Braves rough up Phillies

Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back Alex Wood, and the Atlanta Braves rolled to an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Hamels, Phillies edge past Braves

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.

Jason Heyward lifts Atlanta over Philadelphia

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBI, and the Atlanta Braves won their third consecutive game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Atlanta Braves win eighth in a row

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman drove in two runs, Ervin Santana won his second consecutive start, and the Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Atlanta Braves win ninth in a row

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third consecutive start and Atlanta beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Saturday for its season-high ninth consecutive victory.

Surging Phillies topple Braves for sixth win in eight games

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered, Kyle Kendrick won consecutive starts for the first time in 11 months and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.

Hawks take former Spartans star Adreian Payne with first pick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have selected Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne with the 15th overall pick of the NBA draft.

Falcons' Matt Ryan hasn't relaxed much during off-season after dismal 2013

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to rest in the off-season. He hasn't afforded himself too much time to relax, however, since the Falcons limped to a 4-12 finish last year.

Braves' bats bust loose

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered to help Mike Minor win his second consecutive start, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3 on Monday night.

Braves sign Chris Johnson to three-year deal

After agreeing to a $23.5 million, three-year deal announced Friday, Chris Johnson is now under contract with the Atlanta Braves through 2017.