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April 22, 2017 - 3:40 am


Hellickson, Hernandez lead Phillies past Braves 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven strong innings and Cesar Hernandez had three hits and scored two runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Hellickson (3-0) allowed two runs and just three hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

Freddy Galvis, Aaron Altherr, Tommy Joseph and Maikel Franco each drove in runs for the Phillies, who snapped a seven-game losing streak to Atlanta.

Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered for the Braves, who have dropped four straight after sweeping four games from San Diego.

Bartolo Colon (1-2) allowed four runs and 11 hits in seven innings.

Hector Neris gave up a leadoff home run to Garcia in the ninth and waited out a 24-minute rain delay before recording his second save in as many tries.


Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Injured Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of Washington's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington coach Scott Brooks said before traveling to Atlanta on Friday that Mahinmi's strained left calf was re-evaluated and has improved but he "definitely won't play the next few games."

Mahinmi got hurt late in the regular season and has missed the start of the postseason. Washington leads Atlanta 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, with the Hawks hosting Game 3 on Saturday.

Brooks is not sure how long Mahinmi could be sidelined, saying: "There's really no timetable, other than: Whenever he's ready, he's ready. There's no pressure from me or our staff."


Wizards' Oubre Jr. fined $25K for kicking ball into stands

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Junior was fined $25,000 by the NBA for kicking the basketball into the stands at the end of a playoff game.

The league announced the fine Friday.

As the final buzzer sounded for Washington's 109-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, Oubre went up to a ball that was on the ground and kicked it.

The Wizards lead the series 2-0 heading into Game 3 at Atlanta on Saturday.


Miami Beach Bowl leaving FL after being acquired by ESPN

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Athletic Conference announced ESPN Events has acquired the Miami Beach Bowl and the game will move out of Florida.

The Miami Beach Bowl was created by the American and has been played at Marlins Park the past three seasons.

AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the new site will be announced soon, but it appears to be heading to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, the home of FC Dallas of the MLS and the FCS national championship game.

In a statement, FC Dallas president Dan Hunt says the organization is "excited about the opportunity to have Toyota Stadium serve as the home for a bowl game," though he did not say which one.

ESPN Events is a division of ESPN that owns and operates more than a dozen bowls.

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