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New York Mets Robinson Cano watches a two-run single against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Mets' McNeil, Rosario, Canó pulled with injuries vs Braves

Aug. 3, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets pulled infielders Jeff McNeil, Robinson Canó and Amed Rosario from a game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night due to injury. McNeil was scratched just before first pitch after experiencing lower back tightness during his pregame routine in the batting cage. The...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves ace Mike Soroka leaves game with injured right leg

Aug. 3, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night. Soroka was hurt after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who grounded the ball toward first baseman Freddie...

New York Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil bobbles a go-ahead RBI single by Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

McNeil scratched from Mets' lineup with back pain

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Jeff McNeil was a late scratch from the New York Mets' lineup Monday after experiencing lower back tightness while working out in the batting cage before a game against the Atlanta Braves. McNeil was set to make his first start of the year in left field after playing solely in the...

Deal gives Atlanta company control of Anchorage TV news

Aug. 3, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska telecommunications company has completed a deal to sell its Anchorage TV station to a Georgia company that already owns an Anchorage channel and will now control the state’s two leading broadcast news stations. GCI Inc. and Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc....

Charisse Davis poses for a portrait on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Aug. 3, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than being seen as a local...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, center, escorted by RRep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., right, as they arrive at the House Democratic Issues Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 2020 vice presidential search now rests with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as he prepares to pick just the third woman in history for a major U.S. party's national ticket. There's a group of key advisers who have helped shape his options and present him with reams of pros and cons for potential vice presidents. They include Delaware Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Apple executive and longtime Biden adviser Cynthia Hogan. They're aided by lawyers with deep ties to Democratic politics and former President Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Who's who on the committee vetting Biden's possible VPs

Aug. 3, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice presidential searches make for perhaps the most popular of Washington parlor games: Veepstakes. The 2020 version now rests with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. If he defeats President Donald Trump, his pick would become the first woman to hold U.S. national elected office. ...

260 Gwinnett school employees out because of coronavirus

Aug. 3, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — More than 250 employees in Georgia’s largest public school district have reported testing positive for the coronavirus or possibly being exposed to it about a week before the school year is set to begin, according to district officials. Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers...

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley wears a protective face covering between drills during a strength and conditioning NFL football workout Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)

Gurley celebrates 26th birthday as Falcons' new lead back

Aug. 3, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley had good reason to celebrate. Monday was his first day on the Atlanta Falcons' practice fields, and he was upbeat about adjusting to new teammates, new coaches and his new playbook for the start of training camp. Gurley also was happy to be close to his friends from...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes reacts after striking out against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets slugger Céspedes leaves team, opts out of 2020 season

Aug. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season. Hours after Céspedes didn’t report to the ballpark without explanation, the Mets discovered in the late...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Braves beat Mets 4-0 for 5th win in row; Cespedes opts out

Aug. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row, beating the Mets 4-0 Sunday and blanking a New York lineup that found out late that slugger Yoenis Céspedes had opted out of playing any more this season. Wright pitched scoreless...