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ATLANTA -- A five-game winning streak has the New York Mets in the middle of the wild-card race again, but theyd be in better position if they had been able to take care of business in June against the Atlanta Braves. Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit .The Braves, who have the worst record in the National League, swept a three-game series in New York and then split a four-game set in Atlanta as part of the Mets funk.The teams play six more times beginning with a weekend series in the Mets farewell to Turner Field, and the Braves are no longer the patsies they were for most teams -- if not the Mets -- during the first half of the season.Were not having the kind of season we wanted to, but we want to finish strong, said Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who has led the teams offensive revival.The same thing can be said about the defending National League champion Mets, who have had their season nearly dashed by injury after injury.The Mets are back in postseason contention thanks to 14 victories in their past 18 games.Theres nothing like coming to the ballpark in September when (games) mean something, manager Terry Collins said. The energy is better. The aches and pains just dont seem to hurt as bad. Were fortunate to be where we are.The Mets also have a favorable schedule, with next weeks series at National League East leader Washington the only one against a team with a winning record.Of course, that means New York (74-66) cant slip up again against a team like the Braves (54-86).Our guys are completely focused on what theyve got to do and how theyve got to go about it, Collins said.The Mets will continue to live and die offensively with the home run. They hit three in each of the three games of their sweep at Cincinnati to start their road trip and have 192 for the season.When the Mets hit at least one homer, theyre 64-36. When theyve failed to go deep, theyre 10-30.New York, of course, also is dependent on its makeshift rotation to go deep into games and rookie right-hander Robert Gsellman (2-1, 2.87 ERA) will try to do that again Friday night in the series opener against the Braves.Gsellman has pitched six innings in each of his two starts and is coming off a victory over the Nationals in which he allowed four hits and a run while striking out four and walking three.A victory against the Braves would push the Mets nine games over .500 -- matching their high-water mark for the season. They will face a nemesis, though, in right-hander Julio Teheran (5-9, 3.01 ERA).Teheran, who pitched in the All-Star Game, tossed a one-hit shutout in New York on June 19 and hasnt allowed a run in his past three starts against the Mets.Teheran finally got a home victory this year in his most recent start at Turner Field against San Diego and is 6-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 career games against the Mets.Freeman, who has always hit well against New York, will take a 14-game streak into the series and center fielder Ender Inciarte has hit in 18 straight games.The Braves, who lost three games at Washington after a three-game sweep at Philadelphia, need to go 9-13 the rest of the way to avoid 100 losses.Were not looking at the big picture, interim manager Brian Snitker said. Were just trying to put our best foot forward every day. 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PARIS -- Midfielder Younes Belhanda again made an impression for Nice as he scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at his former club Montpellier on Sunday.Last weekend, Belhanda came off the bench to set up a late winner against Marseille in a 3-2 home win with a brilliant back heel.This time, after going close in the first half, the lively Belhanda struck in the 85th minute, giving Nice an important point that moves it into second place in the French league behind local rival Monaco.Formerly one of the most highly-rated young players in the French league, Belhanda helped unheralded Montpellier win the title against all odds four years ago, with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain finishing second.The Morocco internatiional is currently on loan from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, where he has been in and out of the side over the past three years, having also had a spell with German side Schalke last season. Nike Vapormax Womens. .Also Sunday, winger Romain Hamouma scored a penalty in the third minute of injury time as Saint-Etienne beat Corsican side Bastia 1-0.Elsewhere, Marseille drew 0-0 at home to bitter rival Lyon.There were no away fans allowed following violent clashes between rival supporters last season before the match.The result did nothing much for either side, with Lyon ninth and Marseille down in 15th. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '