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The Associated Press

Covington, GA, United States

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Past articles by Charles:

Brees, Brady give 'Quarterback South' top 2 all-time passers

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn says the NFC South has earned a new moniker. The Atlanta Falcons coach notes the division “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised... → Read More

Virtual school opens with Atlanta Falcons players, coaches at home

ATLANTA — Classes are in session for the Atlanta Falcons' virtual offseason.For coach Dan Quinn, it's a welcome opportunity to keep moving during → Read More

Todd Gurley says deal with Atlanta Falcons 'like a little homecoming'

ATLANTA — Todd Gurley can't think of a better way to prove he is still one of the NFL's elite running backs than a homecoming to the state of Georgia.For Gurley, the former standout for the Georgia Bulldogs, the move to the Atlanta Falcons after five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams is "like a little homecoming.”“I feel like I should have been there," Gurley said Friday in a media conference… → Read More

Galen Rupp, Aliphine Tuliamuk win Olympic marathon trials

Molly Seidel, a four-time NCAA champion who lives in Boston, won an Olympic berth despite competing in her first marathon. → Read More

Galen Rupp wins 2nd straight US Olympic marathon trials

ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp, Aliphine Tuliamuk and America's other top distance runners have claimed their spots on the U.S. Olympic marathon team. That's only half the battle. Now they have... → Read More

Trae Young's 39 points lead Hawks past Simmons, 76ers

All-Star Trae Young had 39 points and a career-high 18 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks past Ben Simmons and Philadelphia 127-117 on Thursday night, extending the 76ers' road woes. → Read More

Falcons looking for fixes after 1-2 start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Ricardo Allen says the Atlanta Falcons can't afford to assume talent will make up for the team's 1-2 start.Instead, the → Read More

Falcons lose Keanu Neal for season with torn Achilles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Keanu Neal will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left Achilles tendon, taking the strong safety away from the → Read More

Collins to make long-awaited home debut as Jackets host Bulls

ATLANTA – Geoff Collins has waited a long time to walk onto Grant Field as Georgia Tech's coach.Collins' love affair with Georgia Tech began as a → Read More

Keuchel has two-run single as Braves beat White Sox

ATLANTA — Dallas Keuchel collected his first RBI since his rookie season and held Chicago to two runs in six innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the → Read More

Braves score five in seventh, survive scare to beat Mets

ATLANTA — Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and the Atlanta Braves scored five runs off Seth Lugo in the seventh and → Read More

Freeman could join Ryan as starter in preseason game against Jets

FLOWERY BRANCH — Matt Ryan expects to make his 2019 preseason debut when the Atlanta Falcons play the New York Jets on Thursday night, and his → Read More

Aaron still fighting for more diversity in baseball

ATLANTA — When Brian Hunter and other former major league players were in the presence of Hank Aaron, they acted like teenagers, standing, pointing → Read More

Julio Jones to skip Falcons' preseason schedule again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — For the second consecutive year, Julio Jones will sit out the Atlanta Falcons' full preseason schedule.Jones said Tuesday he will be coaching the team's younger wide receivers in Thursday night's Hall of Fame game against the Denver Broncos in Canton, Ohio.Jones and the Falcons continue to negotiate a contract extension. Jones said his preseason plan has nothing to do with… → Read More

Falcons seek answers at running back behind Freeman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — A healthy Devonta Freeman can't answer all the Atlanta Falcons' questions at running back.Even if Freeman avoids injury after → Read More

Injuries quickly piling up for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Injuries already are mounting for an Atlanta Falcons' defense hoping to avoid a repeat of its 2018 health woes.Coach Dan → Read More

Braves score in bottom of ninth to beat Nationals

ATLANTA — Josh Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor Robles in the top half.Ronald Acuna Jr., who had three hits, led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk off Rodney (0-3) and took second on Dansby Swanson's single. Freddie… → Read More

Atlanta loses to Miami for only second time this season

ATLANTA — Caleb Smith wasn't satisfied with his first start in a month.Thanks to a productive day by the National League's worst offense, Smith's return was good enough to beat the first-place Braves.Yadiel Rivera hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the fifth inning and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 5-4 on Saturday for only their second win over the Braves this season.Smith (4-4) returned from… → Read More

Swanson's huge night carries Braves past Phillies

ATLANTA — Dansby Swanson hit two homers and drove in five runs, and the Braves rallied from a first-inning, four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 on Thursday night.Ozzie Albies gave Atlanta the lead with a three-run homer in the third.The Braves hit five homers overall, giving them a combined eight in winning the final two games of the three-game series. The Phillies dropped to… → Read More

Teheran pitches Braves into first place

ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta's postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. → Read More