Schools closing in metro Atlanta, coastal Georgia due to Hurricane Irma


The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals squared off in a almost empty Marlins Park on Wednesday as Hurricane Irma bears down on south Florida.

Miami has lost five straight games and 10 of its last 11 contests.

Attendance figures for Wednesday's game are not yet available, but the turnout is clearly lower than the Marlins' average of 20,000 this year.

Froome set for historic victory
More curiously, only two riders have even tried - Carlos Sastre, third at the Vuelta after winning the Tour in 2008, and Froome. The 34-year-old Contador is second only to the great Miguel Indurain in Spanish cycling lore after winning the Tour twice.

All the Braves can do is apologize after no one thought to censor their regular-season playlist ahead of a Thursday night game against the Marlins. "Things haven't gone the way we want consistently lately, but a lot of good things are happening".

"It's not going our way now and we've got to find a way to turn it around quick".

The Miami Marlins announced on Friday that they have returned first baseman Justin Bour from his rehab assignment and activated him from the disabled list.

Penn State vs. Pittsburgh football
They will be looking to make another statement after destroying Akron in Week 1, but the Panthers should be a much stiffer test. PSU held Panthers standout Quadree Henderson to 33 total yards on nine combined touches (rushing, receiving, returns).

The Braves are offering free tickets during the four-game series to fans from Florida, Georgia and SC displaced by Hurricane Irma.

"Displaced residents under evacuation orders can come to the Braves ticket office on the day of the game, show their valid state I.D. and receive a complimentary ticket". The invitation extended to "residents of the Georgia and SC counties under evacuation orders" ahead of the arrival of Irma on US soil.

Conley has done his best work away from home, posting a 2.89 ERA with a 4-3 record in eight starts. He's posted a 3.68 ERA while striking out 14 over 14 2/3 innings.

UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Results
All three judges scored it 48-47: Sal D'Amato and David Therien for Nunes, Tony Weeks for Shevchenko. The bout started out slow, with Shevchenko clearly looking to test the cardio of Amanda Nunes .