Blockbuster comes on eve of Atlanta's season opener
In a blockbuster trade on the eve of Opening Day, the revamped San Diego Padres acquired closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Atlanta received outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin and two minor-leaguers, right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck.
Woods made the announcement Friday that he will play next week
Tiger Woods has been on hiatus since February, but feels he is ready for the Masters.
Top three starters are Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and Shelby Miller
Veterans Wandy Rodriguez and Eric Stults are competing for starting spots along with youngsters Mike Foltynewicz, Manny Banuelos and Cody Martin.
Nick Markakis and Melvin Upton, Jr. could miss first part of season
Melvin Upton, Jr. began feeling discomfort a few days into camp, but was shocked to end up in a cast after doctors discovered inflammation in a bone behind the ball of his left foot.
The Raptors have won four of the last five meetings
Lou Williams knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to 26 points off the bench as visiting Toronto downed Atlanta for the third time this season.
Several positions are up for grabs, including pitching
The Atlanta Braves’ future looks brighter than a few months ago, but there are low expectations from industry insiders for this year’s team.
Hawks 105, Wizards 96
After its win streak was snapped at 19 Monday, the Atlanta Hawks resume the magic with a win over the Washington Wizards.
Hawks make it franchise-best 18th straight victory
Al Horford added 17 points and eight boards while Kyle Korver scored 16 for the Hawks, who used a 36-25 advantage in the fourth to erase a deficit.
Outfielder likely to be part of left-field platoon
Jonny Gomes has a .244 career batting average and .335 OBP with 155 homers and 500 RBIs in 1,108 games over parts of 12 seasons with five teams.
Johnson was one of original “Baby Braves” in 2005
Kelly Johnson hit .215 with a .296 OBP and seven homers in 297 plate appearances last season with the Yankees, Red Sox and Orioles and played four positions — three in the infield and left field.
Braves have acquired several top prospects in trading frenzy
Five of the reshuffled top 10 players by Baseball America were acquired in recent trades.
Hawks win 11th straight game
The Atlanta Hawks, who lost to the Raptors twice early in the season, recorded their 10th straight road win, extending a team record.
Bowles considered to be leading candidate
Todd Bowles has been on the Falcons’ radar from the outset of the coaching search, but couldn’t interview until the Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs.
Sanchez rated the Angels’ No. 3 prospect by Baseball America
The Braves believe Ricardo Sanchez has top-of-the-starting-rotation potential, though his major league arrival could be several years away.
The Hawks go on the market in a few days and there’s already interest in the franchise
The Atlanta Hawks will officially be on the market in a matter of days, with a 100 percent stake in the franchise available, and several prospective buyers have already expressed an interest.
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- Terrell Academy’s Conor Walsh signs with Berry
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- Zocko Littleton competing in national free throw shooting contest
- Sherwood's Greg Elder signs with Truett-McConnell
- Deerfield-Windsor track & field teams in firm control
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- Malik Spratling sends Lee County past Lowndes
Outdoors in Southwest Georgia
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- Darton golfers run away with region championship
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- Georgia rebuilding at wide receiver
- Michigan State ousts Louisville in overtime
- Kentucky survives upset-minded Notre Dame
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- Georgia's late rally not enough to top Michigan State
- Albany State interim football coach Dan Land liked what he saw from Rams
- Georgia Southwestern baseball honors Evan Bozof