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Sleep King - Where the Prices Are a Sweet Dream!

There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in Atlanta, GA, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. Atlanta residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in Atlanta, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in Atlanta, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in Atlanta, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

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Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in Atlanta, GA?

Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

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When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $169.00
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $199.00
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $229.00
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $449.00

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in Atlanta with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone's Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in Atlanta.

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Sleep King MLILY Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

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Sleep Restonic Mattresses

Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

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Sleep King Comfort Sleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

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Sleep King Golden Mattresses

The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in Atlanta.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in Atlanta, GA. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

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Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in Atlanta and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here's a quick overview
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Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.


This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

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Your Premier Furniture Store
Atlanta, GA

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in Atlanta, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:
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Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in Atlanta, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in Atlanta, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!


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Another Atlanta holiday tradition gone: Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony

Another Atlanta holiday tradition has officially come to an end: the annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony.Macy’s confirmed, first to Channel 2 Action News this week, that the store had retired the annual event.“As Atlanta’s holiday shopping destination, Macy’s Lenox Square will continue to welcome customers in store to give love and give style this holiday season,” Macy’s said in a statement.The event for more than 20 years drew thousands of people to the Macy’s at Le...

Another Atlanta holiday tradition has officially come to an end: the annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony.

Macy’s confirmed, first to Channel 2 Action News this week, that the store had retired the annual event.

“As Atlanta’s holiday shopping destination, Macy’s Lenox Square will continue to welcome customers in store to give love and give style this holiday season,” Macy’s said in a statement.

The event for more than 20 years drew thousands of people to the Macy’s at Lenox Square in Buckhead, where the Channel 2 station WSB-TV would host a TV event and feature music acts singing holiday songs. The tree on the roof of Macy’s would light up at 7 on Thanksgiving night followed by fireworks filling the air above the mall.

The announcement came not long after the city of Atlanta decided not to hold the once annual Peach Drop on New Year’s Eve at Underground Atlanta. And Macy’s in 2021 had retired another long-running Atlanta tradition: the adorable Priscilla the Pink Pig children’s train ride, which debuted in 1956 at the once venerated Rich’s department store.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report last week on the no-go for the Peach Drop, which debuted in 1989 at Underground Atlanta and became a popular gathering spot on New Year’s Eve for partygoers, Atlanta’s take on the iconic Times Square ball drop in New York City. The Atlanta event had drawn upwards of 100,000 people, but was canceled three years in a row before returning last year.

The annual Great Tree Lighting debuted in 1948 at Rich’s in downtown Atlanta when the store placed a 75-foot tree on the roof. It later moved to a multi-level glass bridge between two buildings. Estimates of crowds at the event would often exceed 100,000. The imagery became so iconic, Time magazine used it on its cover in 1961.

ExploreDeja News: Great Tree, aimed at shoppers, first topped Rich’s in 1948


“I’m sad to see it go,” said Monica Pearson, who hosted the WSB-TV broadcast of the lighting for nearly 30 years. “It was a gift to the city from Rich’s. When it was downtown, it looked like a picture postcard with the choirs.”

One year in the mid-1980s, Pearson even got to sing “O Holy Night” as the lights on the tree came on. “That was the ultimate,” she told the AJC in 1997.

Rebecca Bannister, a 52-year-old marketing director who now resides in Ball Ground, said it was a family tradition when she was a child to go to Rich’s.

“We ate a late afternoon Thanksgiving dinner with all the aunts, uncles and cousins,” she said. “As it got dark, we started to pile in for the trip downtown. We would walk semi-single file to our usual spot under the RIch’s bridge. For our family, when that year’s soloist hit the high note on ‘O Holy Night,’ the Christmas season had officially begun!”

When the downtown Rich’s closed in 1991, parent company Federated moved the tree to Underground Atlanta, where attendance waned. In 1994, Rich’s purchased Macy’s. Federated in 2000 decided to move the tree to the Macy’s flagship Atlanta store at Lenox Square in Buckhead after reinforcing the roof. (Rich’s officially disappeared as a brand name in 2005.)

