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Atlanta Braves will play more at Turner Field

Team will play 36 of their final 57 games at home

Entering the week, Atlanta led the league with 59 road games and had the fewest (46) at home.

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson excited about competition at B-back

In just the first few days of practice, coach Paul Johnson has been encouraged by the developing competition for the starting job at B-back.

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LORAN SMITH: Rich Brooks now living the good life

Former NFL, college coach enjoying the outdoors at his home in Oregon

The view has always been good wherever he has coached, meaning that he has enjoyed his stops even if down times were unavoidable.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: YMCA holding registration for yourh soccer

Registration continues through Aug. 16

ADDS: Rory McIlroy not scheduled for practice round; Philadelphia Eagles and Sam Bradford in contract extension talks

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St. Louis Rams still think highly of Brian Schottenheimer

New Georgia offensive coordinator receives high marks

He still very well thought of, and not held to blame for a Rams offense that ranked in the bottom 10 each of his three seasons in St. Louis.

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Atlanta Braves win 9-8 in 12th with Garcia walk-off homer

Braves overcome 6-0 deficit to defeat San Francisco Giants

After Leesburg native Buster Posey put the Giants up a run in the 12th inning, Braves third-baseman Adonis Garcia sends a shot over the fence to give Atlanta a 9-8 come-from-behind victory.

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sees offense coming together

Matt Ryan has leaned heavily on backup T.J. Yates to learn new offense

T.J. Yates played for the Houston Texans for three seasons and ran the offense that’s being installed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

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Georgia Tech faces mandate to improve defense

Two goals are a top 10 ranking and maintained status as a takeaway leader

With eight starters back and defensive linemen Jabari Hunt-Days and Kenderius Whitehead plugged into the depth chart after being sidelined last season, the Jackets have the manpower to accomplish it.

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Jameis Winston impresses in Bucs workout

Near-capacity crowd watches quarterback perform well

After a rather sloppy performance in the rain at the University of South Florida on Saturday night, Jameis Winston was arguably as sharp and accurate as he’s ever been in a Bucs uniform.

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Matt Kenseth took chance on fuel at Pocono and won

Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. all ran out of fuel in the closing laps

When the three drivers ahead of Matt Kenseth ran out of fuel, it vaulted him from a solid top-five finish to a surprising win, his second of 2015.

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Much of PGA Tour buzz coming from younger golfers

Golfers under 30 are the talk of the PGA Tour

Even if Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson still have some of their old magic left, their generation is passing into history and a new era is starting with great promise.

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Troy Merritt scores first PGA Tour victory at Quicken Loans National

29-year old wins by three strokes

Troy Merritt earned $1.2 million for the victory, about half of his prior PGA Tour career winnings.

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Matt Kenseth comes out on top among drivers who had enough fuel in the closing laps

Kyle Busch finishes 21st

It was the second win of the 2015 season for Matt Kenseth and the fourth consecutive victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, adding to Kyle Busch’s wins in the last three races.

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Julio Teheran pitches Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia

Teheran earns second road win of the season

Julio Teheran got the run support he needed with a two-out, four-run rally in the top of the fifth inning that put Atlanta ahead for good.

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