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Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Jul. 19, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez may have found a new pinch-hitter in his team's latest win. Stephen Strasburg showed he can shine in the batter's box as well as on the mound. Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five...

Police: Man on electric scooter hit, killed by Atlanta bus

Jul. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a transit bus in Atlanta has hit and killed a man who was riding an electric scooter home from an Atlanta United soccer game. Atlanta police tell news outlets that 37-year-old William Alexander was hit by a CobbLink bus late Wednesday and died before he could be pulled out from...

Braves recall Wright, bring Inciarte off injured list

Jul. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Kyle Wright from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals. The Braves also reinstated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 10-day injured list. Inciarte has been out since May 15 with a lumbar strain. He is...

Martínez scores 2 goals, Atlanta blanks Houston 5-0

Jul. 17, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored two goals to reach 15 for the season and Atlanta United beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 5-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (10-8-3) snapped a three-game winless run. Houston (8-9-3) has just one win on the road this season. Atlanta scored two minutes apart to take a...

Atlanta United acquires midfielder Adams from Chicago Fire

Jul. 17, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has acquired midfielder Mo Adams from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $100,000 in general allocation money. The 22-year-old Adams was the No. 10 pick in the 2018 SuperDraft. He made 10 starts and 15 appearances as a rookie and has five starts and 10 appearances this season....

Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury

Jul. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United fullback Brek Shea has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee. Shea, who has started 10 of his 19 games this season, suffered serious injuries to the knee early in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Seattle. Shea's anterior cruciate ligament was torn. He also suffered meniscus...

Elder returns to Georgia Tech in player personnel position

Jul. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — B.J. Elder, a leader of Georgia Tech's 2004 Final Four team, is returning to the program as associate director of player personnel. The 38-year-old Elder's return, announced by coach Josh Pastner on Tuesday, follows three seasons as an assistant coach at Clarkston High School near Atlanta....

Hotel closes to investigate possible Legionnaire's outbreak

Jul. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hotel relocated guests after reports of possible Legionnaire's disease cases connected to the hotel. News outlets report the Sheraton Hotel is voluntarily closing until further notice while the health outbreak is investigated. Legionnaire's disease is a type of pneumonia caused by...

Atlanta FedEx driver transports shooting victims to hospital

Jul. 16, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A FedEx truck driver in Atlanta is being credited for transporting three shooting victims to a hospital. News outlets report four people were shot Monday. Before police arrived, three of the victims flagged down a FedEx driver who took them to Grady Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...