“We wanted the lighting to be associated with an actual store,” said Marla Shavin, who worked for publicity for Macy’s in the 2000s. “It was huge. We added a lot of star power.”

Performers who have lit the tree in past years have included Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, Alicia Keys, Usher, Peabo Bryson, Edwin McCain, Trace Adkins and Jordin Sparks.

For many years, Macy’s used a live 70-foot-tall Georgia white pine and they’d hoist the tree with plenty of media attention. In 2011, the tree cracked and broke while being lifted and Macy’s had to use a back-up tree. Macy’s would switch to an artificial tree in 2013.

The event the past three years was scaled back to a private, invite-only event following the COVID pandemic and budget cuts.

Priscilla the Pig for many years was tied to the now retired Great Tree. The pink critter first hung from a monorail on the ceiling of the toy department at the downtown Rich’s. In later years, Priscilla was joined by Percival, and they traveled outside the building, circling the Great Tree that was also a Rich’s tradition.

After the downtown Rich’s closed in 1991, Priscilla and Percival reappeared on a railroad track at the Festival of Trees, and, after that, moved to a tent outside Macy’s in Lenox Square. Priscilla is now displayed during holiday seasons in the lobby of the Atlanta History Center.


Tom Sullivan, a former radio host for Star 94 who grew up attending Rich’s Great Tree Lighting as a child, did a radio station stunt in 2000 in which he spent 17 days on the roof of Macy’s next to the big tree during the Bush/Gore presidential election uncertainty. The moniker of the stunt: “All I Want For Christmas is a President.”

“I fed the tree 100 aspirin every day,” he said. “I made sure it was watered.” Macy’s provided him a queen-sized mattress to sleep on and the radio station plugged local restaurants who fed him for free.

“I didn’t want to get down!” he said.

Sullivan, who still has an oversized ornament from that 2000 tree, noticed Macy’s didn’t have one up this year and figured it was a cost-cutting measure. “What an amazing tradition,” he said. “I was glad to be part of it in my own hometown.”


Credit: Tom


Rich's-Macy's Great Tree at Lenox Mall. Handout photo.


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Braves News: Braves add Ray Kerr, Matt Carpenter, season reviews, and more

After a few quiet days, the Atlanta Braves made a move that brought a couple of new faces to the clubhouse. Pitcher Ray Kerr and DH Matt Carpenter were acquired from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Drew Campbell, a minor league outfielder. T...

After a few quiet days, the Atlanta Braves made a move that brought a couple of new faces to the clubhouse. Pitcher Ray Kerr and DH Matt Carpenter were acquired from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Drew Campbell, a minor league outfielder. The Braves also received $1.5M from the Padres.

The Braves acquired lefty Ray Kerr, DH Matt Carpenter and cash from the Padres. Minor-league OF Drew Campbell goes to San Diego.

— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) December 15, 2023

Kerr, with just 29 major league games under his belt, is expected to stay in Atlanta as a bullpen piece. Carpenter, however, had a subpar 2023 and is still owed a hefty salary next season, so his stint with the Braves is expected to be very brief.

More Braves News:

Our minor league season review series continues with Lucas Braun and Ambioris Tavarez.

The latest episode of Battery Power TV discusses the newest additions to the Braves’ coaching staff, Jarred Kelenic’s trade reaction, and more.

The recent Braves Mailbag discusses Vaughn Grissom’s role, the starting rotation search, and more.

MLB News:

Texas Rangers star Max Scherzer will miss the first half of 2024 after undergoing back surgery to repair a herniated disc.

The Kansas City Royals signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a two-year, $32M deal. The second season includes a player option. The club also finalized its two-year deal with Hunter Renfroe.

The New York Mets have reportedly shown interest in third baseman/DH Justin Turner. The Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks are also in the mix, per reports.

The Oakland A’s signed former New York Mets reliever Trevor Gott to a one-year deal.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Edward Olivares from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for a minor leaguer.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tyler Glasnow are finalizing a five-year, $135M contract.

