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St. Mary of Kansas beats Nebraska-Omaha 96-86

St. Mary of Kansas beats Nebraska-Omaha 96-86

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Jordan Wilcox scored 20 points, making five 3-pointers, and St. Mary of Kansas rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat Nebraska-Omaha 96-86 Sunday night.

Shiron Williams scored 18 points, Jeb Greenberg 15 and Matt Heydman 13 for the Spires, who are members of NAIA Division II and played this game as an exhibition. It was St. Mary's first win in seven meetings against Nebraska-Omaha, which is in its first season as a full member of Division I.

St. Mary scored the first 12 points of the second half to go in front, and outscored Nebraska-Omaha 58-37 after halftime.

John Karhoff led the Mavericks (1-1) with 18 points, while Alex Phillips scored 16 and Koang Doluony added 11 points. The Mavericks beat Northern Illinois in their opener at the new Ralston Arena Friday night.

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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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