Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists hit with rain delay; resume game tonight at 5. Atlanta Braves rally, win 9-5 over Phillies. Atlanta Hawks fall to ’76ers; playoff series even, 1-1.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists hit with rain delay; resume game tonight at 5. Atlanta Braves rally, win 9-5 over Phillies. Atlanta Hawks fall to ’76ers; playoff series even, 1-1.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.


Waiting for the rain to stop. Soggy weather stops Rome Braves-Tourists on Tuesday night; game resumes tonight at 5 p.m. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click here.


The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists hit with rain delay; resume at 5 this evening. Media release: Mother Nature brought Tuesday night’s series-opener between the Rome Braves (15-15) and the Asheville Tourists (13-16) to an early end, as play was suspended in the top of the third inning. The Braves controlled a 5-0 lead over the visiting Tourists, who were at bat when play was halted. After a 50-minute delay, the umpires met with both managers and decided to call the game.

After a quick first inning, Rome jumped out in front thanks to a huge home-half of the second. Four walks, three hits, and one error pushed across five runs for the Braves. Bryce Ball, Logan Brown, Jesse Franklin V, Andrew Mortiz, and Cody Milligan each touched home plate while Ball, Milligan, and Riley Delgado tallied RBIs. After Bryce Elder picked up his third strikeout in the top of the third inning, the umpires stopped play.
The two teams will resume the contest starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. It will be a full nine-inning affair, while a seven-inning nightcap will follow afterwards. Fans with tickets to tonight’s game can exchange them (for tickets to tomorrow’s doubleheader or any other home games this season) by visiting the Rome Braves Box Office.
Wednesday’s daily promotion is All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday. With the All-You-Can-Eat Ticket Package, which starts at $36, fans can enjoy unlimited concession items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda. A limit of two items are permitted each trip to the concession stand.
  • Up next:  Tonight at State Mutual Stadium vs. the Asheville Tourists (5 p.m. game resumption followed by a seven-inning game; 7 p.m. first pitch Thursday and Friday; 6 p.m Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday).
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photos.
  • Roster moves:

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Atlanta Braves win thanks to late rally over Phillies, 9-5.

  • Next:   At Phillies tonight through Thursday (7:05 p.m. Wednesday; 1:05 p.m. Thursday).
  • Roster: 


Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:


From the Atlanta Falcons:  The Falcons will break up their training camp routine this summer by conducting joint practices against the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Arthur Smith announced those plans in a Tuesday press conference before the start of minicamp practice.

The practice sessions will come around the Aug. 21 preseason game between the clubs at Hard Rock Stadium, most likely before the game kicks off. That contest against the Dolphins is sandwiched between home preseason games with Tennessee and Cleveland and should offer a productive change of pace for Smith’s club.

Joint practices have been common for a while but are particularly popular these days. There’s great benefit to the heightened competition going against another team and an unfamiliar scheme, even in a practice setting without live tackling. Offensive and defensive linemen can take a great deal from the experience, in full-squad periods or one-on-one drills.

That will be an important preseason stretch for the Falcons and a chance to make great progress applying new schemes while preparing for the regular season. The key to productive sessions is staying out of scuffles while keeping things focused on football. While any team can take something from the joint-practice experience, this should really help Smith and the staff evaluate the team in the middle of the preseason, with plenty of time to fix problems that show up during those sessions and in the exhibition game itself.

Sept. 12: The Falcons begin the 2021 NFL season against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 1 p.m. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.   Falcons’ 2021 schedule.


Hawks fall 118-102 as 76ers even best-of-seven series, 1-1. Game 3 at Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. Friday; also on ESPN. Game 4 is Monday, at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., TNT.


Today: Dellinger Dash in Cartersville. Register. Second annual Dellinger Dash is a 3k (just shy of 2 miles) and for the kids, a “lake lap” (about a quarter-mile). Awards for adult groups, and all kids receive awards for completing the lap.

Saturday: Cave Spring Festival Road Race. Join us June 12 for the 5k , mile or walk. Afterward peruse the arts festival, free with your T-shirt, experience historical attractions, unique culinary and gift experiences . Try the trails, swim or ride the creek, tour the cave or just relax in the cool and beautiful Rolater Park.  For more: 706 331 9753.

June 19: A Race to Remember benefits A Night to Remember Foundation and is a Peachtree Roadrace qualifier. Register here. This  5k travels along the beautiful Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers. Starting and Finishing at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, Heroes or Villains costumes encouraged.

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