Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez took all 30 first-place votes to win the American League Rookie of the Year, becoming the 24th unanimous pick Monday. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets was selected the NL's top rookie.
Alvarez, a 22-year-old from Cuba, played 87 games after debuting in June, fewest by any position player to win AL Rookie of the Year. He hit 27 homers, batted .313, drove in 78 and had a 1.067 OPS for the pennant-winning Astros.
Alonso led the majors with 53 home runs and earned 29 of 30 first-place votes in balloting. The other first-place vote went to runner-up Mike Soroka, a righthander with Atlanta.
Alonso's home run total was one better than Aaron Judge's rookie record in 2017.
• Rays General Manager Erik Neander was voted MLB's Executive of the Year.
Haskins wins job
The Redskins named Dwayne Haskins their starting quarterback for the rest of the season. The 15th overall draft pick takes over with Washington 1-8 and the New York Jets up next Sunday.
Haskins is 27 of 44 for 284 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions in three appearances — two in relief and a start Nov. 3 at Buffalo.
Former Viking Case Keenum started seven of the first eight games and longtime backup Colt McCoy the other.
Kentucky is No. 1
Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in the Associated Press men's poll.
The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season, followed by an easy victory over Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll to finish ahead of No. 2 Duke.
It marks the first time the Wildcats (2-0) have reached No. 1 since spending two weeks there early in 2016-17.
Oregon remained a solid No. 1 in the women's poll. The Gophers ranked 23rd last week, dropped out of the poll after losing to Missouri State.
• Paul Reed scored 25 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had four steals and two blocks to lead DePaul to a 93-78 rout of Iowa in Iowa City.
• St. Mary's star Jordan Ford missed a layup with 1 second left and visiting Winthrop beat the No. 18 Gaels 61-59, a night after losing on a buzzer beater at Fresno State.
• Rennia Davis had 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead visiting Tennessee to a 74-63 women's victory over No. 15 Notre Dame.
AROUND THE HORN
Tennis: Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big victory at the ATP Finals, beating No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 for his first career victory over the Spaniard. In another match, Stefanos Tsitsipas finally found a way to win against Daniil Medvedev, beating the Russian 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Obituary: Former Michigan State All-America selection and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers died at the age of 38. Rogers, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 draft, died Monday of liver failure and also had cancer.
Soccer: Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games with Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace because of a hip injury. The U.S. plays Canada in Orlando on Friday and meets Cuba four days later in the Cayman Islands. To advance to the Nations League semifinals, the Americans (1-1) must win both games and make up a goal difference of four vs. Canada (3-0).