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The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The new Atlanta Braves' home in Cobb County was officially named Tuesday in an announcement by the club and SunTrust

Braves skidding at worst time of year

ARLINGTON, Texas — Teams go through bad stretches over the course of the season … that’s baseball.

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Braves keep playoff hopes alive with 6-2 win

Aaron Harang gave up one unearned run in seven innings and Justin Upton drove in three runs with two late hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington 6-2 Nationals on Wednesday to salvage the finale of the three-game series between the National League East opponents.

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Homecoming for Braves 2B Gosselin

The series in Washington is like a homecoming for Phil Gosselin, 25, a second baseman for the Atlanta Braves.

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Falcons OT Matthews’ ankle: No structural damage

The Atlanta Falcons were relieved to learn Monday that X-rays were negative on the left ankle of prized rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews, who limped to the sideline during Sunday’ 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Civil rights leader decries ‘culture of racism’ at Atlanta Hawks

Civil rights leaders said on Monday they wanted to meet with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin to discuss their concerns about pervasive racism at the organization after the team’s owner admitted to making racially insensitive remarks about fans.

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Falcons to put last year behind them against Saints in season opener

The Atlanta Falcons would rather forget that the 2013 season happened and will be quick to turn the page when they host the New Orleans Saints in the season opener on Sunday.

Braves aim to finish road trip strong

The Atlanta Braves finish their upcoming nine-game road trip against the pitching-poor Texas Rangers at hitter-friendly Arlington.

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Rookie helps Braves snap slump

The Atlanta Braves’ struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it.

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Braves call up four players, await Bethancourt

Four players joined the Atlanta Braves on Monday, but the most significant addition won’t come until Tuesday.

Braves’ Venters headed for 3rd Tommy John surgery

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez figured the news might be bad for Jonny Venters when the left-handed pitcher went to visit Dr. James Andrews this week.

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Falcons to use RB committee in opener

The Atlanta Falcons know that to rebound from a 4-12 season they will need a rushing attack to blend with the precision passing of quarterback Matt Ryan.

Scott lands new deal with Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks announced Tuesday that forward Mike Scott re-signed with the team.

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Retired Atlanta Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

Van Wieren spent 33 years in radio and TV with Turner Broadcasting

The former broadcaster had been battling cancer.

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies at 54

Former professional baseball player and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died at the age of 54.

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