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Georgia celebrates title at stadium, Smart plans repeat

Jan. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship. “It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said....

Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons

Jan. 13, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons. “I have contemplated this day for for a while but the time has finally come for me to hang up the spikes,” he wrote Thursday on Instagram. “I have spent many waking hours and sleepless nights trying to find a...

Column: Another socially distanced Newby Awards for 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 03:00 AM EST

We had hoped the Newby Awards could return to a bit of normalcy this year. Ohhh, how we'd love to stroll down the imaginary red carpet, pretend to dole out some statuettes, and make-believe we're attending a train wreck of an after-party at Kanye West's new house before he tears it...

Lockout hurts Braves' chance to cash in on championship

Dec. 30, 2021 12:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — World Series champions for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves were all set to cash in. With young stars like Ronald Acuña Jr., to go along with a swanky ballpark and surrounding entertainment district, they had everything in place. Then a...

Ode to Sports: A year when games and fans came off the bench

Dec. 23, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Essentially better, wouldn’t you say? Fans back in the stands and games back in play. Clearly more settled but far from routine: Some shots from the arc, some for the vaccine. A year on the rebound crisscrossing sports. A...

Former White Sox, Orioles GM Roland Hemond dies at age 92

Dec. 13, 2021 18:50 PM EST

Roland Hemond, whose 70-year career in baseball included three Executive of the Year awards as general manager of the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, died Sunday night. He was 92. The Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom he spent 19 seasons, announced Hemond's death Monday. ...

Full share on World Series champion Braves worth $397,391

Dec. 10, 2021 14:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share on the World Series champion Atlanta Braves totaled $397,391 from a record player pool of $90.47 million. The Braves split $32.57 million into 66 full shares, 14.25 partial shares and 38 cash awards, the commissioner’s office said Friday....

Braves tender contract to OF Duvall, re-sign Arcia, Heredia

Dec. 01, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night deadline was among a flurry of moves for the...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Brewers sign Tellez plus 2 catchers, non-tender Vogelbach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have signed first baseman Rowdy Tellez and catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan to one-year contracts while non-tendering first baseman Daniel Vogelbach. Vogelbach, an All-Star in 2019 while playing for Seattle, hit .219 with...