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Football AP NFL MVP past winners

The NFL Most Valuable Players named by the Associated Press in balloting by a nationwide panel of the media:

1957 -- Jim Brown, Cleveland

1958 -- Gino Marchetti, Baltimore

1959 -- Charley Conerly, New York Giants

1960 -- Norm Van Brocklin, Philadelphia and Joe Schmidt, Detroit

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1961 -- Paul Hornung, Green Bay

1962 -- Jim Taylor, Green Bay

1963 -- Y.A. Tittle, New York Giants

1964 -- John Unitas, Baltimore

1965 -- Jim Brown, Cleveland

1966 -- Bart Starr, Green Bay

1967 -- John Unitas, Baltimore

1968 -- Earl Morrall, Baltimore

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1969 -- Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams

1970 -- John Brodie, San Francisco

1971 -- Alan Page, Minnesota

1972 -- Larry Brown, Washington

1973 -- O.J. Simpson, Buffalo

1974 -- Ken Stabler, Oakland

1975 -- Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota

1976 -- Bert Jones, Baltimore

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1977 -- Walter Payton, Chicago

1978 -- Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh

1979 -- Earl Campbell, Houston

1980 -- Brian Sipe, Cleveland

1981 -- Ken Anderson, Cincinnati

1982 -- Mark Moseley, Washington

1983 -- Joe Theismann, Washington

1984 -- Dan Marino, Miami

1985 -- Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders

1986 -- Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants

1987 -- John Elway, Denver

1988 -- Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati

1989 -- Joe Montana, San Francisco

1990 -- Joe Montana, San Francisco

1991 -- Thurman Thomas, Buffalo

1992 -- Steve Young, San Francisco

1993 -- Emmitt Smith, Dallas

1994 -- Steve Young, San Francisco

1995 -- Brett Favre, Green Bay

1996 -- Brett Favre, Green Bay

1997 -- Brett Favre, Green Bay and Barry Sanders, Detroit

1998 -- Terrell Davis, Denver

1999 -- Kurt Warner, St. Louis

2000 -- Marshall Faulk, St. Louis

2001 -- Kurt Warner, St. Louis

Golf

New Zealand Open

Thursday

At Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand

Purse: $440,000

Yardage: 6,618; Par 71

First Round Leaders

a-denotes amateur

Scott Gardiner, Australia 34-30 -- 64

; James McLean, Australia 30-35 -- 65

; Steve Alker, New Zealand 32-34 -- 66

; Brett Rumford, Australia 33-33 -- 66

; Craig Spence, Australia 33-34 -- 67

; Stephen Scahill, New Zealand 34-33 -- 67

; Craig Parry, Australia 34-33 -- 67

; Michael Campbell, New Zealand 34-33 -- 67

; Anthony Painter, Australia 33-35 -- 68

; Elliot Boult, New Zealand 32-36 -- 68

; Alastair Sidford, New Zealand 34-34 -- 68

; Stuart Malcolmson, New Zealand 34-34 -- 68

; Others

Peter O'Malley, Australia 36-34 -- 70

; Tiger Woods, United States 35-35 -- 70

; Bob Charles, New Zealand 38-36 -- 74

; Transactions

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Announced Yakult of the Japanese Central League has accepted the Los Angeles Dodgers' bid for the negotiating rights to LHP Kazuhisa Ishii.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Agreed to terms with RHP Mark Wohlers on a two-year contract.

DETROIT TIGERS -- Named Phil Regan manager of West Michigan of the Midwest League and Randy Ready manager of Oneonta of the New York-Penn League.

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS -- Named Xavier Hernandez pitching coach for Charleston of the South Atlantic League and Brad Woodall pitching coach for Princeton of the Appalachian League.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -- Agreed to terms with INF Craig Counsell on a three-year contract.

HOUSTON ASTROS -- Agreed to terms with LHP Billy Wagner on a three-year contract.

NEW YORK METS -- Agreed to terms with LHP Adam Walker on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Named Patty Paytas vice president-communications.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -- Agreed to terms with OF So Taguchi on a three-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Named Mario Mendoza manager and Steve Renko pitching coach for Shreveport of the Texas League.

Eastern League

ERIE SEAWOLVES -- Named Kevin Bradshaw manager.

Northern League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS -- Signed George Tsamis, manager, to a contract extension through the 2004 season.

Japanese Central League

YOMIURI GIANTS -- Agreed to terms with RHP John Wasdin.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS -- Placed F Chris Crawford on the injured list. Signed F Mark Strickland to a 10-day contract.

ORLANDO MAGIC -- Placed C Patrick Ewing on the injured list.

Continental Basketball Association

DAKOTA WIZARDS -- Waived F Mark Davis.

SASKATCHEWAN HAWKS -- Waived G Russell Archambault.

American Basketball Association

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF -- Signed F Eric Maye.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL -- Suspended Jacksonville WR R. Jay Soward without pay for the entire 2002 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Suspended Chicago FB Daimon Shelton four games for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- Re-signed DT Martin Chase to a two-year contract.

