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Mets place RHP Familia on DL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors

Jun. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse. Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3...

Slain man's brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

Jun. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Chris Parks is ready to stop checking the number of days since his brother was murdered. For more than two decades he's periodically tracked how many days go by before the two men convicted of killing him are executed. On Thursday, when the second is scheduled to die, the days...

'Smokelore' is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

Jun. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. An online search for books about barbecue yields more hits than even the most fanatical barbecue enthusiast is likely to read in one...

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

Jun. 18, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka knows he doesn't have to pitch perfectly when the Atlanta Braves keep scoring runs so often. "Everything's just hard-hit baseball after hard-hit baseball," Soroka said. "It's contagious. It carries out to the mound for all of us." Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie...

Lawyers ask board to spare condemned Georgia man's life

Jun. 17, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man scheduled for execution this week didn't cause the slaying for which he was condemned and should not be put to death, his lawyers argue. Marion Wilson Jr., 42, is set to die Thursday. He and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder in the March 1996 slaying of Donovan...

4 family members plead guilty in Masters golf ticket scheme

Jun. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Four members of a Texas family pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges in what prosecutors called a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain tickets to the Masters golf tournament, which were then resold at a profit. Stephen Michael Freeman of Katy, Texas, appeared before a U.S....

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

Jun. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A mid-June NL East clash between the Phillies and Braves provided clarity for each team. The Braves gained confidence, with manager Brian Snitker concluding "We're putting it all together." The Phillies were left to acknowledge the lack of depth in their rotation. Josh Donaldson homered for...

Rapper T.I. and Atlanta church work to end mass imprisonment

Jun. 16, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Music artist T.I. is lending his voice to a project involving the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s home church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church plans a three-day conference at the historic church in Atlanta to address mass incarcerations. The Rev. Raphael Warnock said in a statement that the...

Phillies recall Cole Irvin, activate Pat Neshek from IL

Jun. 16, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled left-hander Cole Irvin and have activated right-hander Pat Neshek from the injured list. Irvin had been considered a candidate to start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, Irvin and Neshek will be available to pitch behind Vince Velasquez,...

Hernández delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

Jun. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. "There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a cohesive...