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Hechavarría, Acuña hit 2-run HRs as Braves blank Marlins 5-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran and Ronald Acuña Jr. have flourished against the Miami Marlins this season. That success has led to continued dominance for the Braves in the NL East rivalry. Acuña and Adeiny Hechavarría each hit a two-run homer, Teheran struck out a season-high nine and the...

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...

'Stranger Things' fans bring cameras, wallets to Georgia

Aug. 21, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) — Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand. They sought out the exact spot where "Stranger Things"...

Freeman's 2 homers, 4 RBIs carry Braves past Marlins 5-1

Aug. 20, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman took an unintended break this past weekend. He was back at work Tuesday night. The Atlanta slugger homered twice and drove in four runs, leading the Braves past the Miami Marlins 5-1 in another testy game between the NL East rivals. After going 0-for-12 with five strikeouts...

DeShields scores 17 as Sky beat Dream 87-83

Aug. 20, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83 on Tuesday night. Courtney Vandersloot went 1 of 2 from the line with 17.9 seconds left to give Chicago an 85-83 lead. Tiffany Hayes had a contested layup roll off at...

Hamilton on joining Braves: 'It's like Christmas again'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Hamilton feels like Christmas came early. After being let go by one of baseball's worst teams, Hamilton joined the first-place Atlanta Braves on Tuesday to help with their push for the playoffs. "It's a great feeling," Hamilton said in the clubhouse at SunTrust Park before the opener...

Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money. Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup might one day be as much about prestige. Tiger Woods (twice), Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk won the first four FedEx...

Najee Harris finally gets to be Alabama's primary runner

Aug. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Najee Harris has been a presence in Alabama's backfield since he arrived as one of the nation's top recruits. He just hasn't been the leading man. Harris had to wait his turn behind Damien Harris and eventual first-round NFL draft pick Josh Jacobs the past two seasons before...

Police: Fleeing man plunges to death leaping hotel balconies

Aug. 20, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man flashed a housekeeper at an Atlanta hotel and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies. Atlanta police Investigator James White tells reporters that the man died at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel early Monday. White says the housekeeper reported the man...

Braves claims speedy OF Billy Hamilton off waivers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have claimed outfielder Billy Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals to bolster their injury-plagued roster. The 28-year-old Hamilton is a five-time Gold Glove finalist and switch-hitter who gives Atlanta some defensive options and speed off the bench. He played in 93...