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  • Braves' offense goes quietly in no-hit loss

    Braves' offense goes quietly in no-hit loss

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:31:01 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.More >>
    With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.More >>
  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:30:58 GMT
    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."More >>
    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."More >>
  • Bouchard loses to Makarova in US Open's 4th round

    Bouchard loses to Makarova in US Open's 4th round

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:03:03 GMT
    Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds.More >>
    Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.More >>

ATLANTA (AP) - Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Kahne's first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint cup.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track's final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race is Sunday night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the second week in the schedule, right behind the Daytona 500.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers and released linebacker Tim Dobbins. Stupar was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Stupar was a seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2012 and also has spent time with Philadelphia and San Francisco.

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