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DODGER, TIGER TOP ROOKIES

Corey Seager won the NL rookie of the year award unanimously.

Michael Fulmer took the AL honor — and that vote wasn't close, either.

Seager and Fulmer were announced as the winners Monday night, when votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America were made public. Seager's victory was almost a foregone conclusion after he hit .308 with 26 home runs and 72 RBIs this year while playing shortstop for the Dodgers. Fulmer had to hold off a late challenge from Yankees C Gary Sanchez, who hit 20 home runs in only 53 games.

Fulmer's season-long contributions for Detroit won out. The right-hander went 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 26 starts.

ET CETERA

DOPING: Qatar's anti-doping laboratory was suspended from working just 15 months after it was formally accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

GOLF: Olympic gold and silver medalists Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson were among the first to sign up for the PGA Tour's first team event since 1981. The Zurich Classic, April 27-30 outside New Orleans, will feature 80 two-man teams.

SOCCER: Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will have season-ending surgery Thursday and will miss the MLS conference championship against Seattle this month.

TENNIS: New world No. 1 Andy Murray was tested for much of his opening match at the ATP finals in London but defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2.

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