University of Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner received the Outback Bowl’s MVP award after the Gators defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 30-3 on Monday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. A freshman at UF, the 5-foot-11, 204-pound Gardner is a Cocoa native. Above, he runs with the ball after picking off a pass intended for an Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver.
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Naomie Harris was among British notables to be recognized in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honors list, which celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to British society, business or culture. Harris, a Golden Globe nominee for “Moonlight,” received the rank of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama. She is shown above at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Dec. 11 in Los Angeles.
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