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New Orleans at Carolina ... Mets agree to 2-yr contract with Wilson Ramos ... Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford sidelined

December 17, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — In Monday night football tonight, it’s New Orleans at Carolina. The Saints already have clinched the NFC South title and now are vying for the NFC’s top seed. Saints left tackle Terron Armstead will be sitting out tonight’s game because of a chest injury. Armstead is the Saints’ second-highest paid offensive player after Drew Brees but has missed the past four games.

UNDATED (AP) — In college basketball tonight, No. 10 Florida State plays Southeast Missouri State. Game time is 7 p.m. Eastern. And No. 20 Arizona State is at Vanderbilt.

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos. The agreement signals an end to the Mets’ pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will be sidelined again with a concussion. Crawford left Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pileup. The 33-year-old Crawford was pulled from a Dec. 23, 2017, game at New Jersey with a concussion and then missed the remainder of the 2017-18 season and the first five games of 2018-19.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says that she believes the Pimlico Race Course could be demolished and rebuilt without having to move the Preakness. Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on Friday that demolition and construction can be done in phases to keep the race at its current location. The mayor is endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

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