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Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finishing second

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finishing second

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Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday. The Brit was recognised for his stunning year in motorsport as he won a seventh Formula 1 World Championship – equalling legendary Michael Schumacher’s record – last month. BBC Hamilton appeared via video link to accept the award It was the second time Hamilton has been voted for the SPOTY prize having picked up the award in 2014. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finished second, while jockey Hollie Doyle came third. More to follow… Ouch The worst injuries suffered at WWE TLC, including R-Truth’s knee and Sane’s concussion a chance AJ Styles: What...
Ben Stokes: Sports Personality winner reflects on his ‘amazing’ 12 months

Ben Stokes: Sports Personality winner reflects on his ‘amazing’ 12 months

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes said his cricket heroics in 2019 moved his life forward after a troubled previous year.The 28-year-old, who helped England win the Cricket World Cup and starred in the Ashes, was voted Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, 16 months after being found not guilty of affray following a street brawl near a Bristol nightclub."2019 will be very hard to top and wipes away anything that happened the year before that," said Stokes. "It is a shame 2020 has to start." Social media reacts to emotional Sports Personality...
Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Ben Stokes crowned winner

Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Ben Stokes crowned winner

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Media playback is not supported on this device England cricketer Ben Stokes has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.The all-rounder was man of the match as England won the World Cup for the first time with a dramatic super over victory against New Zealand at Lord's.Stokes, 28, also hit an unbeaten 135 in the one-wicket third Ashes Test triumph against Australia at Headingley. In a public vote, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton finished second while sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was third.Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling, world heptathlon ...
Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

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Media playback is not supported on this device Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.The Team Sky rider, 32, became only the third Briton to win the race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome."I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales," he said on Sunday. "It has been a great year for British sport and long may it continue." In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while footballer Harry Kane was third.Thomas - who was presented with his award by 2017 winner Sir Mo Farah -...
Underwater matchmaking: Scientists pair zebrafish mates by personality

Underwater matchmaking: Scientists pair zebrafish mates by personality

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Sept. 21 (UPI) -- For zebrafish mates, the proper pairing of personalities is the best way to ensure reproductive success. Scientists know both behaviors and appearance influence mate selection, but deciphering which factors are most important is difficult. To better understand the sexual selection process, scientists tested the reproductive success of fish paired by both personality and appearance. "Our research explored both areas -- coloration patterns and personality traits -- to see if they were linked in some way and how they impacted the fitness of the species," Rey Planellas, a researcher at the University of Stirling, said in a news release. To conduct their matchmaking experiments, scientists selected male and female zebrafish for four different combinations of personality and a...