Braves: Gomes and Atlanta's leadership

...industry, you know it's considered important. Having someone step up and hold the team accountable, or simply taking a young player aside and giving him a pep talk, or just leading by example by playing 100 percent in a mid-August game when it's...

New National Baseball Hall of Fame class shares laughter, admiration

...the plate. It was more like 6 to 10."? Martinez on being elected to the Hall, where he visited when he was a young player with the Montreal Expos and had an appreciation of the game's history:"I couldn't imagine how the game was...

Zack Martin could be final piece of puzzle for Cowboys

...yards, needing 29 yards to beat Smith's total of 1,773. "Obviously, he's very gifted, very composed for a young player being thrown in the trenches day one. He's got a bright future," Witten said.


...United States defender DeAndre Yedlin will join Tottenham in January, six months earlier than expected."DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer," Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino...

Martin St. Louis reaches milestone

PHILADELPHIA - Martin St. Louis wasn't even drafted as a young player.Now, he's in elite company that includes Wayne Gretzky.The 12-time All-Star reached 1,000 career points with a goal...

Quarterbacks are focus of Packers-Patriots matchup on Sunday

...clubs on similar paths.They say they know each other well, and Rodgers said he learned a lot watching Brady."As a young player I liked to watch his film and study him," said Rodgers, who turns 31 next Tuesday.On Sunday, he'll try to outdo...

Zac Blair leads Web.com Tour Final

...Championship, the final event in the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals.Blair, a 24-year-old former Brigham Young player who needs to earn about $40,000 this week to earn a PGA Tour card, had a bogey-free round on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's...

Redskins' Griffin sees ups and downs in training camp

...superb, it's been that kind of camp for the Washington Redskins quarterback. He looks exactly like what he is ? a young player trying to master something different."That's what training camp is about," Griffin said. "You're going to...

Rookie Christian Bethancourt helps Braves beat Phillies

...play in the major leagues," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Offensively, he's going to hit and like every young player. When they see enough of him, he's going to have to make some adjustments."Freddie Freeman led off the fifth...

State of the Braves, part 1

...possibility with Heyward is a trade. He would certainly bring a nice return, maybe close to Justin Upton's. As a young player with a friendly salary next season, the return could be an impact prospect and possibly one or two mid-level guys...