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Cubs' hitting woes continue in 5-2 loss to Braves

ATLANTA | Three straight losses to Atlanta provided more evidence of the improvement needed from the weak-hitting Cubs.

May 11, 2014 5:45 pm
Braves edge Cubs in extra innings

Braves edge Cubs in extra innings

ATLANTA | Freddie Freeman's single up the middle drove in Jason Heyward from second base in the 10th inning and the Atlanta Braves recovered from Craig Kimbrel's blown save to beat the Cubs 3-2 Friday night.

May 09, 2014 10:20 pm
Georgia Tech charges back to beat Illinois

Georgia Tech charges back to beat Illinois

ATLANTA | For a stretch of the second half, Georgia Tech had no answer for Illinois junior Rayvonte Rice.

December 03, 2013 10:15 pm
Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

January 17, 2013 3:17 pm
LSU's defense to test Tajh Boyd, Clemson offense

LSU's defense to test Tajh Boyd, Clemson offense

ATLANTA | Tajh Boyd said it.

December 30, 2012 9:30 pm
Braves acquire Maholm, Johnson from Cubs

Braves acquire Maholm, Johnson from Cubs

ATLANTA | The Atlanta Braves boosted their rotation and added a right-handed bat to their bench Monday night by acquiring left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Cubs.

July 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Braves hit 4 homers to beat Cubs

Braves hit 4 homers to beat Cubs

ATLANTA | Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cubs 7-3 on Thursday night.

July 05, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Braves

Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Braves

ATLANTA | The Atlanta Braves are falling deeper behind NL East leader Washington, thanks in part to their difficulties against the Cubs, the last-place team in the NL Central.

July 04, 2012 10:00 pm
Jones powers Braves past Cubs

Jones powers Braves past Cubs

ATLANTA | The Cubs hoped Chris Volstad would return from the minors a better pitcher, more mature and better equipped to avoid big innings.

July 03, 2012 10:30 pm
Baylor's Acy 'can't shy away' from Cats' Davis

Baylor's Acy 'can't shy away' from Cats' Davis

ATLANTA | Baylor dunked its way into the NCAA South Regional final.

March 24, 2012 4:55 pm
Cubs stop Uggla's streak, beat Braves

Cubs stop Uggla's streak, beat Braves

ATLANTA | Dan Uggla was quick to acknowledge he never thought he'd have a hitting streak as long as 33 games.

August 14, 2011 7:30 pm
Rose scores 30, Bulls crush Hawks

Rose scores 30, Bulls crush Hawks

ATLANTA | Derrick Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Bulls move back in the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

March 22, 2011 10:00 pm
Horford's 31 points lead Hawks past Bulls

Horford's 31 points lead Hawks past Bulls

ATLANTA | Al Horford matched his career high with 31 points, including a jam with 29 seconds remaining to give Atlanta its first lead, and the Hawks beat the Bulls 83-80 on Wednesday night.

March 02, 2011 10:00 pm
Braves counting on Kimbrell, Venters in 9th inning

Braves counting on Kimbrell, Venters in 9th inning

ATLANTA | The one-week countdown to the start of Braves spring training found Craig Kimbrell and Jonny Venters doing what they do best.

February 08, 2011 10:00 pm

Pitt beats Kentucky in BBVA Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Pittsburgh players dumped the cooler full of sports drink on Phil Bennett.

January 08, 2011 10:00 pm
Josh Smith, Hawks hold off Pacers

Josh Smith, Hawks hold off Pacers

ATLANTA | Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks were sluggish early against the Indiana Pacers, one night after losing in San Antonio.

December 11, 2010 10:00 pm

Hawks send Byfuglien to Atlanta

ATLANTA | The Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks have dealt playoff star Dustin Byfuglien along with defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Ben Eager to the Atlanta Thrashers for a package of draft picks and players.

June 24, 2010 12:00 am

AP source: Blackhawks send Byfuglien to Thrashers

ATLANTA (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Blackhawks and Thrashers are awaiting NHL approval on a multiplayer blockbuster trade that would send Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager from Stanley Cup champion Chicago to Atlanta.

June 23, 2010 7:30 pm
Wells, bullpen combine to blank Braves

Wells, bullpen combine to blank Braves

ATLANTA | Randy Wells and the Cubs called on their Georgia connections to give Chicago its first win of the season.

April 08, 2010 9:00 pm
Jones' two-run homer spoils solid start by Dempster

Jones' two-run homer spoils solid start by Dempster

ATLANTA | Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday night.

April 08, 2010 12:00 am
Zambrano, Samardzija rocked as Cubs lose opener

Zambrano, Samardzija rocked as Cubs lose opener

ATLANTA | His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed.

April 06, 2010 12:05 am

Hawks use 20-4 run to crush Bulls, 118-83

ATLANTA | Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks opened the second half with a 20-4 run and beat the Bulls 118-83 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2009 12:00 am

Cutler, Ryan add passing balance to Bears, Falcons

ATLANTA | Jay Cutler and Matt Ryan have quickly passed their way into the records of two franchises known for running the ball.

