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  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • Warrior's Curry to be named NBA MVP

    05/04/2015 6:59:16 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tim Kawakami
    OAKLAND -- Adding one more piece to a dream season for the franchise, Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named NBA Most Valuable Player on Monday, this newspaper confirmed. Curry was informed of the news by his parents over dinner after the Warriors' Game 1 Western Conference semifinals win over Memphis on Sunday. Curry is the Warriors' first MVP since the team moved from Philadelphia more than a half-century ago and the first for the franchise since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960. Asked Sunday about the possibility of winning the award, Curry said he was mostly focused on the Warriors' playoff...
  • Al Rosen, former MVP and Executive of the Year, dies at 91

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 14, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    The baseball world lost one of its greatest talents and brightest minds on Friday when former Cleveland Indians infielder and longtime MLB executive Al Rosen died at age 91. Known as the "Hebrew Hammer," Rosen spent the entirety of his 10-year playing career with the Indians, hitting .285/.384/.495 with 192 home runs and 717 RBIs over 4,374 plate appearances. Rosen was a four-time All-Star, earning selections from 1952-1955, and was voted American League MVP in 1953, beating out the likes of Yogi Berra, Minnie Minoso and Mickey Vernon.
  • Too bad MVP doesn't stand for Most Victories in the Postseason (Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout)

    11/14/2014 7:35:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    It was a milestone day around here, perhaps the greatest doubleheader sweep in Southland hardball history. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. American League and National League Most Valuable Players. The Angels and the Dodgers sitting alone atop the baseball world. In the middle of November. Too bad this isn’t the end of October.
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • INTERVIEW: Why Pro Wrestler ‘MVP' Made the Trip to Ferguson

    08/17/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    The Nation ^ | 8-16-2014 | Dave Zirin
    His name is Hassan Hamin Assad. But pro wrestling fans know him as Montel Vontavious Porter, otherwise known as MVP. DZ: Why did you, MVP, decide to make this trip to Ferguson? MVP: Because, I was sitting on the couch, watching the footage coming in.… And, I've been saying this over and over, I just got tired of shaking my fist at the TV. My biggest issue was watching the militarized St. Louis County Police come in with a heavy-handed approach, to peaceful protesters. Media blackout, arresting journalists, and I just felt like I had to speak up about our...
  • NBA MVP Kevin Durant: My Mom Is The Real MVP

    05/07/2014 9:46:03 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    A very humble, God fearing Kevin Durant accepts the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award and thanks his mom in the audience. He begins to cry at about the 2:55 mark and recounts how hard she had it raising him and his brother as a single parent at 21 and finally tells her: "You're the real MVP".
  • Oklahoma Thunder’s Kevin Durant wins first NBA Most Valuable Player award

    05/06/2014 10:21:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 05/06/2014 | BEN GOLLIVER
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the first time during his seven-year career. Durant, 25, finished second to Heat forward LeBron James in the 2012 and 2013 MVP votes. The five-time All-Star emerged as the MVP favorite this season by averaging a career-high 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from deep. Durant led the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating, Win Shares, minutes played, points, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free throw attempts and usage rate. The Thunder star...
  • WATCH: MVP Malcolm Smith Interrupted By Man Calling For 9/11 Probe

    02/03/2014 9:06:35 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | February 2, 2014 | CBS
    <p>EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Talk about the wrong place at the wrong time.</p> <p>A man jumped onto the podium during Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith‘s postgame news conference, grabbed the microphone and said the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were “perpetrated by people with your own government.”</p>
  • MLB reportedly threatening Alex Rodriguez with lifetime ban if he fights suspension over drugs

    08/01/2013 1:42:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 7-31-2013 | AP
    Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be...
  • Mossberg expanding MVP series with new Patrol rifles

