When the Atlanta Braves take the field for the 2015 season, will their roster feature many familiar faces? Some fans have been asking that question in light of the recent offseason trades of Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. Manager Fredi Gonzalez assures that Braves fans will see the return of some of their favorite players in 2015, like first baseman Freddie Freeman and star closer Craig Kimbrel. He adds that the Braves have added some new talent with the goal of producing a championship-caliber team.
The Atlanta Hawks extended their franchise record for consecutive wins to 16 straight games with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 20 points. Al Horford also added 19 points. Jeff Teague contributed 15 points and seven assists, while Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll combined for 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team remains winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference after being edged by Boston College 64-62 on Sunday in Atlanta. It was the first conference win of the season for Boston College. Georgia Tech is now 9-10 overall and 0-7 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets will hit the road to take on Miami this Wednesday night at 9 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics. Air time for pre-game programming is 8:30 pm.
The Berry College women’s basketball team was handed their first conference loss of the season by Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps College 53-50 on Sunday in Jackson, Mississippi, effectively ending a six-game winning streak for the Vikings. The Vikes are now 13-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28 in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a 1-yard pass to the New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham with 3:10 remaining for what ended up being the winning touchdown.