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5 observations from Mike Soroka’s rehab start in Rome

Here are five observations from Braves pitcher Mike Soroka’s rehab start Tuesday with High-A Rome, a major step in his comeback attempt after he twice sustained a torn right Achilles. → Read More

Mike Soroka dazzles, feels strong in first rehab start with Rome Braves

ROME – What a sight for Braves fans: Mike Soroka back on a mound, stifling hitters with that stellar sinker and working efficiently in keeping the opposition scoreless. → Read More

How Austin Riley’s small-town roots in northern Mississippi shaped him

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – DeSoto Central High School’s past and present poetically intersected May 15, 2019. → Read More

Avery Williams, now a running back, impressing in Falcons camp

Two weeks into Falcons training camp, one standout is Avery Williams, the cornerback-turned-running-back whose pass-catching ability already looks like an asset. Williams is a special-teams ace who seemingly has more to offer on offense than defense. → Read More

Arthur Smith: Everyone who’s healthy will play in Falcons’ exhibition opener

Falcons coach Arthur Smith said Saturday that every healthy player on the roster will play in the exhibition opener Friday night in Detroit. He didn’t share any details regarding snap counts. → Read More

Courtney Upshaw goes from multi-championship winner to up-and-coming coach

Courtney Upshaw has rare football experience. And he’s using his wisdom to help develop the next age of players, from high school to the pros. → Read More

Falcons guard Jalen Mayfield dealing with lower-back issue

Falcons left guard Jalen Mayfield missed practice Friday with a lower-back issue, coach Arthur Smith said. The team said he’ll be re-evaluated next week. → Read More

Spencer Strider sets career-high in strikeouts, Braves bats pummel Phillies

Thirteen was the Braves’ lucky number Tuesday: Spencer Strider struck out 13 and the Braves scored 13 in a 13-1 walloping of the Phillies at Truist Park. → Read More

Austin Riley: There are a lot of championships in Braves’ future

If one was curious why the Braves so happily committed to Austin Riley over the next decade – beyond his increasingly gaudy baseball reference page – most of his teammates presented an example Tuesday. → Read More

Five takeaways after Austin Riley, Braves finish scorching hot July

Braves third baseman Austin Riley finished one of the most prolific offensive months in franchise history with a game-winner. His walk-off double pushed the Braves past the Diamondbacks 1-0 Sunday. The Braves swept Arizona in a three-game series at Truist Park → Read More

Austin Riley walks it off as Braves sweep D-Backs

Max Fried and Merrill Kelly were at the forefront of the Braves and Diamondbacks’ Sunday matinee. Both starters pitched seven scoreless innings, resulting in a low-scoring affair that ended with a walk-off from a player who’s the hottest in baseball right now. → Read More

Falcons hope newcomers help reinvigorate rushing attack

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons’ remade running back situation won’t generate national intrigue. It isn’t a conglomerate of known names, and it probably won’t feature one of the NFL’s leading rushers. But it’s a complementary group the Falcons hope improves upon last season’s unfruitful rushing attack. → Read More

Ian Anderson rebounds, pitches six scoreless innings as Braves top D-Backs

The Braves defeated the Diamondbacks 6-2 Saturday behind a needed rebound from Ian Anderson. They can complete the three-game sweep with a victory Sunday. → Read More

Leo Mazzone, Joe Torre, Joe Adcock go into Braves Hall of Fame

The Braves inducted three individuals into their Hall of Fame on Saturday evening as part of the franchise’s alumni weekend: Joe Adcock (posthumously), Leo Mazzone and Joe Torre. → Read More

Falcons cornerback Casey Hayward: ‘Sky is the limit’ for tight end Kyle Pitts

Falcons veteran cornerback Casey Hayward has been teammates with some stellar tight ends over the past decade. He played with Jermichael Finley in Green Bay, Antonio Gates with the Chargers and Darren Waller with the Raiders. → Read More

Brian Snitker’s remarkable story continues at All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES – As the Braves came within one win of clinching the National League pennant in 2020, manager Brian Snitker had a realization: If they reach the World Series, he could manage the NL in the ensuing All-Star Game. → Read More

Busy Braves have two hits at All-Star Game but NL loses again

LOS ANGELES – Brian Snitker once promised he’d never remove Ronald Acuna from the leadoff spot again. He even stuck to his word at the All-Star Game. → Read More

What All-Star Travis d’Arnaud provides Braves goes far beyond numbers

LOS ANGELES – Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud is an All-Star in 2022. In 2019, he played for three teams in just under two weeks. → Read More

Life is pretty good lately for Braves All-Star Dansby Swanson

LOS ANGELES – Dansby Swanson was fashionably late to All-Star week. While his many Braves teammates underwent their All-Star initiations Monday, Swanson was in Mexico to see his fiancée Mallory Pugh’s U.S. Women’s National Team qualify for the 2024 Olympics. → Read More

The Braves have an All-Star third baseman again. His name is Austin Riley

To call Austin Riley a reserve doesn’t do his season justice. Third base is a crowded position – Manny Machado is starting for the National League – yet Riley is unquestionably near the top of the field. → Read More