Falcons-Panthers Week 15 injury report: Kaleb McGary will not play

Thank goodness it’s Friday! The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers both held their final practices of the week before that face off in a divisional matchup on Sunday. We have been monitoring the health of each team all week, and now we have some game status designations to discuss.You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday....

Thank goodness it’s Friday! The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers both held their final practices of the week before that face off in a divisional matchup on Sunday. We have been monitoring the health of each team all week, and now we have some game status designations to discuss.

You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Atlanta Falcons

Full Participation

• CB Jeff Okudah (ankle)

• DL LaCale London (knee) QUESTIONABLE

Limited Participation

• LB Nate Landman (knee) QUESTIONABLE

• C Drew Dalman (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

• DL David Onyemata (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

• RG Chris Lindstrom (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

• LT Jake Matthews (knee) QUESTIONABLE

Did Not Practice

• RT Kaleb McGary (knee) OUT

• DL Kentavius Street (pectoral) OUT

Carolina Panthers

Full Participation

• P Johnny Hekker (shin)

• DE DeShawn Williams (knee)

• TE Tommy Tremble (hip)

• OL Taylor Moton (rest/knee)

• DE Marquis Haynes (back)

• S Jammie Robinson (illness)

Limited Participation

• DE Yet Gross-Matos (knee) QUESTIONABLE

• FS Sam Franklin Jr. (illness) QUESTIONABLE

• DE Brian Burns (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

Did Not Practice

• TE Ian Thomas (ankle) OUT

• OL Justin McCray (calf) OUT

• CB D’Shawn Jamison (illness) QUESTIONABLE

• TE Hayden Hurst (concussion) OUT

• FS Xavier Woods (illness) QUESTIONABLE

• Amare Baron (illness) QUESTIONABLE

For the Falcons, their offensive line is in rough shape. Right tackle Kaleb McGary has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a knee injury. Expect to see Storm Norton filling in for him against Carolina. Also, defensive lineman Kentavius Street has a pectoral injury which will keep him sidelined. The Falcons have several key players to keep an eye on before game time, as Nate Landman, Drew Dalman, David Onyemata, Chris Lindstrom, and Jake Matthews are considered questionable to play.

The Panthers have some noteworthy names missing, such as tight end’s Hayden Hurst and Ian Thomas who will not play against the Falcons. Edge rusher Brian Burns was upgraded to a limited practice participant on Friday but is questionable to play due to an ankle injury.




Atlanta TV sports listings

TV SATURDAYBaseballNoon BTN Georgia Tech at Penn StateNoon ESPN2 LSU at TexasNoon CW La Salle at MiamiNoon Fox Women: Louisville at UConn12:30 p.m. CBS Kansas at Indiana1:30 p.m. FS1 Sacred Heart at Providence2 p.m. Fox Baylor at Michigan State2 p.m. PAC12 Santa Clara at Washington State2 p.m. ACC South Carolina State at Pitt2:15 p.m. CW Georgetown at Notre Dame2:30 p.m. BTN Eastern Michigan at Michigan3 p.m. CBS Ohio State at UCLA...



