November 30, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Drew Brees lost twice Thursday night. He and the New Orleans Saints fell, 23-13 to the red-hot Falcons (11-1), and the star quarterback saw the end of his NFL record streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass. He had thrown a TD in 54 straight games, but was plagued Thursday night by five interceptions to an Atlanta team that was motivated by four straight losses in their NFC South rivalry with New Orleans. In the loss, Brees finished 28-for-50 for 341 yards as the Saints fell to 5-7. His Falcons counterpart, Matt Ryan, was 18 for 33 for 165 yards and one touchdown pass, a 17-yard pass to tight end Tony Gonzalez early in the second quarter.
May 3, 2013
Oshgie Ehigianusoi Age: 24 Where ya from? 48th and Baltimore Where he grew up: Atlanta. Lived in Philly four years. What he does: DJ What brought him to Philly: "Records. I collect records. Philly's a great place for that because it's got a history of soul and funk. Those records been here for a long time, and lot of people in the area have a background of buying and keeping those records. So I come out here and purchase them and go spin. " What's different about life up here?
April 4, 2012
Leila Denmark, 114, the world's oldest practicing physician when she retired at age 103, died Sunday in Athens, Ga. Dr. Denmark became the first resident physician at Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children in Atlanta when it opened in 1928, said her grandson, Steven Hutcherson of Atlanta. She also admitted the first patient at the hospital, now part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She loved helping children, and it showed in the way she would turn to the next family waiting to see her, Hutcherson said.
September 16, 2015 |
ATLANTA - The Chip Kelly lickety-split offense does not defer and does not stop for a substitution, even when the situation begs for the ball to be given to the newly minted $42 million running back signed in the offseason. The Eagles faced third and 1 at the Falcons' 26-yard line with 3 minutes 14 seconds to play and the ball was handed to Ryan Mathews, not DeMarco Murray. "Whoever's in the game at that point in time," Kelly said. "We don't have a specific back that runs specific plays.
November 12, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Falcons can forget about perfection, thanks to their resurgent rivals from the City that Care Forgot. Of all the teams to end Atlanta's unbeaten run, it had to be the New Orleans Saints. And it had to be a memorable, drama-filled game that left the Falcons frustrated by the 1 meager yard they could not get to take a lead inside the final 2 minutes of a 31-27 loss Sunday. "It's very frustrating," said Falcons coach Mike Smith, who is 2-7 against the Saints and 49-15 against the rest of the NFL in his four-plus regular seasons as Atlanta coach.
March 1, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It used to be the Phillies and Mets - sparring via sound bites across the state - that fueled the National League East preseason trash talk every spring. Then the Washington Nationals rose from the basement of the division and Jayson Werth, a longtime veteran of the division, took over Jimmy Rollins' old role as the NL East's primary provoker. Werth made waves when he called his Washington team the "most complete team" he has played on, and again this week when he said the Phillies, not the Braves, were the Nationals' chief competition within the division.
April 16, 1994 |
The Atlanta Braves didn't take batting practice outdoors yesterday at Wrigley Field. So they waited until the game started. The Braves hit five homers, including three straight in the first inning, had 24 hits and set team records with 19 runs and 46 total bases. The result: a 19-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta's 10th victory in 11 games. "It was a windy day at Wrigley Field. I've been there before," Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. "An eight-run lead with the wind blowing out is not much.
January 18, 2013 |
Who: San Francisco (2) at Atlanta (1) When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV: Fox29 (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver & Erin Andrews) Radio: WIP 94.1-FM (Dave Sims, James Lofton, Tony Boselli) Point spread: 49ers -4 Over/under: 49 Last meeting: Matt Bryant kicked the game-winning field goal as the Falcons beat the visiting 49ers, 16-14, on Oct. 3, 2010. The most memorable play was Roddy White forcing a fumble after Nate Clements made what seemed like a game-sealing interception.
May 14, 2011
ATLANTA - As a part of the ceremonies for Civil Rights Game weekend, the Phillies and Braves will wear throwback uniforms for two consecutive days. On Saturday, the Phillies will wear gray Philadelphia Stars jerseys with navy blue caps to honor the Negro League team. Then on Sunday, it's the powder-blue uniform with maroon hats from 1974. That was the year Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record. - Matt Gelb