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Williams has mental edge over rest of field at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon to defend her title with seeds of doubt and defeatism already sown in the minds of her opponents.. The psychological scars of playing the younger Williams sister run deep in the women's game and, now that the American has dusted off the red

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Braves rally for 6-5 win over Giants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves showed the San Francisco Giants on Saturday why they have the best home record in the majors.. Freddie Freeman capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning with a bases-loaded single off Giants closer Sergio Romo that gave the Braves a 6-5 victory

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Farmer signs with Tigers

Buck Farmer was one of 19 recent draft picks to officially sign with the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday evening.

Rochester shuts out Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For all intents and purposes, the Rochester Red Wings had clinched the four-game series with the Gwinnett Braves before the top of the first inning had concluded Friday.. Rochester scored seven times in the opening half inning and cruised to a 11-0 victory in International League play

Tigers draft Farmer in fifth round

Former Rockdale pitcher Buck Farmer was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the Major League First-Year Player Draft Friday.

De Vries handles Gwinnett

Cole De Vries didn’t have a particularly memorable beginning to his fourth stint at Triple-A Rochester, allowing 14 earned runs in his first seven innings. But De Vries’ last two starts have been fairly similar, and Wednesday he got his first win for his old team.

Braves trade Francisco for minor-leaguer

Juan Francisco was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor-league left-handed pitcher Tom Keeling.. Francisco provides an option at first base and a left-hander off the bench who can also play third base if Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup. Yuniesky Betancourt

Falcons like what they see from Peters

The defensive line was an offseason priority for the Falcons.. In addition to signing defensive end Osi Umenyiora in free agency and drafting two defensive ends, the Falcons are hoping that defensive tackle Corey Peters can return to form after a sub-par season in 2012.. Peters appeared much faster

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Late Memorial birdies give Donald major boost

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Luke Donald gave himself a timely boost for next week's U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club by piling up 13 birdies in his last two rounds at the Memorial Tournament, which ended at Muirfield Village on Sunday.

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Braves' Gattis reaching folk hero status

El Oso Blanco continues impressive play in breakthrough season

RG3's knee, relationship with coach on mend

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's right knee and his relationship with coach Mike Shanahan, each of which was damaged to an extent during the wild card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, are coming along well according to player himself.. Griffin, who needed surgery on his

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Pacers, Heat bring playoffs to life with overtime thriller

MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers fell just short in the Eastern Conference finals opener but their gritty display pumped life into the NBA playoffs and let the defending champion Miami Heat know they have a battle on their hands.. The ease with which the top-seeded Heat have brushed aside

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Gattis provides homers in two straight Braves wins

ATLANTA -- Evan Gattis sent Tuesday night's game into extra innings with a two-out pinch-homer in the ninth inning. On Wednesday, Atlanta's improbable rookie slugger made sure that no late-game dramatics would be needed.. Gattis blasted his first career grand slam in the fourth inning to give

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Garcia sorry after his 'stupid' chicken remark

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Sergio Garcia said "sorry" 11 times and used the word "apology" on five occasions as he spoke of his regret at causing a furor by making a "fried chicken" jibe at world No. 1 Tiger Woods.. Garcia told reporters Wednesday that his comment, made at the

Revolution fall to Silverbacks 3-2 in Open Cup

CONYERS -- The GeorgiaRevolution played a fierce brand of soccer for 90 minutes Tuesday night with hopes of advancing in the U.S. Open Cup tournament, but the more experienced Atlanta Silverbacks came out on top 3-2 at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association complex.. Midfielder Pablo Cruz scored in the 57th

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