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7 results for "athlete of the year"

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  1. About Last Night: Hey! Something Happened!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy searching for any actual sports to watch lest you have to spend time with your friends or loved ones, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: We're going to be digging deep today here at About Last Night as we look t...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Poll Says Jay Cutler Is Somehow More Hateable Than Ever

    Robert Mays

    Every year, Forbes puts out a list of the 10 most disliked athletes in sports. Usually, that list is pretty much what you'd guess. A year ago, Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, and Plaxico Burress stood (or sulked) at the top. In this year's version, releas...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  4. Miguel Cotto: The Anti-Camacho

    Eric Raskin

    It's been a rough couple of years for athletes nicknamed "Macho." In May 2011, pro wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage suffered a heart attack while driving, crashed his Jeep Wrangler, and died at age 58. Last week, 50-year-old ex-boxer Hector ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  5. Justin Bieber Inspires Olympic Glory, Gets Beaten Up For Love in ...

    Amos Barshad

    On Tuesday night, USA gymnast Jordyn Wieber revealed her true motivation for sustaining the years of grueling training, social isolation, bodily harm, mental anguish, and crushing anxiety that it takes to become a world class Olympic athlete. Hours a...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  6. Before the 1992 Games in Barcelona, the IOC banned South Africa f...

    Anna Clark

    No country knows the extent of the IOC's power better than South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  7. Katie Baker on who to watch in this year's Summer Games

    Katie Baker

    Whom to watch in this year's Summer Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012