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Blue Jays Award Winners + Poll

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Toronto chapter, has awarded the annual Blue Jays awards to the following recipients for the 2012 season: P...

TrueHoop: Pek is MIP

My enthusiasm about Pek's Most Improved Player chances has been curbed, even non-existent at times, due to the lack of press he receives vs. other candidates. Nobody on NBA on ESPN picked him, they picked Ryan Anderson twice & DeMarcus Cousin's (Pek's chew toy) once I believe. Point being, this blog post was surprising. After taking their vote, it looks like Pek ran away with the award. Obviously this is not the real voting but it's ramping up my hopes...

New York Liberty's Kia Vaughn Named Most Improved Player

Kia Vaughn's career-high averages in points, rebounds, steals, assists and shooting percentage helped propel her to the top of the 2011 Most Improved Player voting. Vaughn garnered 15 of the 40 panel votes from local and national sportswriters and broadcasters. She is the second straight Liberty player to receive the award, following Leilani Mitchell's 2010 selection. Knotted in second in the voting were Washington's Matee Ajavon and Tulsa's Tiffany Jackson, with 10 votes each. Despite poor season's from their respective teams, both women worked hard to insert themselves as effective team leaders. Also receiving votes were Ashley Robinson (3), Armintie Price (1) and Epiphanny Prince (1).

2011 WNBA Mid-Season Awards:Top 5 Most Improved Player Candidates

The WNBA Most Improved Player award is one of the toughest to figure out because true improvement is hard to define. But five candidates stand out so far in the 2011 season.

The Case for Mo Currie: Mystics GM Angela Taylor on Her Most Improved Player

The Case for Mo Currie: An Interview with Mystics GM Angela Taylor about why Currie deserves the award for Most Improved Player

Criteria for the WNBA Most Improved Player award

The following is a list of things to take into account for Most Improved Player candidates. 1. Improved productivity: A metric called Model Estimated Value (MEV) measures a player's valuable...

WNBA Most Improved Player rankings with ESPN's Carolyn Peck: Whose improvement has contributed most to team success?

New York Liberty point guard Leilani Mitchell's season might be the ideal representation of what it means to be a Most Improved Player -- not just more stuff in more minutes, but an improved contribution to the team in addition to a tangible improvement in performance.

Roy for MIP

I liked Ball Don't Lie already, but this is a great breakdown. I think we've all seen how special Roy has become.

The most improved players this spring on offense, in coach Scott Linehan’s estimation, might come...

The most improved players this spring on offense, in coach Scott Linehan’s estimation, might come as a surprise to some: tight end Joe Klopfenstein and running back Antonio Pittman. "Both had to adjust to really tough roles last year," Linehan said. "Antonio coming off being released by the team that drafted him and then coming in here and not knowing the offense. And then Joe, he started as a rookie, and then got moved out of a starting spot. It really wasn’t anything he did. We just picked up a guy (Randy McMichael) that we felt that we were going to play in front of him. It was a tough situation. But Joe has had a great offseason."

St. Louis PD | Around the Horns | 6/9/08

Pollin': Most Improved Player

Last week you voted, and Caron's game winner in Game 5 of the playoffs beat out Nick Young's dunk over LeBron and DeShawn's dagger to beat New Orleans to be voted as the play of the year. B...

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