    02/06/2013 7:10:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Mossberg is adding four new models of MVP—Mossberg Varmint Predator—rifles to their catalog for 2013. The new rifles make up the Patrol series, and are compact workhorse bolt guns chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout. Obviously marketed towards law enforcement and other civil servants that could use a good rifle, the MVP Patrol rifles will no doubt find homes with shooters of all types. The MVP is a Mossberg 4×4 that accepts AR-15 box magazines. Otherwise it’s a straightforward bolt-action rifle with eyes on simplicity and accuracy while still keeping costs down. The Patrol rifles differ from the...
  • Apple sets record for company value at $623B

    08/20/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20,2012 | PETER SVENSSON
    Apple is Wall Street's all-time MVP —that's Most Valuable Property. On Monday, Apple's surging stock propelled the company's value to $623 billion, the world's highest, ever. It beat the record for market capitalization set by Microsoft Corp. in the heady days of the Internet boom. After a four-month dip, Apple's stock has hit new highs recently because of optimism around what is believed to be the impending launch of the iPhone 5, and possibly a smaller, cheaper iPad. Apple Inc. has been the world's most valuable company since the end of last year. It's now worth 53 percent more than...
  • Obama could be the Republican MVP

    03/31/2012 4:09:41 PM PDT · by garybob · 8 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/30/2012 | Catholic Online
    Obama losing support as he panders. President Obama has long been criticized for his policies, but now more and more people are criticizing him for his conduct as President. There have always been those who dislike him for his affiliations, his controversial history, and even (sadly) for his race. Now Obama is giving people something more-and real to dislike.
  • Verlander wins 19th, deserves MVP and Cy Young: A fan's take

    08/23/2011 4:42:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | D. Benjamin Satkowiak
    If the American League Central Division had a singular worry, it would have to be the imminent threat of its rising crime rate. This season, the division has had its fair share of brutal beatings, home-plate assaults and canon fire. Most of which have been perpetrated by Detroit Tigers potential Cy Young and MVP-winning ace Justin Verlander... Heading into his Aug. 22 matchup against Tampa Bay, Verlander was on track to garner win number 19 on the season. After allowing a leadoff home run, the Tigers star showed little remorse, as he annihilated the Rays over seven innings of baseball...
  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton wins American League MVP Award

    11/23/2010 12:52:36 PM PST · by txroadkill · 10 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/23/2010 | Evan Grant
    There is more than honor that goes along with being the first overall pick in a draft. There is responsibility. Responsibility to do something special. Josh Hamilton has fulfilled his responsibility. Tuesday afternoon Hamilton capped off a special season by being named the American League's Most Valuable Player. In the 45 years since Major League Baseball began holding an amateur draft, he is only the sixth overall first pick to end up winning the game's highest individual award.
  • Major court victory for military voters (MD) (Great news)

    10/29/2010 9:37:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | October 29, 2010 | Christian Adams
    BREAKING NEWS:  Congratulations to the Military Voter Protection Project.  They have broken new legal ground in protecting military voters.  A Maryland Federal Court ruled today that it is a violation of a soldier's constitutional rights to not receive his complete ballot on time under the MOVE Act.  The court ruled that the John Doe officer stationed in Iraq had standing to sue under the federal law requiring ballots to be sent by a certain date (MOVE Act).  This is huge news which will affect the 2012 elections. This is an enormously important decision.  One thing it means is that military...

    02/01/2010 7:05:27 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 256+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/1/10 | John Winder
    When Pro Bowl selections were first announced, many Houston Texans fans felt that quarterback Matt Schaub had been snubbed. A few drop outs and changes later, and Matt Schaub walked away from the Pro Bowl last night with a victory for the AFC and an MVP award for himself.
  • Manning claims fourth MVP in landslide

    01/09/2010 10:34:28 AM PST · by John W · 57 replies · 967+ views
    ESPN ^ | January 9, 2010 | ESPN
    NEW YORK -- Maybe the award should be renamed Most Valuable Peyton. Peyton Manning became the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honor four times. The Indianapolis Colts' sensational quarterback romped to the award Saturday in balloting by 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He received 39˝ votes to 7˝ for Drew Brees of New Orleans. Only four players -- all quarterbacks -- earned votes. The other two were Philip Rivers of San Diego (2) and Brett Favre of Minnesota (1). Manning also won in 2003, 2004 and 2008, breaking a tie...
  • Favre Puts Up Big Numbers Again

