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

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions. Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who resigned May 5th as part of the restructuring of the Hawks' front office.

ATLANTA (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched into the ninth inning, Adam Frazier hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Bartolo Colon for a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves Thursday. The Pirates split the four-game series at SunTrust Park after losing the first two contests. This one was easy after Pittsburgh put up five runs in the third inning, capped by Frazier's third homer this season.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves designated right-hander Josh Collmenter for assignment after he surrendered three homers and seven runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 31-year-old Collmenter made 11 appearances for the Braves, going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in 17 innings. Right-hander Matt Wisler was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett before Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gavin Sheets' two-run home run helped key a four-run ninth inning to rally Wake Forest past Georgia Tech 5-4 Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Georgia Tech freshman right-hander Xzavion Curry had a no-hitter through 5 2-3 innings before Jake Mueller had an RBI double in the sixth. The Yellow Jackets end the season 27-28.

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