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

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NEW YORK (AP) - Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Gee stopped the longest losing streak of his career at five games.

ATLANTA (AP) - Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Chicago Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Erika de Souza scored 18 points for Atlanta, and Angel McCoughtry had 17.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons are looking for starters to emerge at right tackle and nickel back in their final preseason game. Coach Mike Smith says he feels good about the contenders but says there is no "clarity" at those spots.

ATLANTA (AP) - Coach Paul Johnson believes that Justin Thomas is tough enough to succeed at quarterback for Georgia Tech. Thomas, at 5-foot-11, 185, will take a beating in Johnson's spread option offense, but the coach says the redshirt sophomore is quick enough to compensate for an undersized frame.

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