KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones took grounders and got in some swings on the first day of spring training, a significant step in his recovery from major knee surgery.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez kept tossing and turning. Finally, at a quarter 'til 4, he climbed from bed and started getting dressed.
ATLANTA (AP) - All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $26 million contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Brian Mills made a layup with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Mercer over Kennesaw State 57-55 on Tuesday night.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Frank Hassell and Ben Finney each recorded a double-double and Old Dominion defeated Georgia State 60-43 on Tuesday night.
The first day of spring training will seem a little strange for the Atlanta Braves.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has his sense of humor, even after spending part of the past week talking about the 10-year anniversary of his father's death at Daytona.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has been hired to coach the Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Amu Saaka scored 14 points and Furman defeated Georgia Southern 54-45 on Thursday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Vanderbilt appeared to be on the verge of collapse in the final minutes with its 16-point lead reduced to one point and its leader on the bench with five fouls.
ATLANTA (AP) - Leonard Hamilton figures his Florida State team has plenty of room for improvement.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Jovonni Shuler scored 27 points and Savannah State routed Morris College 102-47 Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chuck Tanner, the relentlessly upbeat manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday after a long illness. He was 82.
DALLAS (AP) - Ticket-holding football fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been selected NFL executive of the year by the Sporting News for the second time in three seasons.