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Uefa Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk win awards

Uefa Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk win awards

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's Lucy Bronze has been named the Uefa Women's Player of the Year, while Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk took the men's award.Full-back Bronze beat Lyon team-mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry to the award.She is the first English winner of the honour, voted for by top coaches in the women's game and journalists. Defender Van Dijk helped Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid in June.How Lucy Bronze defied the odds to reach the topVan Dijk, 28, edged out Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juv...
Edinburgh Comedy Awards: ‘Unique’ Jordan Brookes wins top prize

Edinburgh Comedy Awards: ‘Unique’ Jordan Brookes wins top prize

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Comedian Jordan Brookes has scooped the top comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The "utterly unique" comic's show, I've Got Nothing, was named the best comedy show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.Meanwhile, New York-based Catherine Cohen won the best newcomer award for her show The Twist...? She's Gorgeous.Once known as the Perrier award, previous winners include Al Murray the Pub Landlord, Jenny Eclair and Russell Kane. They received their prizes from last year's winner, Rose Matafeo, and Stephen Fry, who was part of the Cambridge Footlights which won the first ever Perrier in 1981. "The Fringe means everything to me. I wouldn't be here without it," he told them. Broo...
Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards

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Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who was nominated for an Emmy on Tuesday, put herself forward for the award after network HBO did not.Christie, who played Ser Brienne of Tarth in the fantasy TV drama, successfully submitted herself for best supporting actress in a drama series.HBO confirmed to CBS News they put Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner up for the gong instead.The show's Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten also nominated themselves.Both went on to receive nominations as well. Emmys: Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh go head-to-headChristie, posted official proof of her nomination from the Emmys online, writing: "THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!." She'll...
U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

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July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. women's soccer team kept their victory party going Wednesday night during the 27th annual ESPY Awards 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles adding Best Team to their recent FIFA Women's World Cup championship. The team had just landed in Los Angeles a few hours after completing their victory parade in New York City when they beat out the NFL's New England Patriots, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, baseball's Boston Red Sox and NCAA football's Clemson Tigers for the award. "We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago," said Carli Lloyd on accepting the award from actress Sandra Bullock. "Got hair and makeup in the plane and we look pretty fabulous." She then thanked their worldwide fans for their support. "It's been an incredible journey. Super ...
2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

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June 24 (UPI) -- The 2019 NBA Awards took place Monday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Antetokounmpo edged Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George as the league's top player for the 2018-19 campaign. The annual award show recognizes players and personnel from around the NBA who performed among the league's best throughout the season. This year's event came after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to claim their first championship in franchise history. The night started with Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic being named the Rookie of the Year. The standout forward edged Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton an...