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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Milwaukee. Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich was a runaway winner for the National League Most Valuable Player award after helping the Brewers return to the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Yelich received 29 first-place votes and 415 points from the Baseball Writers' Association in balloting announced Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File) **FILE**

Boston’s Betts, Milwaukee’s Yelich win MVP Awards

- Associated Press

Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich was close to a unanimous pick for the NL honor. Betts received 28 first-place votes and 410 points from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a House of Delegates appropriations committee hearing, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. The hearing was called to examine how the university and the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents responded to the death of football player Jordan McNair. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Univ. of Maryland president warned backlash would occur if Durkin stayed

- Associated Press

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school’s governing body that “all hell will break loose” if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player’s death, a warning that went unheeded.

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Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, left, and scouting director Mike Elias stand during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors.  He comes to Baltimore after working as scouting director and assistant general manager in Houston, where he helped transform a last-place team into 2017 World Series champions.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Orioles hire Mike Elias from Astros as executive VP, GM

- Associated Press

Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors.

Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton (6) hands off to Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson (22) against Stanford in the first half during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 17 Washington can't afford stumble against Oregon State

- Associated Press

For all the hype that surrounded No. 17 Washington before the year began and the disappointment of being out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason, the Huskies still have a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize.

LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

- Associated Press

The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday.

Meyer, No. 9 Ohio State seeking consistency vs Maryland

- Associated Press

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hates having to defend the performance of his ninth-ranked Buckeyes, who still have a shot at winning the Big Ten and the national championship heading into Saturday's game at Maryland.