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Peveto won't return to Northwestern St.

Peveto won't return to Northwestern St.

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Northwestern State athletic director Greg Burke says Bradley Dale Peveto won't return as the Demons' head football coach next season.

Peveto, a former co-defensive coordinator at LSU, came to Northwestern in 2009 and has overseen four losing seasons.

The Demons went 0-11 in his first season, then posted 5-6 records in both 2010 and 2011 before going 4-7 this season.

Burke says Peveto improved Northwestern in the areas of academics, community relations and fundraising, but did not win as much as ``anybody associated with the program had hoped.''

Peveto says he's ``highly disappointed'' to be leaving a school he loves and that he'll cherish his memories of Northwestern.

Burke says he'll seek a coach who can restore Northwestern's winning tradition. The Demons' last FCS playoff appearance was in 2004.

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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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