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NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Torres pitched six impressive innings as a fill-in starter and had an RBI single and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Tuesday night. John Buck had a run-scoring single and Juan Lagares a sacrifice fly in a sixth inning that helped the Mets beat Atlanta's Kris Medlen.

ATLANTA (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt began warming up for the hard courts of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, beating Eduoard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Atlanta Open. Hewitt, who was runner-up two weeks ago on grass in Newport, R.I., was one of three seeded players to finish his match before an evening rain delay.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner says a brain tumor caused the death of a northeast Georgia high school football player. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 17-year-old Jordan Bracken-Howley died suddenly Monday morning at his father's house in Lawrenceville. Bracken-Howley would have been a senior at Apalachee High School in Winder, where he played as an offensive and defensive lineman.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return to NBC in 2015, ending its eight-year partnership with both ESPN and Turner Sports. NASCAR announced a 10-year deal with NBC on Tuesday that gives the network the final 20 Sprint Cup races of the season, and the final 19 Nationwide Series races.

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