ATLANTA - Brian McCann delivered the slump-busting big hits the Atlanta Braves desperately needed.
Brooks Brown's 22nd birthday is shaping up quite nicely. The former Portal High School star pitcher will play in tonight's California League All-Star game, the culmination of a stellar first half of the season for the Visalia (Calif.) Oaks. Brown emerged as the ace for the Arizona Diamondback's Advanced Class A team, going 6-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 80 innings. The Diamondbacks took notice, promoting the right hander ...
OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.
ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers. Making his first start of the season after a blood clot was removed from his pitching shoulder, Rogers allowed only two hits in six innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the punchless Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night. The Braves were shut out for the third game in a row, their scoreless streak stretching to 28 innings. It was the first time since ...
ATLANTA - This sounds familiar. The Atlanta Braves have hobbled through the month of June, struggling to cope with injuries to several key players, a patched-together rotation and a horrendous slump by one of the team's top sluggers. But there's one big change from a year ago. This time around, the June swoon hasn't knocked the Braves out of the NL East race. In fact, they're actually closer to first than they ...
ATLANTA - Julian Tavarez pitched seven scoreless innings, switching to cruise control after the Boston Red Sox homered three times in the first two innings on the way to routing the Atlanta Braves 11-0 on Wednesday night.
For Josh Thompson, the last four years have certainly been memorable ones. Now, the senior noseguard is ready to enter his final season with the Auburn football team and hopes 2007 won't be any different.
ATLANTA - The Braves swapped left-handed relievers with Detroit on Wednesday, sending former Screven County pitcher Macay McBride to the Tigers for Wilfredo Ledezma.
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Beckett's slump lasted all of one game. Bouncing back from his first loss, Beckett pitched six scoreless innings and even contributed a run-scoring double in his 10th win, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Tuesday night. The weather was the only thing that got the best of Beckett (10-1). The right-hander didn't return after a 48-minute rain delay, letting three relievers finish up a five-hitter. Beckett joined ...
ATLANTA - Curt Schilling was missing his overpowering stuff. Brian McCann and the Braves sure took advantage of it.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team has a pretty basic goal - developing world-class citizens and world-class athletes. First-year coach Bill Sprague plans on fulfilling that mission by teaching and developing life skills through the Sharks, a local year-round team for swimmers ages six and up.
CLEVELAND - Fausto Carmona's sharp sinker gave the Cleveland Indians a needed lift.
OAKMONT, Pa. - Aaron Baddeley teetered on the edge of a collapse, staring at bogeys on the golf course and Tiger Woods' name high on the leaderboard.
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones was only 19 and still had Class A dirt in his cleats when he made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1996.
CLEVELAND - Edgar Renteria couldn't be contained, a day after barely getting the ball out of the infield.
There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Of all the memories from Tiger Woods' roots in Southern California, it's easy to overlook the time he made an appearance in the Tournament of Roses parade. OK, so he wasn't the grand marshal. And he had just turned 18. Woods, coming off his first U.S. Amateur title, rode on ...
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night. The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984. Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win - and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan on Saturday ...
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. <p ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson this week pounced on a politely phrased suggestion that the state rivalry with Georgia has been a little lopsided in recent years.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
It's rivalry week for several Southeastern Conference teams and many are playing for more than just bragging rights.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.