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Falcons, Browns need win as playoffs loom

Every game looms large for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons, who are in tight division title races as they prepare to square off Sunday in Atlanta.

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Falcons-Panthers: What we learned

The Atlanta Falcons could take a certain pride in how they pulled out a victory Sunday afternoon against the Carolina Panthers.

Braves send Heyward to Cards in 4-player trade

The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

Falcons in must win for division title contention

An unlikely division title contender will emerge Sunday when the Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South clash at 1 p.m.

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Falcons see pass rush as key to playoff push

The Atlanta Falcons, who are set to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, did some advance scouting by way of television on “Monday Night Football.”

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Falcons head coach stays focused on team despite future

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has been a model of composure as questions about his future swirl around the team.

Jackson, Johnson questionable for Falcons-Bucs

The Falcons embarrassed the Bucs on national television during a 56-14 beat down on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 3.

Cards C Molina wins seventh straight Gold Glove

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina received a Gold Glove on Tuesday for the seventh consecutive season, highlighting the start of baseball’s official awards season.

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Falcons hope to forge a turnaround

Before taking a brief break for the bye week, Falcons coach Mike Smith and his staff did an intensive self-scout of their last five games.

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Raptors weather late surge to top Hawks

Guard DeMar DeRozan showed his ability to adapt for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

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Falcons in scramble mode at midseason

After blowing a 21-point lead to the Detroit Lions in London, the Atlanta Falcons are 2-6 at the halfway point over their bye week but the still harbor hopes of getting back into the race in the watered down NFC South.

Braves hire Seitzer as hitting coach

Kevin Seitzer, a success in his lone season as the Blue Jays’ hitting coach, left Toronto to accept the same position with the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

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Several Falcons continue to shine as team plummets

Several Atlanta Falcons players continue to try to outshine the shadow the team is in as they are spiraling downward in their current five-game losing streak.

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Eastern Conference preview: Is this Cleveland’s year?

It has been 50 years since the city of Cleveland celebrated any type of major sports championship. LeBron James is hoping to throw quite an anniversary party next summer.

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