Rizzo MLB’s top humanitarian
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo received the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award for on- field performance and contributions in the community.
The announcement came at the annual Players Choice Awards show in New York, during which Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was named MLB’s most outstanding player for the second consecutive season.
Rizzo was treated for limited stage classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008. In 2012, he founded the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research and supports the families of children with cancer.
Rizzo also won the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award last month for his foundation’s work, giving him a sweep of baseball’s humanitarian awards.
Royals manager Ned Yost remains hospitalized after falling while trying to repair a tree stand on his property in Georgia. Yost, 63, broke his pelvis in the fall.
Roy Halladay was flying his small sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher Tuesday, witnesses told federal investigators.
Daniel Flores, a 17- year- old catcher, died because of complications stemming from cancer treatment. Flores was considered one of the top young players in the Red Sox’ farm system.
Celtics win 10th straight
Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and the Celtics beat the visiting Lakers 107- 96 for their 10th straight victory.
Boston improved to 10- 2 even as Al Horford sat out after entering the concussion protocol earlier in the day.
Tobias Harris scored 23 points and the first- place Pistons won for the sixth time in seven games, beating the visiting Pacers 114- 97.
Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis missed the game against the Magic because of a sprained left ankle and a bruised right elbow.
Wolves fall to Admirals
The Milwaukee Admirals scored three first- period goals in a 3- 0 victory over the visiting Wolves. Goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo ( 2- 3- 0) finished with 34 saves for the Wolves ( 4- 5- 1- 0).
Sun- Times wires
Anthony Rizzo won the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award and the Roberto Clemente Award.