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  • • Kendrick Nunn On 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award: ‘I Feel Like I Should’ve Won’
    The rookie class from the 2019-20 season had no shortage of solid players. Numerous individuals were able make an impact on their respective teams in their first NBA season. When it was all said and done, Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies took home the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Undrafted rookie Kendrick […] The post Kendrick Nunn On 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award: ‘I Feel ...2021
  • • Andy Reid: Sean McDermott deserves to be coach of the year
    Andy Reid thinks he’ll be matching wits with the coach of the year when the Chiefs face the Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Reid said Bills coach Sean McDermott deserves to win the NFL’s coach of the year award for his work in Buffalo this season. “Look forward to the challenge of [more]...2021
  • • Coach of the year: Kevin Stefanski
    Compelling arguments can be made this year in favor of many NFL head coaches for the official coach of the year award, for two reasons. First, there were many very good NFL head coaches this year. Second, the standard for this award continues to be very loose and vague. What does it mean to be [more]...2021
  • • Justin Jefferson breaks a Randy Moss record
    A Randy Moss record has fallen. Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has broken the rookie receiving record set by Moss in 1998. That year, Moss had 1,313 receiving yards. Moss also had 17 receiving touchdowns, which helped him win the offensive rookie of the year award. Jefferson has only seven receiving touchdowns. Still, Jefferson has shown [more]...2021
  • • Chase Claypool sees “respect” from defenses
    Steelers receiver Chase Claypool has earned the respect of his organization, winning the team’s rookie of the year award. He says he also has earned similar recognition from opposing defenses. “I think it’s nice that teams respect you and put a safety over the top,” Claypool said Wednesday, via Will Graves of the Associated Press. [more]...2020
  • • Mike Tomlin: T.J. Watt is visiting from another planet
    Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has been one of the league’s best defenders for years, but he’s now a clear frontrunner to earn his first defensive player of the year award. Watt leads the league with 15.0 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, and 41 quarterback hits in 2020. No other player has even 20 tackles for [more]...2020
  • Still The King: LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award
    • Still The King: LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award
    LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He also won another NBA championship....2020
  • Ja Morant scores 44 points, including self-alley-oop (video)
    • Ja Morant scores 44 points, including self-alley-oop (video)
    Ja Morant is special. In an inspiring follow to his Rookie of the Year award, Morant scored 44 points last night, including the above alley-oop to himself off the backboard. Though the Grizzlies lost to the Spurs (131-119), Morant showed why the future is bright in Memphis. Terry Rozier also scored 42 points in the...2020
  • • 2021 NBA 6th Man Of The Year Odds
    While it never gets as much media attention as the MVP award, the 6th Man Of The Year award garners plenty of action at sportsbooks, and that’s the case once again with the 2021 NBA 6th Man of the Year odds. Montrezl Harrell took home the award in 2019-’20, edging out future Los Angeles Lakers […] The post 2021 NBA 6th Man Of The Year Odds appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • Barca's Messi wins Champion for Peace award
    • Barca's Messi wins Champion for Peace award
    Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has won the 'Peace of the Year' award for his fair play and commitment to social causes....2020

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Year Award injury and suspension

