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Ted Turner wants namesake ballpark as green space

ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space.

December 10, 2013 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Atlanta Braves cut Johnson, Janish, Martinez

ATLANTA - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Plan approved for new Braves stadium

MARIETTA - The Atlanta Braves are a step closer to moving out of downtown Atlanta, the Major League Baseball team's home for the past 47 years.

November 27, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Maddux, Glavine highlight 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK - Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

November 26, 2013 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


McCann, Yankees near deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.

November 24, 2013 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mayor, Braves talk about team's exit

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed met Wednesday with Atlanta Braves executives to discuss next steps following the team's decision to leave downtown and build a new $672 million stadium in nearby Cobb County, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

November 13, 2013 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Turner to be demolished

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor said Tuesday that the city will demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017.

November 12, 2013 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Turner Field gets chopped

ATLANTA - The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta's mayor said the city wasn't willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding.

November 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Residents near Turner Field upset over Braves' move

ATLANTA - Some residents of the area around Turner Field said they were shocked and surprised to hear of the Atlanta Braves' announcement that they plan to build a new stadium in suburban Cobb County.

November 11, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves face tough choices

ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren and his staff will discuss looming decisions on two free agents, catcher Brian McCann and pitcher Tim Hudson, in organizational meetings which being Tuesday in Orlando.

October 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves try to stay positive

ATLANTA - For most of the season, the Atlanta Braves were overachievers.

October 08, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Ballgame: Dodgers end Braves' season with the long ball

LOS ANGELES - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.

October 08, 2013 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves on the brink

LOS ANGELES - On the brink of elimination, manager Fredi Gonzalez found something for his Atlanta Braves to build on.

October 07, 2013 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves even NLDS with 4-3 win

ATLANTA - Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play.

October 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Kershaw pitches Dodgers past Braves 6-1 in Game 1

ATLANTA - Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the playoffs looking intent on ending that quarter-century drought since their last World Series championship.

October 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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Braves reel in Fish

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' Santana pitches 3 innings vs Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux, together again

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox sat down together in the plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame, a sense of awe etched on their faces. Both had been here before, but this visit was entirely different.

March 24, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Freeman shines as Braves top Red Sox

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman was 4 for 4, Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla each homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday.

March 22, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Beachy will have elbow ligament replaced again

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season.

March 20, 2014 | By JON SANTUCCI Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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