Sideline Report for Monday, May 8, 2017

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis makes a sliding catch during Sunday's game at SunTrust Park.
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Braves outfielder Nick Markakis makes a sliding catch during Sunday's game at SunTrust Park.

Here’s five things to know on Monday:

1. Braves swept by Cardinals

The Braves lost the final of three games against the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Sunday in 14 innings. The Braves rallied late, but a two-run home run by St. Louis outfielder Tommy Pham ended the series. The Braves will begin a two-game series with Houston Astros on Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. from Houston's Minute Maid Park.

2. A post-draft look at the 2017 Patriots ahead of the Super Bowl rematch

D. Orlando Ledbetter analyses the New England Patriots strengths and weaknesses after the 2017 NFL Draft. The Falcons will play the Patriots in Week 7 on Oct 22. Ledbetter also provides looks at the Chicago Bears (Week 1), the Green Bay Packers (Week 2), the Detroit Lions (Week 3), the Buffalo Bills (Week 4) and the Miami Dolphins (Week 6).

3. Atlanta United falls to NYC FC 3-1

Atlanta United lost the second-straight match on Sunday when they fell 3-1 to New York City FC. Doug Roberson recaps what happened to stump Atlanta United and what was said after the match.

4. Sixty-three Georgia Tech athletes graduated on Saturday

Ken Sugiura lists all of the 63 Georgia Tech athletes who graduated on Sunday including former Georgia Tech and current Carolina Panthers kicker Harrison Butker.

5. Dr. Karin Luise, Chipper Jones’ ex-wife, speaks out on “Ballplayer”

Former Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chipper Jones writes about the end to his relationship with ex-wife Dr. Karin Luise in his book "Ballplayer." Luise said Jones' did not portray several events accurately in his book and it was "deeply troubling" for Luise to read the twisted truth regarding their relationship. More of the interview with Luise can be read on the AJC.com.