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Depleted defense may have influenced Browns' 4th-down call

Oct. 02, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A three-point loss led many observers to second-guess Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski's ill-fated decision not to kick a field goal on the Browns' opening drive against Atlanta. It's possible the Browns' depleted defense played a role in Stefanski's call to go for...

Alford's late pickoff saves Falcons' 23-20 win over Browns

Oct. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith said his Atlanta Falcons won't always be able to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Cleveland Browns, who were missing three starters on their defensive line. Clearly, the Falcons coach will be happy when he can lean on his ground game....

Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

Oct. 01, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson isn't surprised the Atlanta Braves have fought back to climb atop the NL East. He's just surprised it took this long to get there. “Just keep going," Swanson said. “This is no time to celebrate. There’s four games left. So much...

Shank claims IMSA title with season-ending Petit Le Mans win

Oct. 01, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — The IMSA championship was decided in the final 15 minutes of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where Wayne Taylor Racing lost the title in the season-ender for a third consecutive year. Meyer Shank Racing bookended the year with victories to win its first...

Jimmy Carter celebrating 98 with family, friends, baseball

Oct. 01, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, celebrating with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression. ...

Falcons brace for visit from Chubb, ground-pounding Browns

Oct. 01, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (2-1) at ATLANTA (1-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 1½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 2-1, Falcons 3-0. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 12-3. LAST MEETING: Browns beat...

Chubb, Browns face 'heavyweight' run test against Falcons

Oct. 01, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith knows what to expect from a Cleveland Browns offense that revolves around Nick Chubb's powerful runs. “They're coming to mash you,” Smith said. Smith wants Atlanta's rushing attack led by Cordarrelle Patterson to mash...

Browns star Garrett not playing vs Falcons after car wreck

Oct. 01, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett will not play in Sunday's game against Atlanta, giving the Browns star defensive end more time to recover from multiple injuries suffered when he crashed his Porsche earlier in the week. The All-Pro hurt his shoulder, biceps, had several cuts and...

Braves hit 3 HRs off deGrom, beat Mets, tie for NL East lead

Sep. 30, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley doesn't want to put too much emphasis on winning the first game of a crucial three-game series with the New York Mets. That being said, he sure is glad the Atlanta Braves took the opener. “To get the first one is huge and just try to...

Morton, Braves reach $20 million, 1-year deal for 2023

Sep. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have reached a deal with starting pitcher Charlie Morton on a $20 million, one-year contract for 2023 with a $20 million club option for 2024 that does not include a buyout. Morton, 38, is 9-6 with a 4.29 ERA in 30 starts this season. The...