SPOTYSports Personality of the Year (award; UK)
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FLYING THE FLAG: Lewis deserves SPOTY, but Harry (inset) looks odds-on
Murray first won SPOTY in 2013 after his Wimbledon triumph -- and claimed it again in 2015 after leading Great Britain to a first Davis Cup triumph in 79 years.
The SPOTY show in Birmingham took place only yards from the spot where Thomas' Tour de France trophy was stolen after it was on A-display at a Cycle Show.
Figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, the only dual winners of SPOTY, came ninth with former Rangers footballer Paul Gascoigne and Ashes-winning cricketer Sir Ian Botham in joint 10th.
"We would love everyone to join in and celebrate our volunteers by re-tweeting and sending pics and tweets to @NUSPORTVOL #BigThankyou - and look out for our nine nominees on SPOTY night."
"Still a high-class footballer in his own right, Defoe attracted a number of bets in the SPOTY market for his efforts off the pitch and many thought he should have at least made the shortlist.
McCoy won SPOTY following his 2010 Grand National win on Don't Push It - his 15th attempt at winning the race.
GABBY Logan has defended boxer Tyson Fury's inclusion on the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Spoty) but said she would be "disappointed" if he were to win.
Tomorrow night sees the annual collision of two feats of Christmas endurance in my house - wrapping the mammoth pile of presents and getting through BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) without hurling the wristband sellotape dispenser at the telly in sheer frustration.
Tyson's comments were last week condemned as "crass and unpleasant" by England Boxing chiefs, and led to calls for him to be axed from the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) shortlist.