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Boston U sharp from field, routs Binghamton 83-59

Boston U sharp from field, routs Binghamton 83-59

BOSTON (AP) D.J. Irving scored 16 points and John Papale 14 as Boston University shot 54.5 percent from the field to defeat Binghamton 83-59 Saturday in an America East Conference game.

Irving and Papale each made three shots from 3-point range for the Terriers (8-9, 2-2), whose 44.4 percent shooting (12 of 27) on 3-pointers was better than Binghamton's 30.9 percent (21 of 68) from all distances. Boston University made 30 of 55 shots overall.

The Terriers, who have won seven straight over the Bearcats (2-15, 0-4) used a 14-2 run to expand a three-point lead to a 40-25 margin with 2:30 left until halftime. The run included a four-point play by Papale.

Binghamton, which has lost 11 straight, got 17 points from Jimmy Gray and 14 from Jordan Reed. The Bearcats got to within 42-33 at halftime but no closer than seven points, 44-37 with 17:50 left, in the second half.

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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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