Mets' Pete Alonso, Astros' Yordan Alvarez win Rookie of the Year honors

Nov. 11 (UPI) — New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez earned Rookie of the Year honors after dominant performances in the 2019 MLB season, the league announced Monday. Alvarez, 22, became the first unanimous winner since New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger swept the first-place votes ...

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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward suffers broken hand, will visit specialist

Nov. 10 (UPI) — Boston Celtics All-Star forward Gordon Hayward will visit a hand specialist Monday after suffering a broken left hand during the team’s 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters after Saturday night’s game against the Spurs that Hayward could return quicker if he opts to undergo surgery. “Broken hand, no ...

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No. 2 LSU stops No. 3 Alabama in college football showdown

Nov. 9 (UPI) — No. 2 Louisiana State held off No. 3 Alabama 46-41 to hand the Crimson Tide their first home loss in 32 games in a showdown watched by President Donald Trump on Saturday. The Tigers (9-1) defeated their Southeastern Conference rival (8-1) for the first time since 2011. LSU’s 46 points were the most scored against Alabama ...

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Harden-Westbrook Rockets in 'funk' but not concerned after slow start

MIAMI, Nov. 5 (UPI) — Mixed messages exist in the Houston Rockets’ locker room, but James Harden said he isn’t concerned despite the team’s early season “funk.” The Rockets star joined forces with former teammate and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook this off-season. The two are tasked with leading the Rockets into NBA Finals contention for years to come. Houston is ...

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