ATLANTA - Buddy Carlyle was hardly concerned after giving up a first-inning homer to Freddy Sanchez.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday night, giving the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
ATLANTA - In the 1940s, Larry Munson used sound effects and a telegraph to broadcast University of Wyoming's road baseball games from a Cheyenne radio station.
Dedication and hard work have paid off for Mahagony Lanier and Sarah Herndon, a pair of local track and field athletes who've qualified for the 2007 AAU Junior Olympics later this month.
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones and Brian McCann hit back-to-back homers to start a six-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Friday night.
Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.
With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.
SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.
Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves already have made 2007 a year of milestones.
GHENT, Belgium - Gert Steegmans won the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday with an inspirational victory in his home country, avoiding a late crash that slowed many riders and left them with scrapes and bruises.
SAN FRANCISCO - With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day.
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WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.
SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.
Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.
Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other football followers than just the Cowboys and their frustrated fans.
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - A man charged with killing an Auburn University football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market.
EUGENE, Ore. - In the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Oregon sent customized football jerseys to some of its famous fans, including guitarist Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and retired boxer Lennox Lewis.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.
NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.
A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.