Noon BTN Georgia Tech at Penn State

Noon ESPN2 LSU at Texas

Noon CW La Salle at Miami

Noon Fox Women: Louisville at UConn

12:30 p.m. CBS Kansas at Indiana

1:30 p.m. FS1 Sacred Heart at Providence

2 p.m. Fox Baylor at Michigan State

2 p.m. PAC12 Santa Clara at Washington State

2 p.m. ACC South Carolina State at Pitt

2:15 p.m. CW Georgetown at Notre Dame

2:30 p.m. BTN Eastern Michigan at Michigan

3 p.m. CBS Ohio State at UCLA

3:30 p.m. FS1 Fordham at St. John’s

4 p.m. ESPNU Florida Atlantic at St. Bonaventure

4 p.m. PAC12 Utah Valley at Utah

4 p.m. ACC Vermont at Virginia Tech

4:30 p.m. Peacock Arizona at Purdue

4:30 p.m. BTN FAMU at Iowa

5:30 p.m. SEC High Point at Georgia

5:30 p.m. CBS North Carolina at Kentucky

5:30 p.m. FS1 Northwestern at DePaul

6 p.m. ACC Northeastern at Virginia

6:30 p.m. ESPNU West Virginia at Massachusetts

7 p.m. BTN Women: Cleveland State at Iowa

7:30 p.m. BSSE Hawks at Cavaliers

7:30 p.m. SEC Cal at Mississippi

7:30 p.m. FS1 Winthrop at Xavier

8 p.m. Fox Alabama at Creighton

8 p.m. ACC SMU at Florida State

10 p.m. NBA Jazz at Kings

10 p.m. ESPN2 NC State at Tennessee

10 p.m. ESPNU Arizona State at TCU

11:59 p.m. ESPNU Jackson State at Howard


11 a.m. ESPN Myrtle Beach Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio

Noon ABC Celebration Bowl: Howard vs. FAMU

Noon BSSO Texas state championships: 5A Division II

1 p.m. NFL Vikings at Bengals

1 p.m. ESPNU DII championship: Harding at Colorado School of Mines

2:15 p.m. ESPN New Orleans Bowl: Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

3:30 p.m. ABC Mexico Cure Bowl: Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State

4 p.m. BSSO Texas state championships: 6A Division I

4:30 p.m. NFL Steelers at Colts

4:30 p.m. ESPN2 FCS semifinal: North Dakota State at Montana

5:45 p.m. ESPN New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Fresno State

7:30 p.m. ABC LA Bowl: UCLA vs. Boise State

8:15 p.m. NFL Broncos at Lions

9:15 p.m. ESPN Independence Bowl: Cal vs. Texas Tech


2:30 p.m. NBC PGA: The PNC Championship Pro-Am, at Orlando, Fla.

6:30 p.m. Golf PGA: The PNC Championship Pro-Am (T)

2:30 a.m.* Golf DP World Tour: The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, at Grand Baie, Mauritius


2 p.m. NHL Vancouver at Minnesota

8 p.m. BSSO Capitals at Predators


7:30 p.m. ESPN2 UFC 296 Early Prelims: Undercard Bouts, at Las Vegas

8 p.m. ESPN2 UFC 296 Prelims: Undercard Bouts


8:30 a.m. ESPN2 Bundesliga: TBA

10 a.m. USA Premier League: Crystal Palace at Man. City

12:30 p.m. NBC Premier League: Everton at Burnley



Noon ACC Women: Purdue at Notre Dame

1 p.m. BTN Colgate at Illinois

1 p.m. CBSSN Oregon at Syracuse

1 p.m. ESPN Southern Cal at Auburn

1 p.m. SEC Women: Louisiana-Monroe at Alabama

2 p.m. ACC Pepperdine at Louisville

3 p.m. PAC12 Texas-San Antonio at Oregon State

3 p.m. SEC Women: Northwestern State at LSU

4 p.m. BTN Women: Missouri at Illinois

5 p.m. ESPN Seton Hall at Missouri

5 p.m. PAC12 Idaho at Stanford

5:30 p.m. FS1 Women: Virginia Tech at Rutgers

6 p.m. ESPNU Howard at Texas Southern

7 p.m. PAC12 Women: Arizona at Arizona State

8:30 p.m. ESPNU North Carolina A&T


1 p.m. Fox Falcons at Panthers

4:05 p.m. CBS 49ers at Cardinals

4:25 p.m. Fox Cowboys at Bills

8:20 p.m. NBC Ravens at Jaguars


1:30 p.m. NBC PGA: The PNC Championship Pro-Am, at Orlando, Fla.

5 p.m. Golf PGA: The PNC Championship Pro-Am (T)


3 p.m. NHL Canucks at Blackhawks

6 p.m. BSSO Capitals at Hurricanes

Horse racing

2:30 p.m. FS1 NYRA: America’s Day at the Races


4:30 p.m. NBC Freeski World Cup, at Copper Mountain, Colo.


