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MLB notebook: Braves have an abundance of starting pitching

As they entered the season, the Atlanta Braves were hoping to just hang on through the first month while they waited for Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd to join a …


Braves honoring Aaron on anniversary of 715th HR

ATLANTA – Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different …


Baseball notebook: Braves, Kimbrel agree to deal

The Atlanta Braves locked up a key piece of their foundation Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. “We are very excited to …


Dodgers rout Braves for 2-1 series lead

Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and Los Angeles routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five …


Upton picks Atlanta

Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. The Braves also get third baseman …


Braves pay for Upton

A person familiar with the deal says free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a five-year contract worth $75.25 million, the largest free-agent contract in franchise …


Braves’ Heyward struggles through brutal season

ATLANTA – When the Atlanta Braves posted the lineup Friday for their game against the New York Mets, Jason Heyward’s name was missing. In his place, a career minor leaguer …


Power drought has teams running more often on basepaths

ATLANTA – Lou Brock caught everyone’s attention when he stopped by Turner Field before a game this week. Hmmm, maybe the Go-Go Braves were looking for yet another guy who …


McCann keys Atlanta’s rally past Mariners 5-4

SEATTLE – Brian McCann tormented Seattle pitching again with a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, part of a four-hit night by the Atlanta catcher, and the Braves rallied …


Braves handle Mariners

SEATTLE – If the Mariners want to win any games this series, they’re going to have to score some runs before the final two innings. The Atlanta Braves’ late-inning bullpen …


In brief: Durant guides way as Oklahoma City shuts down Miami

NHL: Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 12-for-21 shooting, Russell Westbrook added 18 and Oklahoma City frustrated Miami’s offense all night on the way to a 96-85 victory over the …


Braves close to signing Griffey

PEORIA, Ariz. – Top Seattle Mariners executives walked out of team headquarters here Tuesday with empty hands and fading hopes. Roughly 2,000 miles away, in Orlando, Fla., onetime Mariners star …


Braves reach preliminary 4-year deal for Lowe

The Atlanta Braves bounced right back from the disappointment of losing John Smoltz. Determined to rebuild a once-proud pitching staff that fell into disarray, Atlanta reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday …