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

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MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez outdueled Stephen Stasburg and the surging Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs as the Marlins won for the ninth time in 10 games and evened their record at 53-53.

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles scored 23 points, Sugar Rodgers had five points and two huge defensive plays in overtime, and the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 80-76 Tuesday night. The Liberty blew a 15-point lead in the third quarter before pulling out their fourth win in five games.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. Mladenovic rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Wimbledon semifinalist. She will face American qualifier Taylor Townsend in the second round.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American male sports union. Roberts received 32 of 36 votes in a process that was completed in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

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