Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC sports news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jeremy Lin scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Bradley Beal's 29 points for a 118-110 victory over the Washington Wizards. Seven players scored in double figures to help the last-place Hawks stop a three-game skid.

WASHINGTON (AP) - City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city's stadiums and arenas, private businesses like restaurants and liquor stores and within the city limits on a mobile app. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the bill, which needs her signature to become law.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest and that the 23-year-old was released on $2,500 bond.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nationals have finalized a $4 million, one-year deal with first baseman Matt Adams that includes a $3 million salary for next season and a $4 million mutual option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. Adams returns to the Nationals after they traded him to St. Louis in August for $50,000. The 30-year-old fills a void for Washington as a left-handed bat who is expected to split time at first base with Ryan Zimmerman.

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