ATLANTA (AP) - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night. Johnson batted .261 with 10 RBIs in 92 at-bats this year, when he earned $520,500. Janish hit .171 with two RBIs in 41 at-bats and made $725,000.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. Illinois led 60-48 before Georgia Tech began its comeback.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma to a 96-82 victory over Mercer on Monday. Hield shot 6-for-11 from the floor to pace the Sooners. Ryan Spangler added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Clark scored 19 points.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the Atlantic Coast Conference's rookie of the year and Duke's David Cutcliffe is its coach of the year for the second straight season. The league also announced Tuesday that Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller is its defensive rookie of the year.
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