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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 MILB.com 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.

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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