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Florida's new offense won't be complete without a top-flight WR

The last time the Florida Gators won fewer than six games in a season, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. The team went 0-10-1 in 1979 in Charley Pell's first season as head coach. Since then, the Gators have qualified for 29 bowl games (they've only missed going on a bowl trip four times since 1980) and won two national titles. The 2014 season, that ended in seven straight...
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Three Cuts: Freeman, Braves flip script against Marlins' Eovaldi

ATLANTA -- It's against sub-.500 teams -- whom make up 47.5 percent of the remainder of the schedule -- where the Braves need to dominate if they're going to repeat at National League East champs. They did exactly that Wednesday, jumping on Nathan Eovaldi early and getting a gem from Ervin Santana, in cruising to a 6-1 victory over the Marlins. The win moved Atlanta to 35...
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FSU secondary looking to continue domination

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State junior cornerback P.J. Williams believes even though his Seminoles have had the best secondary in college football statistically speaking over the last three years that this year's version is going to be even better. And he may be 100 percent right. While all the attention is focused on Florida State's Heisman Trophy quarterback James Winston...
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Braves' Varvaro put on paternity list; Schlosser called up

ATLANTA -- The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place. "Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We've got our fingers crossed... . We wish her the best...
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Chopcast: Braves address needs, Minor's struggles continue

During the All-Star break, we ran a 10-item breakdown of the Braves storylines to keep an eye on during the season's second half. Just one week removed from the Midsummer Classic and the franchise has been busy, already addressing many of its first-half issues. In a combination of roster moves, the Braves cleared Dan Uggla's name from the roster by granting him his unconditional...
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Three Cuts: Braves rally, but fall to Marlins

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves fell behind by four runs early to the Miami Marlins. Good pitching, and a rally in the eighth inning made things interesting, but Atlanta did go down in the end, 6-5. Here are three things we learned from Tuesday's loss to Miami, the second consecutive defeat at the hands of the Marlins: 1. MIKE MINOR'S WOES CONTINUE IN A BIG, BIG WAY Entering...
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Dream edged by Lynx in double overtime

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc. The 48 points are just short of the record 51 scored by Riquna Williams last season. Lindsay Whalen scored 26 points...
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Falcons fill roster at 90, sign Angerer and Ebert

With training camp set to begin on July 25, the Atlanta Falcons added two free agents--linebacker Pat Angerer and wide receiver Jeremy Ebert--on Tuesday, filling their roster to a maximum of 90 players. After a work-out session earlier in the day, Angerer was signed, and will provide depth to a depleted linebacker corps. The Falcons selected four linebackers in the 2014 draft to...
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Fantasy Fox: Updated QB-starter rankings, 1-32

Here are my updated fantasy rankings for the season's presumed starting quarterbacks (1-32) ... as training camps open en masse this week: 1-8 1. Peyton Manning, Broncos 2. Drew Brees, Saints 3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers 4. Matthew Stafford, Lions 5. Robert Griffin III, Redskins 6. Andy Dalton, Bengals 7. Matt Ryan, Falcons 8. Cam Newton, Panthers QUICK HITTERS 1. The odds of...
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Arkansas' turnaround efforts center around offensive line

In Bret Bielema's interpretation of college football's feudal system, it isn't the skill players that get the biggest perks. For a coach who believes in building from the inside out, they expectedly, go to Arkansas' offensive line. "It's nice. ... We get to ride first class on away games, the starting O-linemen," said senior right tackle Brey Cook said...
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Three Cuts: Teheran gem goes unrewarded in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 3-1 loss (10 innings) to the Marlins on Monday, a pitching-dominated defeat that dropped Atlanta out of first place in the National League East: 1. The Braves bullpen could only play with fire so many times before things broke open in extra innings Atlanta's relief corps had a tough act to follow on Monday, feeling...
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Former Lakers star Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

Former Lakers star Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer and will take a leave of absence from his duties as coach of the WNBA team in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to recover fully after surgery this week at Emory University. "I know I'm in good hands," he said in a statement released by the Atlanta Dream. "I'm fortunate that my condition...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 100 fantasy playmakers, Vol. II

