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Car crash kills 2 former MLB players...Eovaldi staying with Red Sox...Trump to officiate Army-Navy coin toss

December 7, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two former Major League Baseball players have been killed in a car crash in Venezuela. Thirty-three-year-old Luis Valbuena and 37-year-old Jose Castillo were playing for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan league. Valbuena played 96 games for the Los Angeles Angels this year before being released in August. He hit .226 with 114 home runs over 11 big league seasons with the Angels, Seattle, Cleveland, the Chicago Cubs and Houston. Castillo played five seasons with Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Houston. He had a .254 average with 39 home runs.

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL’-dee) is staying with the Boston Red Sox after agreeing to a $68 million, four-year contract. Eovaldi was acquired by Boston from Tampa Bay on July 25 and went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA for the Red Sox. He was outstanding in the postseason, going 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in six appearances, including two starts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have improved their chances for an AFC wild-card berth after a convincing 30-9 win over Jacksonville last night. Derrick Henry tied an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run, matching Tony Dorsett’s run for Dallas against Minnesota in 1983. He set a franchise record with 238 yards on just 17 carries, topping the previous mark of 228 yards set by Chris Johnson in 2009. Henry matched another Titans franchise record with four touchdowns to help Tennessee move to 7-6.

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before tomorrow’s Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This will be Trump’s first Army-Navy game as president. He was at the 2016 game as president-elect. He will be the 10th sitting president to attend, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901.

MONACO (AP) — Olympic race walk silver medalist Lupita Gonzalez has tested positive for an anabolic steroid. The IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit says the 29-year-old MexiGonzalez tested positive for trenbolone and has been provisionally suspended. She faces a ban of up to four years. Gonzalez took silver in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and at the 2017 world championships in London. She won the gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

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