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Inbee Park leads Taiwan Championship by 2 strokes

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Inbee Park leads Taiwan Championship by 2 strokes

YANG MEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park of South Korea shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Taiwan Championship on Saturday.

Park had two eagles and five birdies and was at 18-under 198 at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club.

``Today, probably, was almost perfect for me,'' Park said. ``I hit the ball great and putted really good today. Couldn't ask for better weather. It was a perfect day. The conditions of the golf course were perfect. I was able to go at every pin, so I was able to play aggressive.''

Suzann Pettersen of Norway had six birdies in a round of 66 to sit in second place, two shots ahead of defending champion and local favorite Yani Tseng (66).

``I feel like I left lots of birdie chances out there today,'' Tseng said. ``I didn't putt well again today, and I just feel (I'm) very (much) struggling out there.''

Catriona Matthew of Scotland had a 68 and was in fourth, another two shots back at 12-under 204. Christie Kerr (67) of the United States was at 10 under.

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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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