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February 6, 2014

Sports Briefs: Feb. 6

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“I have been competing since I was six-years old and have competed throughout the United States”, Laudenschlager said. “It has been my dream to compete in New York City, and to do well on beam — my favorite event — has made the trip worthwhile.”

Freeman inks biggest deal in Braves’ history

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman says he won’t try to do anything differently to prove he was deserving of the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves’ history.

Freeman said Wednesday his $135 million, eight-year deal shows he should simply continue on his current path to becoming one of the best first basemen.

The agreement covers three arbitration-eligible seasons for the 24-year-old and five years in which he could have become a free agent.

Freeman called the deal “truly an honor” and “humbling” as he spoke at a news conference Wednesday with general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez.

Freeman says Wren told him he be should “be the player that I already am.”

Pacers end road streak, outlast Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — David West scored 22 points, Paul George added 18 and the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-85 on Tuesday night.

The Pacers snapped a 12-game regular-season losing streak in Atlanta while improving the league’s best record to 38-10.

Atlanta failed to place a starter in double figures, led by Jeff Teauge and Kyle Korver, who both scored nine.

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