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ATLANTA — Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

The Chattanooga bullpen faltered and squandered a solid start by Nick Struck with an 8-4 loss in Huntsville on Sunday.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Odrisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

Alex Liddi's first-inning grand slam highlighted a five-run first inning as Chattanooga scored in each of the first four innings for a 10-6 victory in Huntsville.

ATLANTA — Rookie pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road as the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

The Chattanooga Lookouts used a super rally on Super Hero Night at AT&T Field.

BERGERAC, France — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.

ATLANTA — Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows most teams don't get many chances to beat Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.

The Chattanooga Lookouts' taste of victory was short-lived as they dropped a 6-4 decision Thursday night to Montgomery at AT&T Field.

MONTREAL — Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.

There have been touted Los Angeles Dodgers prospects, such as infielder Dee Gordon and outfielder Yasiel Puig, who arrived in Chattanooga out of spring training, and there have been others who have shown up in midseason.

Atlanta banking executive John Woods is still pursuing the purchase of the Chattanooga Lookouts and confirmed Tuesday that he has brought in a consultant.

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