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Top 25 Capsules

Top 25 Capsules

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Erik Murphy tied a career high with 24 points just days after dealing with an illness, and No. 10 Florida beat 22nd-ranked Wisconsin 74-56 on Wednesday night.

Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two from 3-point range, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.

Mike Rosario added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists for Florida (2-0), and Kenny Boynton had 10 points. Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren had 11 points apiece for Wisconsin (1-1).

NO. 15 CREIGHTON 77, UAB 60

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott's quiet night in Creighton's comeback victory over UAB.

Jones matched his career high with four 3-pointers. The backup guard made two during a personal 10-0 run that tied it 45 and two more during a 17-0 spurt that helped the Bluejays (2-0) finish off the Blazers (1-1).

McDermott, the returning first-team All-American, got into early foul trouble and had five points.

Isiah Jones scored 16 points for UAB.

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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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