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Putting an unforgettable 2016 to rest with the sports awards recap

Mon Jan 09 04:44:42 EST 2017 |
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Now that the awards have been handed out, we can finally place 2016 -- a storied year of Cleveland sports -- in the rearview.  Well, not before we scour every best- and worst-dressed list. (Did you see Bud Shaw's bow tie?) Before we review who captured each sports award, we want to thank you for your participation in voting for each category. The Cavaliers might have made voting easy, given their unparalleled level of achievement, but they wer..


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MEDINA, Ohio – Senior running back Jimmy Daw is’s offensive player the year after leading Medina to the Division I regional semifinals and finishing 9-3 this past sea..
AURORA, Ohio — Aurora senior linebacker Bubba Arslanian is the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year after helping his Greenmen to a 10-2 record and an appearance in..
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Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors speaks with the media during a press conference after the Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at ORACLE Arena on April 1..
Philipp Schmidli—Getty Images FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA, the international gove..
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