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Updated: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:15:55 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tanner Roark threw seven shutout innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, ensuring the Braves leave Washington without the NL East title. Roark allowed just two hits, struck out six and retired the final 13 batters he faced. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve-designated to return, meaning he will be out a minimum of eight weeks. The announcement Tuesday comes one day after the Falcons placed two other starters, defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing, on injured reserve with season-ending injuries. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Mike Smith says running back Steven Jackson will miss Sunday's game at Miami with a thigh injury. Smith says Jackson has a short-term injury. He provided no further details. ATHENS, Ga. (AP) —Georgia has already played a couple of top 10 opponents, and another will visit Athens next week. If there was ever a chance for a letdown, this would be it. Unheralded North Texas is at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, facing a Georgia team that lost to Clemson, beat South Carolina and faces another crucial game against LSU before the month is out.

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