The Telegraph – At around 9pm GMT tonight, the 2018 winner of Sports Personality of the Year will be announced.

Summary

  • At around 9pm GMT tonight, the 2018 winner of Sports Personality of the Year will be announced.
  • AP McCoy had to win a Grand National to get considered for the BBC Sports  Personality of the Year, which he duly won but his title was partly for  long service and on that basis Johnson would be an equally worthy winner.
  • When McCoy retired there was a certain amount of pressure on Johnson as  his anointed successor and day-in, day-out the jockey delivers.
  • In the Oval Test Cook scored 71 and 147 against  India to steer England to a 4-1 series win.
  • The crowd kept rising to him,  and rightly: he scored the most Test runs for England, captained them  dutifully, took more catches than any fielder, and enriched his sport.


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