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Stephen F. Austin defeats Texas A&M-CC 67-56

Stephen F. Austin defeats Texas A&M-CC 67-56

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Taylor Smith had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin over Texas A&M-CC 67-56 on Saturday in the Southland Conference opener for both teams.

Smith was 10 of 14 from the field in his double-double performance for the Lumberjacks (10-1).

Antonio Bostic had 12 points, and Hal Bateman had 11 points and nine assists.

The Lumberjacks never trailed in the game and led 28-23 at halftime. The Lumberjacks shot 50 percent from the field for the game, while the Islanders shot 35.6 percent. They also beat the Islanders on rebounds 41-30.

Will Nelson led the Islanders with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Johnathan Jordan added 17 points.

The Islanders (1-9) have lost nine consecutive games.

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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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