9 a.m. USA Premier League: Brighton at Arsenal

11:30 a.m. NBC Premier League: Man. United at Liverpool


3 p.m. ABC NCAA championship, at Tampa, Fla.



6:30 p.m. FS1 Women: UCLA at Ohio State

7 p.m. BTN Oakland at Michigan State

7 p.m. ACC Delaware State at Wake Forest

7:30 p.m. BSSE Pistons at Hawks

9 p.m. NBA Mavericks at Nuggets


2:30 p.m. ESPN The Famous Toastery Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion, at Charlotte, N.C.

8:20 p.m. ABC Eagles at Seahawks (also on ESPN)


8 p.m. NHL Kraken at Stars

(T) Same-day tape; * early next morning

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Braves Minor League Player Review: Ambioris Tavarez

Ambioris Tavarez was the first major international signing for the Atlanta Braves since their sanctions in 2017, but early returns aren’t looking favorable.Tavarez was signed to a $1.5 million signing bonus on January 15, 2021.Tavarez came into the 2023 season with little professional experience, having played in just 17 games in 2022. His recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome was a major hit on his ability to develop, but there was hope for a br...

Ambioris Tavarez was the first major international signing for the Atlanta Braves since their sanctions in 2017, but early returns aren’t looking favorable.

Tavarez was signed to a $1.5 million signing bonus on January 15, 2021.

Tavarez came into the 2023 season with little professional experience, having played in just 17 games in 2022. His recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome was a major hit on his ability to develop, but there was hope for a breakout year for the young shortstop. Tavarez had shown bat speed and raw power as an amateur that had many dreaming of impact potential, though whether he would stick at shortstop was an open question. Beyond that, Tavarez was mostly a question mark, with a huge need for higher-level development of his hit tool and approach.

We can answer one early question about Tavarez and project him now to stick at shortstop. While he still is young and prone to mistakes, his actions and athleticism at the position make him a potential plus defender, and he has the arm to make any throw. Shortstop is his future, and he needs to maximize that defensive ability because he didn’t show many positive signs on the other side of the ball. Tavarez did at times flash that easy power and plus bat speed from the right side of the plate, but he was far too often lost and seemed ill-prepared to handle full-season-caliber pitching in 2023. He would go through occasional stretches of decent play, but also spent time mired in weeks-long slumps where his effort at the plate was called into question.

Tavarez’s numbers were abysmal, and the glaring one is his 40.8 percent strikeout rate. No other minor league player with 400 or more plate appearances struck out 40 percent of the time, and his inability to recognize spin plagued him throughout the season. Tavarez ran a high BABIP which saved his overall numbers from ranking at the bottom of the minor leagues, and there is some actual support for that high BABIP, as he ran a high line drive rate and hit the ball hard when he made contact, both traits that could make him a reasonable contact bat if he can ever hit secondary pitches enough to get to the Double-A level. The power and defense are there for Tavarez, but his maturity as a player and a worker need to take major strides for him to sniff the upper minor leagues.

Tavarez will likely repeat Single-A, and this will be a test of how much work he put in during the offseason. Tavarez spent all last season as a 19-year-old, and is still that young guy with eye-popping bat speed and solid athleticism that the Braves gave seven figures to three years ago. Still, he needs to make huge leaps in his development in a short period of time, and developing a player from a 40 percent strikeout rate in Single-A to a big leaguer is a monumental ask.

Tavarez’s glove and overwhelming talent still make him a prospect to watch, but his current pace is disappointing and could have him looking for another organization to play with in short order. The Braves made a substantial effort to clean up his long and mechanical swing last season, trying a number of different setups and swing paths with varying degrees of success. Tavarez seems willing to make these changes and put in the effort to be better, and will try to come back in 2024 at least getting his strikeout rate down to where you can hope for something from him down the line.


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