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St Francis (Pa.) beats Monmouth (NJ) 45-31

St Francis (Pa.) beats Monmouth (NJ) 45-31

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) John Kelly passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to help St Francis (Pa.) beat Monmouth (N.J.) 45-31 Saturday.

Tied 7-all with 7:38 left in the first quarter, Lucas Santangelo returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to give St. Francis (4-6, 3-4 Northeast conference) a 14-7 advantage.

Monmouth (4-5, 3-3) would not get any closer as St. Francis outscored the Hawks 24-10 the rest of the first half.

John Kelly tossed both his touchdowns in the first half - a 2-yard pass to Josh Thiel and a 16-yard completion to A.J. Alexander - to help the Red Flash take a 38-17 lead into halftime. Kelly completed 16-of-21 passes for 263 yards. Alexander led all receivers with 110 yards and 6 catches.

Frazier led the Hawks with 246 yards passing and a touchdown, but turned the ball over twice.

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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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