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Appalachian St holds on to beat Presbyterian 78-70

Appalachian St holds on to beat Presbyterian 78-70

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Tevin Baskin and Nathan Healy each finished with 16 points and eight rebounds as Appalachian State held on to beat Presbyterian 78-70 Saturday.

Jamaal Trice added 12 points and Mike Neal chipped in with 10 for the Mountaineers (3-8).

Appalachian State made seven 3-pointers in the first half to take a 44-29 lead into halftime.

Presbyterian (2-10) rallied in the second half. Trailing 50-34 with 17:03 left to play, the Blue Hose went on a 21-13 run to get within eight, 63-55, with 7:47 left to play.

Appalachian State responded with an 8-2 run to push the lead to 14, 71-57 with just under three minutes to play.

Jordan Downing made two 3-pointers to help Presbyterian cut the lead to four, 74-70, with 28 seconds left, but Baskin connected on four straight free throws to seal the win.

Downing led Presbyterian with 21 points and five rebounds.

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.

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Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Caps add two defensemen, problem solved?

The Capitals got their trade deadline started early by trading for defensemen Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek. Washington has been struggling of late, but do their new acquisitions address the team's weaknesses?

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir evaluate the two trades and talk about where they could fit into the lineup.

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