Larry Fitzgerald named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award finalist
Arizona Sports | January 22, 2017 3:00 pm
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, along with Eli Manning and Greg Olsen, is a finalist for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
James Harden gives fan the game ball on her 100th birthday
Mark Harris | January 19, 2017 10:45 am
Houston Rockets guard James Harden wasn’t finished after posting a 38-6-8 line in a 111-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Celtics make 11-year-old’s dream come true with one-day contract
Ryan Decker | January 18, 2017 10:21 am
The Celtics have the shortest player in the NBA in Isaiah Thomas, so it makes sense that they sign one who measures below the chest of some players.
Campo Verde’s Kanani Hiapo thrives on volleyball court, in the classroom
Kevin Zimmerman | January 17, 2017 5:00 am
Campo Verde High School’s Kanani Hiapo grew up in a volleyball family. Her siblings all play it. Her parents both coach it.
UConn women’s hoops honors teen killed by stray bullet
Associated Press | January 11, 2017 10:44 am
A 13-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet while riding home from practice has been made an honorary member of the UConn women’s basketball team.
Alabama’s kicker, 8-year-old boy bond over Polish heritage
Associated Press | January 8, 2017 12:50 am
It’s not stars like quarterback Jalen Hurts, linebacker Reuben Foster or defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick that this fan looks up to.
J.J. Watt delivers jerseys to child who was hit by a car
Character Counts | January 4, 2017 9:39 am
J.J. Watt learned of Noah Fulmer, an 8-year-old who was hospitalized after being hit by a car and had his jersey ruined while getting medical attention.
Raymond S. Kellis sophomore Chase Weaver balances leadership roles in sports, church
Kevin Zimmerman | January 2, 2017 6:39 pm
Whether Raymond S. Kellis High School’s Chase Weaver is in the classroom, on the field or at his church, he’s realized leadership comes naturally to him.
Cam Newton makes surprise hospital visit to young Auburn fan
Character Counts | December 28, 2016 10:11 am
Cam Newton spent part of a recent day off in an Atlanta hospital making a wish come true for a 10-year-old fan who is dealing with a severe heart condition.
Character Counts Finalist
- Horizon's Kody Huff more than a rising baseball star
- Campo Verde's Kanani Hiapo thrives on volleyball court, in the classroom
- Raymond S. Kellis sophomore Chase Weaver balances leadership roles in sports, church
- Westwood's Brianna Anderson makes big differences with little actions
- Marcos de Niza kicker Krysten Muir using football success to build up others
- Arcadia High School's Grant Loftin leads in lacrosse and beyond
- Williams Field High School junior Lindsay O'Driscoll finds time to help others
- Scottsdale Christian's Christina Clark has dreams, reality of helping others
- Golf, piloting and helping others are Brody Burnell's passions
- Teddy bear drive, speeches help Emery Miller inspire children to overcome adversity