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Braves swept by Phillies, fall further back in NL East

Braves swept by Phillies

The Phillies sweep the Braves in Atlanta for the first time since 2011 as the Braves fall further back in the NL East standings.

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5 things to watch at Falcons’ minicamp

Here are five things to watch for those fans who want to attend the Falcons open sessions this week.

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Gattis to LF, Bethancourt to the bigs for Braves? Not just yet

The Braves are under-performing so far in 2014, but the team has some options to shake up the roster if things don’t improve soon.

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U.S. opens World Cup with thrilling victory over Ghana

It was a storybook finish for the Americans in Monday's World Cup opener against Ghana as John Brooks scores in the 86th minute to clinch a 2-1 victory.

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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn dies

Former San Diego Padres star outfielder was 54

Former San Diego Padres star Tony Gwynn, 54, dies after battle with cancer.

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Ryan has plan for Falcons’ post-Gonzalez offense

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan believes that a committee of receivers and running backs will help fill the void that future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez left when he retired after last season.

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Braves hitting coach: No excuse for being this bad

Braves hitting coach Greg Walker says there is no excuse for Atlanta’s struggles at the plate in the opening months of the season.

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Braves’ Laird OK after scary incident

Temporarily dazed but not seriously injured, Braves catcher Gerald Laird was cleared to fly back to Atlanta with the team after things turned nasty in the eighth inning of a 10-3 series-ending loss to the Rockies on Thursday.

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Gattis improving on defense, on pace for monster season

Braves slugger Evan Gattis is in the midst of a career-best hitting surge since making adjustments in his stance and approach.

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Atlanta Falcons to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO Sports’ award-winning documentary series Hard Knocks, the club announced on Thursday. The Falcons, HBO Sports, and NFL Films will team up for an all-access, behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons debuts on Aug. 5.

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Falcons’ Weatherspoon out for year with Achilles injury

Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptures his Achilles tendon Tuesday while working out with the training staff and will miss the entire season.

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Braves’ Walden returns to bullpen that’s really missed him

When the Braves activate reliever Jordan Walden from the disabled list Tuesday, manager Fredi Gonzalez believes he could have a ripple effect for a bullpen that’s struggled in recent weeks.

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Braves’ La Stella has impressed Heyward, others

When Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella was called to the majors on May 28, he got two hits that night in his major league debut against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, and he hasn’t looked back.

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Adjustment paying off for Braves' Gattis

Braves catcher Evan Gattis made a recent swing adjustment designed to eliminate what he calls “side-to-side movement” and improve his bat path.

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Braves’ draft class loaded with pitchers

The Braves completed their 2014 draft Saturday, feeling good about the arms they loaded up on in the early rounds.

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