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Charles Odum

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#5, 5-0

The fifth-ranked Bulldogs hold on in a wild one Saturday to beat SEC East rival Tennessee, 51-44, to remain unbeaten at 5-0.

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PREVIEW: Falcons look to stay perfect vs. divisional foe Panthers

Matt Ryan and the Falcons put their 3-0 record on the line today against Cam Newton and Atlanta’s NFC South foe, the Carolina Panthers. (ADDS: breakout on Falcons' defense thriving on takeaways)

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Braves fall to Mets on Duda homer

Lucas Duda hits a three-run homer in the seventh to lead the Mets past the Braves, 3-1, on Friday night.

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Braves sweep Marlins as Hanson ends losing skid

Tommy Hanson wins for the first time in eight starts Thursday when he allows just two runs in a 6-2 victory against the Marlins.

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Braves keep rolling, shut out Marlins, 3-0

The Braves don't show any signs of a hangover after clinching a playoff spot on Tuesday night. They come right back and shut out the Marlins, 3-0, on Wednesday as Paul Maholm and the bullpen combine to throw a six-hitter.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech favored to end skid against Miami

After losing the last three in the series, Georgia Tech enters showdown with Miami as a heavy favorite.

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It's a must-win for Ga. Tech

In order to avoid falling to 1-2 overall and 0-2 to start ACC play, Georgia Tech is badly in need of a W today in its conference opener against Virginia.

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UGA's Gurley turns heads right away

After two breakout games to begin his college career, the future in Athens for freshman running back Todd Gurley looks extremely bright.

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Led by QB Lee, Georgia Tech’s new crop of stars turning heads

As the Yellow Jackets head into their ACC opener Saturday against Virginia, don’t be surprised if backup QB Vad Lee and a crop of young rising stars for Georgia Tech get more playing time than many expected.

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Yellow Jackets rebound, roll to easy win, 59-3

Former Deerfield star Tony Zenon doesn’t score in Georgia Tech’s romp of Presbyterian on Saturday night, but the 2010 Albany Herald Player of the Year does rack up more than 100 yards of offense in the win.

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Shake it off

The Yellow Jackets must quickly forget about Monday's overtime loss against Virgina Tech and focus on Saturday and Presbyterian.

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Rockies shut out Braves, 6-0

The Braves get nine hits but are shut out by the Rockies, 6-0, on Tuesday night, putting a hurting on their playoff push.

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SEASON PREVIEW: Pressure's on for UGA's Murray, defense

The Bulldogs are putting their hopes this season on the arm of star quarterback and UGA record-setter Aaron Murray, as well as their lights-out defense.

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UGA's Murray: Wait ‘till you see no-huddle attack, Part 2

Georgia QB Aaron Murray and rest of the Bulldogs’ offense is ready to run and gun again this season in the no-huddle offense.

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Braves held to three hits in 5-0 loss to Dodgers

Braves pitcher Mike Minor gives up one run in seven innings but still gets the loss Sunday against the Dodgers, who hold Atlanta to three hits.

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Ramirez’s two HRs, Sheets’ bad night sinks Braves

Ben Sheets, who had been lights out since returning to the majors with the Braves, gives up four HRs against the Dodgers in a 6-2 loss

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Braves whip Astros, close to 2 games on Nats

Thanks to another stellar start from the Braves’ Tim Hudson, Atlanta whips up on Houston on Friday night at home, 4-1, while also moving to within two games of the NL East-leading Nationals.

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Potential UGA starting lineman Houston dealing with bizarre eligibility issue

A steroid given to Kolton Houston two years ago following a shoulder surgery continues to show up in his system in drug tests, despite the fact Georgia claims there has been no re-use. (ADDS: notes about Branden Smith being placed on Hornung Watch List; Vasser being suspended)

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Braves see seven-game win streak snapped by lowly Marlins

Ben Sheets came into Wednesday’s start against 3-0 overall with a 0.50 ERA, but after he was rocked in the first inning for five hits and three runs by Miami, the Braves never recovered.

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LATE MONDAY: Braves get starting pitcher Maholm, slugger Johnson from Cubs before trade deadline

Atlanta promised a deal before the trade deadline, and late Monday it put one together, acquiring a pitcher and an outfielder from the Cubs in exchange for Arodys Vizcaino, a top prospect who had season-ending Tommy John surgery in April, and Jaye Chapman.

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Heyward homers as Braves win, finally end Monday curse

Atlanta beats up on woeful Miami for its first win on a Monday all season, snapping a streak of 16 straight losses.

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Medlen to replace Jurrjens in Braves' rotation

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez announces that Kris Medlen is coming out of the bullpen and replacing Jair Jurrjens in Atlanta's rotation, beginning Tuesday against the Marlins.

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Minor Ks nine, leads Braves past Phillies, 2-1

The Braves keep pace with the Nationals in the NL East and remain four games back, thanks to Mike Minor’s eight brilliant innings on the mound Saturday.

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Ryan driven to improve in 5th season with Falcons

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is 0-3 in his career in the playoffs — including a disappointing 24-2 setback last season against the Giants — and enters training camp ready to achieve more than merely regular-season success.

