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Atlanta's Ryan not interested in MVP discussions

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments for more than a couple of minutes. That's nothing unusual. Ryan never says too much when asked to consider his chance to become NFL MVP.

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Concussion knocks Dale Jr. out of Chase for Championship

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s championship hopes officially end Thursday when he’s ruled out by a doctor for the next two races following his second concussion in the last six weeks.

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Once-downtrodden Falcons now among NFL's best

ATLANTA -- During their dismal first season, the Atlanta Falcons' mascot -- a real bird -- apparently decided he had seen enough bad football.. So, he picked up and left. Just flew away.. For the better part of the next four decades, plenty of Atlantans probably wished they could've followed

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Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer to back Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move closer to clinching a postseason berth with an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Austin promoted to Trenton

Tyler Austin is headed to Trenton.

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Harrington races out to 64 at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Padraig Harrington found a way to take some of the attention away from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Thursday. He made six birdies on the tough back nine of Bethpage Black and opened the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot lead.

Falcons' Smith to start 'real evaluation process'

ATLANTA -- Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.. There has been no game-planning in practice this week for tonight's matchup against the Ravens. Instead, the coach said he wants to use his first look at his players

Austin back in lineup

Apparently, Tyler Austin is doing just fine.

Revolution fall to Chattanooga in conference title game

Just a little bit short. Luis Trude scored a goal midway through the second half and goalkeeper Greg Hartley made big, second half saves as Chattanooga FC defeated the Georgia Revolution, 1-0 in the Southeast Conference championship game Friday at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.

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Woods looks to keep rolling at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A short ride to Sam Snead's playground is what Tiger Woods considers a good way to get ready for the British Open.

Austin promoted to Tampa

Tyler Austin is off to Tampa. The former Heritage stand out, who has shined in his third season in the New York Yankees organization, was promoted from low-Single A Charleston to high-Single-A Tampa Tuesday.

Revolution host Jacksonville Saturday

It’s another big weekend for the Georgia Revolution soccer team.

Austin selected for Future's Game

It’s been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better Thursday.

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Americans suddenly on a roll in majors

In a little more than six months, they shared the stage in a playoff, became fast friends through their faith and then partners in the Presidents Cup. Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson are linked again in ways they never imagined. Major champions.

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In The Pits: Junior gives a lesson in perseverance

OK, it's just one win. But there is a level of importance to Earnhardt snapping his 143-race losing streak.