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  1. Who will be top athlete or sports persona in 2013?

    Scoop Jackson

    In January 2012, nobody had Gabby Douglas on a list of athletes who would dominate the headlines. Who will be the top performer in sports this year?

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  2. No DeBartolo? 49ers can think big picture

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Over the past year, the San Francisco 49ers have hired Jim Harbaugh, drafted Aldon Smith, posted a 13-3 record, won a playoff game, placed an NFL-best nine players in the Pro Bowl, watched former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. become a Hal...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  3. Suggs beats out Allen for defensive award

    Jamison Hensley

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Terrell Suggs was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year, beating out the Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen for the award. It was the closest margin of the top five major awards. Suggs beat out Allen by a margin o...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  4. Birk named Walter Payton Man of the Year

    Jamison Hensley

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Birk has been named a Pro Bowl center six times. He has been a part of eight playoff teams. But the achievement that epitomizes Birk as a person was given to him tonight -- the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. It recognize...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  5. Drew Brees gets consolation prize

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has been named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Nice honor, but I view that as a sign of things to come and I'm not talking about something good. I'm talking about the Most Valuable Playe...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  6. Aaron Rodgers: Your landslide MVP

    Kevin Seifert

    Last month, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned first-team All-Pro status from a 50-member panel of Associated Press voters. The vote was a landslide at the quarterback position: 47 1/2 votes for Rodgers to 2 1/2 for Drew Brees of the ...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  7. Cam Newton's season ends on high note

    Pat Yasinskas

    I don't think this will come as a surprise to anyone, but Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has been named the Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. The real surprise would have been if Newton had not won the award. But that didn't e...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  8. Matthew Stafford wins comeback award

    Kevin Seifert

    Another domino has fallen in what we figured would be a big night for NFC North accolades. A panel of Associated Press voters has named Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford its comeback player of the year. Two shoulder separations limited St...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  9. DPOY: Terrell Suggs beats out Jared Allen

    Kevin Seifert

    As you helped me assemble a list of possible candidates for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award, one name stood out as a chief competitor for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs not only pro...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  10. Terrell Suggs is Defensive Player of the Year

    Jamison Hensley

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday night. He becomes the third Ravens player to win the award, joining linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. A Ravens playe...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  11. Von Miller's impact makes him DROY

    Bill Williamson

    In the end, Von Miller's status as a complete player won him the NFL Defensive of Rookie of the Year award. The Associated Press announced the Denver Broncos rookie linebacker had been chosen. He and San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith were consi...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  12. Kuechly wants next award to be Super Bowl

    David Newton

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been the poster boy for postseason awards during his first two NFL seasons. He won the league's Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2012 and the Defensive Player of the Ye...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  13. Is Marqise Lee a genuine No. 1 WR?

    Tom Carpenter

    In 2012, USC WR Marqise Lee won the Biletnikoff Award and may well have been the top wideout taken in 2013 had he been eligible for the draft. Last season didn't go as well, though, since injuries and a mid-season coaching change at USC played roles ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  14. Marqise Lee skips 40, focuses on catching, route running at USC p...

    Blair Angulo

    Former USC wide receiver Marqise Lee returned to campus Wednesday looking to improve his draft stock at the Trojans' pro day, but he skipped most drills from the workout itinerary in front of scouts.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  15. Another sophomore could follow J.J. Watt

    Tania Ganguli

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt capped an outstanding second season in 2012 by becoming the NFL's defensive player of the year. Another player in his second season might follow Watt for the award at a position less recognized. Carolina Pant...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  16. Two injuries: Adrian Peterson and Grant Hill

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson is up for two ESPY awards next week: Best Male Athlete and Best NFL Player. In recalling how well he returned from two torn knee ligaments in 2012, it's worth remembering how often elite athlete...

    Blog | July 11, 2013