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Rafael Nadal has been named Sportsman of the Year by the Laureus World Sports Awards. The annual award ceremony was held in Monaco on December 6th.
Nadal, who is ranked number one, won his third French Open title this year. He becomes only the second man after Roger Federer to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles.
The Spaniard has also been chosen as Male Athlete of the Year. His partner and daughter will accompany him to the stage.
Other winners on the night included Novak Djokovic becoming the first player to win the Golden Slam (achieving a career grand slam) and Lewis Hamilton winning the Formula 1 World Championship.
Laureus is a global sports awards group that celebrates the greatest athletes and teams in world sport. The annual awards ceremony is held in different cities around the world. This year's event was held in Monaco.
Nadal received the most votes from judges across four categories: Sportsperson of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. He is the first tennis player to win three consecutive Sportsman of the Year awards.
Rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, both two-time Olympic gold medalists, have won the highest honor at the revamped 2021 Halberg Awards. With COVID-19 disrupting most of last year's athletic calendar, the event in Auckland on Wednesday night honored New Zealand's top athletes of the last decade. The awards ceremony was held virtually this year to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Bond, 34, became New Zealand's most successful rower when he took home gold at three consecutive Olympics from 2004 to 2012. He remains one of the world's best single scullers and has won eight international medals overall. Last season, he added a second gold medal to his collection at the Tokyo Grand Prix.
Murray, 35, is another multiple Olympic champion who has not stopped winning since his last competition in 2016. The two-time gold medallist and three-time World Champion in the coxless fours competed together at the Beijing Games four years ago, when they captured their first Olympic title with Australia's Matthew Pinsent as their partner.
Both Bond and Murray received their awards from actor and presenter Tim Groser who served as master of ceremonies for the evening.
The Newbery Award is given out annually by members of The Newbery Book Awards Committee for children's books that are "independently published". It was first awarded in 1955 by the members of the New York Society Library with support from the New York Public Library.
The award is named after Dr. Louis A. Newberger, a former president of the New York Society Library who died in 1949 at the age of 57. Before his death, he requested that his friends and colleagues come together to establish some way to honor young people for their creativity in writing and art. The result was the creation of the annual Newbery Medal, designed by Victor M. Pardo, which is given to a book that "exhibits the highest degree of excellence in literature."
The medal is presented at a banquet held each year in May at the New York Society Library. Authors, artists, and educators are invited to attend. The keynote speaker addresses an audience of more than 600 people.
In addition to the Newbery Medal, the New York Society Library also presents the Alden B. Dow Prize for American Children's Literature.
Tillman also won the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1996 and 1997, as well as the Sporting News Honda Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997 and the Sun Angel Student Athlete of the Year in 1998.
He was chosen by his teammates as the Cardinals' most valuable player in 1998. The award is given to a player who best represents the qualities of teamwork, dedication, courage, and sacrifice that are found in the Arizona Cardinals football organization.
Tillman went on to play in nine games for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals before he was killed in action in Afghanistan at age 27. He had chosen to join the Army after being rejected by multiple colleges. During his career, he earned numerous honors for his role as a linebacker with the Cardinals, including two Pro Bowl selections.
After leaving football, Tillman became involved in politics. In 2004, he ran for a seat in Congress as a Republican. He lost when only 26 percent of voters went to the polls for him. However, he continued to work for his election campaign through phone banks and other activities outside of football season.
In 2009, Tillman joined Fox Sports as an analyst for NFC West teams. He also worked as a color commentator for University of Southern California football games on radio and television.
Maurice Richard/Hart Memorial Trophy/Awards:
The National Hockey League's (NHL) Most Valuable Player Award is given annually after the conclusion of the regular season to one of the most popular players in the league. The award was created in 1956 when the NHL introduced its first All-Star Game.
Richard won the award in 1952 and 1953. He is the only player who has ever won it twice. The Montreal Canadiens captain led the league in goals each year he was eligible for the award (1951–52, 1952–53). His 50 goals in 1951–52 were at the time a record that stood for 16 years before Bobby Hull scored 51 goals in 1975–76. The Richard trophy is named after him.