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Falcons RB Freeman, DE McKinley to sit Sunday vs. Saints

Sep. 21, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, and the Falcons also will be without starting defensive end Takk McKinley when they host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coach Dan Quinn declared both players out Friday, extending a...

Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer. Even better, some players who could play key roles on Atlanta's postseason roster looked playoff-ready. Luca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Braves...

Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slog

Sep. 20, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team. Training camp begins Tuesday for the team...

Falcons wary of defending Saints' 'maestro' Drew Brees

Sep. 20, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons may be a step ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the search for balance on offense. That's not enough to make Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel rest easy. The Saints have Drew Brees, and the veteran quarterback's guile is enough to make any defensive coach...

Get ready for Alliance's Iron, Express, Apollos and Legends

Sep. 20, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Get ready for the Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends. Those are four of the eight franchise names for the Alliance of American Football, which begins play the weekend after the Super Bowl with a 10-game spring schedule. The Alliance, created by Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill...

Family of student killed by campus police to sue university

Sep. 20, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university. WSB-TV reports Scout Schultz's father, Bill, says the family has waited long enough since the September shooting. The 21-year-old Schultz called 911 last year to report an...

Braves snap 4-game losing streak behind Freeman, Toussaint

Sep. 20, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year. Now that the Braves are back challenging for a division title, the All-Star first baseman knows his club can't afford any long losing streaks. "It's been four days, so I thought this...

Bills' McCoy says child abuse allegations are 'ridiculous'

Sep. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said allegations that he abused his 6-year-old son were "ridiculous" and being made by people attempting to further their own agendas. "These people honestly have so much to gain by doing this," McCoy said after practice Wednesday. "But I'm...

Cardinals win 3rd straight, send Braves to 4th straight loss

Sep. 19, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt loved watching Yadier Molina grind out a big at-bat in the eighth inning. With the bases loaded and two outs in a two-run game, Shildt got exactly what he wanted from Molina, a veteran star catcher who has helped St. Louis chase down plenty of playoff spots...

Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

Sep. 18, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an...