LeBron James being named AP athlete of year was among top sports stories

December 28, 2013 | 11:35 p.m. CST
Miami Heat forward LeBron James works between San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, right, and Kawhi Leonard during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami on June 19. The Miami Heat won 103-100 in overtime. James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year.