  • • Luka Doncic’s ‘joy’ for basketball has really impressed Mark Cuban
    Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has taken the NBA world by storm since entering the league in the 2018-19 season. The new Mavs franchise player won the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award in grand fashion and was in the MVP conversation this 2019-20 before games were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. […] The post Luka Doncic’s ‘joy’ for basketball has rea...2020
  • • Big Ben, Gronk are co-favorites for Comeback Player of the Year
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski are the co-favorites to win the Comeback Player of the Year award for the 2020 season. Roethlisberger and Gronkowski are both listed at +400 in the odds at MGM. Roethlisberger is hoping to come back from an elbow injury that saw him miss all but [more]...2020
  • • Five NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidates
    Whether these players missed time due to injury, inconsistency or retirement, all should be considered strong candidates to win the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award....2020
  • • One signing the Toronto Raptors need to make in free agency
    Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was the front-runner to win the 2020 Coach of the Year Award. After all, Nurse guided the Raptors to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference before the season was suspended and he did it despite losing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in free agency last offseason. The Raptors […] The post One signing the Toronto Raptors need to make in free agency...2020
  • • Aaron Boone shuts down talk of Aaron Judge moving to first base
    Limiting wear and tear on Aaron Judge is a real concern for the New York Yankees, but dramatically altering his spot in the field will not be the way. Appearing this week on ESPN New York’s “The Michael Kay Show,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone shut down the notion of Judge potentially moving from right field to first base. “No, no, no, no,” said Boone, per George A. King III of the New York Post. “S...2020
  • • Malcolm Brogdon gets MRI as injuries pile up for the Pacers
    When the Pacers play the Bulls on Friday night, they could be without a few notable players, including Malcolm Brogdon. Brogdon is dealing with a left hip injury that limited him to only 11 minutes of game action on Wednesday night against the Bucks. The former Rookie of the Year award winner got an MRI and did not practice on Thursday, according to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star. In 48 games...2020
  • • Eight MLB players poised for breakout seasons in 2020
    One of the best aspects of the baseball season is watching young players emerge as the game’s newest stars. Now, as a new MLB season draws near, we’re on the verge of seeing new faces experience their breakout moment in 2020. In some cases, a breakout season involves a well-known player. Whether due to early struggles to begin their MLB career or injury, a new season provides a fresh start and a c...2020
  • • Ryan Braun says he could retire after 2020 season
    Ryan Braun has provided Milwaukee Brewers fans with plenty of memories during his 13-year career. As he enters his 14th season in Milwaukee, Braun indicated on Sunday that this might be the last time fans get to see him. Speaking to reporters about the upcoming season, the 36-year-old outfielder talked about the sense of urgency to win now in what might be his final season. Braun has had a memorab...2020
  • • Rays lose another starter to the injured list as Joey Wendle suffers fractured wrist on HBP
    Wendle finished fourth in Rookie of the Year Award voting last season...2019
  • • Mariners reportedly agree to deal with Neftali Feliz
    The Mariners have struck a minor league accord with right-hander Neftali Feliz, according to multiple reports. Dominican journalist Hector Gomez appears to have had the news first. If indeed the deal is completed, the Seattle organization will add another veteran depth piece. Odds are that Feliz would be asked to open at Triple-A Tacoma, though he may first head to extended spring training to buil...2019

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Year Award trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Kendrick Nunn On 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award: ‘I Feel Like I Should’ve Won’
    The rookie class from the 2019-20 season had no shortage of solid players. Numerous individuals were able make an impact on their respective teams in their first NBA season. When it was all said and done, Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies took home the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Undrafted rookie Kendrick […] The post Kendrick Nunn On 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award: ‘I Feel ...2021
  • • 'Now, It Feels Right.' Players, Coaches React to PLL-MLL Merger
    The announcement sent shock waves throughout the lacrosse world during a time when it seems like the only certainty is uncertainty.  A little more than two years after Paul Rabil broke away from Major League Lacrosse to co-found the Premier Lacrosse League, men’s professional outdoor lacrosse is again a single entity. Only this time, it’s the PLL.  News broke Wednesday morning that lacrosse’s two ...2020
  • • DeMar DeRozan trade would be a ‘game-changer’ for Lakers, claims former Coach of the Year
    Former NBA Coach of the Year Sam Mitchell believes the Los Angeles Lakers should acquire DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs. Mitchell, who won the 2006-07 Coach of the Year Award with the Toronto Raptors, believes DeRozan on the Lakers would be a “game-changer.” How can this Lakers team become a dynasty? Go get […] The post DeMar DeRozan trade would be a ‘game-changer...2020
  • • MLBTR Poll: NL Rookie of the Year
    National League Rookie of the Year Award finalists have been announced. The voting will come down to Brewers right-handed reliever Devin Williams, Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm and Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth. Here’s a look at what they did this year… Williams was likely the most dominant reliever in baseball in 2020. The 26-year-old wasn’t…...2020
  • • 3 ideal landing spots for Montrezl Harrell in NBA free agency
    Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell becomes an unrestricted free agent this NBA offseason and he’s expected to garner interest on the open market despite how his season ended. After winning the 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Award, Harrell was so-so in the 2020 playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. He […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Montrezl Harrell in ...2020
  • • Raptors' Nurse sets roots with long-term deal
    With an NBA title and Coach of the Year award in his first two seasons, the Raptors' Nick Nurse will enter his third with a contract extension to keep him in Toronto for a long time....2020
  • • REPORT: Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell’s annual value on free agent market, revealed
    Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he’s likely looking to get paid handsomely after winning the 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Award. Harrell made $6 million in 2019-20, so he’s certainly aiming to make much more than that moving forward. However, after getting exposed on […] The post REPORT: Clippers forward Montrezl ...2020
  • • 2020 NFL futures: Why Broncos' Jerry Jeudy offers great value in Offensive Rookie of the Year odds
    The electric wideout represents amazing value bet for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award...2020
  • • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell posts tweet to his haters after winning 6th Man award
    The NBA officially announced on Friday that Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell bagged the 2019-20 Kia Sixth Man of the Year award. The 6-foot-7 big man later took to Twitter to offer a few words for his naysayers. I wonder how much y’all hate me now. From my style,to my game, now I’m a […] The post Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell posts tweet to his haters after winning 6th Man awa...2020
  • • Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell endorses Jordan Clarkson for Sixth Man of the Year award
    Jordan Clarkson has truly been a game-changer for the Utah Jazz since joining the team via trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers last December. The 6-foot-4 scoring specialist has been one of the best reserves in the league all season long, and his Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell gave him his glowing recommendation for the Sixth Man […] The post Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell endorses Jordan Clar...2020

Year Award stats

  • • Ja Morant scores 44 points, including self-alley-oop (video)
    Ja Morant is special. In an inspiring follow to his Rookie of the Year award, Morant scored 44 points last night, including the above alley-oop to himself off the backboard. Though the Grizzlies lost to the Spurs (131-119), Morant showed why the future is bright in Memphis. Terry Rozier also scored 42 points in the...2020

Year Award kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • Montrezl Harrell dedicates Sixth Man of Year award to grandmother
    • Montrezl Harrell dedicates Sixth Man of Year award to grandmother
    "This is for my grandmother, who is not here with me today and isn’t going to be able to see this."...2020
  • • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell speaks out on winning Sixth Man of the Year Award
    Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell is the 2020 Sixth Man of the Year, and the energetic North Carolina native is dedicating the award to his late grandmother who was the first person to put a basketball in his hand as a youngster. Harrell’s grandma passed away last month, and the tragic event forced […] The post Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell speaks out on winning Sixth Ma...2020
  • • LeBron James’ latest honor signifies culture change in sports
    The Associated Press announced on Thursday that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has won its coveted Male Athlete of the Year award for 2018. It’s the third time King James has walked away with this honor. It comes after James became somewhat of a divisive figure within the larger confines of American society. It also comes after the three-time NBA champion opened a school in his hometown of A...2018
  • • Anthony Rizzo backs Joe Maddon amid hot seat talk
    Joe Maddon has enjoyed tremendous success in his four seasons as manager of the Chicago Cubs, but there has been some talk about his World Series championship and NL Manager of the Year Award not being enough for him to keep his job next year. At least one of Maddon’s star players thinks that is ludicrous.After the Cubs lost the NL Wild Card Game in 13 innings on Tuesday, slugger Anthony Rizzo was...2018
  • • The careers of Grant Hill and Jason Kidd were forever intertwined
    Grant Hill and Jason Kidd are both in the Hall of Fame class of 2018, after two long careers that intertwined in surprising ways. Kidd and Hill were born six months apart, and got picked second and third in the 1994 draft, behind Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson. They shared the Rookie of the Year award. Both racked up a lot of triple doubles, went to a lot of All-Star games; 10 for Kidd, seven for Hill. ...2018

