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  1. 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
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  3. 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
  4. Kobe Bryant says healthy competition key in youth sports

    Ramona Shelburne

    Speaking at a panel on youth sports, Kobe Bryant encouraged friendly competition among kids

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  5. LeBron took honor that belonged to Rafa

    Peter Bodo

    The honors continued to roll in for Serena Williams last week, the latest one bestowed upon her by the Associated Press news service. The AP named Williams its Female Athlete of the Year for 2013. Her male counterpart was LeBron James of the NBA's Mi...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. LeBron James third NBA player to garner annual AP award

    The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  7. What is Kobe's farewell worth to L.A.?

    Kevin Arnovitz and Justin Verrier

    Kobe Bryant is 35 years old and has yet to play this season because of surgery to repair a torn Achilles, a blow to any athlete at any age. And yet, on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers signed the aging gunslinger to a two-year extension that will make ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. Athletes react after George Zimmerman found not guilty in Trayvo...

    Athletes throughout the sports world took to Twitter on Saturday night to express their feelings on the verdict reached in the Trayvon Martin case.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2013
  9. 2013 NBA playoffs -- LeBron James and Phil Mickelson, lessons in...

    J.A. Adande

    When it comes to losing, Phil Mickelson and LeBron James are treated much differently, J.A. Adande writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  10. Jason Collins broadens public discussion of gay athletes

    Will Sheridan

    Jason Collins is broadening the conversation about gay athletes, and that's a great thing, says Will Sheridan, who came out publicly after his playing days at Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  11. David Stern on openly gay players

    Henry Abbott

    The Washington Wizards' Jason Collins has just become the first athlete in a major North American team sport to come out of the closet while still playing in the league (assuming he catches on with a team for next year -- he's a free agent). Read ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  12. LeBron James wins men's USA Basketball award for 2012

    LeBron James has been chosen USA Basketball's male athlete of the year for 2012 after equaling Michael Jordan's feat while leading the Americans to a gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  13. PodKast: Steve James on "Head Games," concussions and reality TV

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Over the last few years, there has been a heightened awareness about concussions, brain injuries and the long-term risks potentially faced by athletes as the result of playing contact sports (and even sports commonly designated as "non-contact.") It'...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  14. Kareem statue part of a complicated legacy

    Brian Kamenetzky

    This is the year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among the most successful and elegant athletes in modern sports history, will receive a statue outside Staples Center, according to reports. The date of the official unveiling will be announced at some point r...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  15. Miami Heat's LeBron James wins 3 ESPYS; Baylor Bears' Brittney Gr...

    More than 30 awards were handed out Wednesday at the ESPYS in Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  16. Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year nominees

    Chad Konecky

    A dozen exceptional student-athletes -- already honored as National Player of the Year in their respective sports -- are contenders for the 10th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award. On Tuesday in Los Angeles, one boy and one girl wi...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  17. Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year nominees

    Chad Konecky

    A dozen exceptional student-athletes -- already honored as National Player of the Year in their respective sports -- are contenders for the 10th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award. On Tuesday in Los Angeles, one boy and one girl wi...

    Blog | July 09, 2012