Thursday, August 27
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Barnes had three hits and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts with a 6-3 victory over the Braves last night. Miller looked like he might break the streak, leading 3-0 in the seventh, but he gave up four runs in the bottom of the inning before leaving with two outs.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan. Grossman, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2011, helped Chicago go 13-3 in 2006 and reach the Super Bowl. He's 26-22 in his career since getting drafted in the first round 12 years ago.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is ready to finish one spot better. Lewis has been racking up second-place finishes with some regularity since her last win in June 2014. Starting today, she'll revisit the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic where she won in 2012 and finished second to a record-setting Mi Jung Hur last year.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) —Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Steve Johnson of the U.S. were among four seeded players to advance yesterday to the quarterfinals at the Winston-Salem Open. Anderson beat 2014 finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (2), 6-4 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.