Top Year Award news

  • • Mavs looking to surround Luka Doncic with ‘dogs’ next season
    The Dallas Mavericks have made big strides since trading up for Luka Doncic in the 2018 NBA Draft. Dallas went 33-49 in Doncic’s rookie season, though the Slovenian won the Rookie of the Year Award. But armed with a healthy Kristaps Porzingis and reinforced by string bench additions such as Seth Curry, the team saw […] The post Mavs looking to surround Luka Doncic with ‘dogs̵...2020
  • • Lakers’ Anthony Davis will be out for blood after Defensive Player of the Year loss, per Kendrick Perkins
    Kendrick Perkins believes Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis will be out for blood after losing the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year Award to Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Davis was a finalist for the award and Lakers fans firmly believed the Chicago native should have won. Perkins technically isn’t a Los […] The post Lakers’ Anthony Davis will be o...2020
  • • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell wins 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Award
    Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell has won the 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Award, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Clippers‘ Montrezl Harrell has won the NBA 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year award, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Harrell had a breakout season, averaging 18.6 points and seven rebounds. — Shams Charania […] The post Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell wins ...2020
  • • South Carolina's Dawn Staley, Dayton's Anthony Grant named 2020 Naismith Coaches of the Year
    South Carolina's Dawn Staley and Dayton's Anthony Grant are the first coaches from their respective schools to win the Naismith Coach of the Year award....2020
  • • Islanders' Lamoriello wins GM of the Year Award
    2020
  • • Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo to be named Defensive Player of the Year
    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will reportedly win the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year Award, per Chris Haynes and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. Yahoo Sources: Reporting with @VinceGoodwill, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo to win Defensive Player of the Year award for the 2019-20 season. https://t.co/7At8k5uvU8 — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 25, 2020 ...2020
  • • Another title: Kawhi is top AP male athlete for '19
    Kawhi Leonard, who won a title with the Raptors before joining the Clippers, becomes just the fifth NBA player to win the AP male athlete of the year award, joining Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Stephen Curry....2019
  • • Lou Williams surprises Montrezl Harrell with Sixth Man of the Year Award
    LA Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell is the Sixth Man of the Year, the NBA announced Friday afternoon. Head coach Doc Rivers had Lou Williams, a former 3-time Sixth Man and a close friend of Harrell’s, bring the trophy out during a film session to surprise him among his teammates. Harrell was clearly caught off […] The post Lou Williams surprises Montrezl Harrell with Sixth Man of the ...2020
  • • Broncos named one of four finalists for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award
    The winner of the Sports Humanitarian Team Award, as well as the winners of the other Sports Humanitarian Awards, will be announced during the 2020 ESPYS....2020
  • • 49ers GM Lynch wins PFWA Executive of the Year
    San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch won the Pro Football Writers of America Executive of the Year award on Thursday....2020
  • • Source: Clippers' Harrell wins Sixth Man award
    LA Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell has won the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year award, a source confirmed to ESPN....2020
  • • Joe Burrow is the early favorite for offensive rookie of the year
    The rookie have been picked. So now it’s time to pick the rookie you think will win the two major prizes based on their first-year performances. First, the offensive rookie of the year. According to the DraftKings Sportsbook, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the favorite to win the offensive rookie of the year award, at [more]...2020
  • • Why David Andrews deserves the 2020 Ron Burton Man of the Year award
    Congratulations to the 2020 Ron Burton Man of the Year: David Andrews....2020
  • • Raptors’ Nick Nurse’s former high school coach presents with Coach of the Year award
    The NBA on TNT crew surprised Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse with a special, pre-recorded visit from someone very close to him. Nurse was ambushed by a messaged recorded by his former high school coach of Kuemper Catholic High School’s basketball team, Wayne Chandlee, who shared with him the news that he won the […] The post Raptors’ Nick Nurse’s former high school c...2020

Year Award fantasy rankings and news

  • • Harris, Harrell leading resurgent Clippers in fantasy value
    The Clippers are one of the best teams so far this year, finding themselves atop the Western Conference standings as we near the quarter-mark of the season. With a top-10 offensive rating (6th in the league) and pace of play (9th), Los Angeles has been one of the more fantasy-friendly teams as well. Tobias Harris has solidified top-30 value in both points and roto leagues. Montrezl Harrell is havi...2018

