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Atlanta Hawks agree to buyout with Danny Ferry

Embattled general manager said he takes full responsibility for comments that led to his departure

The Atlanta Hawks announced the two parties parted ways after they agreed to a buyout of the six-year, $18 million deal that Danny Ferry signed as President and General Manager in 2012.

FBI, Justice Department investigating Cardinals' hack into Astros' database

The FBI and Justice Department are in the midst of an investigation of St. Louis Cardinals team officials for what Major League Baseball termed as an illegal breach of the Houston Astros' baseball operations database

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Mets stay positive and complete comeback over Braves

New York comes back to beat Atlanta 10-8

The Braves jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 8-3 against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee, but New York stormed back against Atlanta’s starter, right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, as well as right-hander Brandon Cunniff and left-hander Luis Avilan.

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Busch takes rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400

Kurt Busch was declared the race winner for the second time in 2015.

The Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday was interrupted by red-flag-inducing rain four different times and then shortened by 62 laps. When the race was deemed official by NASCAR, Kurt Busch was declared the race winner for the second time in 2015.

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Stan Wawrinka tops Novak Djokovic to win French Open

Wawrinka adds second major to his 2014 Australian Open title

Stan Wawrinka used his superb one-handed backhand to devastating effect, hitting flat groundstrokes that wore down the eight-times grand slam champion Novac Djokovic, who was looking to complete a career grand slam in Paris.

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Pittsburgh Pirates blank Atlanta Braves

Gerrit Cole wins NL-leading ninth victory

Gerrit Cole allowed six hits, walked three and hit two batters, but the Braves were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position against him.

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Martin Truex breaks drought with win at Pocono

Truex garners third career victory

Kevin Harvick finished second and Jimmie Johnson was third, despite suffering a flat tire while running third on lap 87.

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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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