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Stan Awtrey

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Atlanta Hawks rest starters, lose to Charlotte Bobcats

Atlanta opts to sit three starters with playoff seed wrapped up

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Braves sweep Nationals with 10-2 victory

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered early to spark Atlanta to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Bulls complete season sweep of Hawks

Guard D.J. Augustin came off the bench to produce his second 20-point effort in three games to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Spurs sting injury-riddled Hawks

San Antonio used the inside-out punch of center Tim Duncan and guard Patty Mills to prey on the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks and take a 105-79 win on Friday.

Atlanta’s bench spurs Hawks past Pistons

Hawks 93, Pistons 85

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Gattis returns, responds for Braves

Braves 3, Mets 1

Medlen gives Braves sweep of Indians

Braves sweep the Indians 3-1

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Wood shines in shutout of Indians

Rookie Alex Wood continued to make his case for staying in the starting rotation with 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the Atlanta Braves’ 2-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

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Upton hits walk-off homer to beat Nats

Justin Upton hit a solo homer with one out in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

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Medlen wins fourth straight start

Braves 3, Phillies 1

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Braves hammer Rockies again

Rookie Julio Teheran matched his career best with 11 strikeouts and added two hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 11-2

Johnson’s hit sparks Braves to win over Marlins

Chris Johnson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the sixth inning sparked a four-run rally and paved the way for the Atlanta Braves to beat the Miami Marlins 11-3 on Monday.

Teheran, Braves blank Diamondbacks 3-0

Rookie Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd on Chipper Jones Night at Turner Field.

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Jones' iconic No. 10 jersey retired by Braves

The "Crazy Train" rolled into Turner Field one last time on Friday. The famed refrain that accompanied him to the plate throughout his career with the Atlanta Braves blared through the speakers one more time.

Pair of Wright homers, Mets bullpen help take down Braves 4-3

ATLANTA -- David Wright hit two solo home runs and five relievers combined for 5 scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Thursday night.. Wright hit his 10th and 11th home runs, making him the first player in team history to have double-digit

Bumgarner, Giants shutout Braves 6-0

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner pitched seven shutout innings Friday as San Francisco blanked Atlanta 6-0.

Ousted Jackets built golf foundation

MILTON -- The season ended for the Georgia Tech golf team on Sunday.. But even though the Yellow Jackets were eliminated in the semifinals of the NCAA Men's Championships, they established a good foundation for next year.. Tech was eliminated by Alabama 3-0-2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course

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Span triples twice as Braves drop series opener

ATLANTA -- Center fielder Denard Span had two triples and scored two runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night at Turner Field.. Spann led off the first and sixth innings with triples, matching a club record, and scored on two

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Freeman drives in winner for Braves in 10th against Twins

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman's two-out single in the 10th inning scored Jason Heyward with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Tuesday.. Heyward doubled to the opposite field against lefty Brian Duensing (0-1), who intentionally walked Justin Upton to set up a force play

Braves homer past Dodgers

ATLANTA -- Pinch hitter Evan Gattis drilled a long two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Turner Field.. The rookie worked the count to 2-and-2 against reliever Kenley

Braves, Mets juggle rotations for finale

Not only did heavy rains force the postponement of Saturday's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, it also altered the pitching matchups for the final game of the series between the two NL East opponents.

Nationals' Haren solid in 3-1 win over Braves

ATLANTA -- Dan Haren scattered four hits over eight innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday, salvaging a split in the four-game series at Turner Field.. Haren retired the first eight batters he faced and didn't allow his first hit until two outs in

QBs show off during Tech spring game

ATLANTA -- The quarterback question took center stage at Georgia Tech's annual spring football game on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.. Vad Lee gave no reason to believe he shouldn't remain the No. 1 quarterback going into the summer. However, backup Justin Thomas showed that he's got enough talent

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Minor masters Cubs as Braves win 4-1

ATLANTA -- Left-hander Mike Minor continued his mastery of Chicago, allowing five hits and one run in 7 innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the Cubs on Friday at Turner Field.. Minor (1-0) improved his career record against the Cubs to 5-0. He struck

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Clemson pulls away to beat Tech 47-31

CLEMSON, S.C. -- True, the Georgia Tech defense didn't exactly distinguish itself again on Saturday. But it would be improper to lay the entire 47-31 loss to Clemson at the feet of the defense. The Tech offense and special teams deserve equal culpability.. Twice the Tech defense came away with

TECH NOTES: Norcross grad Autry makes first start vs. Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Anthony Autry, a true freshman from Nocross, got his first start of the season and it didn't take him long to get into the flow.. On its second possession, Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington threw a strike to Autry on the right sideline and he turned it

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Rookie wins PGA in playoff

Rookie Keegan Bradley wins the PGA Championship in his first appearance in a major.

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GAC keeps accelerating

NORCROSS -- Their second-round playoff game turned out to be a rout, but Greater Atlanta Christian coach Thom Jacquet believes his team still accomplished something in the 8-0 victory over Coosa on Wednesday.

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Broncos get quick start, oust Titans

It didn't take the Brookwood boys long to declare their intentions Wednesday night. The Broncos got a goal in the first minute of play to set the tone against Northview and went on to post a physical 3-1 victory.

