MLB: Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers breezed Wednesday to baseball’s Cy Young Awards.
Kershaw won the prize as the National League’s best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after posting a 1.83 ERA – lowest in the majors in 13 years. Adam Wainwright of St. Louis was second.
Scherzer took the A.L. honor after leading the majors with 21 wins.
The right-hander was the lone 20-game winner in baseball. He ranked second in the majors with 240 strikeouts. Texas’ Yu Darvish was second.
Louisville agrees to pay exit fee
Colleges: Louisville has agreed to pay the American Athletic Conference an $11 million exit fee so the Cardinals can join the Atlantic Coast Conference next year.
Louisville announced last year it planned to leave what was then called the Big East and join the ACC. Conference bylaws for the AAC require members to give more than two years’ notice and pay a $10 million exit fee.
Louisville has already paid $5 million to the AAC that will count toward the $11 and has agreed to pay the rest from 2014-17.
Ex-Zag joins Spokane police
Former Gonzaga basketball player Winston Brooks was one of five new police officers sworn in Tuesday in Spokane.
Brooks was a Bulldog point guard for the 2001-to-2003 teams.
KHQ reports he also has worked with Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, police and as a Spokane County juvenile corrections officer.
Ex-Gonzaga star and NBA Hall of Fame player John Stockton was one of the people at the officers’ swearing-in ceremony to congratulate Brooks for the achievement.