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LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers

LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: CLOSER NEEDED The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to sign free agent…More

Walker homers leading off 9th, D-Backs beat Braves 9-6

Walker homers leading off 9th, D-Backs beat Braves 9-6

by Paul Newberry ATLANTA  — Max Fried turned in another strong start for the Braves. Then he turned it over to the bullpen — and it all fell apart for Atlanta. Christian Walker homered leading off the ninth and Arizona scored seven runs in the final three innings against the shaky Braves relievers, giving the…More

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with his freakish, once-in-a-generation athleticism, his…More

Newcomb sent down, Vizcaino injured again for Braves

Newcomb sent down, Vizcaino injured again for Braves

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ pitching staff has taken a couple of hits with starter Sean Newcomb sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett and closer Arodys Vizcaino put on the injured list. Newcomb, a fixture in the rotation since June 2017, couldn’t hold a 4-0 lead in the Braves’ win Saturday over…More

Tiger looms large, even on star-filled Masters leaderboard

Tiger looms large, even on star-filled Masters leaderboard

By DAVID BRANDT AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The top of the Masters leaderboard is a crowded place after two rounds, with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen in a five-way tie for the lead. Then there’s the man lurking one shot behind: four-time tournament winner Tiger Woods. The 43-year-old Woods,…More

Splash! Rosario, Alonso power Mets to 6-3 win over Braves

Splash! Rosario, Alonso power Mets to 6-3 win over Braves

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso has made a powerful splash during his first two weeks in the majors. The rookie rocketed his latest homer into a terrace fountain far beyond the center field fence, and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Thursday night. Amed Rosario homered and drove…More

Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1

Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1

By MICHAEL KELLY DENVER (AP) — Freddie Freeman thought Max Fried was headed for a big season. Looks like a solid prediction so far. Fried pitched six effective innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. “I told you guys in spring training. I love the…More

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 60th win, 115-107 over Hawks

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 60th win, 115-107 over Hawks

By JIM HOEHN MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is in a perfect position to put the Bucks’ 60-win season in perspective. Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee to a methodical 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, giving the Bucks 60 wins for the first time since…More

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