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Lance second to Bonds in AP voting

The San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds narrowly beat out three-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong in the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year balloting, released this week. Bonds, who broke major league baseball’s home run record with 73 for the season, received 33 first-place votes and 136 points, while Armstrong, who won the Tour for the third consecutive year, finished with 26 first-place votes and 127 points. It was the second straight year that U.S. Postal’s Armstrong finished second in the voting, which is done by sportswriters and broadcasters. The American League MVP and

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The San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds narrowly beat out three-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong in the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year balloting, released this week. Bonds, who broke major league baseball’s home run record with 73 for the season, received 33 first-place votes and 136 points, while Armstrong, who won the Tour for the third consecutive year, finished with 26 first-place votes and 127 points. It was the second straight year that U.S. Postal’s Armstrong finished second in the voting, which is done by sportswriters and broadcasters. The American League MVP and rookie of the year Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners tied for third with Tiger Woods, each with 43 points. World Series co-MVP Randy Johnson was fifth, and the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson was sixth.