NEW YORK (AP) The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special on Super Bowl eve.
The show, ``NFL Honors,'' will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 2.
All seven AP NFL awards will be presented from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST live from the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans during a show hosted by ``30 Rock'' star Alec Baldwin. The show will feature a live performance by OneRepublic and appearances by Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Steve Young.
The awards program will be preceded by a red-carpet show on NFL Network from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
In addition to MVP, the league will announce the winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player's community service as well as playing excellence.
The other AP awards are Coach of the Year, Comeback Player, Defensive Player and Defensive Rookie, and Offensive Player and Offensive Rookie.
A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL votes for the awards. The AP tabulates the ballots.
Among the leading candidates for MVP are Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Wizards forward Moe Wagner led to an ejection, but also an explosion of reactions on Twitter.
Among the voices on social media was Wizards star guard Bradley Beal, who is not with the team in Orlando as he recovers from an injury.
Beal initially reacted to the moment with some choice words, saying that the move by Antetokounmpo was unacceptable. He, however, used an acronym that features words that cannot be written in this story.
Then, Beal elaborated on his feeling with some emojis that can be decoded to "angry."
Clearly, the guard was not pleased with what transpired, which is understandable. Not only did Beal watch his teammate be on the receiving end of the headbutt, but the action by Antetokounmpo is something that put both of them in danger, as any trauma to the head can be dangerous.
Beal may not be in Orlando to share with Antetokounmpo how he feels up close and personal, but NBA players have shown time and time again that they have no problem trading blows through Twitter. That means this may not be the last statement on the altercation in the bubble.
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With MLB’s new extra inning rule of a runner starting the inning on second base, Orioles centerfielder Austin Hays took advantage against the Phillies Tuesday night.
Hays got a hold of one in the 10th inning and hit a ball to centerfield, but with the defense playing aggressive due to the runner on second base, Philadelphia centerfielder Roman Quinn’s dive wasn’t enough to make a spectacular catch and prevent a run.
Instead, the Orioles got two.
With the ball at the warning track, Hays took all four bases to give the Orioles a two-run lead over the Phillies.
It was the first inside-the-park home run for the Orioles since September 2011, when Robert Andino took all four bases against the Red Sox.
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