May 16, 2008 |
The National Lacrosse League yesterday named Wings forward Athan Iannucci as the league's most valuable player. In his second season, Iannucci led the league in goals with an NLL-record 71 and points with 100. He also tied for the league lead in game-winning goals (five) with Sean Pollock of the Minnesota Swarm. Iannucci's 71 goals surpassed the record of 61 set by Minnesota's Gary Gait in 2003.
November 16, 1988 |
Kirk Gibson yesterday became the first Los Angeles Dodger in 14 years to be named the National League's Most Valuable Player. In voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Gibson outdistanced two New York Mets outfielders, Darryl Strawberry and Kevin McReynolds. Gibson, the Dodgers' leftfielder, drove in only 76 runs, the lowest total for an MVP since Cincinnati's Pete Rose in 1973, but finished comfortably ahead of Strawberry, the league leader in home runs. Gibson helped turn a losing team into World Series champions, inspiring the Dodgers in the clubhouse and carrying them at the plate.
July 12, 1989 |
"Bo . . . Just Do It," advised the sign trailing the airplane that circled Anaheim Stadium at the start of last night's All-Star Game. Since the sign wasn't very explicit, Bo Jackson couldn't have been sure precisely what it was the shoe company that paid to put that plane aloft wanted him to do. So he did it all. He displayed that blinding speed and turned on that awesome power. He did everything but score a touchdown. And he won the game's most valuable player award. At Monday's news conference, National League president Bill White got a laugh when he congratulated the leading all-star vote-getters - "Will Clark of the National League and Bo Jackson of the Oakland Raiders.
February 5, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL most valuable player award in a landslide. Rodgers earned 48 votes to two for New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. The Packers star is the first Green Bay player honored since Brett Favre concluded a run of three straight seasons as MVP in 1997. "It means a lot to be recognized as a consistent player and contributing on my team," Rodgers said.
June 5, 2000 |
Dan Cappello showed up at the 16th annual Joseph J. Barrett Sr. All-Star Game, pitched three scoreless innings, left for home, and won the most-valuable-player award. Now that was how he had intended to finish his high school baseball career. Cappello, an Upper Darby senior, struck out four and walked two Saturday at Glen Mills, helping the Central League All-Stars beat the Del-Val League All-Stars, 3-1. Cappello had missed the Royals' final seven games of the season because of mononucleosis.
June 28, 2009 |
Chris LaPierre's final high school game was a microcosm of his career at Shawnee, where he starred in football and lacrosse. The Inquirer's South Jersey senior athlete of the year, LaPierre earned game MVP honors last night after scoring two goals and adding a game-record four assists as his South team beat the North, 19-16, in the fourth annual Under Armour All-American Classic at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. LaPierre's six points tied a single-game record that was matched last night by the North's Matt White, his future University of Virginia teammate.
February 9, 1997 |
He wasn't looking to change anyone's mind about him. Allen Iverson said he was just looking for his teammates. He found them often enough last night to record nine assists to go with 19 points as the East rookies beat the West, 96-91, at Gund Arena in the NBA's rookie all-star game. As a result, he was named the game's MVP. "I wasn't expecting anything like this," said Iverson, who has been maligned this season as the too-wild poster child for Generation X. "But I'm not hoping that now everybody will be on my side because of this award.
February 10, 1986 |
He had been dejected, disappointed, depressed, despising all of it. He had discovered himself seemingly trapped in the eye of a storm, loathing it. He was Isiah Lord Thomas, recognized as so tall in the vision of the basketball world, and yet he had begun to feel so small. His team, the Detroit Pistons, had lost 15 of 19 games. Their trainer, Mike Abdenour, had said during that stretch that they "could stand in the ocean and not throw the ball in the water. " What Isiah Thomas needed, more than anything, was to explode.
October 4, 2000 |
John Port completed 14 of 20 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns in helping Monsignor Bonner to its first victory this season, a 33-0 thrashing of Father Judge on Sunday. Port's performance earned him this week's MVP of the Catholic League/Independents by the Delaware County Coaches Association. In the Del-Val National Conference, Interboro quarterback Rich Lowry and Penn Wood running back Michael Billops earned co-MVP honors. Lowry completed 10 of 11 passes for 190 yards and four touchdowns in the Bucs' 43-6 victory over Unionville, and Billops rushed for 198 yards and one touchdown in Penn Wood's 24-0 victory over Chichester.