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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Kahne's first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint cup.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Motor Speedway's slot in NASCAR's schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track's final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race is Sunday night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to the second week in the schedule, right behind the Daytona 500.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers and released linebacker Tim Dobbins. Stupar was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Stupar was a seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2012 and also has spent time with Philadelphia and San Francisco.

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