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ATLANTA -- Former Braves prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - There as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam.

ATLANTA -- Former Braves prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.

Savannah catcher Colton Plaia hit an eventual game-winning home run in the top of the ninth as the Sand Gnats beat the Augusta GreenJackets 2-1 on Thursday night.

Georgia Regents has signed John Yi, an incoming freshman out of Walton High for the 2014-15 season.

The area high school football season got off to an unofficial start Thursday night at the WJBF News Channel 6/The Augusta Chronicle's Coaches and Captains Dinner at Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

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

The Icast fishing tackle show in Orlando, Fla., produced over 300 "new" bits of tackle, but a quick glance at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Web site report shows that a lot of it was just variations on current themes.

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 

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