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Court Vision: Hawks blow early lead, still win by 7 over Magic

Going inside the Atlanta Hawks' 95-88 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at home, their third win in a row: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. The Hawks were quick out of the gate, but not much for stamina In the first 2:38 of the game, the Hawks were able to drain a bucket from Al Horford, two from DeMarre Carroll (one a 3-pointer) and a three ball from Kyle Korver. By the time the Magic...
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Braves' Upton out up to two months with inflammation in foot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Melvin Upton Jr. already made waves once this spring by changing his name. Now, he's doing so again, as the Braves center fielder will miss up to two months with inflammation in his left foot. Upton underwent an MRI exam Thursday, which revealed he has sesamoiditis, a buildup in the bone behind the ball of the foot. He will be in a short leg cast for two...
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Braves, MLB players takes sides on pace of play, replay changes

LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Long before this technologically advanced world of smartphones and tablets, Twitter and Instragram became commonplace with children of all ages, baseball was still a game played at a leisurely pace. And that was the charm for many fans, an open-ended affair, time-wise, that's typically enjoyed outside, amid brilliant sunshine or a blanket of evening stars from...
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2015 Spring Training: Will Braves' power numbers decline?

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Former Brave Gattis comfortable in new home, role in Houston

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The phone call came in at 8 a.m. It was mid-January, a month away from spring training, and by 10 a.m. Evan Gattis was boarding a plane bound for Houston, back to his home state and, eventually, to a new franchise. The 28-year-old passed his physical and in the span of 13 hours became an Astro. The Atlanta Braves' final offseason blockbuster was complete, their...
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Kimbrel throwing a changeup? Braves' closer toying with pitch

LAKE BUENVA VISTA, Fla. -- During the Braves early pitching camp weeks before spring training started, a reporter joked with Craig Kimbrel, asking him if he had been working on a changeup this winter. "No, fastball, curveball," Kimbrel said laughing. "Fastball, curveball." But during Thursday's first day of full-squad workouts at Disney's Wide World of Sports, those batters that...
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Freeman, Simmons miss Heyward, but embrace Braves' changes

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It was in mid-January after Evan Gattis had been traded that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez met with the man who has the biggest contract in franchise history. It was time that he shared the vision for the future with Freddie Freeman. "You sit back in the winter and you go 'What's going on? I signed up for seven years to be able to put pennants up on the...
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Cool, but driven Teheran may soon join elite class of MLB arms

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla -- The days of openly asking if Julio Teheran can make the National League All-Star team are done. (Mission accomplished in 2014.) The days of speculating on whether Teheran -- heading into his third full season with the club -- can be the bankable workhorse pitcher who logs 30-plus starts annually have subsided. (Back-to-back campaigns for 2013-14.) And the...
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Simmons will take it easy in Braves camp until oblique strain heals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Andrelton Simmons' inability to take it easy may just force him to miss some time as the Atlanta Braves hit the field for full-squad workouts on Wednesday. Simmons aggravated his left oblique sometime between one and two weeks ago while batting. He tried to push through the injury to no avail. "It's so minor, said Simmons. "I tried to go on it [and] didn...
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A look at the NFL's greatest free agent pickups since '93

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Court Vision: Hawks overcome sluggish start to torch Mavs

The Atlanta Hawks did not jump out to a fast start against the Dallas Mavericks, but a hot-shooting second half led to a decisive 104-87 win on Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Hacks outlast undermanned Mavs in quirky game For two teams sitting in the top-five of their respective conferences entering the night, this game got off to a...
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Chopcast: Expectations for Gomes, Markakis; more

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2015 Spring Training: Braves' Teheran poised to join elite

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Jonny Gomes: Braves are 'Here to win, we're here to win it all'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Don't tell Jonny Gomes the Atlanta Braves are rebuilding. He's not buying that idea, and refuses to perpetuate the notion that the Braves are weak because the team dealt many of its star players during the offseason. "I don't think I could look at Bobby Cox walking around and be like 'Hey Bobby, we're trying to go .500," Gomes said as he arrived at the Braves...
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2015 Spring Training: Bethancourt steps into new role

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Fantasy Fox: Early listing of Top 30 third basemen for 2015

Here's an early look at the Top 30 third basemen for 5x5 roto leagues -- covering homers, RBI, batting average, runs and steals. Checking out various magazines and Web sites throughout the spring, I have counted four different players occupying the top fantasy spot at the hot corner -- Anthony Rendon, Chris Davis, Josh Donaldson and Adrian Beltre. And from my viewpoint, it might...
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Braves' Markakis unsure if he'll be ready for Opening Day

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Craig Kimbrel leaned over and shook hands with Nick Markakis on the day position players reported to Braves' camp, one of a number of similar moments on a team with a revamped roster. "Craig, good to meet you," said Kimbrel, who now after five years, is the longest tenured Atlanta player. Of the organization's additions, it's Markakis that comes in with...
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Chopcast: Braves' youth vs. veteran debate; more from spring training

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Braves' cast of former closers bring experience, shared mentality to support Kimbrel

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jim Johnson glanced across the clubhouse toward a locker at the back of the room where a No. 46 jersey hung. In the hierarchy of the Braves bullpen, there is no questioning who sits on the throne. "Obviously he's the best in the business," said Jim Johnson of closer Craig Kimbrel. "There's no doubt about it." Kimbrel, who has 26 more saves than anyone in...
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2015 Spring Training: Is Mike Minor Braves' pitching X-factor?

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Rookie Peterson tailor-made for Braves' new emphasis on speed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The term "supplemental" is an apt one right now, regarding Jace Peterson's standing with the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft class -- featuring budding stars like Jose Fernandez (Marlins), Anthony Rendon (Nationals), George Springer (Astros), Gerrit Cole (Pirates) and C.J. Cron (Angels). After all, two-sport product of McNeese State (baseball/football)...
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Wang must battle to earn huge opportunity with Braves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chien-Ming Wang will turn 35 just a few days prior to the Atlanta Braves breaking camp and head to regular-season action. If all goes well, Wang's birthday gift to himself will be a steady job. After Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Shelby Miller and Mike Minor, the Braves need someone to emerge as the team's fifth starter. Atlanta packed its spring training roster...
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2015 Spring Training: How does Eric Young Jr. fit with Braves?

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Chopcast: Braves' speed on basepaths, Upton, Freeman talk; more

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Spring Training: Hart's expectations for Upton, Braves' playing style

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