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Arkansas State runs past Louisiana-Monroe 63-39

Arkansas State runs past Louisiana-Monroe 63-39

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Trey Finn scored 17 points and Arkansas State held Louisiana-Monroe to a season low in scoring during a 63-39 victory Saturday night.

Ed Townsel added 13 points for the Red Wolves (11-7, 5-4 Sun Belt), and Brandon Peterson had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Louisiana-Monroe (3-12, 2-7) got 11 points from Jayon James and 10 from Millaun Brown. The Warhawks struggled in all aspects of their shooting, making only 2 of 9 free throws and 1 of 10 3-pointers while hitting 37 percent of their shots from the floor.

Louisiana-Monroe, which also had 19 turnovers, matched its season-low point total from a 68-39 loss to Southern on Dec. 13.

The Warhawks went without a field goal for just over nine minutes midway through the second half. Arkansas State led just 36-33 following a layup from R.J. McCray, but started a 15-1 run that pushed the lead to 51-34 with 5:32 to play.

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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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