Atlanta Sports News: Thursday Morning Roundup


Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: I loved and still love the Atlanta Braves acquisition of Jason Grilli. The Braves’ bullpen needed shoring up, and Grilli is a definite plus. He’s not gold, but he’s a grinder, and he can be at least shiny silver for the pen. He’s showing it so far as well, as MLB reporter Phil Rogers reports.

Grilli already paying immediate dividends

"LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — If they wanted to, the Braves could stick Jason Grilli in the freezer and bring him out again in Miami, when it’s time to start the season on April 6. He’s ready.At least that was how he looked on Wednesday, when he retired three St. Louis hitters in the fourth inning on only nine pitches before heading home for dinner on his kitchen table. His fastball hit 93 mph on the radar gun, and he mixed in changeups and sliders in his second outing of the spring."

Atlanta Sports News – Georgia Bulldogs

Bulldawg Illustrated

Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: As the Georgia Bulldog men’s basketball team prepares for their first (of hopefully several) SEC Tournament game tomorrow, Bulldog fans are aware that basketball isn’t the only sport going. The Georgia Bulldogs baseball teams is obviously in gear and just swept the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Check out the report from Bulldawg Illustrated.

Georgia vs Appalachian State: Dawgs Sweep Mountaineers

"The Georgia Bulldogs used a career-high seven shutout innings from Jared Walsh to defeat Appalachian State 4-0 at Foley Field on Wednesday afternoon.Walsh (2-0) got his second start of the season and went seven innings topping his previous career high of 6.1 innings, which he set in his first start of the year against Georgia State on March 4th. In addition to his seven shutout innings, he struck out six, which is the second most in his career and most since his second career start in 2013."

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Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Sports News- ATL All Day Editorial Note: The Atlanta Falcons haven’t made any monumental moves in free agency yet, but they are adding players they feel will improve things in Atlanta. One of those recent acquisitions was WR Leonard Hankerson (I know fans are shaking their heads). Reid Ferrin shares fives things to know about Hankerson.


"1. Something to Prove: Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has proven his determined will to thrive in the NFL, enduring one year of recovery time after suffering a knee injury on Nov. 17, 2013. He returned to action in 2014, playing in one game. Hankerson now joins the Falcons with plenty of motivation to showcase the talent that earned him a spot in the league in 2011."

Atlanta Sports News – Georgia Tech


Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: While rumblings continue about the possible firing of Georgia Tech’s Brian Gregory (men’s head basketball coach), some are realizing that won’t be easy. ATL All Day’s own Benjamin Pace shared a story yesterday about how Tech cannot afford to fire him, and AJC’s Jeff Schultz is observant as well. Read Benjamin’s reasoning, and then check out Jeff’s as well.

Tech’s decision on Brian Gregory tougher than you might think

"I’m going to type something that I understand probably will upset a majority of the Georgia Tech fan base: I wouldn’t have a problem if Georgia Tech decided to bring Brian Gregory back for another season.(For the record, I also would understand the “Fire Gregory” side of the debate. I don’t relish being in the middle on this issue — it’s not ideal for a sports columnist — but I’ve never been one to take a side just for the sake of click bait. I know — that shocks you.)"

Atlanta Sports News – Atlanta Hawks


Atlanta Sports News – ATL All Day Editorial Note: The Atlanta Hawks lost last night (playing in Denver has never been good) to the Denver Nuggets, but they’ve been tough to beat this year. As scrappy as their starters are, true fans know they also have depth. NBA shares some numbers about that from last night’s loss, and shares a number of fan tweet. Enjoy.

Bench Rally Encouraging For Hawks Fans

"For three quarters, it wasn’t very pretty in Denver.  But Atlanta’s little-used reserves put together a 30-5 run in the fourth quarter to cut a 34-point deficit to 9 at one point before running out of time.Nevertheless, fans saw the positives from an otherwise forgettable game on Wednesday:"

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