Yao Ming: The eight time all-star is set to retire. Although he’s only been in 5 games since the 2008-2009 season, almost no one has been a greater symbol to the NBA as Yao Ming has. Check out a look back at his decorated career.
Manny Pacquiao: Congrats to Manny Pacquiao for being named the best fighter of 2011 at the nineteenth edition of the ESPY’s. Pacquiao received the same honor in 2011. He beat other boxing greats such as Bernard Hopkins, Sergio Martinez and others to win his second award in this category.
Aaron Rodgers: Was able to beat out the likes of Steelers safety Trou Palamalu, Texans running back Arian Foster, and teammate linebacker Clay Matthews, for the best NFL player of the 2010-2011 season at the ESPY’s. Check out some pictures of the Green Bay Packers as they took the red carpet.
Women's World Cup: Although the U.S. women’s loss to Japan in Germany was disappointing there is still much to be optimistic about. Lauren Cheney, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe proved that they could compete on the world stage. Also don’t forget there’s still the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
Rajon Rondo: Talks about his dislocated shoulder and the possibility of playing overseas as the NBA lockout seems imminent. Rondo says, “It’s the worst pain I’ve ever been in playing ball” which was caused by his injury in game three against the Miami Heat in the playoffs.
Ray Lewis: Former teammate, Lorenzo Neal, says that Lewis will retire soon. Neal states that it’s not Lewis’ athletic ability but rather his off the field peperation that has allowed him to continue since “He studies enough film to get to play.” However Neal says even Lewis isn’t “crazy” enough not to recognize that age is catching up to him.