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Sideline Report: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Here are a few things to know on Thursday:

1. Braves fall to Mariners, 9-6

The Atlanta Braves lost the SunTrust Park series finale to the Seattle Mariners 9-6 on Wednesday night. The Braves had a lead in the seventh inning, but pitcher Jim Johnson couldn't record an out. Johnson allowed three hits and four runs with one walk in the seventh. The Braves have Thursday off and return to SunTrust Park on Friday to begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

2. Atlanta United falls to D.C. United

For the third time in Atlanta United's inaugural season, Atlanta fell to D.C. United on Wednesday night. In their first match in over two weeks, Atlanta lost 1-0. Atlanta United will turn around to play Philadelphia on Saturday at the Talen Energy Stadium at 7 p.m.

3. Atlanta Dream snaps losing streak

The Atlanta Dream defeated the Seattle Storm on Wednesday night at McCamish Pavilion 89-83. The Dream went into the game with the WNBA's longest active losing streak. The Dream plays one more home game at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Indiana Fever before playing the last two games of the season on the road.

4. Augusta National chairman Payen steps down

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne announced he will step down from his role on Wednesday. Fred Riley is set to become the club's seventh chairman in October when Payne leaves. More on the AJC.com.

5. Steve Sarkisian talks Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian spoke to media on Wednesday about his relationship quarterback with Matt Ryan. Visit the AJC.com for a video of Sarkisian speaking to media and his comments on Ryan. 

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