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PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Pfaadt outpitched Max Fried in six strong innings, Jake McCarthy made a leaping grab at the wall in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Thursday night. Pfaadt (4-6) was sharp for the fourth straight start, scattering three hits while striking out four to win after three consecutive no-decisions.

PHOENIX (AP) — Eugenio Suárez had a homer, double and three RBIs, Geraldo Perdomo added three hits and a stellar defensive play in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks beat the Braves for the first time this season after Atlanta won the first five meetings.

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how difficult it was to conclude that trading Dejounte Murray was necessary, Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields knows he faces more challenges this offseason. The NBA draft brought Atlanta two players, including No. 1 overall pick Zaccharie Risacher. Saturday's trade with the New Orleans Pelicans added four veterans to the roster, plus two future first-round draft picks, for Murray.

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Sale outdueled Zac Gallen with 5 1/3 solid innings, Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

ROME, Ga. — As we enter a new era of Shorter University Athletics, officially joining Conference Carolinas on July 1, 2024, we are thrilled to announce that Taylor Watson has taken over the Shorter volleyball program as the interim head coach for the 2024-2025 season. Coach Watson will be entering her third season at Shorter University. Watson served as a graduate assistant in 2022, assistant volleyball coach in 2023, and started the University's first developmental volleyball program in 2023.

PHOENIX (AP) — Sean Murphy hit a tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Marcell Ozuna drove in the decisive run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Monday night for the Atlanta Braves, who pushed him back a day to Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta called up right-hander Bryce Elder to start Monday’s game at Arizona. Elder was an All-Star last year but has spent a big chunk of this season in Triple-A.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As a boy in Milwaukee, Ziyad Saleem would walk through the house pretending to swim backstroke — arm circling backward along the right ear and over his shoulder, then the other arm doing the same on the left side.

ATLANTA (AP) — Reynaldo López threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves hit four homers in a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

ATLANTA (AP) — Logan Webb recovered from a rough start in his latest strong performance at Truist Park as the San Francisco Giants beat Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Thursday night. Matt Chapman hit a go-ahead homer in the Giants' three-run fourth inning and added a run-scoring double in the sixth. San Francisco took two of three games from the Braves for its third consecutive series win.

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Sale allowed only three hits in six innings to earn his 11th win, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Soler and LaMonte Wade Jr. hit back-to-back homers to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter gave a single-word answer after the United States was eliminated from the Copa America with a loss to Uruguay when asked whether he was the right man to lead the Americans into the 2026 World Cup. “Yes,” Berhalter said.

ATLANTA (AP) — Oneil Cruz and Rowdy Tellez each hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of Bailey Falter's strong start to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

NEW YORK (AP) — The suspension of American winger Tim Weah was extended to two games by South American soccer's governing body for punching Panama's Roderick Miller during their Copa American group stage match Thursday.

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall's single in the 10th inning drove in Luke Williams from second base and the Atlanta Braves overcame a strong start by Pittsburgh rookie Paul Skenes to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Saturday.

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double in Atlanta's five-run third inning, Charlie Morton gave up only three hits to Pittsburgh, his former home, and the Braves beat the Pirates 6-1 on Friday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — Tim Weah threw an inexcusable punch, and the United States took a huge blow to its hopes of advancing at the Copa America. José Fajardo beat backup goalkeeper Ethan Horvath in the 83rd minute to give Panama a 2-1 victory on Thursday night over the shorthanded Americans, putting the host country in danger of elimination if it doesn't beat Uruguay in its first-round finale.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks took France's Zaccharie Risacher with the No. 1 pick on Wednesday night and France landed three players in the top six in a historic night for the country.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matthew Liberatore pitched six shutout innings in a spot start and Alec Burleson hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Wednesday for a day-night doubleheader split.

MOUNT VERNON, Ga. — Chris Dooley, Brewton-Parker College vice president for Athletics, has named Tony Hawkins as the director of both the Barons' Track and Field and Cross Country programs. Hawkins comes to Mount Vernon from Carrollton, Ga., where he has been the assistant coach at the University of West Georgia since 2015.

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the lucky numbers came up for the Atlanta Hawks for a surprising victory in the lottery, speculation centered around Alex Sarr and Zaccharie Risacher of France as the players they would consider for the No. 1 pick.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov put his hands at either end of the Stanley Cup and began skating away to start the celebration that the Florida Panthers have wanted forever.

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Fried shut down the Yankees for five innings before tiring on a blistering afternoon, Jarred Kelenic drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat New York 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth win in 10 games following a five-game losing streak.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jarred Kelenic has taken to hitting at the top of the Atlanta Braves' batting order. Recently moved to leadoff as the replacement for injured star Ronald Acuña Jr., Kelenic homered and drove in two runs in Sunday's 3-1 win over the New York Yankees.

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