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Southern Miss overwhelms NAIA foe Dillard 135-41

Southern Miss overwhelms NAIA foe Dillard 135-41

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Daveon Boardingham and Cedric Jenkins scored 22 points each and Southern Mississippi scored the first 12 points of the game and cruised to a 135-41 victory over Dillard on Thursday night.

The 135 points were the most ever for the Golden Eagles (11-4), surpassing the 133 they scored against Virginia Tech in 1988.

The Golden Eagles have won five of their past six games. Also in double figures were Dwayne Davis with 17 points, Norville Carey with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Michael Craig with 14 points and Jonathan Mills 13.

Southern Miss' home winning streak reached 20 games.

Jaquan Green led Dillard (1-8) with 15 points. The Blue Devils, an NAIA team, have lost six straight.

Southern Miss shot 56.7 percent from the field (51 of 90), including 50 percent on 3-pointers (18 of 36). The Golden Eagles also made 15 of 16 from the foul line.

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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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