Judge, Bellinger win rookie awards

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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 postseason.

Judge won American League honors, becoming the first Yankees player to receive the award since Derek Jeter in 1996. Bellinger took the National League award, giving the Dodgers a record 18th Rookie of the Year winner.

The voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America was announced Monday night on MLB Network. Judge led the AL with 52 home runs, a rookie record. Bellinger hit 39 homers for an NL rookie record.

Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi finished second in the AL vote, and St. Louis infielder Paul DeJong was the NL runner-up.

Middle School Basketball Jamboree Wednesday, Thursday

The Sumter Middle School Basketball Jamboree will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Bates Middle School gymnasium.

The girls will play on Wednesday with the boys tipping off on Thursday. Both days will have Mayewood and Manning Junior High facing off at 5 p.m. Furman will take on Chestnut Oaks at 5:35 followed by Alice Drive and Hillcrest at 6:10 and Ebenezer and Bates at 6:45.

The format will have the teams playing two 10-minute quarters with a running clock. Each team will have one timeout.

Kizzire wins first PGA title

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - Patton Kizzire won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday by beating Rickie Fowler in a 36-hole marathon in the rain-plagued OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Kizzire closed with rounds of 66-67 for a one-shot victory over Fowler, who fell four shots behind at El Camaleon Golf Club until staging a late rally that again fell short. Fowler had rounds of 67-67 on the final day.
Kizzire won in his 62nd career start on the PGA Tour, and it required some steady nerves on the back nine when it could have gotten away from him.

Sutherland Senior winner


PHOENIX - Kevin Sutherland finally broke through on the PGA Tour Champions, taking the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship - and topping the yearlong competition, too.

Sutherland closed a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh at Phoenix Country Club, the tree-lined course hosting its first tour event since the Phoenix Open left for TPC Scottsdale in 1988.
Bernhard Langer, the winner of the first two playoff events, had a 64 to tie for 12th - five strokes back. Langer slipped to second in the season standings, missing a chance to win the title for the fourth straight year and fifth overall.