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Kershaw, Dodgers shut out Braves

Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw whiffs 10 Atlanta hitters in 8-0 shellacking at Los Angeles Tuesday night.

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Cavs eliminate Hawks from Conference finals

Cleveland closes the series against Atlanta out 4-0 after a 118-88 win Tuesday night

The Cavs swept the Hawks out of the Eastern Conference finals to put James into the Finals for the fifth consecutive season.

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Albany arena football deal inches closer

City Commission could approve contract by next Tuesday

City officials are working out details of a contract that would bring an X-League arena football team to Albany in 2016.

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Phillies capitalize on Braves’ mistakes in win

Atlanta fell to Philly 5-4

Sunday the Phillies used a little small ball in the middle innings and capitalized on the opposing team’s fielding mistake, winning 5-4 against the Atlanta Braves.

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Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton Jr.

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.

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Tiger Woods will compete in the Masters

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.

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Mike Minor's injury leaves Atlanta Braves with two rotation openings

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.

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Atlanta Braves outfield positions suddenly up for grabs

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.

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Atlanta Hawks get routed by Toronto Raptors at home

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.

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Position battles at Atlanta Braves’ spring training

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.

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Atlanta Hawks rebound with win over Wizards

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.

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Atlanta Hawks use big fourth quarter to top Portland

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.

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Atlanta Braves sign veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes

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.

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Atlanta Braves sign Kelly Johnson to minor league deal

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.

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