ATLANTA - Bobby Cox, saying he's still having fun with the game, has agreed to a one-year contract extension to manage the Atlanta Braves through 2009.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Mississippi on Saturday.
ATLANTA - Doug Davis received more than the usual pats on the back after he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.
ATLANTA - One day after John Smoltz said he would not set a timetable on his return from the disabled list, Braves manager Bobby Cox did the job for him.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur says he wasn't physically drained by playing 370 consecutive games.
ATLANTA - Even Johan Santana couldn't stop Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves from completing a four-game sweep of the Mets.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine overcame a shaky first inning. Jorge Campillo pushed aside all those bad memories from his first big league start.
ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo had too much time to reflect on his first major league start.
ATLANTA - Jeff Bennett stranded baserunners on second and third in the sixth inning to protect a one-run lead Sunday and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2.
ATLANTA - The Oakland Athletics finally got some much-needed offense.
ATLANTA - Jo-Jo Reyes, fighting a blister on his left index finger and an overall case of the blahs, felt miserable before managing to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the second inning.
ATLANTA - Mark Kotsay knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a two-out RBI double, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night for their eighth straight home victory.
ATLANTA - The Braves sent left-handed pitcher Chuck James to the minors for the third time Friday and recalled reliever Phil Stockman from Triple-A Richmond.
PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels finally finished what he started.
PHILADELPHIA - Tom Glavine plans to keep his eyes off the scoreboard next time he takes the mound.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee on Monday.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
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