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Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

The only major question was whether it would be unanimous — and it was. Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are baseball's Rookies of the Year, after their record-setting home run binges left no need for any dissenting opinions.
Arrivederci Italy: Azzurri lose World Cup playoff to Sweden

Arrivederci Italy: Azzurri lose World Cup playoff to Sweden

MILAN — Players from both teams slumped to the ground, the Swedes in exhausted ecstasy, the Italians in losers' agony. On a starry night in Milan, four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades.
Beltran retires at 40 after winning 1st World Series title

Beltran retires at 40 after winning 1st World Series title

HOUSTON — It took quite some time, but Carlos Beltran finally got there, winning a World Series title after 20 seasons in the majors.
French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash at Nakiska

French downhill skier David Poisson dies in training crash at Nakiska

PARIS — French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medallist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35.

Rugby Canada parts ways with general manager, restructures front office

Rugby Canada, whose flagship men's 15s team has been moving backwards in recent times, shook up its structure Monday. The governing body fired its top rugby man in Jim Dixon, its general manager of rugby operations and performance.

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge named American League rookie of the year

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger have been voted unanimously as baseball's Rookies of the Year after their record-setting home run binges lifted the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers into the post-season .
Ex-football player charged with murder in wife's death

Ex-football player charged with murder in wife's death

SALT LAKE CITY — A former CFL player sliced his wife's neck and then crawled on the ground outside their rented Utah condominium before flagging down a police officer, prosecutors said in murder charges filed Monday.
UN urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

UN urges countries to stop conflicts during winter Olympics

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution by acclamation Monday urging all countries to stop hostilities and observe a truce during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — a message especially aimed at North Korea.
Braves hire former Dodgers, Blue Jays exec Anthopoulos as GM

Braves hire former Dodgers, Blue Jays exec Anthopoulos as GM

ATLANTA — The remake of the Atlanta Braves' management was completed Monday when Alex Anthopoulos was named general manager and John Hart was removed as team president.

Lake Louise men's World Cup downhill a go after 2016 cancellation

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — The men's World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., has been given the green light a year after warm weather wiped out the race.