Charles Odum

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As optimistic as ever

For the first time in a long time, the Atlanta Braves come into spring with very few questions marks about the team from top to bottom.

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Walden excited to be a Brave

Reliever Jordan Walden may be more excited than anyone else about spring training after he was acquired by the Braves for a starting pitcher.

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New Braves catcher Laird preparing to start opening day

Gerald Laird will likely be behind the plate on opening day for the Braves while starter Brian McCann finishes his rehab from offseason surgery.

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Horford’s late jam helps Hawks edge Raptors, 93-92

The Hawks come back from a halftime hole Wednesday night against the Raptors at home and edge out with a big win, 93-92.

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Newcomer Upton already feeling at home with Braves

New Braves slugger Justin Upton, who says he can’t wait to bring a title to the Peach State, is introduced Tuesday during his first news conference in Atlanta.

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Out with the old ...?

And in with the new? That’s the question circling around Atlanta right now as plans continue to unfold for a new stadium for the Falcons.

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Long day for the Hawks: They lose Williams for season, and fall to Spurs, 98-93

The Hawks, who lost Lou Williams for the season with knee injury early Saturday, can't keep the momentum from their big win against Brooklyn on Wednesday, and lose to the Spurs, 98-93, on Saturday night. (INCLUDES: item on Williams being lost for the season with a tear in his ACL).

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Minus Smith, Hawks snap skid, smash red-hot Nets, 109-95

The Hawks, who suspended their leading scorer Josh Smith before the game, get a career-high 28 points from Jeff Teague and, after losing six of seven, come up with a surprising 109-95 win to stop Brooklyn's seven-game winning streak Wednesday night.

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Not Joshing

Josh Smith -- Atlanta's highly paid and oftentimes low-energy superstar -- is suspended by the Hawks on Wednesday afternoon for conduct detrimental to the team.

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Falcons’ focus shifts to Seahawks, NFL’s No. 1 defense

Seattle brings its top-ranked defense — which allowed just 15.3 points per game in the regular season — to Atlanta on Sunday, but Falcons QB Matt Ryan and his offense think they are up for the challenge.

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