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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, right, and bench coach Walt Weiss watch from a golf cart as the pitchers and catchers get loose during spring training baseball camp Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he's healthy, feels good

Feb. 13, 2020 3:18 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him. “You want to talk to me?” the new Atlanta Braves pitcher asked. Yes. Former Cy Young winners have a way of drawing interest. Hernandez’s presence is one of the early sub plots...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego.  The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Braves' Hamels to miss start of season with sore shoulder

Feb. 12, 2020 6:07 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels won't be ready for the start of the season after hurting his pitching shoulder during an offseason workout. General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Hamels will be shut down for at least three weeks. Anthopoulos said Wednesday the 36-year-old...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego.  The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Hamels eager to fill leadership void on young Braves staff

Feb. 11, 2020 2:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Hamels, who signed an $18 million, one-year deal ...

An employee from Atlanta Peach Movers, loads baseball equipment, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Atlanta, as the Atlanta Braves prepare to depart for spring training. Braves pitchers and catchers will report to the team's new spring training home in North Port, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 12. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves looking to settle new OF mix, third-base competition

Feb. 7, 2020 12:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he isn't motivated by another try for a rare 40-40 season. The bigger goal is to give the Braves their first postseason series win in almost 20 years. The 22-year-old Acuña hit 41 home runs and stole 37 bases last season. He sat out the last week of the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Evgeni Malkin during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Evgeni Malkin scores 400th goal, Penguins beat Flames 4-1

Dec. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored his 400th goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. The Russian joined Mario Lemieux (690), Sidney Crosby (451) and Jaromir Jagr (439) as the only players in franchise history to reach 400 goals. "Every goal is...