Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise's first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later.

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  • Written by By KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer

Mutko to step down as head of World Cup organizing committee

MOSCOW (AP) — Vitaly Mutko, a top Russian official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the Russian doping program, says he will step down as head of the organizing committee of the 2018 soccer World Cup.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS