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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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Atlanta Braves lose J.R. Graham, gain re-habbing right-hander in Rule 5

Daniel Winkler could be an intriguing bullpen piece when he's ready to pitch again

The Braves added Triple-A catching depth by selecting Steven Rodriguez from the Diamondbacks’ Double-A roster in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.

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Atlanta Falcons still control fate in crazy NFC South

Falcons still lead division with tie-breaker over Saints

The Atlanta Falcons have played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South, even though they can’t finish the regular season with a winning record.

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Atlanta Falcons hope hip injury won't sideline Julio Jones

Jones had 11 catches for team-record 259 yards in loss to Packers

If Julio Jones can’t return, it would be a big blow to Atlanta’s hopes of winning the NFC South division.

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Atlanta Braves release new renderings of mixed-use development at SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The Atlanta Braves released four new conceptual renderings of the mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park.

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