    11/29/2009 10:09:28 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 738+ views
    KEYC ^ | 11/29/09 | staff
    Number 4 is at again...putting up big numbers today for the Vikes...BRETT FAVRE PASSED FOR A SEASON-HIGH 392 YARDS AND THREE TOUCHDOWNS, AND THE VIKINGS INTERCEPTED JAY CUTLERTWICE IN A 36-10 VICTORY OVER THE BEARS ON SUNDAY.FAVRE WENT 32 FOR 48 WITHOUT A TURNOVER AND WAS 10 YARDS OFF HIS CAREER BEST,Favre may have fallen short, but he wasn't the only one looking at the record book..Erick Lind will have all the highlights of today's spectacular game coming up later in sports...
  • McDonald: Minnesota Vikings' Brett Favre frontrunner for MVP of 2009 season

    11/10/2009 3:11:34 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 1,091+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Jerry McDonald
    With every team either already at the midway point of the season or arriving there this weekend, here are your leaders for some individual awards, both real and manufactured: Most valuable player — Brett Favre, Minnesota. At some point he probably will throw an inexplicable interception that will cost the Vikings dearly, but his play has far exceeded expectations. His 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis that beat the 49ers probably will stand as the play of the year. Offensive player of the year — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis.

    11/04/2009 9:06:21 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 27 replies · 1,195+ views
    Self | Nov. 4, 2009 | self
    A step down from the Nobel, but just as deserving.
  • Larry Fitzgerald named Probowl's MVP

    02/08/2009 4:58:44 PM PST · by Justaham · 17 replies · 860+ views
    2-8-09 | Me
    Larry Fitzgerald was just named ProBowl's MVP. Well deserved!
  • Peyton Manning Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player Again

    01/02/2009 3:04:59 PM PST · by Military family member · 23 replies · 867+ views ^ | 1/2/2009 |
    INDIANAPOLIS – He overcame injury, odds and adversity. Five months ago, he was recovering from knee surgery, and just two months ago, his team was under .500 and he had just one more touchdown pass than interceptions. Now, Peyton Manning is something else, something historic. Now, he is the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Again.
  • (Vanity) *So Who Should Be Voted NFL's MVP...?*

    12/28/2008 6:13:06 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 81 replies · 1,098+ views
    So, Freepers, now that the regular season is over, who deserves to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player...?
  • Patriots quarterback Brady rides records to MVP Award

    01/05/2008 1:22:57 PM PST · by Dysart · 12 replies · 110+ views ^ | 1-5-08
    NEW YORK -- Add Most Valuable Player to all the other accolades Tom Brady has been collecting.The New England Patriots' record-setting quarterback drew all but one vote Saturday in romping to The Associated Press 2007 NFL MVP Award in the same manner his team romped through its schedule, going 16-0. On the way to the first unbeaten regular season since Miami went 14-0 in 1972, Brady put on a performance for the ages.The eight-year veteran, who already has won three Super Bowls, helped the Patriots tear through the record books by throwing for 50 touchdowns. He beat Peyton Manning's league...
  • Adams: Manning finally wins the big one

    02/05/2007 9:24:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/5/7 | JOHN ADAMS
    MIAMI — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning completed his professional resume Sunday night at Dolphin Stadium. The same quarterback once criticized for his inability to win the big game won the biggest game of all. And he did it on an awful day for quarterbacks. It wasn’t all Manning, who was named Super Bowl MVP. It was all Colts in a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in a rainy Super Bowl XLI. The Colts were more physical, made fewer mistakes and finished stronger in winning their first Super Bowl in 36 years. But if you’re going to single out...
  • Morneau upsets field in AL MVP race

