Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb watches a throw during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Photo: AP Photo/Alex Gallardo
Photo: AP Photo/Alex Gallardo

Sideline Report: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Here’s a few things to know on Wednesday:

1. Braves shut out Padres

The Atlanta Braves defeated the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Tuesday night at San Diego’s Petco Park. Braves left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb recorded his first win and a personal-best of eight strikeouts. Newcomb pitched six innings, allowing six hits and one walk. The Braves play the second game of the four-game series at the Padres on Wednesday night at 10:10 p.m. EST.

2. Atlanta United to play Miami

Atlanta United will face off against Miami FC on Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. Doug Roberson predicts Atlanta Untied’s starters for Wednesday’s match that will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Miami's Riccardo Silva Stadium.

3. Peachtree Road Race information

Information about the start time, registration and elite runners for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Peachtree Road Race on July 4 can be found on the

4. Freddie Freeman to begin rehab assignment

David O’Brien reports Freddie Freeman is expected to take his first live batting practice on Wednesday and begin his rehab at Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. Freeman fractured his left wrist six weeks ago during a game at SunTrust Park.

5. Tim Hardaway, Jr. becomes restricted free agent

Shooting guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. became a restricted free agent on Monday when the Atlanta Hawks extended a qualifying offer. Chris Vivlamore has more information.

6. Matt Ryan stars in new Gatorade campaign 

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is one of the several sports icons to star in a new Gatorade commercial released on Tuesday. Watch Ryan and sports legends like Peyton Manning and Michael Jordan discuss what it takes to be a champion on the

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