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Braves Sign 6-time All-Star to Minor League Deal

The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with free agent infielder José Bautista on a one-year minor-league contract for the 2018 season, and he has reported to Atlanta’s extended spring training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will play third base. Bautista, 37, played last season with Toronto and batted .203 (119-for-587) with 27 doubles, 23 home runs and 65 RBI over…

New Minor League Extra-Inning Rule Fail Biscuits Tuesday Night

The Biscuits (3-9) dropped the second game of their series to the Tennessee Smokies (5-6) on Tuesday night, losing the first two games of the five-game set to their North Division rivals by a score of 6-1 in 10 innings at Riverwalk Stadium. Zach Lee was making his third start of the year, and the righty looked sharp early, holding the Smokies…

Biscuits Now 5 Games Under .500 With Series Opening Loss to Smokies

The Biscuits (3-8) lost their series opener to the Tennessee Smokies (4-6) on Monday night, falling to their North Division rivals by a score of 7-2 on a frigid evening at Riverwalk Stadium. With temperatures hovering in the 50s, Genesis Cabrera (0-2) made his third start of the year for the Butter and Blue and looked sharp early, striking out…

American Woman Wins Boston Marathon for First Time Since 1985

Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill and ran alone through Brookline to finish in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes,…

Biscuits Split Doubleheader with Barons, Return Home for 5-Game Series Against the Smokies

After being rained out on Saturday night, the Biscuits (3-7) split a doubleheader in their final two games of a five-game set with the Birmingham Barons (6-4) on Sunday, dropping the first game, 2-1, but winning the second game, 9-2, at Regions Field. The Biscuits got a superb start in game one from Benton Moss who went six strong innings in a…

Former Alabama LB Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. The Santa Clara County District Attorney says Foster was charged Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned later in the day in San Jose. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Foster attacked his girlfriend in February at their Los Gatos…

Biscuits Drop Series Opener to Barons

The Biscuits (1-5) lost their fifth-straight game on Wednesday night, falling in their first road game of the season away at Birmingham (4-2), 5-2, at Regions Field. Genesis Cabrera (0-1) was making his second start of the year, and the lefty looked sharp early, fanning four Barons through the first two innings. The 21-year-old southpaw also got some offensive assistance…

Four Mississippi State Students Accused of Stealing Alabama Memorabilia for University Athletic Facility

Four Mississippi State University students are accused of breaking into the University of Alabama’s athletic facility and stealing memorabilia. Authorities say the break-in happened during the pre-dawn hours of April 4, six days before Alabama’s national championship football team met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Court records say the four got inside the Mal M. Moore Athletic…

Watford, Broughton Take Home State’s Top Basketball Honors

Mountain Brook High School’s Trendon Watford and Lee-Montgomery’s Zippy Broughton are the state’s basketball players of the year. Watford was named Mr. Basketball Tuesday by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Broughton is the state’s Miss Basketball. Watford is one of the nation’s top junior prospects. He led Mountain Brook to a second straight Class 7A state championship and fourth in…

Auburn’s Wiley Declares for NBA Draft after Being Ineligible for 2017-2018 Season

Auburn center Austin Wiley has put his name into the NBA draft pool but doesn’t plan to hire an agent. Wiley announced his decision Tuesday, becoming the third Auburn player to declare for the draft. He has until June 11 to withdraw his name if he doesn’t hire an agent. The NCAA ruled Wiley ineligible for last season after his…