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Terdoslavich among four Braves sent down

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joey Terdoslavich re-established his prospect status this spring, but his hot hitting wasn't enough to win a roster spot with the Braves.. Terdoslavich, who hit .395 in 26 Grapefruit League games, was sent to the minors on Monday along with fellow outfielder Jordan Parraz

Rehabbing McCann uncertain of future

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Brian McCann's spirits naturally rise on the good days and fall on the bad ones. Rehabbing from major surgery always provides those highs and lows.. But what really appears to be troubling the catcher is the not knowing, both about his immediate and his long

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Simmons returns to Braves with red-hot bat

Shortstop made a great showing in the World Baseball Classic

BRAVES NOTES: Simmons shining for Netherlands in WBC

News and notes from the Atlanta Braves' spring training

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Report: Nets interested in Hawks' Smith

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to acquire forward Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks.. A source told ESPN that the two sides have recently talked but a deal is not yet close.. The Nets are reportedly willing to trade power forward Kris Humphries and shooting guard MarShon Brooks to get

Mahan tied with Knox for lead at Pebble Beach

Hunter Mahan, who has long relished playing golf on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, birdied five of his first seven holes on the way to a share of the first-round lead in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday.. The 30-year-old American fired a sparkling 6-under

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Arrival of Upton brothers boosts Braves' optimism

The Atlanta Braves are looking ahead, not back. In the process, they hope to match at least some of their success from the 1990s and early 2000s.. Gone is the retired Chipper Jones, part of the Braves' record streak of 14 consecutive division titles.

Ravens fans celebrate Super Bowl win

Tens of thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans dressed in purple and black cheered, sang and danced during a celebration of their team's Super Bowl victory.. After a ceremony in front of City Hall that featured brief remarks from head coach John Harbaugh, the parade streamed past the Inner Harbor on

Austin invited to spring camp

Tampa, FL - Tyler Austin has been invited to his first spring training at the professional level. The former Heritage stand out told he will be invited to the New York Yankees’ spring camp next month in Tampa.

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Falcons' Ryan out of Pro Bowl with sprained shoulder

Smith says quarterback would have played in Super Bowl in two weeks had Atlanta won vs. 49ers

Stan Musial dies at age 92

Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial, who used an unorthodox batting style to become one of the sport's greatest hitters in 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Saturday at age 92, his former team said in a statement.. Musial, adored by fans for his humility and

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NFC championship: Two teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA -- The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship. Mike Peterson sees and hears it everywhere he goes.

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Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner grinned Thursday and said "I'm glad I'm not on defense."

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Bryant keeps coming through for Falcons

When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.

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Braves trade pitcher Tommy Hanson

The Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden.