Stunning photos and video of agonizing Brayden Schenn fight

Stunning photos and video of agonizing Brayden Schenn fight

The Flyers wrapped up their preseason on Friday night with a slobberknocker in our nation’s capital. The Washington Capitals won the game 6-3, but the result was more of an afterthought than usual for a game of ice hockey in September.

Zac Rinaldo was ejected midway through the third first period for elbowing Caps center Mikhail Grabovski, then as the five-minute power play was winding down, the brawling began. In all, the affair featured five fights with Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, and Alex Adam Hall (twice) among the Flyers jumping into the fray.

None went worse for Philly than that first dustup though between Brayden Schenn and Tom Wilson, Washington’s 2012 first-round draft pick. The 19-year-old winger jumped all over Schenn early and simply would not relent until he had pummeled Schenn into submission. Brutal.

US Presswire photographer Geoff Burke captured some amazing shots of the fisticuffs, although it’s safe to say he did not catch Schenn’s good side here. The preseason didn’t catch the Flyers’ good side either, as the loss rounds out their record at 1-5-1 in exhibition games. Meaningless? You be the judge.

And ouch. Mark your calendars: the Capitals will be in Philly on November 1.

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Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit

Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit, a source tells CSN's Jim Salisbury.

Benoit, 39, was the 11th-oldest pitcher in baseball last season, but he's remained effective as he's aged. Since 2010, Benoit has a 2.40 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, he's struck out 10.0 batters per nine innings while walking 2.8, and allowed a .189 batting average.

Benoit has also maintained his velocity through the years. His fastball averaged 94.2 mph last season, which is actually faster than it was in 2010.

Benoit has been in the majors for 15 years, spending eight with Texas, three with Detroit, two with San Diego, one with Tampa Bay and a half-season apiece with Seattle and Toronto.

Benoit has experience closing but has spent the majority of his career as a setup man. Benoit, along with Hector Neris, figures to have a place in the eighth or ninth inning for the Phillies in 2017, perhaps pushing last year's closer, Jeanmar Gomez, back to the seventh inning.

The Phillies have not yet officially announced the signing of Benoit and will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for him.

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Philadelphia 76ers sharp shooter Nik Stauskas is back on his "Sauce and Co." podcast with a couple of very special guests: his Momma Ruta and Pappa Paul.

After being overly Canadian in their take on Friday night's brutal loss -- "less than stellar" --  to the Orlando Magic, Mr. Stauskas brings the heat with a fantastic "fun fact."

"Speaking of Joel, I have a fun fact for your audience here," Paul Stauskas says. "I have to give him a new moniker."

He doesn't exactly have a new one yet but...

"'The Process' has already been taken. In 2013 there was a documentary made about Nik called 'Nik Stauskas: The Process.' So if Embiid wants to continue using that, I'm affraid he's going to have to pay a royalty."

                         [Related: Joel Embiid feels 'The Process' is about him]

And if you hit up YouTube, there is is, a 21-minute documentary about a younger Nik Stauskas.

"If this does blow up, there may be some royalty fees he owes me," Nik adds. "I'll have to bring that up to Joel."

"He's got the cheddar," Paul says. "So he can pay up."

You can listen to the Stauskas family podcast in full below.