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Topic - Mike Smith
The Coyotes gave the NHL's best power play far too many chances, didn't capitalize enough on the numerous chances they got and generally found ways to get in their own way until late in regulation. They still found a way to win it.
The Atlanta Falcons' fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones' foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith sounded dismayed while discussing his team's latest major injury.
Atlanta has lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for at least eight weeks and running back Steven Jackson will miss the Falcons' next game _ and maybe more.
The Atlanta Falcons waived Brian Banks, the linebacker who was attempting to make a late start to his NFL career after spending five years in prison on a conviction that was later overturned.
Dripping in sweat after more than two hours on a steamy practice field, Brian Banks joyfully complies with every request for an autograph.
The Phoenix Coyotes spent the past four years searching for impact players, but didn't have the money to land many due to the restraints of being run by the NHL.
The Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to a six-year contract with goalie Mike Smith that will average around $5.7 million per year, according to an NHL official familiar with the deal.
Palice Malice, who came into the race with only one win in seven starts, vindicated trainer Todd Pletcher's support of the 3-year-old colt despite a 12th place finish in the Derby.
Tony Gonzalez changed his mind. He wants to play football again.
By the time the NFL season starts in September, DeAngelo Hall is likely to be a distant memory. It isn't like the Redskins released a future member of the Ring of Honor when they parted ways with Hall in a salary-cap move.
The Falcons have some big holes at the start of free agency. Tight end isn't one of them.
EDITOR'S NOTE _ Phoenix Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette adopted Twitter reluctantly but has now become an unlikely star on the social media network. In keeping with Twitter style, this story about Bissonnette's online personality is broken up into lines of 140 characters or less. Sections written by sports writer John Marshall are preceded by his Twitter handle (jmarshallap). Quotes from other sources are preceded by the handle or name of the person being quoted and set off by quotation marks. Actual tweets are clearly noted when they appear in the story.
The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.
Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) argues with referee Greg Kimmerly (18) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-2.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith argues a call in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.