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

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DENVER (AP) - Ian Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run homer, and Doug Fister threw effectively into the sixth to help the Washington Nationals beat the sinking Colorado Rockies 7-2 Monday night. The 6-foot-8 Fister allowed nine hits before being pulled with two outs in the sixth after running into trouble.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night. The Orioles increased their AL East lead to four games over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Marvin Williams feels like he's coming home. Nine years after leading the North Carolina men's basketball team to a national championship, Williams returns to the Tar Heel state as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Bobby Petrino turned Louisville into a top-10 team nearly a decade ago. Now, more than two years after a scandal derailed his career, Petrino is back with the Cardinals as they enter the Atlantic Coast Conference. He said Monday at the ACC's preseason media days that he'll handle things differently this time around.

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