Atlanta Sports News: Tuesday Morning Roundup


Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Hawks

NBC Pro Basketball Talk

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: What Atlanta Hawks’ fan isn’t absolutely pumped this season!? Sure, it was the 76ers, but talk about lights out shooting for the Hawks last night, as they set a franchise record with 20 made 3-pointers! Check out Sean Highkin’s story!

Hawks set franchise record with 20 made three-pointers in win over Kings

"On Monday night, the Hawks became the first team in the NBA to reach 50 wins, improving to 50-13 with a 130-105 blowout of the Kings. But the win didn’t just cement them as the team with the best record in the NBA, it was one of the best games played by any team this season, and one of the best in franchise history."

USA Today

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: Not only did Atlanta tear up the 3-pointers last night enroute to obliterating the 76ers, but scored a season high 130 points as well. USA Today picked up the AP Story.

Hawks score season high in 130-105 victory over Sacramento

"ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump.Boy, did it ever.And the rest of the team came along for the ride.Korver and DeMarre Carroll each scored 20 points as Atlanta bounced back from a rare loss by becoming the first NBA team to 50 wins, scoring a season high in routing the Sacramento Kings 130-105 Monday night."

Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Braves

CSN Washington

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: All of the inevitable is coming, we just don’t always know who it will be – Atlanta Braves’ cuts in spring training. Seems we know of one cut already, and that’s former Nat reliever Matt Capps. Check out the report, by Chase Hughes.

Former Nats reliever among Braves’ first round of cuts

"In an offseason full of changes for the Atlanta Braves – who are going through somewhat of a rebuild ahead of their new stadium opening in 2017 – one thing perhaps stood out above all for Nationals fans. The Braves just happened to add a large group of players this winter who formally called Washington home."

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: The battle over who will be the best in center field for the Atlanta Braves continues, and Fred Owens of one of our sisters sites on the FanSided Network, and my former home, shares his thoughts.

The Atlanta Braves Center Field Shuffle

"Since the departure of Andruw Jones following the 2007 season 20 different players have manned center field for at least one game. Barring something unexpected this year will see more of the same. Upton was going to be the man on opening day until he injured his foot, now the race appears to be between Eury Perez, Todd Cunningham and Eric Young Jr. There was talk of  Zoilo Almonte but he’s a center fielder in the same way Matt Diaz was a center fielder so let’s forget him."

Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Falcons

Pro Football Spot

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: We all saw it coming several days ago, but the Atlanta Falcons have said goodbye to Sean Weatherspoon. Some love that, some hate that, but check out the report by Josh Gomez of Pro Football Spot.

Falcons Bid Farewell to Sean Weatherspoon

"When Dan Quinn was first hired as the Atlanta Falcons head coach in early February, he said that re-signing the oft-injured Sean Weatherspoon was a priority. But that was over a month ago.Now we sit on the eve of the official opening of NFL free agency and, according to a number of sources, the former first round pick will be leaving the linebacker-needy Falcons. Weatherspoon has already been linked to two teams – the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals."


Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: While he rarely sees any playing time, the Falcons apparently have no better options or desires than T.J. Yates to continue as Matt Ryan’s backup QB. They signed him to a 1 year deal, and also said goodbye to Corey Peters. Check out the report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.

T.J. Yates re-signing; Corey Peters headed to Arizona

"FLOWERY BRANCH — Quarterback T.J. Yates, who was added last season via a trade with the Houston Texans to give the Falcons a veteran backup to Matt Ryan, has agreed to re-sign a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the team, according to Adam Caplan.Also, Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters has agreed to a three-year contract worth $10.5 million, according to his agent Greg Linton.Yates played under former Houston coach Gary Kubiak, who gave new Falcons coordinator Kyle Shanahan his start in the league. There should be some system carryover for Yates."

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