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    SPORTS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
College Football
Sooners’
Mayfi eld
wins
Heisman
1B
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Pro Basketball
Blazers lose fi fth straight game
Durant, Thompson
team up to shoot
Warriors past Blazers
By JANIE MCCAULEY
Associated Press
Former walk-on wins
trophy in landslide
By RALPH D. RUSSO
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Baker
Mayfi eld took a unique road to
the Heisman Trophy, a long and
winding climb
from walk-on
to one of
the
most
accomplished
players to ever
play college
football.
The brash,
Mayfi eld
flag-planting
Oklahoma
quarterback became the sixth
Sooner to the win Heisman
on Saturday night in one of
the most lopsided votes in the
83-year history of the award.
Stanford running back Bryce
Love was the runner-up, making
it fi ve second-place fi nishes
for the Cardinal since 2009.
Louisville quarterback Lamar
Jackson, last year’s Heisman
winner, was third, the best fi nish
by a returning winner since Tim
Tebow of Florida in 2008.
Mayfi eld received 732 fi rst-
place votes and 2,398 points.
Love had 75 fi rst-place votes
and 1,300 points and Jackson
received 47 and 793. Mayfi eld
received 86 percent of the total
points available, the third-
highest percentage in Heisman
history behind Ohio State’s Troy
Smith (91.63 percent) in 2006
and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota
(90.92) in 2014.
Mayfi eld is the third player to
win the Heisman heading to the
College Football Playoff. The
second-ranked Sooners meet
No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl
on Jan. 1. He is the fi rst senior
to win the award since Smith
and the fi rst Heisman winner
to begin his career as a walk-on
since athletic scholarships
started in the 1950s.
“It’s been a tough journey,”
Mayfi eld said during his accep-
See HEISMAN/2B
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin
Durant had 28 points, nine
rebounds, fi ve assists and three
blocked
shots,
leading
the
short-
NBA
handed
Golden
State
Warriors
past the sluggish
Portland
Trail
Portland
Blazers 111-104
on Monday night.
K l a y
T h o m p s o n
overcame a cold
Golden State shooting start to
score 24 points
as Golden State
played
without
two-time
MVP
Stephen Curry, who is nursing a
sprained right ankle and missed
his third straight game. Draymond
Green sat out with a sore right
shoulder while starting center Zaza
Pachulia was sidelined for his
second game in a row because of
soreness in his left shoulder.
Damian Lilliard scored a season-
high 39 points with fi ve 3-pointers
playing back home in Oakland. He
hit a 3-pointer late in the fi rst half
with Durant in his face and pumped
his arm to celebrate.
Durant, who earned Western
Conference Player of the Week
honors on Monday, shot 11 for 21
and Nick Young contributed 12
points in 13 minutes off the bench
before leaving with a concussion in
the third quarter.
David West scored in double
fi gures over consecutive games
for the fi rst time with the Warriors
and his fi rst since 2015-16 for San
Antonio.
Rookie Jordan Bell scored in
double fi gures for the second time
with 11 points, while Omri Casspi
and Shaun Livingston also started
for the defending champions, who
were coming off a 6-0 road trip. It
marked the franchise’s fi rst time
doing so in that long of a stretch
away from home.
Now, the Warriors will get to
stay home for almost the entire rest
of the year except for a trip to face
the Lakers on Dec. 18.
CJ McCollum scored 21 points
104
111
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers’ Al-Farouq Aminu (8)
and Meyers Leonard, right, during the fi rst half of Monday’s game in Oakland, Calif.
See BLAZERS/2B
MLB
The rich get richer: Yankees get NL MVP Stanton from Marlins
By RONALD BLUM
Associated Press
AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.
New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton answers questions during
a press conference at the Major League Baseball winter
meetings in Orlando, Fla. on Monday.
Trade Details
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —
Now slugging for the Bronx Bombers,
Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton’s trade to the New York
Yankees from Miami was fi nalized
Monday, a deal that sent second
baseman Starlin Castro and two minor
leaguers to the Marlins for the NL
MVP.
