AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jon Rahm went from fighting for the green jacket a year ago to fighting back from below the cut line at the Masters. The defending champion was 6 over Friday and in danger of missing the weekend after a three-putt double bogey at the par-4 14th.

MIAMI (AP) — Max Fried pitched six solid innings and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins in their series opener Friday night. Fried (1-0) entered with an 18.00 ERA after a pair of rough starts to open the season, but limited the Marlins to four hits while striking out four and walking one.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Max Homa played the most beautifully boring round of golf amid raging wind and endless calamity Friday in the Masters, giving him a share of the lead with Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau going into a weekend for the survivors.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was the mad scientist who calculated barometric pressure and the decay of spin rate in altitude when trying to figure out how to best play the game. Then he became the incredible bulk, adding 40 pounds of muscle and mass with a diet of some 3,500 calories a day in an effort to swing the club faster and hit the ball farther than anyone.

ATLANTA (AP) — DJ Stewart hit a two-run homer in New York's four-run third inning and pinch-hitter Tyrone Taylor smashed a ninth-inning grand slam to cap the rout as the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 16-4 on Thursday.

ROME, Ga. — Shorter University announced Wednesday the addition of a new athletics program, men’s wrestling. The school revealed that Andrew Colborn will be the head wrestling coach for the new team. This will be the 23rd sport offered at Shorter University.

ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Bridges made a layup with 3.8 seconds left and the Charlotte Hornets beat Atlanta 115-114 on Wednesday night to spoil Hawks star Trae Young's return from a finger injury. After missing 23 games because of a torn ligament in his left pinkie, Young had 14 points and 11 assists in 21 minutes while making each of his five shots from the field. He didn't play in the fourth quarter.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler is not, by nature, a selfish person. It's not how he was raised, nor how he chooses to live his life, and if that ever were to change, he knows he can rely on his wife, Meredith, to bring him back to center. The problem is that Scheffler plays a selfish sport.

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. scored three runs and stole three bases, Reynaldo López threw six scoreless innings in his first home start for Atlanta, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 6-5 on Tuesday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Herro scored four of his 33 points in the second overtime and the Miami Heat outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 117-111 on Tuesday night. Jimmy Butler had 25 points and nine assists and Nikola Jovic added 23 points and eight rebounds as the Heat won for the fifth time in seven games.

CLEVELAND, Ga.  — The Truett McConnell University athletic department is proud to announce the addition of Cody Bond as the new head wresting coach.  "We are thrilled about the addition of Cody to our TMU family," says Vice President for Athletics Jenni Shepard. "The wrestling pedigree that he brings with him is one that will immediately impact our program."

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made that familiar turn off Washington Road and onto Magnolia Lane a year ago, the one that seems to suck in those fortunate enough to make it back in time, and felt as certain as ever that it was his time to win the Masters.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A basketball beatdown. A coaching clinic. A double-digit domination. Take one guess who finished off a romp through college basketball again. You bet, it’s UConn — a team built to win now, and often, and by a lot every time it takes the court.

ATLANTA (AP) — DJ Stewart hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give New York the lead, Brandon Nimmo drove in five runs with four hits, including two homers, and the Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Monday night.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pregame festivities for the Guardians' home opener were ceremonial and celestial. The first pitch for Monday's game between Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox was upstaged by the solar eclipse, which briefly turned day into night at Progressive Field and made an annual rite of spring seem almost surreal.

ATLANTA (AP) — The 50th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run was marked Monday with announcements of a new statue at Baseball’s Hall of Fame and a new commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tony Finau was to the right of the 11th green at Augusta National trying to chip to an imaginary front pin, a tough shot when it matters. This was the first full day of practice Monday at the Masters, and it wasn't any easier.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kamilla Cardoso delivered once again for Dawn Staley and South Carolina. A perfect finish. A dynasty. A team too big for Caitlin Clark and Iowa this time around.

ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Harris II hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning, left-hander Chris Sale gave Atlanta's rotation a boost in his first home start, and the Braves beat Arizona 5-2 on Sunday to cap a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — UConn has blown through the NCAA Tournament again to reach college basketball's final night, this time with a chance to claim the first repeat championship in 17 years. The final test is facing a Purdue team that spent an entire season proving it had recovered from one of the rarest of NCAA Tournament upsets.

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves ace right-hander Spencer Strider has damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an MRI revealed Saturday, leaving his status for the remainder of the season in doubt. The Braves said Strider will be evaluated further by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas, at a date to be determined.

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley had three hits, the last an eighth-inning single that drove in the go-ahead run, and the Atlanta Braves overcame a six-run, first-inning deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 on Saturday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Strider, Atlanta's ace and the major league leader in wins and strikeouts last season, will have tests on his right elbow Saturday after complaining about discomfort in Friday night's game. Strider lasted only four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He recorded four strikeouts and struggled with control, walking three batters in Atlanta's 6-5 win over Arizona in 10 innings.

ATLANTA (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 50-point effort by Detroit's Malachi Flynn for a 121-113 win over the Pistons on Wednesday night that clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox had their game postponed Wednesday because of a forecast of persistent rain and snow.

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