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Atlanta Braves sign veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes

Outfielder likely to be part of left-field platoon

Jonny Gomes has a .244 career batting average and .335 OBP with 155 homers and 500 RBIs in 1,108 games over parts of 12 seasons with five teams.

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Atlanta Braves sign Kelly Johnson to minor league deal

Johnson was one of original “Baby Braves” in 2005

Kelly Johnson hit .215 with a .296 OBP and seven homers in 297 plate appearances last season with the Yankees, Red Sox and Orioles and played four positions — three in the infield and left field.

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Atlanta Braves prospects list shuffled by multiple trades

Braves have acquired several top prospects in trading frenzy

Five of the reshuffled top 10 players by Baseball America were acquired in recent trades.

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Al Horford leads Atlanta Hawks past Toronto Raptors

Hawks win 11th straight game

The Atlanta Hawks, who lost to the Raptors twice early in the season, recorded their 10th straight road win, extending a team record.

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Todd Bowles, Teryl Austin set for second interviews with Atlanta Falcons

Bowles considered to be leading candidate

Todd Bowles has been on the Falcons’ radar from the outset of the coaching search, but couldn’t interview until the Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs.

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Atlanta Braves trade for lefty pitching prospect Ricardo Sanchez

Sanchez rated the Angels’ No. 3 prospect by Baseball America

The Braves believe Ricardo Sanchez has top-of-the-starting-rotation potential, though his major league arrival could be several years away.

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Several express interest in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks go on the market in a few days and there’s already interest in the franchise

The Atlanta Hawks will officially be on the market in a matter of days, with a 100 percent stake in the franchise available, and several prospective buyers have already expressed an interest.

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Atlanta Falcons coaching search heating up

Falcons will interview pair of defensive coordinators this week

The Falcons, who had already sought permission to interview Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, will interview with both this week along with former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone.

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Atlanta Braves' John Smoltz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Braves pitcher elected on first attempt

John Smoltz was inducted along with pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and second baseman/catcher/outfielder Craig Biggio.

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Entire Atlanta Hawks franchise will go on market next week

NBA committed to keeping team in Atlanta

According to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly, agreements have been reached between all three ownership groups — formerly operated under The Atlanta Spirit — to sell their complete stakes in the team.

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Atlanta Braves trade David Carpenter to New York Yankees

Team receives starting pitcher Manny Banuelos in return

Manny Banuelos, 23, was rated as one of baseball’s top 30 prospects before the 2011 and 2012 seasons, but is trying to regain his form since having Tommy John elbow surgery in October 2012.

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Atlanta Falcons hope for fresh start

Atlanta can clinch division title by beating Carolina

The winner of Sunday’s game between the Falcons (6-9) and Carolina (6-8-1) will clinch the NFC South and have a home playoff game.

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Atlanta Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

Falcons need to beat Saints and Panthers to make playoffs

The Falcons (5-9) have lost three of four heading into Sunday’s game at New Orleans (6-8).

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Big Ben leads Pittsburgh Steelers to 27-20 win over Atlanta Falcons | PHOTOS

Ben Roethlisberger throws for 360 yards in Steelers’ victory

The Falcons (5-9) slipped out of first place in the abysmal NFC South and ensured themselves a second straight losing season, but Atlanta can still make the playoffs by winning its final two games against division rivals New Orleans and Carolina.

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Atlanta Falcons encouraged heading into matchup with Pittsburgh Steelers

Falcons encouraged after last Monday’s loss at Green Bay

If the Falcons are feeling positive about a loss, just imagine what kind of high the Steelers must be on after they won an impressive 42-21 victory at Cincinnati that pulled them within a half-game of division-leading Bengals in the jumbled AFC North.


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