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Nick Williams steps up in Hankerson’s absense

8:24 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By JuliaKate E. Culpepper

Although he has played in each of the Falcons’ seven games this season, Nick Williams likely will play a greater role Sunday when he replaces the injured Leonard Hankerson at wide receiver.


Thursday’s sports on TV

5:12 pm Oct. 28, 2015

8 p.m.      TNT         Hawks at Knicks
10:30 p.m.  TNT         Mavericks at Clippers

7 p.m.      ESPN       North Carolina at Pittsburgh
7:30 p.m.   ESPNU    Texas State at Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.   FS1      West Virginia at TCU
7:30 p.m.   CBS SN   Western Michigan at Eastern  Michigan
8 p.m.     

Is something wrong with Matt Ryan’s elbow?

4:45 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continued to contend that he’s 100 percent healthy on Wednesday.

“I feel great,” Ryan said. “I’m fine.”

But it’s pretty clear from the photo that he

Bradley: Braves fans can take heart from this October

3:22 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By Mark Bradley
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Of baseball’s 10 postseason qualifiers, seven were bad not long ago; six had been bad for a while. The Rangers lost 95 games in 2014. The Astros lost 416 games over

Photos: Georgia Tech stuns Florida State

9:26 pm Oct. 24, 2015

Lance Austin returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving Georgia Tech a stunning 22-16 upset of No. 9 Florida State on Saturday night at

Tarkenton makes large donation for UGA practice facility

11:38 pm Sep. 9, 2015

Former Georgia and NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton has pledged a six-figure donation to the Georgia Athletic Association’s campaign to raise funds to build an indoor athletic facility.

Tarkenton, who led the Bulldogs to the 1959 SEC

Olivera goes 1-for-4 in Gwinnett Friday

1:51 am Aug. 22, 2015

Hector Olivera, just days away from being inserted in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup as the every-day third baseman, went 1-for-4 in his second injury rehab game with the Gwinnett Braves Friday night.

Olivera also scored a

Brandon Beachy to start for Dodgers Saturday

9:41 pm Jul. 10, 2015

Former Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will make his first start since 2013 Saturday when Los Angeles hosts Milwaukee.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told the L.A. Times that he will use Beachy in the game that starts