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Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Guard 'Ant Man' Edwards heads Georgia's signing class

Apr. 17, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Highly recruited 6-foot-4 guard Anthony "Ant Man" Edwards has signed with Georgia, giving the Bulldogs a headliner of its top recruiting class in at least 25 years. Edwards, from Atlanta's Holy Spirit Prep School, was a McDonald's All-American rated as one of the nation's top prospects....

Braves closer Vizcaino out for season after shoulder surgery

Apr. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery. Vizcaino had the procedure Wednesday in New York. He pitched in four games this season, getting one save and allowing one run in four...

Walker homers leading off 9th, D-Backs beat Braves 9-6

Apr. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried turned in another strong start for the Braves. Then he turned it over to the bullpen — and it all fell apart for Atlanta. Christian Walker homered leading off the ninth and Arizona scored seven runs in the final three innings against the shaky Braves relievers, giving the...

Braves call up RHP Carle to replace injured LHP Venters

Apr. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have recalled right-hander Shane Carle from Triple-A Gwinnett after placing reliever Jonny Venters on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. Carle began the season in Atlanta but was sent down April 5 after allowing five earned runs in 3 2-3 innings over three...

Stone Mountain Park management suffers ransomware attack

Apr. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Managers of Georgia's Stone Mountain Park say they've suffered a ransomware attack. News outlets report that the Stone Mountain Memorial Association's computers were targeted by cyberattackers demanding ransom. Spokesman John Bankhead says the public wasn't affected and no...

Georgia officer arrested after police standoff

Apr. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer is jailed following a standoff with SWAT team members who responded to a call about a residential burglary. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 49-year-old Robert Gray was arrested Sunday after five hours of negotiations with police in Newnan. Gray is police...

Woman falls to death out window; Man jailed on murder charge

Apr. 15, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 63-year-old woman has fallen to her death from a second-story apartment window in a domestic dispute in the Atlanta area. DeKalb County police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman fell out of the window when the dispute became violent. Police spokesman Sgt....

Police: 3 boys shot in fight at teen event near Atlanta

Apr. 15, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Police say three boys were shot and wounded when a fight escalated at a teen event in an Atlanta suburb. Clayton County police tell news outlets that the three teenagers were taken to hospitals. Police spokesman Officer David Portis says two boys were shot in the leg and the other was...

Canopy falls off roof of Atlanta building, injures 2 people

Apr. 15, 2019 4:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Atlanta say two people were injured when a canopy fell off the roof of Ponce City Market. News outlets report police say the two people have been hospitalized and are in stable condition. City police say the large white canopy also wrecked several electrical wires when it fell...