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

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MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night. Strasburg endured another rough outing in Miami, allowing six runs and eight hits in four innings.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Tuesday's night game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain. A steady downpour and low temperatures were predicted for much of the night. No makeup date was immediately announced.

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman. His .366 winning percentage ranks him last among anyone who has coached at least 400 games since the league began in 1946. Now on his third team, Wittman will finally coach his first playoff game this weekend, having overseen the Washington Wizards' return from dysfunction.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon last November. Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin said Lamont Britt pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of simple assault. Judge Denise Hartsfield sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year and probation.

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