NEW YORK (AP) Caron Butler returned to the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup Friday, starting at forward against the Brooklyn Nets after missing a game with a strained right shoulder.
Butler was hurt in the first quarter of a 92-87 victory at San Antonio on Monday and sat out a 117-111 overtime loss at Oklahoma City two nights later.
Butler is averaging 9.4 points and shooting 50 percent from 3-point range.
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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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?
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