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Panthers ousted on penalty kicks

For the second straight season, it was Northview that played the villain for the Parkview girls. This time it was especially painful, as the Titans came to the Big Orange Jungle and prevailed 1-0 on penalty kicks in the first round of the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs.

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Highlands course ready for PGA

The CEO of the PGA of America has no question that the Atlanta Athletic Club is ready for a successful stint as host for the 93rd PGA Championship in less than six months.

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GAC sinks Jordan with 3-pointers

NORCROSS — When the Greater Atlanta Christian boys basketball team opened the game with a pair of 3-point baskets, one of the Jordan coaches confidently told the team, “They’re not going to do that all night.”

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Wesleyan dominates Bremen in second half

NORCROSS — The standards are pretty high for the Wesleyan girls basketball team. That’s why they got chewed on a little at halftime, even though they were winning their Class A second-round playoff game by an insurmountable 24 points.

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No easy win for Peachtree Ridge boys

SUWANEE — Marietta, which entered the state playoffs with an 11-17 record, seemed like an ideal first-round cupcake for No. 5-ranked Peachtree Ridge. And that feeling was reinforced when the Lions scored the first 13 points of the game.

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No. 1 Wesleyan rolls in opener

NORCROSS — There was bad news and worse news for the Warren County girls basketball team on Friday. The bad news? The team bus got lost on the way to Wesleyan for their first-round Class A playoff game. The worse news? The driver eventually found the school.

Late TD snag secures Panthers' win

ATLANTA — When the football left the right arm of Drew Little, it was like time almost stood still for Georgia State coach Bill Curry. The ball seemed to slowly travel toward tight end Arthur Williams, glance off the hands of a defender in the end zone and pop into the air. With defenders surrounding him, the guy they call “Bully” was somehow able to wrap his meaty hands around the ball.

Vance kicks another game-winner for Panthers

ATLANTA — Georgia State’s first-year football program took another step in the maturation process on Saturday.

QB Little big for Panthers

ATLANTA -- Drew Little continues to leave little doubt that he's earned the starting quarterback job at Georgia State.The redshirt freshman from McDonough had his fourth straight impressive start on Saturday in leading the Panthers to a 55-21 win over Savannah State at the Georgia Dome. Little was again efficient while directing the Georgia State offense and completed 16 of 25 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns.

Matteson hoping for winning week

KOHLER, Wisc. -- This has been a summer of surprises at the major golf championships. Three months ago Graeme McDowell was just another good young player; today he's the U.S. Open champion. Louis Oosthuizen wasn't mentioned as the next great hope for South African golf; today observers marvel about the beauty of his swing after he ran away with the British Open.

Lassiter takes down No. 1 Parkview

Lassiter's two starting pitchers overwhelmed the Parkview bats on Tuesday, limiting the No. 1-ranked Panthers to only one run and 10 hits in a two-game sweep at Hugh Buchanan Field.

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Spence has record night in Parkview victory

Parkview senior Kim Spence set the school's career scoring record with two goals on Wednesday night to lead the Panthers to a 4-0 win over East Paulding in the first round of the Class AAAAA girls soccer playoffs.

Broncos go down to wire, win in PKs

Brookwood nearly gave one away on Tuesday night, missing numerous scoring opportunities in regulation and surviving for a 2-1 victory on penalty kicks against pesky Marietta in the first round of the Class AAAAA boys soccer playoffs at Brookwood Community Stadium.

PREP ROUNDUP: Bears earn first win in baseball

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View earned its first varsity baseball victory on Saturday, beating Berkmar 11-1 in five innings.

Mustangs awaken in time

The Meadowcreek boys nearly got a rude awakening Friday in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. The Mustangs played less-than-inspired basketball for three quarters, but woke up in time to survive a scare from Etowah with a 55-50 overtime victory at Meadowcreek.

Buford girls secure state berth

NORCROSS -- The Buford girls faced an awkward situation in their Region 6-AA opener against Avondale on Friday at Greater Atlanta Christian. The Wolves were overwhelming favorites, but could afford to neither let up against the gritty Blue Devils nor simply run up the score against an outmanned opponent.

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Newnan 9, Grayson 7

There's one reason the Grayson football team won't get a chance to play for the state championship this year. The Rams couldn't find a way to deal with two-way Newnan standout Alec Ogletree.

Grayson 21, Roswell 14

Grayson converted a fumbled kickoff into a touchdown, scored on a long punt return and kicked a field goal Friday, enabling it to turn back determined Roswell 24-14 at Grayson Community Stadium.

Loganville 57, Winder-Barrow 18

It took Loganville only two plays to prove it was serious about making the state playoffs. That's how long Red Devils needed to score their first touchdown. Storm Johnson ran for a 68-yard TD, the first of his three, to set the pace for a 57-18 win over Winder-Barrow at Red Devil Stadium.

Dacula 40, Berkmar 0

DACULA - While the misty, muddy setting was forgettable, Dacula's defensive performance in what is likely to be its final home game of the season was quite memorable. The Falcons won their fourth consecutive game, whipping Berkmar 40-0 before a spirited Senior Night crowd at Barron Field, to clinch third place in Region 8-AAAAA.

Norcross 29, Duluth 7

NORCROSS - A three-touchdown performance by Delino DeShields and a stellar effort by the Norcross defense sparked a 29-7 victory over Duluth, keeping the Blue Devils' faint playoff hopes alive and extending their dominance in Gwinnett County's oldest rivalry.