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Jose Fernandez Ks 14, Marlins shut out Braves 1-0

Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night. Fernandez (3-1) outpitched Atlanta's Alex Wood (2-3), who also was dominant. Wood allowed four hits and one ...

Marlins 1, Braves 0

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Coach Smith says Julio Jones 'progressing well'

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't sure when receiver Julio Jones will return to full speed. Smith said Jones, whose 2013 season ended with a broken foot in Week 5, is "progressing well" following surgery last October. "Our focus on Julio is one thing, and that's having him prepared for ...

Smith demands bigger, stronger lines for Falcons

Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Smith fears the Falcons could bottom out for the second straight year if they don't change for the better. "I feel like we've lost our ...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Southern Mississippi head coach Donnie Tyndall, center, talks to guards Neil Watson, left, and Jerrold Brooks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, in Rosemont, Ill. Tennessee is counting on Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two men's basketball coaches. Tennessee announced Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, that Tyndall would be introduced as its new coach at a 2 p.m. news conference. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job. This particular message did not come from Tyndall's agent. It instead was from his 11-year-old daughter, Grace Elizabeth. Her note said in all capital letters that "THE TENNESSEE JOB IS ...

Braves' Minor to make 1 more rehab start in minors

Braves left-hander Mike Minor's season debut has been pushed back so he can make one more minor league start in his recovery from tendinitis in his left shoulder. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Minor will start for Double-A Mississippi in Pensacola on Friday. Gonzalez says the team wants Minor to have ...

Spurs' Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals. Some coaches would try to brush off ...

Miami makes blunder on bases, lose to Braves 4-2

Reed Johnson thought the ball might be caught, so he went back to tag at second base. Actually, the Braves never had a chance. Johnson's base-running blunder in the ninth inning cost the Miami Marlins a chance to score the go-ahead, and Atlanta won 4-2 on Evan Gattis' two-run homer ...

Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2

Another strong outing from Julio Teheran. Another clutch hit by Evan Gattis. It added up to another win for the Atlanta Braves. Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after Teheran threw seven strong innings, leading the Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Monday night. Dan Uggla ...

Braves 4, Marlins 2, 10 innings,

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Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) rounds the bases after hitting  a two-run home run in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, April 21, 2014, in Atlanta.  The homer gave the Braves a 4-2 victory.

Gattis walkoff homer wins wild one

Just when the Braves thought they had orchestrated a fairly textbook come-from-behind victory on the Marlins Monday night, shaky defense and some bullpen questions made it anything but.Homers continue to cure the Braves ills, though, and they got what they were after. Evan Gattis launched a two-run shot to lift ...

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer calls a play during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. Atlanta defeated Indiana 101-93. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pacers want actions to make statement vs. Hawks

Indiana's next game is the most important of the season. If the top-seeded Pacers can't protect their home court Tuesday night, they'll be down 2-0 heading to Atlanta — where they have only won twice since December 2006. The Pacers have been in a late-season swoon, with a perception that ...

FILe - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, right, joins assistant coach Herb Williams in reacting as the Knicks fall behind to the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 117-94 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Knicks have fired Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, April 21, 2014, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise."  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York. A year later, he was out of job. Phil Jackson fired Woodson and the entire coaching staff on Monday, making his ...

Chiefs begin offseason workouts after long break

More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver. Second-year pro Eric Fisher, who will slide from right tackle to left tackle, had ...

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media after working out at the NFL football teams training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Manning says he and Gase didn't break NFL rules

Peyton Manning wants to clear up a couple of things about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., that raised eyebrows at NFL headquarters and the hackles of some Tennessee fans. The five-time MVP said he's always been driven to improve, a quality that's even more essential at age 38, and ...

Boston Bruins' Justin Florek (57) leads the charge to the bench with teammates Andrej Meszaros (41), Carl Soderberg (34) and Johnny Boychuk after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ TIGHT SECURITY FOR BOSTON MARATHON The usually festive atmosphere was tinged with sorrow as runners, family members and spectators prepare for the Boston marathon amid heavy security a year after bombings killed three people and injured 260 at the last race. ...

Matt Kuchar celebrates after sinking a birdie putt from the bunker on the 18th green to win the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 20, 2014. Kuchar won the tournament with 11-under par. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when. He figured it might be at the Texas Open three weeks back when he finished two shots behind winner Steven Bowditch. Kuchar expected it would be the Houston Open a week later when he led down the ...

Braves get sloppy in field, lose to Mets 4-3 in 14

With a little more help from his defense, David Hale could have dominated. Instead, the Atlanta Braves fumbled away a chance for a road sweep against an NL East rival. Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted Atlanta 4-3 ...

Curtis Granderson lifts Mets over Braves 4-3 in 14

It took all afternoon before Curtis Granderson finally generated some goodwill at Citi Field. The slumping Mets newcomer hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and New York outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. "It felt really good," Granderson said. "Any way to ...

Pacers seeking solution for Hawks 3-point shooters

Atlanta's spread offense is forcing the Pacers to scramble. All-Star Paul George acknowledged he's likely to spend at least some time defending Hawks point guard Jeff Teague on Tuesday night, though it remains unclear how long he'll keep that assignment in Game 2 or whether the plan could change again ...

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