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

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have waived cornerback Jalen Collins after his second suspension ended for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Collins didn't play this season. He was suspended without pay for 10 games in August after a second positive test.

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron was picked as Major League Soccer newcomer of the year, beating out Chicago's Nemanja Nikolic and teammate Josef Martinez. The award recognizes the player with previous professional experience who made the biggest impact. The 23-year-old Almiron is also a finalist for the league's MVP award.

ATLANTA (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of 13 players, Tuesday for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred also placed former Braves general manager John Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Dexter McClanahan scored 17 points off the bench with four 3-pointers, Isaiah Felder and Alante Fenner added 16 apiece, and Savannah State held off Alabama State 101-97 in the mainland edition of the Cayman Islands Challenge on Tuesday night. Fenner was 10 of 10 at the foul line as Savannah State converted 24 of 34 on two dozen Alabama State fouls.

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