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Falcons open camp with questions about hiring of Durkin

Jul. 22, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland coach...

Summer camp uses dance to teach students life skills

Jul. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader's favorite is this: "I am in control." "It makes me believe I have the power to choose the right thing," she said. Anai is one of a thousand students in 10 states this summer...

Falcons Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 22, Flowery Branch, Georgia LAST YEAR: Atlanta closed season with three straight wins that came far too late to save lost season. Coach Dan Quinn didn't use crushing wave of injuries as excuse for disappointing season. Atlanta lost its starting safeties and guards, running...

Atlanta United scores late goals to beat DC United 2-0

Jul. 21, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gonzalo Martínez had a goal and an assist in the closing minutes to help Atlanta United beat D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday. Brad Guzan had three saves for his MLS-leading 10th shutout this season. Atlanta (11-8-3) controlled the action throughout — finishing with 71.4% possession and...

Sánchez, Adams pace Nationals past Braves, 5-3

Jul. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle knew his team couldn't afford to falter in the late innings for the second straight night. "I hesitate to use the phrase that today was a must-win game because it's still the third week of July," Doolittle said. "But after a tough one (Friday) night and...

White man denies saying 'Go back where you came from'

Jul. 20, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from." Eric Sparkes showed up during a WSB-TV interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside...

Donaldson's 9th-inning single lifts Braves over Nats 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson finally took his turn on the Atlanta Braves' list of game-ending heroes. Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor...

Scherzer won't start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend

Jul. 19, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade. Manager Dave Martinez says...

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Jul. 19, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez may have found a new pinch-hitter in his team's latest win. Stephen Strasburg showed he can shine in the batter's box as well as on the mound. Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five...

Braves recall Wright, bring Inciarte off injured list

Jul. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals. The Braves also reinstated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 10-day injured list. Inciarte has been out since May 15 with a lumbar strain. He is...