“They’re winners,” Stanton said
during a news conference on the
opening day of the winter meetings.
“They’re young and they’re in a good
position to win for a long time, and I
lost for a long time. So I want to change
that dynamic and be a winner.”
He joins a team that reached Game 7
• New York receives: OF Giancarlo
Stanton, cash considerations.
• Miami receives: INF Starlin
Castro, RHP Jorge Guzman*, INF
Jose Devers*.
*-minor league prospects
of the AL Championship Series against
Houston with a young roster that
includes young sluggers Aaron Judge,
Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird. The
Yankees expect top infi eld prospect
Gleyber Torres to join the big league
team next season.
“New York’s a marquee town, and
I think it’s important to have some
marquee players,” Yankees owner Hal
Steinbrenner said. “But more important
than that, I think it’s important to have
veteran players that could be mentors
for the young kids.”
Stanton, a 28-year-old who like
Judge plays right fi eld, is owed $295
million over the fi nal decade of his
record $325 million, 13-year contract.
The Marlins, with former Yankees
star Derek Jeter as their new CEO,
will send $30 million to the Yankees
if Stanton doesn’t exercise his right to
opt out of the deal and become a free
agent after the 2020 season: $5 million
each on July 1 and Oct. 1 in 2026, 2027
and 2028. Under a change in baseball’s
new labor contract, that money will be
prorated for the luxury tax and Stanton
will count as $22 million annually.
See STANTON/2B
Sports shorts
EOU’s Arenas named First Team
NAIA All-American linebacker
LA GRANDE — Michal Arenas needs to
make more room in his trophy case.
The Eastern Oregon senior linebacker from
Winnemucca, Nevada picked up a NAIA First
Team All-American honor by
the American Football Coaches
Association on Monday. Arenas
was also voted as the Frontier
Conference Defensive Player of
the Year in November after leading
the Mountaineers defense with 89
Arenas
total tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss
and two sacks.
He becomes EOU’s fi rst All-American pick
since wide receiver Jace Billingsley was voted
to second team in 2015.
“He’s been a great teammate, it’s a great
honor that he’s won this postseason award,”
EOU coach Tim Camp told EOUSports.com.
“I remember, before I got
into the emergency surgery,
the last thing I was telling
the doctors was, ‘Please,
save my leg!’ Because I
knew that something wasn’t
quite right just in the way
my leg was feeling and
the way it was fi lling up. I
knew we had issues.“
— Zach Miller
Chicago Bears TE returned to the
team facility on Monday, six weeks
after a freak in-game injury required
emergency vascular surgery to save
his left leg. Doctors had to repair an
artery in the leg that was injured after
dislocating his knee after making a
catch during a game in New Orleans.
Patriots’ win streak snapped
with 27-20 loss to Dolphins
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tom
Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard
and held without a third-down conversion
Monday night, and the Miami
Dolphins snapped the New
England Patriots’ eight-game
winning streak with a surprising
27-20 victory.
The Dolphins (6-7) were
11-point underdogs at home, but they kept
the Patriots (10-3) from clinching their ninth
consecutive AFC East title for another week.
Brady went 24 for 43 for 233 yards and one
touchdown. Miami sacked him twice and hit
him fi ve times, and held the Patriots to 25 yards
rushing. New England was 0 for 11 on third down.
The Dolphins’ Jay Cutler threw for 263
yards and three scores, including two to Jarvis
Landry. Kenyan Drake had 114 yards rushing
and 79 receiving.
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
1965 — Chicago’s Gale
Sayers scores six touchdowns
with 336 combined yards to
lead the Bears to a 61-20 rout
of the San Francisco 49ers.
The six TDs give Sayers an
NFL-record 21 for the season.
Sayers’ fi rst TD is a reception,
the next four rushing and the
fi nal, an 85-yard punt return.
1971 — Bobby Hull of
the Chicago Blackhawks
scores his 1,000th point with
an assist in the fi rst period of
a 5-3 victory over Minnesota.
2015 — The Golden State
Warriors’ NBA-record start
ends at 24 wins when the
Milwaukee Bucks beat them
108-95.
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