October 18, 2009 12:00 am

Cubs-Braves game rained out

ATLANTA | A rainout forced the Atlanta Braves to wait a day for their first look at their new center fielder and No. 3 hitter.

June 05, 2009 12:00 am

Region native Schafer named Braves starting CF

ATLANTA | Region native Jordan Schafer's rise to the major leagues became official on Friday when the Atlanta Braves set their 25-man roster and named the 22-year-old rookie their starting center fielder.

April 03, 2009 12:00 am

Vitale says Georgia should hire Bob Knight

ATLANTA | Bob Knight could be ready to return to coaching and Monday said Georgia would be a desirable destination.

February 02, 2009 12:00 am

Sources: Sox's Vazquez likely headed to Braves

ATLANTA | Javier Vazquez is likely headed from the White Sox to the Atlanta Braves in a multiplayer trade.

December 02, 2008 12:00 am

Falcons' focus is on stopping Forte

ATLANTA | Kyle Orton's gaudy passing day last week didn't distract the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2008 12:00 am

Ready to face Bears, Falcons adding balance to run-first philosophy

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | The first five games of Mike Smith's career as a head coach have proved he was serious about bringing a run-first emphasis back to the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2008 12:00 am

Cubs sweep season series with Braves

ATLANTA | A brief benches-clearing skirmish and only the second cycle in Atlanta history couldn't stop the Cubs from completing their first season sweep of the Braves.

August 15, 2008 12:00 am

Cubs sweep doubleheader

ATLANTA | The Cubs are playing so well on the road, they won two lopsided games away from Wrigley Field in one day.

August 14, 2008 12:00 am

SSC's Mahay on brink of big trade

ATLANTA | Power-hitting Mark Teixeira was on the brink of being traded from the Texas Rangers to Atlanta, giving the Braves the big bat they want for their pennant push.

July 30, 2007 12:00 am

Andruw Jones stuck in prolonged slump for Braves

ATLANTA | Andruw Jones was only 19 and still had Class A dirt in his cleats when he made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1996.

June 19, 2007 12:00 am

AT&T announces 3-year extension with RCR

AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP

June 19, 2007 12:00 am

Soriano hit by pitch in loss

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

June 10, 2007 12:00 am

Soriano's hat trick of HRs carries Cubs

ATLANTA | When Alfonso Soriano had only four homers in 190 at-bats through May, he was starting to hear boos from impatient Cubs fans.

June 09, 2007 12:00 am

Hill, Cubs win in Piniella's return

ATLANTA | Lou Piniella was all smiles in his return to the dugout.

June 08, 2007 12:00 am

Francoeur, Braves too much for Cubs

ATLANTA | The Atlanta Braves' bullpen was so thin that manager Bobby Cox was ready to send one of his starters to the mound. Fortunately for him, his relievers held up at the end.

April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Smoltz, Glavine to face each other for first time in Atlanta

ATLANTA | Enjoy John Smoltz and Tom Glavine matching up against each other Saturday for the first time as starters for a game in Atlanta. It may never happen again.

April 07, 2007 12:00 am

Buckeyes stand in Gators' historic path

ATLANTA | No. 1 in the polls to end the season, No. 1 seed in the NCAA South Region, the nation's longest winning streak at 22 games. Gaudy credentials, for sure, but not compelling enough to make Ohio State the favorite in Monday night's national championship game against Florida.

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Ohio State's Lewis: Florida is just good

ATLANTA | Ohio State's Ron Lewis caused a stir Sunday when he refused to follow the lead of teammates who referred to Florida as "great" or "excellent."

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Oden steps up with big second half for Ohio State

NCAA TOURNAMENT | FINAL FOUR

April 01, 2007 12:00 am

Young Conley takes lead for Ohio State

ATLANTA | When Ohio State needed leadership the most this season, one of the team's youngest and smallest players raised his hand.

March 31, 2007 12:00 am

Abraham gives Falcons' DL another big-name star

PRO FOOTBALL

July 29, 2006 12:00 am

Vick vows to give Super effort in 2006

PRO FOOTBALL

July 28, 2006 12:00 am

Judge rules Belkin can buy out ownership group

PRO BASKETBALL

June 10, 2006 12:00 am

Bulls break out on Hawks

ATLANTA | As they entered their fourth game in five days, the Chicago Bulls had every reason to be a step slow Saturday night.

March 12, 2006 12:00 am

Tigers humble Hurricanes

ATLANTA | Matt Flynn did so well in his first start, the Peach Bowl turned into 60 minutes of fun for No. 10 LSU.

December 31, 2005 12:00 am

Wood not good as Cubs fall

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

July 05, 2005 12:00 am

All-black rodeo serves as reminder of blacks' role in shaping the West

CONYERS, Ga. | What led the Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of the nation's best-known black leaders, to trade his Sunday church clothes for Western wear and jump on a horse?

May 29, 2005 12:00 am
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