Stories by Charles Odum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Marlins blank Braves

ATLANTA - Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on ...
By Charles Odum

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jimenez goes wire-to-wire in Champions debut

DULUTH, Ga. - Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his debut on the ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jimenez shines in Champions Tour debut

DULUTH, Ga. - Miguel Angel Jimenez's first round on the Champions Tour went quite well.
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bobcats beat Hawks at buzzer

ATLANTA - Chris Douglas-Roberts dribbled into the lane and sank a short jumper as time expired, and the Bobcats overcame a 15-point deficit in the final period to beat the Hawks.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Freeman leads Braves past Nationals

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 6-3 on Saturday night to continue their early success against the Nationals.
By Charles Odum

Braves beat Nationals in bloop hit

ATLANTA - Jordan Schafer scored from first base on Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, giving the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals on ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, April 11, 2014

Former Hawk Lou Hudson dies

Lou Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mets surge past Braves

ATLANTA - Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton's two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Santana does it all in Braves debut

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Colon, Mets spoil Braves' home opener

ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
By Charles Odum

Monday, April 7, 2014

Aaron to savor 40th anniversary of historic home run

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different perspective.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Atlanta Braves watching minor starts by trio

ATLANTA - Some of the Atlanta Braves' most important pitching performances this week will come in the minor leagues.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blazers extend Hawks' losing streak

ATLANTA - LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 16 rebounds in his return from a back injury, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Atlanta 100-85 on Thursday night, sending the Hawks to their fifth ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thomas leads in Jackets' first practice

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas opened Georgia Tech's spring practice on Monday with an important vote of confidence from coach Paul Johnson.
By Charles Odum

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dogs look to gain postseason experience

A Georgia team with only one senior is looking to use the National Invitation Tournament to gain much-needed postseason experience.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lady Vols capture 17th SEC title

DULUTH, Ga. - Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 1:45 remaining, and No. 6 Tennessee edged 12th-ranked Kentucky 71-70 on Sunday to win its 17th SEC ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gamecocks top deep women's SEC Tournament field

DULUTH, Ga. - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says the depth of the SEC gives her extra pride in the Gamecocks' first conference title.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Hawks hoping to end free-fall in Eastern Conference

The Atlanta Hawks are expecting Pero Antic and Paul Millsap back from injury soon, and are hoping to end the team's recent free-fall in the Eastern Conference standings.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Late miscues costly to Hawks

ATLANTA - Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points, Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off the Atlanta Hawks 107-103 on Tuesday night.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Braves sign Simmons to 7-year, $58 million deal

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.
By Charles Odum