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September 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Atlanta 7, at St. Louis 6: Brian McCann hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning. The Cardinals have lost consecutive games for the first time since July 25-26. New York 10, at Philadelphia 9: David Wright hit a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. at Florida 11, Washington 3: Jorge Cantu hit a home run, a double and drove in five runs. Milwaukee 9, at Arizona 2: Rookie Casey McGehee hit two home runs and drove in six runs.
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April 9, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field. "It happened because of new pyrotechnics," Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. "For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire.
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August 27, 2009 | Associated Press
San Diego stunned Atlanta with a six-run sixth inning, and Kevin Kouzmanoff finished off the Braves with a two-run homer that sent the Padres to a 12-5 rout Wednesday. The last-place Padres won their second straight over the Braves, whose playoff hopes have taken a big blow during two sparsely attended games at Turner Field. Today, San Diego will go for its first series sweep since taking three games from the Chicago Cubs on May 22-24. The Padres sent 11 batters to the plate in the sixth and scored more runs that inning than their last three games combined.
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April 6, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
It's with great trepidation that I announce news that's going to create more nightmares for the defensive coordinators who must figure out how to stop Bellflower St. John Bosco on the football field this fall: Sean McGrew is getting faster, stronger and even better. Yes, he's the same running back who rushed for 367 yards in 17 carries and scored seven touchdowns in the CIF Open Division regional bowl game against Corona Centennial last season. Last month, he ran the 100 meters in 10.67 seconds, setting a school record.
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September 30, 2009 | Associated Press
Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory that snapped the Braves' seven-game winning streak. The Braves fell three games behind the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card race and were pushed to the brink of elimination in the NL East, with Philadelphia taking a five-game lead with five to play. The Phillies' 7-4 win over Houston reduced their magic number for clinching the division title to one. Florida was officially eliminated from playoff contention when the Rockies beat Milwaukee later Tuesday night.
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August 13, 2009 | Associated Press
at Atlanta 6, Washington 2: Adam LaRoche hit two of the Braves' four homers and Derek Lowe (12-7) won his fifth in a row. Houston 14, at Florida 6: Hunter Pence hit two three-run homers for a career-high six runs batted in to power the Astros. San Diego 6, at Milwaukee 5: Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead double in a four-run seventh inning for the Padres. Prince Fielder reached 100 RBIs for the Brewers. at St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2: Chris Carpenter struck out 10 to win his seventh consecutive decision and Albert Pujols hit his 38th homer.
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October 7, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Juan Uribe, almost booed out of town after two disappointing seasons with the Dodgers, continued his redemption in dramatic fashion. Uribe hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory Monday night at Dodger Stadium over the Atlanta Braves in their division series. The Dodgers became the first team to clinch a division series, defeating the Braves, 3-1, in the series. The victory advances the Dodgers to the National League Championship Series, where they'll play the winner of the Pittsburgh Pirates-St.
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September 29, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
While the Dodgers were on their way to dropping a 2-1 decision to the Colorado Rockies in their regular-season finale Sunday at Dodger Stadium, they learned whom they face in the National League division series. The St. Louis Cardinals secured the best record in the NL, leaving the second-seeded Atlanta Braves to face the third-seeded Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs. The first two games of the best-of-five series will be played in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday.
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July 24, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ted Lilly, super salesman? Maybe you heard the news Monday that Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster had been traded to Atlanta , except of course, he wasn't. Dempster has veto power over a trade and apparently the Cubs thought they had his approval, only as it turned out, they did not. At least not yet. It seems Dempster wants to be a Dodger and be reunited with his former Cubs teammate Lilly, and since there is still a week to go before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, he is in no hurry to give his blessing to the Braves while the Dodgers are still interested.
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August 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Your browser does not support iframes. Braves infielder Elliot Johnson hit a rare triple during Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians and was rewarded with a postgame interview on Fox Sports South. Johnson decided to use the spotlight to have a little fun. When asked what he thought of the triple, Johnson decided to answer as if he were a NASCAR driver. "Well, you know, the Time Warner Cable Roadrunner High-Speed Internet car's been running good all day. You gotta say thanks to Chick-fil-A, NAPA Auto Parts - they pitched in - they've been great sponsors all year.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DARRINGTON, Wash. - Before the catastrophic landslide killed at least 24 people and severed the main highway out of town, it took about 30 minutes to drive from this mountain community west to Arlington. Now that State Route 530 is blocked by debris up to 70 feet high - including mangled cars compacted to the size of small refrigerators - it can take three hours. Aside from a lengthy northern detour, intrepid drivers can use Mountain Loop Highway, a harrowing, rutted road that saves an hour but can take at least that much time off your life.
