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Steelers release ex-UGA star, WR vet Hines Ward

Former UGA great Hines Ward is officially released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers after an unproductive season.

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Hankerson, Hardy ready to step up if White is out

The Atlanta Falcons insist that wide receiver Roddy White, who will have elbow surgery on Monday, will be ready for the season.

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Atlanta Falcons sign quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have signed quarterback Rex Grossman and waived/injured running back Evan Royster.

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Falcons make it official for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons officially announced Mercedes-Benz as the naming partner to the $1.4 billion stadium under construction.

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Newcomers could breathe life into Falcons defense

The Atlanta Falcons are hoping that a mixture of returning players and several newcomers are prepared to improve the league’s worst defense.

Braves land Cuban INF Olivera on second try

The Atlanta Braves wanted Cuban infielder Hector Olivera earlier this season. They finally have him.

Hawks’ Scott faces drug charge

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested Thursday morning on a felony drug possession charge in Banks County, Ga.

Fan to present A-Rod with ball from 3,000th hit

Zack Hample, the fan who retrieved Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, has decided to present the milestone baseball to A-Rod.

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Falcons’ unsigned Beasley strains shoulder, sits out OTA

Outside linebacker Vic Beasley, the Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick this year, sat out most team drills Tuesday because of a strained shoulder.

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Braves’ Wood aiming for another road win

Alex Wood was one Atlanta Brave not disappointed about the team hitting the road again.

Cox likes what he sees in Falcons’ gym class

Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox doesn’t want to put too much weight on offseason workouts. He calls them “gym class.”

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Braves’ Freeman puts up massive numbers at Chase Field

Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman likes hitting in Chase Field, and pardon the Diamondbacks if they are tired of him proving it every time he comes to town.

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Hawks’ Korver has surgery; Mack separates shoulder

Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver underwent surgery on Wednesday night to repair the ligament damage in his right ankle suffered during the Western Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Opinions vary on whether Uribe asked for trade

Juan Uribe says he didn’t demand the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him. All he wanted was for the club to define his role.

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Braves don’t want repeat of last year’s Western road trip

Braves, Dodgers talk Callaspo-Uribe swap

The Atlanta Braves hope they won’t be reliving a bad dream. Monday’s 6-3 loss at Dodger Stadium began a 10-game Western swing that will also take the Braves to San Francisco and Arizona. Last year, it was a similar three-city road trip starting in Los Angeles that scuttled their playoff hopes.

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No structural knee damage for Hawks’ Carroll

The Atlanta Hawks had cause to celebrate on Thursday when medical tests revealed that forward DeMarre Carroll had no structural or ligament damage after suffering a leg injury in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals.


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