The kick through the snow was wide left. Army celebrated its second consecutive win in its rivalry game over Navy after squeezing out a 14-13 victory Saturday in Philadelphia. Army (9-3) barely held on, as Navy (6-6) drove to the Black Knights’ 31 with three seconds remaining. Bennett Moehring attempted a 48-yard field goal as time expired, but he missed and Army had the win. Navy leads the series 60-51-7, but Army secured the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy for the first time since 1996 after beating Air Force earlier in the season.
Tom Brady apologized for his sideline conflict with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels last Sunday. The quarterback and the coach seemed to have a disagreement during the Patriots-Bills game and the verbal tussle became talk show fodder last week. Brady opened his Saturday press conference with an apology, which seemed unnecessary. Just imagine the dugout fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson in a talk radio/social media culture. … Big win for Boston College, as the Eagles beat No. 1 Duke, 89-84, in one of the biggest wins in recent program history. Ky Bowman had 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as BC handed Dukes its first loss of the season. And the Eagles did it in front of a capacity crowd of 8,606 at Conte Forum.
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Did you see the Giancarlo Stanton-to-the-Yankees thing coming? After no offseason chatter, the deal went down quickly and the Yankees are, well, scary. Think of this: Stanton and Aaron Judge combined for 111 home runs last season. The Red Sox? They hit 168 homers in 2017. The entire team hit 168 home runs. Brian Cashman is winning the offseason while Dave Dombrowski searches for his first deal. The rivalry is most definitely tipping south. … It’s been 50 years since the Maple Leafs owned the Stanley Cup, but the great city of Toronto has a champion. Toronto FC won the Major League Soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Seattle Saturday. It has been a nice run for Toronto, as the CFL’s Argonauts won the 2017 Grey Cup and the Raptors advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. But Toronto is a hockey town and the Leafs’ drought is epic. Maybe this is the year it ends.
The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who beat out Stanford running back Bryce Love for the iconic hardware. Last year’s winner, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, finished third in the voting. Mayfield is the sixth Oklahoma winner and he won easily, earning 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. Love had 75 first-place votes and 1,300 points. Mayfield received 86 percent of the possible points, the third-highest since 1950 behind only Troy Smith of Ohio State and Marcus Mariota of Oregon.