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Stanton may be headed to Yankees...Army tries for 2nd straight win over Navy...Heisman to be announced tonight

December 9, 2017

UNDATED (AP) — After vetoing deals with the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton could be heading to New York. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Yankees and Marlins have agreed to a deal, contingent on Stanton’s approval and a physical. Stanton has a no-trade clause in his record $325 million, 13-year contract. Stanton hit 59 home runs last season. If the deal goes through, he’d join Aaron Judge, who hit 52 homers for the Yankees in his rookie season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army is going for a second straight victory over Navy, a year after ending a 14-year losing streak to the Midshipmen. The two rivals meet for the 118th time this afternoon in Philadelphia. For the first time since 2011, the Black Knights are heading into the game with a better record than Navy. Army is 8-3 and Navy 6-5.

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy tonight. He’d be the first senior to take home the award since Ohio State’s Troy Smith in 2006. Also in the running are last year’s winner, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, and Stanford running back Bryce Love.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin guards D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King are out indefinitely with injuries, depleting the backcourt on a team already struggling to score. The team announced the injuries before today’s game against state rival Marquette.

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — The Basketball World Cup in 2023 will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. It will be the first time the world championship is hosted in more than one country. The International Basketball Federation says its central board picked the Asian co-hosting bid over the Argentina-Uruguay joint candidacy. The United States will defend its title at the 2019 World Cup in China.

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