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Last Updated: Tuesday December 01 2009 15:04 GMT

In pictures: Sports Personality shortlist

Jenson Button

Jenson Button is one of the sport stars up for BBC Sports Personality of the year.

Mark Cavendish

But can cycle star Mark Cavendish beat him into first place?

Tom Daley

Maybe diver Tom Daley could somersault into the top spot?

Jessica Ennis

Or will heptathlete Jessica Ennis high jump into the number one position?

Ryan Giggs

Is Ryan Giggs the man to score on the night?

David Haye

Can world heavyweight champ David Haye punch his way into first place?

Phillips Idowu

Will Phillips Idowu get the title with a hop, skip and a jump?

Andy Murray

Is Andy Murray going to serve an ace on the night?

Andrew Strauss

Can England captain Andrew Strauss smash his way past the rest of the competition?

Beth Tweddle

Or will gymnast Beth Tweddle leap into the number one spot? Watch the show on BBC One, Sunday, 13 December Time, 7pm to find out.