Year Award schedule, game

  • • 'Now, It Feels Right.' Players, Coaches React to PLL-MLL Merger
    2020
  • • MLB awards: 2020 NL Manager of the Year award goes to Marlins' Don Mattingly
    The Marlins were a surprise playoff team in 2020...2020
  • MLS creates Young Player of the Year award starting in 2020
    • MLS creates Young Player of the Year award starting in 2020
    Major League Soccer has constructed a new individual award which will begin with the 2020 season. The newly constructed "Young Player of the Year" award will recognize the top player in the league, aged (...)...2020
  • • 3 ideal landing spots for Montrezl Harrell in NBA free agency
    2020
  • • Doc Rivers quickly jumps at opportunity to meet with Philly after leaving Clippers
    Doc Rivers’s list of accomplishments as a head coach are many, from an NBA title and two Finals appearance with the Boston Celtics, a Coach of the Year award with the Orlando Magic, and multiple 50-win seasons and playoff appearances with the Los Angeles Clippers. Enter the Sixers. It comes as no surprise that a […] The post Doc Rivers quickly jumps at opportunity to meet with Philly after l...2020
  • • Montrezl Harrell has lost a ton of money during the NBA Playoffs
    The Los Angeles Clippers boasted one of the deepest teams in the league going into the NBA playoffs. They have two Sixth Man of the Year Award winners on their bench with Lou Williams, who has won the award three times, and Montrezl Harrell, who won the award this season. Harrell, who is coming off […] The post Montrezl Harrell has lost a ton of money during the NBA Playoffs appeared first o...2020
  • • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant’s message to mid-major recruits
    Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant hopes he can serve as an example for aspiring hoopers after winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award by a landslide on Thursday. Ja Morant was interviewed by Ernie Johnson and Co. prior to the start of the Boston Celtics-Toronto Raptors matchup. He spoke about his journey from […] The post Grizzlies’ Ja Morant’s message to mid-major recruit...2020
  • • How the Miami Heat figured out Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 1
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is only 25 years old, but with a Defensive Player of the Year Award and soon to be two MVP Awards to his name, there’s pressure on him to start coming through in the playoffs. Locked On Bucks Podcast host Kane Pitman had Frank Madden on the show to discuss how Jimmy Butler […] The post How the Miami Heat figured out Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 1 appeared first on Clut...2020
  • • Brady, Patriots have split. Here's why most of us will celebrate.
    With an early-morning farewell on social media, Tom Brady announced he was done with the Patriots. The league’s most accomplished quarterback ended his New England career with a 219-64 regular-season record, a 30-11 mark in the playoffs, six Super Bowl titles, nine Super Bowl appearances, three MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl nods and a Comeback Player of the Year award in 2009. Two teams seem likeliest t...2020
  • • Colts reportedly among teams eyeing former Chiefs star Eric Berry
    Eric Berry sat out the 2019 season, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll have too much difficulty getting back into the NFL. We heard back in January that Berry was looking to get back on the field in 2020, and the three-time First-Team All-Pro is already starting to garner interest. The Colts are interested in adding Berry to their roster, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic. They aren’t the o...2020

Year Award rumors, scandals

  • • Andrew Luck makes an appearance in Jacoby Brissett Walter Payton Man of the Year video
    Since shocking the football world by retiring from the NFL 16 months ago, Andrew Luck has maintained a very low profile. But Luck was willing to step up publicly to support his friend and former teammate Jacoby Brissett for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. In a video published by the Colts, [more]...2020
  • • Ryan Braun says he could retire after 2020 season
    2020
  • • Aaron Judge deletes tweet congratulating Jose Altuve on 2017 MVP
    Aaron Judge exhibited a lot of class back in 2017 after finishing runner-up to Jose Altuve in American League MVP voting, tweeting out a congratulatory message to the Houston Astros star. In the wake of Monday’s stunning developments related to how Major League Baseball levied severe punishments upon the Astros organization amid the conclusion of its investigation into the team’s sign-stealing sca...2020
  • Ex-Atlanta United boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino named Mexico manager
    • Ex-Atlanta United boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino named Mexico manager
    Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who was officially unveiled as Mexico manager by that country's federation on Monday, said he thinks Mexico have evolved to be "among the best" over the past 20 years. Martino's official acceptance and the announcement of the deal ended several months' worth of speculation that Martino -- who won the 2018 MLS Coach of the Year award with A...2019
  • • The case for each AL Manager of the Year finalist
    It's difficult to make an argument against any of the three finalists for the 2018 American League Manager of the Year Award. In many other years, Alex Cora of the Red Sox would have been a runaway winner after leading Boston to the most wins in franchise history and a World Series Championship -- in his first year at the helm of the team. But nobody in the league did more with less than Oakland's...2018

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