KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was chosen AFC offensive player of the year and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson the NFC's top offensive player in voting for the 101 Awards.
A nationwide panel of 101 sportswriters and broadcasters who regularly cover the NFL vote on the awards, which will be handed out for the 43rd time on March 2 in Kansas City.
San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith was the NFC's top defensive player, and Seattle's Pete Carroll the conference coach of the year. Houston's J.J. Watt was the AFC's best defensive player and Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians of Indianapolis shared the AFC coaching honor.
The winner of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football, given to an individual who exemplifies ``visionary leadership,'' will be announced in February.
The Portland Trail Blazers are setting the bar high for NBA Halloween.
Maurice Harkless made his arrival in style turning a corner dressed as Tyrone Biggums from the American sketch comedy television series "Chapelle's Show."
But it got better. Bosnia native and seven-footer Jusuf Nurkic turned the corner as Beast from Walt Disney's classic romance film Beauty and the Beast.
The bar has been set.
Washington looks for its first win tonight after falling to 0-2 right out of the gate, while Portland aims for a 3-0 start after defeating the Spurs 121-108 Saturday night.
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On June 7 in Las Vegas, Jay Beagle was in a Capitals uniform as they hoisted their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Three weeks later, the 33-year-old signed a four-year, $12-million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Capitals begin a four-game, Canadian road trip this evening in Vancouver. Beagle did not attend the Capitals ring ceremony at the Palm three weeks ago so the Caps awarded Beagle with his ring today.
Each ring contains 252 diamonds, 35 rubies and one sapphire. Beagle was impressed but isn't sure how much use the ring will get.
“Not sure I’ll wear it again. It’s like wearing my truck.”
Jay Beagle will not be on the ice tonight against his former team. Beagle broke his forearm when he blocked a shot against the Florida Panthers on October 13th. Beagle is expected to be sidelined for another five weeks.
Despite the injury, it has still been a great week for Beagle.
A shiny, new ring AND a baby girl. Not too shabby.
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