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Mets hand Braves first loss of the season

Bartolo Colon delivered on the mound and at the plate on Sunday, dealing the Atlanta Braves their first loss of the young season

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Freeman homer boosts Braves to 5-3 win over Mets

The supposedly rebuilding Atlanta Braves are off to an impressive and unexpected start.

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Hawks win franchise record 58th game

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks, who set a team record with 19 straight wins earlier in the season, now also own the franchise mark for victories in a season with their 58th.

Matt Wisler adds another top prospect to G-Braves

The rebuilding Atlanta Braves have had a nearly complete roster makeover. But as hard as it may be to believe, their Class AAA team has even more of a new look for 2015.

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G-BRAVES NOTES: Constanza one of victims of late cutdown

Former International League batting champion Jose Constanza won’t be a member of the Gwinnett Braves for the first time in five years

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Gwinnett Braves, minor league baseball teams to use pace-of-play clocks

In an attempt to cut down on long games, the Gwinnett Braves and other minor-league baseball teams will use pace-of-play clocks this season

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Promoted Durham manager part of International League changes

The Gwinnett Braves’ showdowns with Durham will have a key ingredient missing this season

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Brookwood’s Sims still stands out in restocked Atlanta Braves system

The Atlanta Braves added plenty of young talent via trades in the winter, but homegrown prospect Lucas Sims of Brookwood still ranks high in the farm system’s talent list

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Atlanta Braves retool with 2017 and new ballpark top focus

Atlanta Braves players kept insisting throughout spring training that they weren’t conceding anything this year despite the team’s offseason rebuild toward a new ballpark in 2017.

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Top prospect Peraza adds excitement to Gwinnett Braves

Jose Peraza struggled in his first spring training with the Atlanta Braves, going hitless in his first 13 at-bats before being sent down to minor league camp with a .063 average.

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Greenville takes shootout to spoil Gladiators comeback

DULUTH — Playing three straight days is hardly unusual in the ECHL.

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Markakis looks good in return from surgery

It looks like right fielder Nick Markakis will be ready for opening day after all.

BRAVES NOTES: Stults, Wang both post effective starts

Eric Stults threw five efficient innings against Washington, but the veteran left-hander didn’t have the best pitching line of an Atlanta Braves starter on Saturday.

Veteran lefty Rodriguez earns Braves spot

The Atlanta Braves got lucky with Aaron Harang last season. Will they be again this year with Wandy Rodriguez?

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Providence Christian grad McHugh a key part of Houston Astros rotation

Providence Christian product Collin McHugh came out of nowhere to post one of the top seasons by a rookie pitcher in 2014

Martin making surprise bid for Braves' rotation spot

Cody Martin wasn’t added to Atlanta’s 40-man roster last fall, meaning any team could claim him for just $50,000 in the Rule V draft.

Bethancourt off to fast start at plate

Christian Bethancourt has done nothing this spring to indicate that he isn’t ready to take over the full load behind the plate for the Atlanta Braves.

BRAVES NOTES: Martin gets shot as other starters struggle

Friday the 13th was definitely a frightful day for two top Atlanta prospects bidding for the open spots in the Braves’ starting rotation.

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Tough spring start a reality check for top Braves prospect Peraza

The hype machine about top Braves prospect Jose Peraza has quieted. Not the long-term one, though. Just all the short-term speculation about the 20-year-old being ready to open the season as Atlanta’s second baseman.

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Gwinnett Braves' roster will be revamped like the big-league Braves

Brian Snitker is keeping an eye on his future Gwinnett Braves in Atlanta’s major league spring training

BRAVES NOTES: Freeman off to torrid start in Grapefruit League

First baseman Freddie Freeman continued his fast spring start with a first-inning double Wednesday, but it was one of the few offensive highlights in the Atlanta Braves’ 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Mike Minor will start the season on the DL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Atlanta Braves now have to fill two spots in their starting rotation rather than just one.

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Brookwood grad Lucas Sims part of Braves' spring no-hitter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Lucas Sims’ debut for the Atlanta Braves in a Grapefruit League game was certainly a memorable one.

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Miller can't get out of first inning in Braves' spring debut

Expect for starter Shelby Miller, the retooling Atlanta Braves mainly received prospects back in their winter flurry of trades.

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Teague, Hawks rally to beat Houston

It took a while, but the Atlanta Hawks finally made the Houston Rockets pay for the absence of guard James Harden.

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Shiloh boys fall short against Pebblebrook| PHOTOS

ATLANTA — Shiloh has never had a boys basketball season like this one, but a player or two from the past would have made a big difference Saturday.

