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Stephen F. Austin defeats Oral Roberts 61-50

Stephen F. Austin defeats Oral Roberts 61-50

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Antonio Bostic scored 16 points and Stephen F. Austin defeated Oral Roberts 61-50 Saturday night, taking sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference.

Bostic was 4 of 8 from the field. Desmond Haymon had 15 points and Hal Bateman added 10 for the Lumberjacks (14-1, 5-0), who have won nine consecutive games. Jacob Parker and Taylor Smith had seven rebounds apiece.

Stephen F. Austin led 27-21 at halftime. The Lumberjacks shot 46.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Golden Eagles shot 37.5 percent. The Lumberjacks had 34 rebounds, but the Golden Eagles had 32.

D.J. Jackson had 13 points to lead to Golden Eagles (8-8, 3-1). Damen Bell-Holter had 10 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles are in their first season as a member of the Southland.

The Lumberjacks extended their streak to 47 consecutive games of holding opponents under 70 points.

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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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