    11/21/2006 11:17:32 AM PST · by TravisBickle · 12 replies · 437+ views ^ | Nov. 21, 2006 | Kelly Thesier
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau had some stiff competition when it came to earning American League Most Valuable Player honors, and that was just on his team. But while the Twins had multiple candidates for the league's award, Morneau came out on top Tuesday as he was announced as this year's American League MVP. Despite many people expecting Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to win the award, Morneau's breakout season earned him the honor bestowed by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. All Morneau did in 2006 was to put together one of the best offensive seasons in Twins history. The first...
  • Howard's huge year nets him NL MVP

    11/20/2006 11:58:17 AM PST · by TravisBickle · 9 replies · 345+ views ^ | 11-20-2006 | Ken Mandel
    PHILADELPHIA -- The sheer force of Ryan Howard's gargantuan home runs cannot accurately be measured in speed or total distance, only by the gasps from those watching such a spectacle. The Baseball Writers Association of America collectively gasped, then stood and applauded on Monday, selecting the Phillies first baseman as the National League's Most Valuable Player. With 20 first-place votes and 12 second-place votes, Howard defeated last year's NL MVP, the Cardinals' Albert Pujols, by a total of 388 to 347. The Astros' Lance Berkman (230) and the Mets' Carlos Beltran (211) finished third and fourth, respectively. Howard becomes the...
  • Ortiz Says He Should Still Be Considered for MVP (Says Teammates Are Lousy)

    09/11/2006 5:45:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 303+ views
    ESPN ^ | Sep. 11, 2006
    David Ortiz, the American League leader in home runs and RBI, says Boston's fall from the American League playoff race should not disqualify him from the race for the AL's Most Valuable Player award. David Ortiz Designated Httr Boston Red Sox Profile 2006 SEASON STATISTICS GM HR RBI R OBP AVG 133 48 127 103 .402 .288 But Ortiz told reporters after the Red Sox's 9-3 win over the Royals on Sunday that he thinks that's what's going to happen. "I'll tell you one thing," Ortiz said. "If I get 50 home runs and 10 more RBI [which would give...
  • Lynn Swann's Super Bowl Win

    02/07/2006 8:41:45 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 445+ views
    TIME ^ | 2/7/06 | D.W. Pine
    Former Steeler great could ride team victory all the way to the Governor's office As Jerome Bettis and the Pittsburgh Steelers closed the book on a storybook season at Super Bowl XL in Detroit Sunday, the season of another Steelers legend was just kicking into high gear. Lynn Swann, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player 30 years ago, is hoping to capture the Republican Party's official endorsement this Saturday in the Pennsylvania governor's race—an endorsement that has traditionally locked up the Republican primary election, which will be held in May of this year. And judging by the overwhelming support for...
  • 3-time MVP Montana turns down star-studded get-together

    02/07/2006 3:55:32 AM PST · by goarmy · 62 replies · 2,250+ views ^ | February 6, 2006 | Ira Miller
    Detroit -- Joe Montana, the only three-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, was one of only three Super Bowl MVPs who turned down the NFL's invitation to take part in pregame ceremonies for Super Bowl XL. Montana also declined the league's invitation for a news conference with all the MVPs after Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's Friday news conference. "We were disappointed we weren't able to work it out with him," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's vice president of public relations. The former MVPs were guaranteed $1,000 for incidental expenses while in Detroit. The NFL also provided each former Super Bowl MVP...
  • Albert Pujols Wins NL MVP

    11/15/2005 2:30:45 PM PST · by eastcobb · 20 replies · 576+ views ^ | November 15, 2005 | eastcobb
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Pujols won his first National League MVP award, beating Andruw Jones in a close vote Tuesday. The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman ended Barry Bonds' four-year winning streak, receiving 18 first-place votes and 14 seconds for 378 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Jones, the Atlanta Braves center fielder, got 13 first-place votes, 17 seconds and two thirds for 351 points.
  • A-Rod named MVP

    11/14/2005 11:16:53 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 32 replies · 602+ views ^ | 11/14/05 |
    November 14, 2005 A-Rod named MVP By and Globe Staff Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was named the American League MVP today, beating out Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz to win the award for the second time in three years. A-Rod received 16 first-place votes and Ortiz got 11 first-place votes. Rodriguez got 11 second-place votes and Ortiz garnered 17 second-place votes. The final rally was 331-307 in favor of A-Rod.

