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

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday. Fister allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins' new special teams coach flew more than 1,000 combat missions as a helicopter pilot during the Iraq War. Ben Kotwica is using some of his military background to help organize and inspire the Redskins special teams units, which were the worst in the league last year.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A fan at Washington Redskins training camp is getting players' autographs tattooed onto his arm. Charlie White of Quinton, Virginia, is asking players to sign his arm with a Sharpie. He then heads to a tattoo parlor and has the signatures made permanent. The 41-year-old White says his goal is to get all 22 starters.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivory Latta scored 21 points and Kara Lawson added 14 as the surging Washington Mystics moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday. The Mystics have won four straight and six of seven games.

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