ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell.The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowells contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons.The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff. Team president John Hart said this week that the coaching staff wont be determined until a manager is hired, but team decided to go ahead and cut ties with the 55-year-old McDowell.Atlanta ranked no lower than fourth in the NL in ERA during seven of McDowells seasons, and led the league in 2013. But after deciding to rebuild, the Braves ranked 13th in 2015 and 11th this past season with a 4.51 ERA.McDowell, who pitched in the big leagues for a dozen seasons, most notably with the New York Mets, joined the Braves in 2006 after Leo Mazzone left to become pitching coach of the Baltimore Orioles.McDowell remained on staff after manager Bobby Cox retired in 2010 and was replaced by Fredi Gonzalez.Roger is a terrific coach and an even better person, general manager John Coppolella said. We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.Gonzalez was fired early this season, with Brian Snitker taking over as the interim manager. The Braves finished strongly, winning 50 of their last 97 games, but still finished last in the NL East. The starting pitching was a major issue and failed to produce anyone with double-figure wins.Snitker is one of the candidates for the managing job, and the team also planned to interview former big league managers Bud Black and Ron Washington this week. Alex Chiasson Jersey . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. Jari Kurri Oilers Jersey . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/milan-lucic-jersey/ . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Mark Fayne Oilers Jersey . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. Zack Kassian Oilers Jersey .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have named Cleveland Indians executive Derek Falvey to take over baseball operation, one day after wrapping up their worst season ever.The 33-year-old assistant general manager has been with Cleveland for nine seasons. He will join the Twins after the playoff-bound Indians wrap up their season.Falvey replaces Terry Ryan, who was fired in the middle of a season in which the Twins plummeted to 103 losses, the tteams worst record since they started playing in Minnesota in 1961.dddddddddddd Falvey will be executive vice president/chief baseball officer.Falvey joined the Indians in 2007 as an intern. He worked in the scouting department his first three years before becoming assistant director of baseball operations in 2011. ' ' '