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

ATLANTA (AP) - R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings, Ozzie Albies had three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 Thursday night. After Ryan Zimmerman's leadoff homer in the second inning, the 42-year-old Dickey gave up only one hit over the next five innings. Turner was picked off first base.

ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth are off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with different goals in mind. Stanley ran off four straight birdies on the front nine, and then added two more late in his round on a steamy Thursday afternoon at East Lake for a 6-under 64. He had a two-shot lead.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Desmond Trufant is excited to be back making big plays for the Atlanta Falcons after missing last year's Super Bowl run with a torn pectoral. The 2015 Pro Bowl cornerback showed last week that he's fully recovered from season-ending surgery.

DETROIT (AP) - Matt Ryan could search the world and struggle to find many people who can relate to him and his life. Matthew Stafford is an exception and is someone Ryan described as a great friend. The Atlanta Falcons' and Detroit Lions' quarterbacks struck up a friendship at the 2014 Pro Bowl. They'll meet on the field in Week 3 at Ford Field.

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