Handing out MLB Sophomore of the Year awards for the last five seasons — and predicting 2020 winners

Moreso than at any other point in baseball history, young players are coming up from the minors and having an immediate impact. Players are insanely talented and athletic, and teams are better at player development than ever, smoothing the learning curve. Not every rookie hits the ground running, of course, Read more

NBA season superlatives: Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Lakers’ Dwight Howard highlight our alternative awards

Traditional NBA awards tell you only so much about a season, so let’s invent more of them. In 2018-19, I picked alternative winners for each of the major categories; this time, I’ve added 10 additional awards to honor players who won’t get actual hardware.  Some of these players are legitimate Read more

College basketball awards: Obi Toppin, Luka Garza, Saddiq Bey, Myles Powell, Payton Pritchard earn honors

Obi Toppin’s raid of this season’s college basketball awards continued Tuesday when the Dayton forward won the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the nation’s best player. He was also among elite company as the Basketball Hall of Fame handed out its top honors to players at each position. Read more

Dayton star Obi Toppin and coach Anthony Grant take home AP Player, Coach of the Year awards

The recognition just keeps pouring in for Dayton following a historic 29-2 season in which the Flyers finished No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll and emerged as national champions from a Sportsline simulation of the now-canceled 2020 NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced Obi Toppin as Read more

Coronavirus: Iditarod dog sled race officials tell fans to avoid finish line, cancel awards event

The majority of sporting events in the United States have been suspended or canceled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. However, the famous Iditarod dog sled race is still going forward as scheduled in Alaska as the festivities got underway on Sunday. While the race is still happening, officials Read more

Charles Barkley will sell Olympic gold medal, other awards to help build affordable housing in hometown

Charles Barkley is planning on getting rid of what he calls unnecessary awards and accolades in order to provide affordable and green housing to his hometown of Leeds, Ala. His goal is to use the money from selling items, including his 1996 Olympic gold medal and his 1993 MVP award, Read more

XFL 2020 Midseason Awards: Here are our MVPs, Coach of the Year and All-XFL team at the halfway point

The front half of the XFL’s inaugural season is officially in the books — five games down, five to go with the playoffs arriving in April. The season hasn’t disappointed. Houston is must-see TV at 5-0 with the (spoiler alert!) leader for league MVP, quarterback P.J. Walker. Elsewhere, three teams Read more