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Little defense to be found in Saints' OT win over Falcons

Sep. 24, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Saints and Falcons saw much to like about their new and old stars on offense. Each team's defensive worries continue to grow. Drew Brees' 1-yard scoring run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime that lifted New Orleans to a 43-37 win over Atlanta on Sunday. The two teams combined...

Column: Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Sep. 23, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — They had waited more than five years for this moment. No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back. No way were they listening to those red-shirted marshals, a bit of terror in their eyes as they pleaded futilely for everyone to come to their...

Falcons rookie WR Ridley riddles Saints for 3 TDs in loss

Sep. 23, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Calvin Ridley set a Falcons rookie record with three touchdown receptions among a bunch of big plays — in a bittersweet afternoon for the young wide receiver. After barely factoring in Atlanta's first two games, he was targeted a team-high eight times, caught a team-best seven passes...

Drew Brees' TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

Sep. 23, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his 7-yard...

Reserves lead Braves to 5th straight win, eliminate Phillies

Sep. 23, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker gave most of his everyday players some time off a day after Atlanta clinched the NL East. Lane Adams took advantage of a rare opportunity. "You see the fun the starters have day in and day out," Adams said. "When I saw my name in the lineup I just wanted to go...

Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it's time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in Clemson's quarterback rotation,...

Gressel, Villalba help Atlanta United beat Real Salt Lake

Sep. 22, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel had a goal and an assist to help Atlanta United beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Saturday night. Gressel, who had five goals and nine assists as a rookie in 2017, has 14 assists this season, tied for second-most in MLS. The 24-year old chest-trapped an arcing cross from Miguel...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

Georgia police ID man accused of driving car at officers

Sep. 22, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man drove toward officers and got away following a chase in suburban Atlanta. Authorities say a Henry County police officer attempted to pull over a car on Interstate 75 about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, but the driver fled. Two officers pursued the vehicle to a cul-de-sac...

Atlanta Braves clinch NL East for the first time since 2013

Sep. 22, 2018 3:45 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves clinch NL East for the first time since 2013.