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

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ATLANTA (AP) - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title. The Nationals can clinch the division by beating the defending champion Braves on Tuesday night.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season. Gruden said Monday that an MRI shows no broken bones in Griffin's injured left ankle. He said the quarterback will be in a cast for a few weeks, and then the team will have an idea when Griffin could return.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Henry Coley has seen two senior classes in a row leave Virginia disappointed, and the senior linebacker doesn't want to be next. Virginia has beaten Richmond and Louisville in consecutive weeks - matching the Cavaliers victory total for last season.

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday.

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