows a thing or two about phenoms. He was on hand for the start of Magic Johnson'...
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Fantasy Fox: Overrated assets relative to prescribed draft slot

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Chopcast: Braves in thick of tight NL playoff race

The last time the Atlanta Braves found themselves with their backs against the wall in a playoff race, the foundation was different. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann were still in uniform. So were Martin Prado and Michael Bourn. The pitching staff deferred to the likes of Tim Hudson and Kris Medlen. Those names, for a variety of reasons, do not make up the corps of the 2014 Braves...
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Three Cuts: Braves jump on Pirates early to extend winning streak

Following a sweep of a club that had the best record in baseball, the Braves opened a 10-game road trip by beating the National League's best home team. Atlanta set the tone early with a 6-0 first-inning that was fueled by Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons home runs en route to sinking the Pirates 7-3 Monday. That victory, added to claiming three straight over the A's,...
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NFL Stock Report, Bortles with little left to prove

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Three Cuts: Minor tops Lester in Braves' sweep-clinching win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-3 win over the Athletics on Sunday, a sweep-clinching victory that quickly downgraded Oakland from "Major League Baseball's best team" to "wild card leader" in the playoff chase. But enough about the American League ... 1. It's been a crazy season for Mike Minor, so much that giving up...
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Falcons' Baker to miss season with torn patellar tendon

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons said the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from...
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Dream close regular season with loss

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The Connecticut Sun head into the offseason with a win, and the Atlanta Dream go into the playoffs with a loss. Alex Bentley had 19 points and four assists as Connecticut wrapped up its season with an 84-55 rout of Atlanta on Sunday. Angel McCoughtry scored 10 points for the Dream (19-15), who had already clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs...
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Four Downs: Falcons suffer 25-point smackdown in Houston

The Atlanta Falcons landed in Houston on Tuesday, to join the Texans in combined practices. After five days of being on the road, and a 32-7 shellacking on Saturday night, the Falcons are likely itching to get back to Flowery Branch, Ga. The Falcons are now 1-1 during preseason action, but even though a win came before this loss, the feeling must be gloomy as nothing seemed to go...
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FOX Sports South/SportSouth's Jordan answers Ice Bucket Challenge

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O'Flaherty happy in Oakland, reminisces on time with Braves

ATLANTA -- Eric O'Flaherty took the mound at Turner Field for the first time since May of 2013 on Friday night, only this time his view was a little different. Still 60 feet and six inches away from home plate, he stared down the likes of his former teammates Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman. In typical O'Flaherty fashion, he refused to allow a run. He was more concerned...
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Three Cuts: Braves down A's with long ball after long ball

ATLANTA --The Atlanta Braves did two things on Friday that this team typically has trouble doing in the same game. The Braves scored seven runs, and got great performances on the mound. Alex Wood gave up a single and two walks in the first inning, but calmed down to throw six strong. He allowed just four hits and two runs, as the Braves outscored the Oakland Athletics 7-2. Relievers...
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Braves players take Ice Bucket Challenge

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Dream cruise past Shock

ATLANTA -- Ericka de Souza had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Dream used a big second-quarter run to pull away from the Tulsa Shock en route to a 92-76 victory on Friday night. Sancho Lyttle scored 17 points and Aneika Henry had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Dream, who outscored the Shock 20-4 during one stretch of the second. Atlanta won its second straight after...
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Caray: Thoughts on Heyward in leadoff role again, Avilan's return; more

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: After 44 games, Jason Heyward was moved back to the leadoff position. Fredi Gonzalez's quote was "we are going to try it for a while." He's certainly more of a middle of the order bat, but all the numbers say Heyward is the best choice...
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Falcons to sell alcohol-infused cupcakes at Georgia Dome

Delights by Dawn, a cupcake company based in Atlanta, advertises with the tagline, "Intoxicating Desserts to Warm the Soul." That must have sounded pretty good to the hometown NFL team, as the Atlanta Falcons will sell the desserts at the Georgia Dome this season. The interesting part about selling cupcakes at a football game? The company lives up to its nickname: the cupcakes...
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FOX Sports South/SportSouth analysts take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the sports world by storm. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his NHL counterpart, Gary Bettman, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and many others have doused themselves in water, and FOX Sports South/SportSouth Braves analysts Tom Hart and Paul Byrd have gotten into the act...
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Fantasy Fox: Bye-week saviors; cherished YouTube memories

Citing our recent countdown of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks, here are the most ideal fantasy backups (those ranked 15-32) to start in 14- or 16-team leagues, during a star QB's bye week: WEEK 4 -- Bye: Peyton Manning, Andy Dalton, Russell Wilson 1. Ryan Tannehill @ Oakland 2. Eli Manning @ Washington 3. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Tampa Bay WEEK 5 -- Bye: Ryan Tannehill 1...
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Three Cuts: Braves fall short in series-deciding loss to Dodgers

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-4 home loss to the Dodgers, a marathon-matinee defeat (nearly 3 hours, 40 minutes) that dropped Atlanta to just one game above .500. 1. There's a sense of deja vu from Aaron Harang's rough start Back on June 18, Harang took the Turner Field mound for a getaway-day matinee against Roberto Hernandez and the...
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