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Fairleigh Dickinson beats Mount St. Mary's 72-65

Fairleigh Dickinson beats Mount St. Mary's 72-65

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Melquan Bolding scored a game-high 19 points, and Kinu Rochford added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Fairleigh Dickinson beat Mount St. Mary's 72-65 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Lonnie Robinson also cracked double figures for Fairleigh Dickinson (6-7) with 10 points.

Bolding scored 14 points in the first half, and the Knights shot 70 percent (16 for 23) for the period.

Mount St. Mary's shot 34.4 percent (11 for 32) as they trailed at halftime 39-22.

Trailing 61-49 with 3:23 left in the game, Mount St. Mary's (5-7) went on a 14-7 run with Rashad Whack's 3-pointer cutting the lead to five, 68-63, with 33 seconds left to play. But Mustafa Jones made four consecutive free throws to close out the Mountaineers.

The Knights made 15 more free throws than the Mountaineers.

Kristijan Krajina led Mount St. Mary's with 16 points.

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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.

You can listen to the latest episode here on the Capitals Faceoff page or with the player below.

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