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

ATLANTA (AP) - Catcher Kurt Suzuki and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract for 2018. The 33-year-old has a career-high 18 homers, and the Braves value his work with young starting pitchers. General manager John Coppollela said the Braves intend to exercise Tyler Flowers' $4 million option for next year and bring back a catching tandem that ranks second in NL with 29 homers.

ATLANTA (AP) - Pinch-hitter Johan Camargo doubled in two runs in the three-run eighth inning, Rio Ruiz homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Saturday night. Atlanta has won three straight.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Freshman Jake Fromm threw a pair of touchdown passes in another poised showing on the big stage, the defense stifled Nick Fitzgerald and Number 11 Georgia broke out plenty of trickery in a 31-3 rout of 17th ranked Mississippi State Saturday night. Georgia established itself as the clear favorite in the Southeastern Conference East with a dominating performance from its very first snap and the most impressive victory of Kirby Smart's two-year coaching tenure.

ATLANTA (AP) - KirVonte Benson ran for a career-high 196 yards with two touchdowns, TaQuon Marshall added 112 yards rushing with two scoring runs, and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 35-17 Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team. Georgia Tech ran for 436 yards with five touchdowns. The Yellow Jackets overcame four lost fumbles, including two by Benson. Georgia Tech's defense allowed no points on the four turnovers.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Morgan Ellison found Indiana's starting tailback spotlight; J-Shun Harris entered team record books; and the Hoosiers dominated from the start in a 52-17 victory over winless Georgia Southern Saturday. Georgia Southern has been outscored 115-36 this season.

ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Casey shot a 5-under 65 to build a two-shot lead in the Tour Championship. That leaves him one round away from ending eight years without winning on the PGA Tour in the biggest way possible. Casey escaped with par on the closing hole at East Lake.

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