“I think Sinclair was willing to extend themselves further than we were.”
Braves, Hawks and Atlanta United games are televised on Fox Sports South/Southeast. In all, the 21 networks have local broadcast rights to 16 NBA teams, 14 MLB teams and 12 NHL teams.
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ESPN's computers simulated the 2019 NFL season 10,000 times and projected that the New Orleans Saints have a 61% chance of winning the NFC South and the Falcons a 22% chance. The Falcons are given a 42% chance of reaching the playoffs and a 3% chance of winning Super Bowl LIV.
The Football Power Index projections have the Kansas City Chiefs with the best chance to win the Super Bowl at 16%, followed by the Saints at 15%, New England Patriots at 12% and Los Angeles Rams at 12%.
You can find all of the projections here.
And finally, three Leadoff links …
> 1. With 10 home runs over his past 14 games for Triple-A Gwinnett, Austin Riley looks ready for the big leagues. So how long will the Braves keep him in the minors? Read Steve Hummer's story here.
> 2. Liberty Media released updates Thursday on the Braves' financial performance, debt and construction spending. See story here.
> 3. The Falcons inched closer to having all of their 2019 draft picks signed, agreeing to terms Thursday with first-rounder Kaleb McGary, the 31st overall selection, and fourth-rounder Kendall Sheffield. See D. Orlando Ledbetter's report here.