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Braves snap two-game-skid, beat Giants, 3-2

Homers by Freddie Freeman and David Ross on Thursday afternoon help Atlanta avoid being swept by the Giants at home.

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Braves blanked by Giants, 9-0, after Posey’s monster night

After going a combined 1-for-11 in his first trip to Turner Field two years ago, then missing last year's Giants visit to the Braves due to injury, Leesburg's Buster Posey has a huge night Tuesday --- 3-for-5, 5 RBI --- to lead San Francisco past Atlanta, 9-0.

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Players are excited about new-look Hawks

The players on the Atlanta Hawks are excited about the moves new GM Danny Ferry has been making to overhaul the team.

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Hawks’ top draft pick Jenkins signs, then shows off jump shot

Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins officially becomes an Atlanta Hawk on Tuesday when he signs his contract, then wows the team in practice with his sharp-shooting.

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Braves rookie Simmons atones for mistake, blasts HR to beat Orioles, 4-2, end losing skid

Rookie Andrelton Simmons hits a two-run homer to beat Baltimore and end Atlanta’s four-game losing streak Friday.

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Cinderella Man

Braves starter Brandon Beachy is one of those diamonds in the rough, an overlooked player who is now the big league ERA leader.

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Behind the 8-ball

The Braves’ losing streak reaches eight after an 8-2 loss to the Cardinals on Monday.

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Braves lose sixth straight

Atlanta's season-long slump continues, thanks to first-place Washington, which will go for a sweep tonight. (ADDS: Update on Chipper being placed on DL)

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Falcons Smith likes leaner look of Massaquoi

The Atlanta Falcons are impressed with rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Massaquoi, who is lighter and better.

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Disappointing Hawks have tough decisions to make during offseason; Atlanta co-owner Gearon fined $35K for comments about refs, Garmett

On paper, the Hawks may be the most talent-rich team in the NBA, but after three years of lackluster playoff performances, there’s a chance the entire team — from the front office, to the players to the coach — could be blown up this offseason.

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Delgado gets zero run support as Phillies blank Braves

Randall Delgado had a great start for Atlanta on Thursday in the series finale against Philadelphia, but it’s all for naught as the Braves fall, 4-0.

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Braves open series vs. Phils with 4-2 loss

The Braves squander several chances Tuesday to win Game 1 of the series with their NL East rivals.

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Pirates cool off red-hot Braves at Turner Field, 4-2

The Braves were 6-1 at home before Saturday, but the Pirates' bullpen kept Atlanta's bats quiet in the late innings and held on, 4-2.

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Eagles deal Pro Bowl CB Samuel to Falcons

The Falcons trade a seventh-round draft pick to the Eagles for Asante Samuel — one of the top defensive backs in the NFL.

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Falcons looking to trade for Pro Bowl cornerback Samuel

Atlanta doesn't have a first-round draft pick, but the Falcons still might make a huge addition this week by trading for Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel.

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Dancin' in the rain: Braves mash Mets during wet series finale

The Braves move to 7-5 on the young season after slapping around the Mets during a rainy, 14-6 rout Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field.

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Feeling Chipper

Chipper Jones has a big day and the Braves beat the Brewers, 7-4.

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Get well soon

The Eastern Division’s second-place Hawks have adjusted well without injured All-Star center Al Horford in the lineup, but they’re still holding out hope he can return before the end of the season.

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Beachy leading Braves' youth movement

The Braves' pitching roster is getting younger and younger all the time with Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran becoming the new faces of Atlanta's bullpen.

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From professional hothead to rising Hawks star: The Ivan Johnson story

After bouncing around the minor leagues for years due to developing a reputation for losing his temper, Atlanta big man Ivan Johnson, 27, is about as old as an NBA rookie can come — but he seems to have finally found a home with the Hawks.

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Georgia Tech braces for NCAA decision on infractions

Georgia Tech administrators are unsure how extreme or minor the NCAA will view the multiple recruiting infractions the college sports governing body claims were committed by the school.

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Sun burned

Steve Nash celebrates his birthday early, dropping in 24 points to lead the Suns past the Hawks, 99-90, Monday night in Atlanta.

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Georgia gets its guy, after all

Lowndes LB Josh Harvey-Clemons faxes in his paperwork to UGA early Thursday morning, dispelling rumors he may switch his commitment.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Georgia Tech lands 6-6, 255-pound DE Kallon from across the pond

England native Francis Kallon is the prized recruit Wednesday of Georgia Tech's signing class, which experts don't rate very high. (ADDS: Georgia Tech's complete 2012 signing class at end of story)

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Without true home court, Ga. Tech men’s hoops struggling through terrible season

The Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team’s lack of a home gym — which draws a shockingly sparse crowd for every home game — seems to be adding fuel to the fire of Georgia Tech’s dismal season, which has the program just 8-12 overall and last in the ACC.

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Braves GM Wren addresses team's quiet offseason

For all the Braves fans who wanted a big offseason blockbuster trade or signing by Atlanta, but have yet to see one with spring training just a few weeks ago, GM Frank Wren says don’t worry — it’s all part of his master plan.