    09/25/2005 8:19:55 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 196 replies · 1,568+ views
    one man's opinion.......
    Good Sunday evening to you, fellow Freeper baseball fanatics. Great week just past, and an unreal last week to the season upon us..I wanted to get the thread up now, since I may not have a chance to do so tomorrow..The races are wilder, and tighter, than ever..
  • 'Roid rage SPORTS: Accused players cry foul as Jose Canseco Takes a Swing at Baseball

    02/23/2005 12:59:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Instead of pitchers and catchers, the opening of baseball's spring training seemed preoccupied by syringes and steroids. One day after stores began selling former American League MVP Jose Canseco's book of doping allegations, the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, and Cincinnati Reds opened their training camps. In his first press conference, Yankees manager Joe Torre faced a torrent of questions about the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs in America's pastime, with the subject taking the first half-hour of the 45-minute session: "It doesn't go away, unfortunately." In light of the quick sales of Mr. Canseco's new book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant...
  • Emmitt Smith to announce retirement

    02/03/2005 11:09:10 AM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 26 replies · 634+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2005 | none
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2005) -- Emmitt Smith, the NFL's career rushing leader, is retiring after 15 years, according to two sources within the NFL. Smith, who starred for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 seasons and spent the last two years with Arizona, will make the announcement at 4 p.m. in Jacksonville. He is expected to sign a one-day contract with Dallas so he can retire as a Cowboy. Dallas owner Jerry Jones will be present at the ceremony. The 35-year-old Smith ran for 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns in his career, both NFL records. He rushed for 937 yards...
  • Manning AP's MVP for Second Straight Year

    01/10/2005 7:57:52 AM PST · by agenda_express · 105 replies · 1,842+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | 1/10/05 | BARRY WILNER
    By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning's phenomenal season earned him his second straight Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award. He was nearly a unanimous choice. The Indianapolis Colts' star quarterback, who surpassed Dan Marino and Steve Young with his passing prowess in 2004, earned all but one of 48 votes from a national panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover pro football. Manning tied with Steve McNair for the award last season, but this time only Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick drew a vote. Manning joined the likes of Joe Montana, John Unitas, Steve...
  • Guerrero named AL MVP

    11/16/2004 11:23:32 AM PST · by Gucho · 19 replies · 472+ views
    Vladimir Guerrero pulled ahead of a crowded field to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award. The free-swinging right fielder outclassed the others in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, receiving 21 out of a possible 28 first-place votes.
  • Manning, McNair In Rare MVP Tie

    01/02/2004 11:07:16 AM PST · by John W · 12 replies · 123+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | January 2,2004 | Associated Press
    Star quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Steve McNair reached the individual pinnacle of the NFL on Friday when they shared The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. In just the third tie since the award began in 1957, the premier passers each received 16 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Manning and McNair led their teams to 12-4 records, with Manning's Indianapolis Colts edging McNair's Tennessee Titans for the AFC South crown by winning both games against the Titans. "This is such a tremendous honor," Manning said. "Obviously you look at...
  • Bonds wins sixth NL MVP Award

    11/18/2003 11:17:20 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 181 replies · 563+ views
    Major League Baseball ^ | November 18th, 2003 | Chris Shuttlesworth
    11/18/2003  1:07 PM ET  Bonds wins sixth NL MVP Award Slugger receives 28 of 32 first-place votes By Chris Shuttlesworth / Barry Bonds hit .341 with 45 home runs for the Giants in 2003. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds captured his record sixth National League MVP Award and unprecedented third in a row Tuesday, beating out St. Louis' Albert Pujols by a 426-303 point margin. Bonds received 28 of 32 first-place votes, while Pujols received three. The six MVP honors put Bonds far and away in his own class among baseball players, as no other player has won more...