McCoy favourite for top award

GENERAL: Jockey Tony McCoy is the favourite to win the prestigious 2010 BBC sports personality award. Golfers Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell, darts legend Phil Taylor and diver Tom Daley are also on the shortlist. Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams is also included, along with heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis and England cricketer Graeme Swann. Boxing’s world heavyweight champion David Haye and cycling sprint sensation Mark Cavendish make up the top 10 contenders.