Here's our 2.0 version of the Top 100 Fantasy Playmakers For 2014 -- a countdown that intentionally minimizes the fantasy impact of kickers and defense/special teams. For now. (We'll worry about those groups in August.) 1-25 1. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 2. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 3. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos 4. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 5. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks...
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Post-free agency breakdown of NBA's Southeast Division

The NBA's Southeast Division has undergone a substantial facelift in the last five weeks, the dual result of fruitful drafts for the bottom-rung clubs and monumental free-agent moves -- both positive and negative -- involving nearly every team. As such, the division race shall no longer be a preordained award for the Miami Heat keeping their Big Three healthy for a full season...
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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 17

The following 42 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 17 of the fantasy baseball season (July 21- 27): Top 10 Picks Chris Sale, White Sox (vs. Royals, @ Twins) Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (vs. Rays, @ Cubs) Julio Teheran, Braves (vs. Marlins, vs. Padres) Scott Kazmir, Athletics (vs. Astros, @ Rangers) Cliff Lee, Phillies (vs. Giants, vs. Diamondbacks) Tom Koehler, Marlins...
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Winston circus brings drama to typically low-key ACC media days

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is used to dealing with some of the best basketball players and coaches the sport has ever seen, but never before has the conference seen the likes of Jameis Winston on the football side of things. Winston's type of celebrity and infamy caused conference officials to alter the normal setup at the annual ACC Kickoff preseason media...
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Three Cuts: La Stella's bases loaded magic helps Braves rout Phillies

ATLANTA -- A one-hour, 39-minute rain delay cut short arguably Alex Wood's most dominant outing since returning to the starting rotation, but it didn't damper a Braves offense that feasted on shaky Phillies pitching. Atlanta scored two runs after the break , aided by four straight walks issued by Philadelphia. That added to a day that included more bases-loaded magic from...
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Three Cuts: Harang shaky, but solid after All-Star layoff

ATLANTA -- One swing of the bat doomed the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Philadephia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins launched a 95 MPH fastball over the right field fence in the seventh inning, for all the runs his team would need to topple the Braves. Atlanta scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but still lost an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, 2-1. Here are three observations...
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Dream's Schimmel leads East to All-Star Game win

PHOENIX -- Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was. Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime. The Atlanta rookie was named the game's MVP. Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a...
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Braves option Avilan to AAA, add lefty bullpen help

ATLANTA -- July can be a month of extreme change to an MLB roster. For the second day in a row, the Atlanta Braves tweaked their roster, optioning struggling left-handed relief pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Gwinnett, while at the same time purchasing the contract of lefty Chasen Shreve from Double-A Mississippi. Saturday's move came approximately 24 hours after the Braves released...
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SEC Countdown: No. 9 Mississippi State

When Dan Mullen arrived as head coach in 2009, he brought an era of prosperity with him to Mississippi State football. A 5-7 opening salvo was followed by four straight winning seasons. In that same time span came four consecutive bowl appearances, the first time that's happened in Bulldogs history. Mississippi State is 3-1 in those four bowl games, and has a combined 31-21 record...
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Three Cuts: Braves open second half with win over Phillies

ATLANTA -- In its first game out of the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves offense found ways to do what it struggled so often with in the first half of the season: putting runs on the board. In a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field, the Braves capitalized in a number of ways against starter A.J. Burnett, including five two-out RBI. Here are three observations...
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Braves release struggling second baseman Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves made the big roster move that many have speculated about for months on Friday afternoon, announcing they have granted high-priced second baseman Dan Uggla his unconditional release. Uggla will pass through waivers and become an unrestricted free agent. The announcement comes four seasons into the five-year contract he signed with the Atlanta franchise in 2011,...
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College playoff committee must invoke common sense with rankings

ATLANTA -- In the coming weeks, FOX Sports South will offer an onslaught of football features, the happy result of information collected at the recently completed SEC Media Days (July 14-17 in Hoover, Ala.). But today, we're going to focus on a hot-button issue that resurfaced when Bill Hancock, the executive director of the new College Football Playoff, addressed the media with...
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SEC Media Days: Review session

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