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NEW YORK (AP) — John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat the Atlanta Braves for the second time in seven major league starts, sending the New York Mets to a 7-4 victory Thursday. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd three hits apiece for the Mets, who gained a four-game series split.

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Atlanta Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant. The team says Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The right-hander was injured Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets inadvertently stepped on the back of Hudson's right leg.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. A person familiar with the situation says Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has received a boost for 2013 as offensive lineman Kolton Houston finally has won his long battle for eligibility. Houston was granted reinstatement by the NCAA on Thursday following three years under suspension for an anabolic steroid he was given for shoulder surgery.



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