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Evansville kicks Jahr off basketball team

Evansville kicks Jahr off basketball team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Evansville coach Marty Simmons says backup swingman Jordan Jahr has been kicked off the basketball team.

The move comes three days after Simmons suspended Jahr for a violation of team rules. Neither Simmons nor the school have said what rule or rules Jahr violated.

Simmons issued a statement Friday saying that Jahr will no longer be on the team, though he will complete his spring semester at Evansville. He also thanked Jahr for his contributions to the program.

Jahr started five of the 20 games this season and was averaging 3.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. The 6-foot-6 native of Texas played in eight games last season before an injury forced him to redshirt.

Evansville (13-9, 6-4 Missouri Valley Conference) plays at Missouri State on Saturday.

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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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