Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de France

By: Tucker HarringtonBradley Wiggins has become the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France, as he made the final rounds of the race into Paris on July 22. The Associated Press reports Wiggins secured his chance to win during his dominating performance in Saturday's final time trial. He already had a hearty lead over his opponents.Wiggins opened up to the AP following the awards ceremony, stating it's been an honor to ride and to be able to win for his home country."...
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Ernie Els wins British Open

By: Jonathan BennettThe final round of the 141st British Open took place on July 22, with Ernie Els taking home the top honors. He was able to beat out other big name golfers such as Adam Scott and Tiger Woods.Els opened up about the historic win to The New York Times, saying it was a battle to the end."It's a very tough assignment out there with the lead in a major, and you have to have your wits at all times," Els told the publication. "It's so very easy to lose your train...
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Former Marine honored with Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award

By: Abigail RichardsArizona native Steve Ellisor proves hard work does pay off. The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) student was recently honored with $12,000 for his outstanding academic record at the school. Ellisor, who recently graduated from UTI's Avondale, Arizona, campus, won the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award.To win one of these prestigious recognition awards, a student must have academic success, "impeccable attendance" and leadership qualities. Ellisor h...
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2012 Teen Choice Awards bring out all the stars

By: Tucker HarringtonThe 2012 Teen Choice Awards recently aired on July 22 and the biggest young stars in movies, TV and music were on hand to celebrate each other's work. The Associated Press reports "The Twilight Saga" was the biggest winner of the night, bringing home a total of 41 Teen Choice Awards since the first film came out in 2008.Main stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson were in attendance to collect the awards on behalf of the entire crew. N...
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Do Something nominations announced

By: Tucker HarringtonThe annual Do Something Awards recently announced its nominations for this year's show. The Huffington Post reports the best young actors and actresses will be battling against each other in some categories.According to the Do Something official website, the group is meant to honor young people for being courageous and for standing out from the crowd to help make a positive impact on the world. "We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and ...
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“Mad Men” and “American Horror Story” lead the pack with 17 Emmy nods each

By: Abigail RichardsThe Emmy nominations were recently announced and it looks as though "Mad Men" and "American Horror Story" are the favorites this year. The Associated Press reports both TV dramas have 17 nominations.MSN reports "Mad Men" is up for Outstanding Drama Series as well as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama (Elisabeth Moss) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama (Jon Hamm). "American Horror Story" is nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lea...
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Hitrader honored with World Most Potential Award

By: Jonathan BennettSocial investing network Hitrader was recently honored with a World Most Potential Award. The company has gained attention for its ability to bring together a wide range of traders and investors in a social forum.The company was selected in the Most Potential in global development of social investing network category by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Members of Hitrader were on hand in Vienna to receive the award from form...
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LeBron James is the June recipient of the Hickok Belt Award

By: Tucker HarringtonLeBron James has won his fair share of awards and he was recently honored with yet another. The basketball star was just announced as the Hickok Belt (TM) award winner for June 2012. Voting for the honor was conducted by a panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. James was chosen for June based on his "outstanding performance in the NBA playoffs throughout the month, culminating with the Miami Heat being crowned leagu...
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Les Davies nominated for Uefa’s Best Player in Europe Award

By: Tucker HarringtonLes Davies, the 27-year-old soccer star for Bangor City, was recently nominated for Uefa's Best Player in Europe Award. BBC News reports the winger cemented his role as one of the best soccer players in the world with this recent nomination, which includes 31 other stars.Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo are also on the coveted list. Davies admitted he was shocked when he heard he had made the elite list."I wouldn't have expect...
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Two Washington, D.C. natives win James Beard Leadership Awards

By: Jonathan BennettThe recipients of the James Beard Leadership Awards were recently announced and two Washington, D.C. natives made the cut this year. The Washington Post reports Dr. Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund and Dr. Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will both receive these recognition awards.The James Beard Foundation's official website states its goal is "taking a bold step towards the important and complex realms of sustainability, food...
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