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VIDEO: NFL kicker Harrison Butker leads The Chop at SunTrust Park

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker led “The Chop” at the Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres Saturday at SunTrust Park. In a video posted on Twitter, the former Georgia Tech kicker thanked the Braves for the opportunity.  “Thanks to…

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Braves send Luiz Gohara to Triple-A

After pitching just three times this month, the Braves optioned Luiz Gohara to Triple-A on Sunday. Manager Brian Snitker acknowledged Saturday that the team was considering its avenues with their prized lefty. Gohara’s made one start since joining the club in early May. “He’s not pitching regularly

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Braves quotes after Friday night loss to Padres

The San Diego Padres snapped the Braves’ three-game winning streak Friday night in front of a sold-out SunTrust Park. The visitors went up 7-3 after scoring five runs in the seventh inning and tacked on two more in the ninth to bring up the final 9-3 score. Manager Brian Snitker on if unfortunate

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Brandon McCarthy not thinking of upcoming rotation crunch

Brandon McCarthy might be fighting for his spot in the Braves’ rotation. McCarthy persisted through 5-2/3 innings Friday, allowing two runs in a 9-3 loss to the Padres. But box score notwithstanding, the evening was a struggling, yet gutsy, outing for McCarthy “I thought I could’ve been better

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VIDEO: Braves’ Ender Inciarte hits solo homer in win over Padres

During the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte hit his first home run since May 15. Inciarte put the Braves up 2-0 over the Padres with the blast to right field. The Braves went on to win Thursday’s game 8-5.

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Sanchez has been godsend for Braves, but future is unclear

When the Braves scooped Anibal Sanchez off the unemployment line in mid-March, they were blunt about their intentions. “We brought him in to get a look, see where he’s at,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s a depth piece. I mean, who knows? He might make our club. We’ll evaluate. He’s

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Ronald Acuna not yet cleared for rehab assignment

Ronald Acuna doesn’t know how to go less than 100 percent. It’s partly how he injured himself running through first base in Boston. It’s now part of the reason he’s yet to begin a rehab stint. The Braves’ prized 20-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 27 as

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Former Georgia Tech baseball player catches alleged mail thieves

Former Georgia Tech and Major League Baseball pitcher Kevin Brown caught two alleged mail thieves taking his mail on Wednesday, according to Bibb County sheriff’s deputies.  According to The Telegraph reporter Laura Corley, Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited to catch the thieves in action

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Braves’ draft marks first step in replenishing post-penalized farm system

The Braves’ minor-league system has vaulted them into contention earlier than expected.  Whether it can keep them there remains to be seen, and part of that will be predicated on the 2018 draft’s hit rate. General manager Alex Anthopoulos knew he’d inherite unprecedented limitations when

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Gregorius homers twice, Harper hit twice, Yanks top Nats 3-0

NEW YORK —  Didi Gregorius was pleased after ending a long power outage with a pair of home runs. Bryce Harper felt relieved after escaping serious injury when twice hit by a pitch. CC Sabathia was just surprised, not realizing why the crowd gave him a…

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5 things to know about Braves’ six-game homestand

The Braves returned home Monday after leaving California with a 2-4 road trip. They face two lowly opponents, the struggling Mets for two and the last-place Padres for four this week; though the Padres have played better of late and just took two of three from the Braves on the west coast. Here’s

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Falcons’ Matt Ryan lands 29th on 2018 NFL 100

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was voted the 29th best player in the NFL by his peers, the NFL Network announced Monday night. In his first season working with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, Ryan slipped from last year’s No. 10 ranking which he earned during his MVP season.  In his

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Braves’ Culberson is making most of recent opportunity

The chance to play for his hometown team really was a dream come true for Charlie Culberson. As great as it was to be with his wife, Sarah, and their three young children in suburban Atlanta, able to take a short drive to the ballpark for games, to pla…

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Five things about Braves’ West Coast trip

LOS ANGELES —  Five things to know about the Braves after their 7-2 loss Sunday at Dodger Stadium, which completed a 2-4 trip through San Diego and Los Angeles. 1. After losing two of three games in each series on the trip against the Dodgers and Padre…

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Teheran plans to start Friday, hopes rest will restore velocity

LOS ANGELES —  Julio Teheran resumed throwing and said the plan is for the Braves veteran to start Friday against the Padres on the first day he’s eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list.  Perhaps more significantly, he acknowledged Sunday that he’s dealt with general arm soreness at times

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Slumping Albies will be fine, Freeman says

Every player goes through slumps, they’re just more noticeable when the player in question, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, goes from career-best surge into a rough patch with little or no middle ground between the two periods. Albies, 21, began the season as the youngest player in the majors

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