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Cox mum on retirement talk

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Bobby Cox spent the first few days of spring training trying to fight off a cold. And what about the future? He'll shoo away those questions with even more fervor.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hampton leaves early with another injury

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Hampton's elbow is holding up fine in his comeback with the Atlanta Braves. It's the rest of his body that is beginning to betray him.

March 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine 'looked great,' Braves win

LAKELAND, Fla. - One thing Dontrelle Willis didn't bring with him to his first spring training with the Detroit Tigers: a bat.

March 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz prepares for 21st season in unconventional way

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - John Smoltz is throwing out another changeup - and we're not talking about a new pitch, either.

March 16, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves 'almost' no hit Indians

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Moments after the no-hitter was no more, Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was disappointed. No kidding.

March 16, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Hudson has solid outing in win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson kept experimenting Tuesday and liked the results in the Atlanta Braves' 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Spring training: Braves fall in extra innings

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes gave up one run in two innings, struck out a batter and didn't walk anyone in the Braves 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Mets on Monday.

March 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Still no long-term deal; Braves renew Francoeur's contract

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves renewed outfielder Jeff Francoeur's contract for the second year in a row Monday after failing to agree on terms on a long-term deal.

March 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Australian pitcher making a name for himself with the Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Peter Moylan stands next to his locker in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, going over an inventory of tattoos running the length of each arm.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens impressive in spring debut with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Hiroki Kuroda made his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, minus the Elvis Presley costume.

March 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson secure at second base

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kelly Johnson is a lot more relaxed this spring.

March 08, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Spring notebook: Hampton says he feels '100 percent'

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton said he feels 100 percent and isn't ready to retire anytime soon despite having started only 12 games in the majors in 2005 and missing all of 2006 and 2007 while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

Hampton has made eight trips to the disabled list since he was traded to Atlanta in 2002 with injuries to his left elbow, his back, his left forearm and his right calf.

March 06, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


New role for Braves' boss

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- John Schuerholz is wandering toward the Atlanta Braves dugout when a fan shouts out a request.

March 05, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine at home again in Atlanta

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When John Smoltz spotted the dirty uniform creeping into the space in front of his locker, he playfully pushed it back toward Tom Glavine's side.

March 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Teixeira focused on play, not contract

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - No offense to Alex Rodriguez, but Mark Teixeira won't be negotiating any contracts on his own.

March 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

September 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

September 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals shut out Braves, clinch NL East

ATLANTA - At the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves were tied for first in the NL East.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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