Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves open a two-game series at home tonight against the Minnesota Twins. The Braves have lost four of their last five games. Joel De La Cruz starts for the Braves and will again be looking for his first major league victory.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Georgia native Christian Taylor this morning will be looking to defend his Olympic triple jump title in Rio de Janeiro. Taylor topped the competition in the qualifying round over China's Dong Bin with a jump of more than 56 ½ feet.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leury Garcia and Jerry Sands homered for Charlotte in an 8-4 win yesterday over the Gwinnett Braves. John Gant allowed six runs over five innings to get the loss.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed Kroy Biermann to address their thin pass-rushing depth. Biermann spent his first 8 NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and had 2 ½ sacks and a forced fumble last season playing as a backup.