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March 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The "big three" were at their best for St. John Bosco on Saturday, and when that happens, the Braves just don't lose. Daniel Hamilton had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Tyler Dorsey had 20 points and Vance Jackson added 18 points to lead the Braves past Compton, 72-55, in the Southern California Regional Division II final at Citizens Business Bank Arena. They will play Folsom on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena in the Division II state championship game in Sacramento.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Roberta Armani hosted a pre-Oscar bash at the Giorgio Armani Beverly Hills boutique Friday, celebrating Italian heritage and the directors of two Academy Award-nominated films: Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Paolo Sorrentino for the foreign-language film “The Great Beauty.” (Scorcese is also nominated for best director.) The crowd: Not even the downpour that flooded many of L.A.'s streets could stop a multitude of A-listers from heading to Rodeo Drive to pay homage to the directors.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Media mogul Ted Turner will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. While Turner's list of accomplishments is long and varied, including his ongoing philanthropy through the Turner Foundation Inc., it's his early efforts in cable television that contributed most to this award. In 1976, Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball team and refashioned Atlanta station WJRJ Channel 17 into the TBS Superstation on cable, which carried Braves games coast to coast.
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February 11, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
When University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam came out publicly in interviews over the weekend, he put himself in a position to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League - if, as expected, he's chosen by a team in the May draft. Professional team sports are among the last arenas of public life to embrace openly gay people, and the NFL is expected to be a particularly tough culture to challenge. Sam is brave to go public in advance of the NFL draft, when his announcement could potentially harm his standing and drop him down a few notches.
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February 4, 2014 | Wire reports
The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday agreed to an eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $135 million. The deal was confirmed by the team on Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, outfielder Jason Heyward and the Braves agreed to a $13.3-million, two-year contract. Heyward and Freeman had filed for salary arbitration last month. The 24-year-old Freeman was an All-Star last year when he batted .319 with 23 home runs and 109 runs batted in. He matched his career high in home runs, set highs in batting average and RBIs, and finished fifth in National League most-valuable-player voting.
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October 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
In a story that ran in the Sunday edition of The Times, Adrian Gonzalez talked about what he looks for when studying video of his opponents. Here's Gonzalez's scouting report on Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran, who will start Game 3 of the National League division series Sunday against the Dodgers: “He's a guy, from what I've seen,  mixes speeds well with his curveball. He's unpredictable with what they call his slider-curveball - it's the same pitch, he just changes speeds on it. His changeup's pretty consistent on the outside corner.
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August 11, 2011 | Wire reports
Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox , who retired last year after 29 years as a manager, including 25 with Atlanta, will have his number retired in Atlanta before Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Cox, 70, also will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. Cox was replaced by his former coach Fredi Gonzalez , who has the Braves in second place in the National League East and leading the NL wild-card race. Cox is now a consultant for the team. Etc. Texas Rangers outfielder Craig Gentry was reinstated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.
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January 21, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
What do you get when you combine Google Glass, “selfies” and sex? Yep, a new app called Sex With Glass. Oh, Lord, please don't let Kim and Kanye get a hold of this one! Now, the L.A. Times is a family newspaper, and a serious newspaper, so (spoiler alert!) there will be absolutely no pictures accompanying this post such as those on the website of the Guardian -- which you would think is a serious newspaper, having broken the Edward Snowden/NSA surveillance scandal and all, but I guess still retains its British cheek, shall we say. Anyway, the app: The basic idea is that Sex With Glass will allow a couple, both properly equipped with said devices, to experience sex from a, ahem, different point of view.
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January 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If you're a quarterback from the class of 2015, Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco is the standard to beat. Above is video from his junior season, when he passed for 3,200 yards and 39 touchdowns in leading the Braves to a 16-0 record. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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