Sports


Soroka fans 12 for Mississippi
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 11:17pm Atlanta Braves

Astros prospects Daz Cameron and Ronnie Dawson put up monster numbers to help lead Class A Quad Cities to a 20-3 win over Lansing on Wednesday night. The duo combined to go 6-for-9 with two triples, three home runs, four runs scored and eight RBIs on a night where everything went right for the River Bandits' offense.


Dickey reaches milestone, logs 2,000th inning
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:08pm Atlanta Braves

A little more than two decades since seeing his prospect status erased by the revelation of a congenital defect, Braves knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has reached a milestone that highlights the determination and dependability he has shown throughout his professional career.


Ranking the positions: Falcons will face a handful of elite quarterbacks in 2017
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:05pm Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons' defense will face some pretty good quarterbacks in 2017.


Inciarte, Flowers HRs not enough in finale loss
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:53pm Atlanta Braves

As the early portion of the season's second half has unfolded, the Cubs have altered the National League's playoff picture and began the surge many have long anticipated they would make. The defending World Series champions captured their sixth straight victory and completed a three-game sweep with Wednesday afternoon's 8-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.


Foltynewicz, Braves take on red-hot Dodgers
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:30pm Atlanta Braves

Los Angeles' Brandon McCarthy will oppose Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz during the opener of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.


Freeman falls ill, exits finale early
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:21pm Atlanta Braves

Freddie Freeman exited Wednesday afternoon's game against the Cubs because he was feeling sick.


MRN, Martinsville Speedway Go Under the Lights
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 11:59am Nascar

Motor Racing Network will provide exclusive radio coverage of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 late-model race from Martinsville Speedway on Sept. 23.


Opinion: Ready or Not?
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:06am Nascar

Knowing when a young driver, the likes of William Byron and others, should be elevated to the Monster Energy Series remains an inexact science.


Growing pains emerge as Newcomb faces best
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:19am Atlanta Braves

As encouraging as Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb was during the first four starts of his career, there was certainly reason to anticipate he would eventually experience the inevitable growing pains that he felt once again during Tuesday night's 5-1 loss to the Cubs at SunTrust Park.


Braves likely to return to 8-man bullpen
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:47am Atlanta Braves

Able to mix and match as his team staged a ninth-inning rally during Monday night's one-run loss to the Cubs, Braves manager Brian Snitker started to think it would be more beneficial to stick with a five-man bench than it would be to revert back to carrying an extra relief pitcher. But after re-evaluating the status of his pitching staff during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the defending World Series champs, Snitker decided it would be in the team's best interest to continue carrying an extra reliever.