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Norfolk State beats Maryland-Eastern Shore 63-58

Norfolk State beats Maryland-Eastern Shore 63-58

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Malcolm Hawkins scored 14 points and Norfolk State overcame a slow start to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 63-58 Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Pendarvis Williams scored 12 and Marese Phelps finished with 10 points for Norfolk State (8-10, 3-0).

Norfolk State shot just 17.2 percent (5 for 29) in the first half and trailed at halftime 22-15.

The Spartans improved in the second half, shooting 47.1 percent (16 for 34), including 7 of 12 from deep.

Norfolk State started the second half on a 23-10 run to take a 38-32 lead with 11:04 remaining.

After Maryland-Eastern Shore (0-13, 0-2) cut the lead to two, 56-54, with less than 2 minutes to play, the Hawks made just one field goal the rest of the way and the Spartans converted three baskets to seal the victory.

Kevin Mays finished with a double-double, leading the Hawks with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

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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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