Sports Personality of the Year: Voting to open for BBC World Sport Star 2020 award

World Sport Star contenders

Voting is set to open for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year 2020 award at 07:00 GMT on Friday.

Voting will stay open until Tuesday, 15 December at 12:00 GMT and the awards will be presented at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show live on BBC One on Sunday, 20 December.

Further details for this year’s Sports Personality show are available here.

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Who are the World Sport Star contenders?

Armand Duplantis, 21, athletics

The Swedish pole vaulter scaled new heights in 2020 – breaking the world record twice in a week in February. The second of those saw the athlete, nicknamed Mondo, vault 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. In September, he set the highest outdoor mark of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.

LeBron James, 35, basketball

Named the most valuable player in the NBA Finals as the American star inspired his Los Angeles Lakers side to victory over

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JS Global Lifestyle Wins “Listed Company with the Best Investment Potential” Award

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited (“JS Global” or “the Company”) announced that the Company has won the “Listed Company with the Best Investment Potential” award at the 10th Hong Kong International Finance Week and China Securities “Golden Bauhinia Award” Ceremony.

The award recognition reflects improved market confidence in the company’s investment potential and was reviewed by the Listed Companies Association of Beijing, Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong, and Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong among other trusted professional authorities.

After 30 years of development, China’s capital market has fostered a growing number of global companies that have created innovative services and products for the rest of the world. The recognition of JS Global Lifestyle as one of the Listed Companies with the Best Investment Potential at this Forum is also a testimony to the continued vitality of Chinese

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Mona Shores’ Brady Rose rises to earn 2020 Michigan Football Player of Year award

NORTON SHORES – Brady Rose bloomed into a bona-fide yet unassuming Michigan high school football star last fall when he stepped in and led Mona Shores to its first-ever state championship.

Rose has continued to rise to the occasion for the Sailors with a magical senior season. This afternoon, the 5-foot-7, 172-pound all-around standout pulled another rabbit out of the proverbial hat. He was announced 2020 winner of the Michigan High School Football Player of the Year award, presented by MLive Media Group.

Rose is the fourth-straight player from Muskegon County to capture the award in its eight years of existence. Two Muskegon High School quarterbacks won the trophy the last three seasons, as La’Darius Jefferson (Michigan State, Western Michigan) seized it in 2017 and Cameron Martinez (Ohio State) claimed it in 2018 and 2019.

Rose is the fourth Mona Shores player to be named a finalist for the MLive

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2 Syracuse women’s basketball players on Wooden Award watch list

Syracuse, N.Y. — The talented backcourt of the Syracuse women’s basketball team had its spotlight turned up even more on Tuesday.

Guards Kiara Lewis and Tiana Mangakahia were both named to the 30-player Wooden Award women’s preseason watch list. That puts them in the running for the Wooden Award All-America Team and Most Outstanding Player Award.

The honor is the latest in a string of accolades for the pair. Both are among the 50 players named to the 2020-21 Naismith Award watch list.

Mangakahia is one of 20 players nominated for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation’s best point guard in Division I women’s basketball. Lewis was nominated for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which recognizes the nation’s best shooting guard.

The Wooden Award All-America Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden

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Dan Shulman wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame award

TORONTO — Blue Jays broadcaster Dan Shulman has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2020 Jack Graney Award, given annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada.
Baseball fans in Canada know Shulman as the television voice

TORONTO — Blue Jays broadcaster Dan Shulman has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2020 Jack Graney Award, given annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada.

Baseball fans in Canada know Shulman as the television voice of the Blue Jays, a position he has held with Sportsnet since 2016, but his impressive professional resume stretches 30 years and well beyond the diamond. Shulman has broadcast NCAA basketball for ESPN for 25 years, to go along with NBA, NHL and Olympic broadcasts over his career.

Shulman’s path

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Towering nutrition education earns Billings teacher health award | Local News

She began planting the tower garden, which she purchased with a grant from the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. Rainbow chard, kale, and basil are growing this year.  

For elementary students, especially the youngest, concepts like nutrition can be difficult to truly understand. It’s not just about memorizing facts; it requires a more nuanced understanding of long-term consequences of actions and understanding of how food is created. 

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With gardening, Olson’s students learn how vegetables grow and what can affect that; they move plants into and out of sunlight, water them less and more, and try different varieties.

“You have to be patient and try some things,” Olson said. 



Kerra Olson

Boulder Elementary first grade teacher Kerra Olson talks with her students as they take a look at a hydroponic garden that the class has been growing and harvesting food from on

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Our all-conference picks and award winners

Welcome to the third and final installment of our Pac-12 basketball preview series.

We began the rollout Monday with a look at steps the conference is taking to mitigate risk and position teams to play as many games as possible. (The plan includes wearable tracking devices.)

Tuesday brought our projections for the conference race/team analysis, and below you’ll find our picks for individual honors.

I’d also point readers to the Pac-12 stock report, which we published this morning. It addresses a key development for college sports: The CDC’s move to reduce quarantine time.


Coach of the Year: Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak. The Utes will blow past expectations and secure Krystkowiak’s first COY award even though he has produced four top-three finishes with teams often picked for the bottom half of the conference.

Player of the Year: Arizona State’s Remy Martin. We considered (very seriously) UCLA’s Chris Smith but opted for Martin

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SquadLocker Earns 2020 Business Excellence Award from PBN amidst Challenging Year for Sports and Schools

The company has a unique and proprietary technology that allows them to customize any one apparel item rather than print in bulk. The process needed to be adjusted for smaller pieces like children’s masks, but by the end of October, SquadLocker had sold more than 250,000 masks with more than 7,500 of its online custom stores having masks available for purchase by its school and sports community customers.

In 2020, SquadLocker hired former New England Patriot Dan Koppen as Enterprise Brand Advocate. The company has had success hiring athletes with their valuable understanding of team collaboration. Former pitcher with the Houston Astros, Tip Fairchild is the company’s Director of Sales and former University of Connecticut hockey player, Tiffany Omicioli is Director of Merchandise Planning.

After office personnel worked remotely for three months earlier

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SquadLocker Earns 2020 Business Excellence Award from PBN amidst Challenging Year for Sports and Schools | News

WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, accepted a 2020 Business Excellence Award from Providence Business News (PBN) during a virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, November 18. The company has grown significantly this year, despite the pandemic and challenges for schools and sports, in part to selling custom masks and delivering uniforms and apparel to individual athletes and students directly rather than to overburdened coaches and administrators. The event launched with a short video featuring why SquadLocker is the best.

SquadLocker Earns 2020 Business Excellence Award from PBN amidst Challenging Year for Sports and Schools

“We are grateful for a successful year in 2020 despite unprecedented challenges for us as a company as well as our sports and school community customers,” said Gary Goldberg, CEO at SquadLocker.

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Julie Massa of Holt wins sixth straight GAM Women’s Senior Player of the Year Award

Massa, Massa, Massa, Massa, Massa, Massa.

The winner of the GAM Senior Women’s Player of the Year Award is getting to be a bit repetitive.

Holt’s Julie Massa won the award for an unprecedented sixth straight year, topping the honor roll with 368 points after winning the GAM Senior Women’s Championship and finishing second in the GAM Senior Tournament of Champions.

“I feel so honored to be Player of the Year in a year where we were also so happy just to be able to play,” said Massa, 57. “I think it happens because I just enjoy the game and the competition. I enjoy trying to make myself better, learn more each year and in the end just have fun at it.”

Terry Delcamp of Grand Blanc finished second 313 points. She won the Senior Tournament of Champions and was second in the Senior Women’s Championship.

Shelly Weiss of Southfield

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