MLB rookie honors...T-Wolves trade Butler...Duke tops AP poll
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) has been voted American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth with 10 homers and four pitching wins in the same season. Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was an overwhelming pick for the National League honor, easily beating Washington outfielder Juan Soto.
MIAMI (AP) — All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. Butler and Justin Patton were traded to Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless along with a 2022 second-round draft pick.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jack Campbell will be out for at least a month after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee. The Kings recalled goalie Cal Petersen from their AHL affiliate in Ontario. Los Angeles is without its top two goalies after Campbell’s injury followed Jonathan Quick’s surgery last month to repair a meniscus tear in his own knee.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) —Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Kupp was hurt on a noncontact play during the Rams’ 36-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. An MRI exam confirmed a torn ligament for Kupp, who already missed two games last month with a different injury to the same knee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1. The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday’s first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for most all-time.