Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have put infielder Ramiro Pena on the 15-day disabled list because of a right shoulder strain. The Braves' primary backup infielder had been out since June 17 with soreness in the same shoulder he had surgery on seven years ago.
ATLANTA (AP) — The executive director of the Atlanta Track Club says he will be stepping down to become the chief executive officer of the ASICS LA Marathon. The track club said Friday that Tracey Russell plans to stay in Atlanta until after this year's AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Kristy Curry will make $400,000 annually over the next five years as the Alabama women's basketball coach. University trustees yesterday approved the deal extending through April 30, 2018. The contract includes $20,000 bonuses for winning a Southeastern Conference regular season title and another $20,000 for making the NCAA tournament.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated the Miami Heat's head coach on winning the NBA championship the second year in a row. Obama called Coach Erik Spoelstra yesterday. The White House says Obama told the coach that he'll have the team to the White House to congratulate them in person on their victory.