Final Four notes: Gwinnett to go without boys state champion

ATLANTA — Gwinnett County won’t have a boys state basketball champion for just the second time in 10 years.

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Norcross girls grow up late to reach Final Four | PHOTOS

NORCROSS – The Norcross girls showed their youth in the first quarter while falling behind by 10 points

Braves' Upton hopes to rebound, start new chapter

B.J. Upton hit a combined .198 with 324 strikeouts in his first two seasons with the Atlanta Braves, doing nothing except getting former general manager Frank Wren fired for the blunder of giving the center fielder a five-year, $75.25 million contract as a free agent.

Wesleyan girls back in Final Four as usual

The Wesleyan girls reached the state championship game in each of the past 11 seasons in an unprecedented run of Georgia high school basketball success.

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Norcross boys roll into AAAAAA Elite Eight with 102-59 rout | PHOTOS

Going by opponents’ records, the Norcross boys had the easiest path to the Elite Eight of any Class AAAAAA team.

Norcross girls basketball gets past Valdosta in state playoffs

Norcross got past Valdosta in the second round of the Class AAAAAA girls basketball state playoffs

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Retooled Braves ready to get start on future

The Atlanta Braves spent a whirlwind offseason trying to make sure that they would be a contender when their new suburban ballpark in Cobb County opens for 2017.

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Norcross boys stretch streak to 17 with win over Berkmar | PHOTOS

Norcross (26-3) won its 17th straight Wednesday night, defeating Berkmar 62-49 in the first round of the state playoffs before a large and loud home crowd at the House of Blue.

Norcross girls upend determined Shiloh in Class AAAAAA opener

The Norcross girls won the Region 7-AAAAAA championship without Ty Gillespie, but they’ll need her to make a long run in the state tournament.

Chris Bolden suspended from Georgia Tech basketball indefinitely

Gwinnett product Chris Bolden has been suspended by the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program

Blue Devils outlast Mountain View girls in double OT

DULUTH – Angie Hembree gave Vash Perry a big hug and the junior guard certainly deserved it.

Unbeaten Lanier girls win Western championship

SUWANEE — Things didn’t start well for the Lanier girls when Kalen Surles was ordered to change out of her orange undershirt at the opening tip because it didn’t match her white jersey.

North boys stage giant comeback for OT win over Mill Creek

DULUTH – Down 20-2 after the first quarter, the North Gwinnett could have quit in the Region 7-AAAA third-place game. They didn’t. Behind by 20 again in the third quarter, a comeback seemed impossible. It wasn’t.

Osborne boys snap two-year Dacula win streak

SUWANEE – The celebration at midcourt by the Osborne boys was a wild one and with good reason.

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Duluth boys top Mill Creek, reach first region final since 1999 | PHOTOS

Duluth’s boys basketball team defeated Mill Creek in the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament finals Friday night

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Mountain View girls basketball holds off Duluth in region semifinals

Mountain View held off Duluth in the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament semifinals Friday night

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Free-throws help send GAC boys to 6-AA championship | PHOTOS

SANDY SPRINGS — The Greater Atlanta Christian boys let a game slip away at Holy Innocents’ during the regular season, but there was no repeat Friday night with a trip to the Region 6-AA championship game at stake.

Mill Creek girls advance to play Norcross in semifinals

The Mill Creek will face Norcross in Friday’s semifinals of the Region 7-AAAAAA Tournament hopefully having learned a valuable lesson.

REGION 7-AAAAAA BOYS: North heads back to state with victory over Collins Hill

The North Gwinnett boys finally have a winning record thanks to their late-season turnaround, but that is hardly what is important now.

REGION 7-AAAAAA GIRLS: Duluth sets school record with fifth straight state trip

Charlie Parker went to the state tournament in each of his five years as a boys assistant at Berkmar. Now he’s going in his first season as a girls coach and keeping a Duluth streak alive in the process.

Norcross boys beat Duluth, run winning streak to 12

DULUTH — The Duluth boys had the momentum of two key victories and were hosting Norcross with the added emotional lift of playing on Senior Night.

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More disappointment for Tech, Bolden in OT loss to N.C. State

Yellow Jackets lose to N.C. State at buzzer in overtime

Jackets fall at buzzer in overtime

Johnson, Norcross defeat Mill Creek in girls basketball

Allison johnson made the most of her final regular-season home game for the Norcross girls basketball team in a win over Mill Creek

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Norcross holds onto top 7-AAAAAA boys basketball spot with win over Mill Creek

Norcross pulled away late for a victory over Mill Creek in Region 7-AAAAAA boys basketball on Friday night