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Posts Tagged ‘MVP.’

Bulls’ Rose youngest NBA MVP ever

 

Derrick Rose (file photo)

22-year-old Derrick Rose became the NBA’s youngest MVP on Tuesday and joined Michael Jordan as the only players in Chicago Bulls history to win the award.

With Rose winning the award, it was hardly a surprise after his spectacular season led the Bulls to the league’s best record at 62-20.

Rose outdistanced Orlando’s Dwight Howard by 539 points, who finished second. LeBron James of Miami was third, Kobe Bryant of the Lakers was fourth and Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City finished fifth.

A product of Chicago’s South side, Rose averaged 25 points and 7.7 assists while putting the Bulls in position to compete for an NBA title for the first time since the days of Jordan, Scottie Pippen and John Paxson.

 

 

compiled from NBA & Chicago Bulls news

NBA All-Star game, run-and-gun, no-defense affair; West wins 148-143

Kobe Bryant (file photo)

As usual, the NBA All-Star Game is all-offense and no-defense and thus a high-scoring affair. But after all, it is for fun and for the fans.

The West won 148-143 over the East at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star Game MVP award. In front of his homecourt fans, he scored 37 points and grabbed 14 rebounds outplaying LeBron James’ triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Bryant was helped out in the scoring column by Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant who scored 34 points.

Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks supported James by also scoring 29 points.

compiled from staff & NBA news

Rodgers leads Green Bay to Super Bowl championship

Aaron Rodgers (file photo)

The Green Bay Packers just finished an improbable run on Sunday.

The team won every game in the playoffs away from the friendly confines of Lambeau Field. They took down Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and the Pittsburgh Steelers,

Aaron Rodgers, the former understudy of Brett Favre, led the Packers to a 31-25 win in Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas.

The Pack is Back, began to come alive again after the Super Bowl ended as Green Bay recaptured the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for their legendary caoch who won the first two Super Bowls, for the first time since winning the NFL title game 14 years ago.

Rodgers was voted the game’s MVP.

The Packers ended the season at 14-6, the Steelers 14-5.

The Packers, the #6 seed in the NFC became the second team seeded with that number, to win a championship joining the 2005 Steelers as the other team to do so.

Rodgers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in building up a 21-3 lead on Pittsburgh and hanging on.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t sharp in the game, throwing two interceptions, one being returned for a touchdown. He was 25 of 40 for 263 yards and two touchdowns.

compiled from NFL, Green Bay Packers & Pittsburgh Steelers news

OSU men’s hockey team sweeps Catamount Cup tournament in Vermont

Photos courtesy of Ohio State athletics

Danny Dries

Sergio Somma

Peter Boyd

The Ohio State men’s hockey team opened 2011 with a 3-1 win over Vermont in the opening night of the Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup in Gutterson Fieldhouse.

The Buckeyes came from behind with 5-on-3 power-play goals from Danny Dries and Sergio Somma for the non-conference victory, with Dries adding an empty-net goal. Shane Sims assisted on both power-play goals.

The Buckeyes improved to 9-8-1 on the season and now have a three-game winning streak.

The Ohio State men’s hockey team scored five goals in the third period, including two from Peter Boyd, and skated to a 5-3 victory over Army on day two of the Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup in Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont.

After the teams traded goals in the first 6:27 of the middle period, the Black Knights tied the game, then the Buckeyes went on a four-goal run to close out the period with a 5-1 advantage.

Army scored twice in the third to draw within two, but the Buckeyes held on for the non-conference win.

Ohio State ups it’s record to 10-8-1 on the season and has won its last four games. The Buckeyes, the only team to earn two wins in the tournament, won the 2011 Catamount Cup title. Vermont defeated Harvard in game two as both teams ended the tournament 1-1. Army was 0-2 in the tourney.

Danny Dries was named the MVP of the Catamount Cup, with Peter Boyd also earning a spot on the all-tournament team.

Info courtesy of  Ohio State athletics

2010 SHERATON HAWAII BOWL: Explosive Tulsa Hurricanes embarass Hawaii on its home turf

(courtesy of Sheraton Hawaii Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

The Tulsa Hurricanes football team has always done well in bowl games and have put up a lot of points on offense.

In Honolulu, Damaris Johnson broke loose for a career-high 326 all-purpose yards to set an NCAA career record and Tulsa took advantage of six-first half turnovers to beat number 24 Hawaii at their home field, Aloha Stadium, 62-35 in the Sheraton Hotels Hawaii Bowl.

The 10-3 Hurricanes stopped the nation’s number 1 passing attack and broke the game open with a 21-point third quarter for the seventh straight win and third consecutive bowl win.

Johnson was voted MVP honors, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown. Plus, he caught four passes for 101 yards and another touchdown.

Johnson also piled up 109 yards on kickoff returns.

The Rainbow Warriors fell to 10-4, but their star player Greg Salas, a senior, had 13 receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns and set Hawaii season records in receptions and receiving yardage.

TULSA HURRICANES GAME NOTES

* Has the 16th-ranked passing office.

* Tulsa’s defense gives up 305.7 yards per game through the pass and had five games where they allowed at least 371 yards.

* Ranks in the top 16 in rushing.

* Tulsa finished the season winning seven games in a row which included a win at Notre Dame and a 56-50 victory at Southern Mississippi.

* QB G.J. Kinne finished the regular season by winning his second Conference USA player of the week honor.

* WR Damaris Johnson is a junior and the NCAA career leader in kick-return yardage.

HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS GAME NOTES

* The passing game of Bryant Moniz to slot receivers Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares averages 387.8 passing yards a game.

* RB Alex Green is Hawaii’s first 1,000-yard rusher in the run-and-shoot-era.

* The defense lead the nation with 23 interceptions.

* Hawaii has won nine of its last 10, including a win vs. Nevada. They did lose a game at Boise State.

compiled from staff, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Tulsa and Hawaii athletic news

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