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Atlanta Falcons not ready to throw in towel on season

Injuries on offensive front have slowed the team

Wide receiver Julio Jones believes he can be available early against a lot of man-to-man coverage.

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Who stays in Atlanta Braves outfield among Uptons, Heyward?

Braves will explore options in outfield

With Justin Upton and Jason Heyward eligible for free agency after next season, with B.J. Upton two years into a five-year, $75.25 million contract the Braves are desperate to shed, there’s a chance that at least one or even two of them could be moved this offseason.

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Atlanta Falcons believe season is slipping away

Team has dropped dour straight games

The Falcons were hoping to turn things around in 2014, but a rash of injuries along the offensive line and a young an inexperienced defense is sabotaging their early-season efforts.

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Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan talks turnaround

Falcons have to overcome numerous injuries on offensive front

Matt Ryan, who’s coming off his first losing season, and the Falcons are off to a 2-4 start as they prepare to face quarterback Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

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Falcons’ Robert Alford drawing penalties with ‘too aggressive’ play

Cornerback drew four penalties last week against Giants

The player whose nickname is “Rocky” must master the art of aggressively covering bigger foes while staying within the rules.

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No pass rusher puts Atlanta Falcons' Mike Nolan in tough position

The Falcons didn't add a player who is quick off the edge and whose primary purpose is to disrupt the quarterback

The Falcons (2-3) are in this predicament because their plan to generate a pass rush without a proven pass rusher in his prime has been a bust.

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New York Giants rally to top Atlanta Falcons

Falcons lose second straight

Atlanta, who came into the game averaging 32.8 points per game, the second-best mark in the NFL, has now been outscored 95-58 in its three losses this season.

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Atlanta Falcons' Osi Umenyiora going back to New York area

Atlanta native played on two Super Bowl champion teams in N.Y.

Osi Umenyiora will return to the New York area to face his former teammates at 1 p.m. today at Met Life Stadium as the Falcons’ designated passer.

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Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford using latest injury to evaluate game

All-star returning after tearing right pectoral muscle last year

Al Horford will be limited during training camp, including being held out of contact drills, and will be brought along slowly in anticipation of being ready for opening night.

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Falcons lose two more linemen for season

Joe Hawley and tackle Lamar Holmes placed on injured reserve

Safety William Moore was also placed on injured reserve with the designation to return tag.

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Atlanta Braves hitting coach says 'huge disappoinment' would be an understatement when describing offense

Team hit a majors-worst .206 in September

Atlanta’s offense, under the direction of Greg Walker and assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, was dreadful much of the season and hitters were prone to double-digit strikeouts and countless wasted scoring opportunities.

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Teddy Bridgewater steers Vikings to win over Falcons

Bridgewater steers Vikings to win over Falcons

Making his first start in the National Football League, chants of “Ted-dy, Ted-dy” from the more than 52,000 in attendance came almost every time Bridgewater stepped onto the field.

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Atlanta Braves top Philadelphia Phillies in finale

Braves jump out to early lead, hold on

Atlanta (79-83) sat in first place of the National League East on July 18, but staggered to the finish line, going a major-league-worst 7-18 in September to complete its first losing season since 2008.

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No sacks, but Atlanta Falcons’ Osi Umenyiora disruptive

Umenyiora had a quarterback hit and three hurries against Bucs

As the Atlanta Falcons’ designated pass rusher, Umenyiora didn’t record a sack in the last outing against Tampa Bay but he was active and led to others getting to the quarterback.

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Atlanta Falcons hope to end struggles against rookie QBs

The Atlanta Falcons (2-1) face the Minnesote Vikings (1-2) at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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