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Clemson's Tajh Boyd is a popular player of the week choice

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named national player of the week by the Maxwell Football Club for his performance against Georgia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-09-05/clemsons-tajh-boyd-popula
Marcus Lattimore's draft status uncertain

...Lattimore's character will go a long way to overcoming doubts about his durability. Spurrier has called Lattimore the most popular player in Gamecocks history. "He's going to be a success at whatever he does because of the kind of person he is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-04-24/marcus-lattimores-draft-s
Wilson leads big year for golf in Aloha State

KAPALUA, Hawaii - The cheer was so loud you would have thought Tiger Woods was on the first tee. The most popular player at Kapalua for the Mercedes-Benz Championship is a 37-year-old who once toiled in Japan, struggled to keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/06/gol_111497.shtml
Golf | Augusta National Golf Club
Top 25 roundup

...Marquette's eight-game winning streak with a 76-58 victory. On a day when Patrick Ewing was honored as the most popular player on the school's all-century team, Hibbert added to the legacy of great Georgetown centers. Green matched his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/11/nca_116160.shtml
College basketball
Matsui homers in return to Japan

...he deposited a hanging curveball into the right-center field seats in the second inning Sunday, the enormously popular player they call Godzilla couldn't reign in his emotions. He cracked a wide smile after he crossed the plate and returned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/29/bas_410304.shtml
Baseball
Charlotte works on new basketball team

...Hornets packed up and moved to New Orleans after 14 years in Charlotte, they left behind the tribute to Phills, a popular player and team captain who was killed in a car accident more than two years ago. Now it too is gone, removed recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/24/nba_354627.shtml
NBA
Injury could end Alstott's career

...the team's headquarters. "I can't put on the helmet and jersey this year." But Alstott, arguably the most popular player in team history, couldn't bring himself to say that he might have played his last game. He shrugged off several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/10/pro_139121.shtml
NFL
Ballesteros withdraws from British Open

...withdrawing but there was no reason given at all," the Open's spokesman Stewart McDougall said. "He's a very popular player and will be missed." The 45-year-old Ballesteros won the British Open at Royal Lytham in 1979 and '88, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/29/gol_346980.shtml
Golf
Braves dodged bullet by re-signing Smoltz

...I've ever been to doing something that others didn't want me to do." Smoltz, who remains indisputably the most popular player inside the clubhouse, was a day or two away from agreeing to a four-year, $52 million deal with the New York...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/17/bra_339164.shtml
Braves
Watney wins AT&T National

...Fowler, a 22-year-old who was tied for the lead and going after his first PGA Tour win."He's obviously a very popular player. I think his time is definitely coming," Watney said. "I would say there were probably a few more Fowler fans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-07-03/watney-wins-att-national