ATLANTA (AP) - Lane Adams delivered a pinch-hit, three-run homer in Atlanta's eight-run fifth inning and the Braves beat Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants 12-11 in a rain-delayed game Thursday night. The Braves won three of four in the series to cap San Francisco's 1-7 road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) - Looking to bolster its front court after dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Wake Forest power forward John Collins with the 19th overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10 Collins was the Atlantic Coast Conference's most improved player as a sophomore, averaging 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
(AP) - Michael Vick and Steve Smith are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways. Vick signed with the American Flag Football League as both a player and adviser for the 7-on-7 organization that debuts in 2018. Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver with the Panthers and Ravens, joined NFL Network as an analyst.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been arrested on charges of being involved in a drug ring. The Virginian-Pilot reports that federal authorities arrested 55-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie on Thursday. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in Newport News alleges that he and 11 others conspired to sell heroin. Boddie is being held without bond until a Monday detention hearing. He was assigned a court-appointed attorney.
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