Arena Football League

BUFFALO DESTROYERS -- Re-signed DS Anthony Phillips.

DALLAS DESPERADOS -- Signed WR-DB Clifton Abraham. Re-signed WR-DB Lamar Grant and FB-LB Mike Osuna.

INDIANA FIREBIRDS -- Signed OL-DL Rick Gilliam.

NEW YORK DRAGONS -- Re-signed WR-DB Todd Doxzon, WR-DB Mike Furrey and OL-DL Glen Matthews.

GOLF

USGA -- Re-elected Cora Jane Blanchard chairman of the women's committee.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -- Recalled RW David Ling from Syracuse of the AHL.

FLORIDA PANTHERS -- Assigned C Matt Herr to Hershey of the AHL.

LOS ANGELES KINGS -- Signed LW Ryan Flinn.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS -- Placed LW Patrik Elias on injured reserve. Recalled C Christian Berglund and RW Bruce Gardiner from Albany of the AHL. Sent LW Andreas Salomonsson to Albany.

PHOENIX COYOTES -- Assigned C Wyatt Smith to Springfield of the AHL.

East Coast Hockey League

ECHL -- Declared Adam Smith and Darren Curry free agents.

ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK BULLIES -- Waived F Jeff Scharf.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS -- Waived G Darren Wilkinson.

CINCINNATI CYCLONES -- Waived D Sergei Skrobot. Announced D Eric Lavigne has been assigned to the team by Milwaukee of the AHL. Signed F Don Biggs.

FLORIDA EVERBLADES -- Acquired F Jason Payne from Dayton for future considerations. Acquired F Rick Gorman from Reading to complete an earlier trade.

JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS -- Released G Shane Clifford. Announced D Jeff Sullivan has been loaned to Saint John of the AHL.

LOUISIANA ICEGATORS -- Announced LW Konstantin Kalmikov has been loaned to Hershey of the AHL.

MOBILE MYSTICKS -- Announced F Bryan Richardson has been loaned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

NEW ORLEANS BRASS -- Announced D Steve Cheredaryk has been returned by Saint John of the AHL. Signed RW Mark Deitsch and G Doug Cherry.

PENSACOLA ICE PILOTS -- Announced D Harlan Pratt has been reassigned to the team by Springfield of the AHL. Announced F Mikko Kuparinen has been recalled by Tampa Bay of the NHL.

READING ROYALS -- Announced C Dan Riva has been recalled by Manchester of the AHL.

RICHMOND RENEGADES -- Signed G Sean Matile. Waived G Steffen Karg.

TRENTON TITANS -- Acquired D Marty Hughes from Baton Rouge.

LACROSSE

Major League Lacrosse

BRIDGEPORT BARRAGE -- Waived M Bill Warder. Claimed G Mark Spruyt from the player pool.

LONG ISLAND LIZARDS -- Announced the retirement of G Sal LoCascio.

COLLEGE

BOSTON COLLEGE -- Announced RB William Green will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

CALIFORNIA, PA. -- Named Pablo Montana women's tennis coach.

FLORIDA -- Named Ron Zook football coach.

FRANKLIN &; MARSHALL -- Named Christian Zwickert men's assistant lacrosse coach.

LOUISIANA-MONROE -- Promoted Tommy Condell to offensive coordinator.

LSU -- Named Marci Kornegay women's assistant golf coach.

MISSISSIPPI -- Named Reggie Herring defensive coordinator.

MONTANA TECH -- Suspended Rick Dessing, men's basketball coach, indefinitely.

NEBRASKA -- Announced G Toniu Fonoti will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

OKLAHOMA -- Announced S Roy Williams will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

PENN STATE -- Promoted Jennifer Armson to sports information assistant.

ST. JOHN'S -- Named Rick Cole, Jr. associate athletic director for external operations.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY -- Named David Oliver offensive coordinator.

STANFORD -- Named Buddy Teevens football coach and signed him to a five-year contract.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN -- Named Elizabeth Middleton assistant tennis coach.

VANDERBILT -- Announced the resignation of Randy Johnson, men's soccer coach, effective July 1. Named Warren Belin to the football staff.

WISCONSIN -- Announced the resignation of Jeff Sauer, hockey coach, effective at the end of the season.

Basketball

College men

MIDWEST

Albion 70, Adrian 57

Augustana,Ill. 85, Illinois Weslyn 77

Aurora 74, Benedictine,Ill. 63

Baldwin-Wallace 89, Mount Union 84, OT

Ball St. 89, Cent. Michigan 77

Bethel, Minn. 88, Hamline 75

Blackburn 90, Fontbonne 85

Bluffton 93, Thomas More 90

Capital 63, Wilmington, Ohio 47

Carleton 73, St. Mary's, Minn. 60

Clarke 50, Concordia, Ill. 46

Cornerstone 110, Concordia, Mich. 68

Creighton 88, Evansville 74

Dakota Weslyn 85, Briar Cliff 75

Dayton 83, George Washington 59

Dominican, Ill. 72, Eureka 55

Elmhurst 76, Carthage 75

Grand View 63, Viterbo 61

Hanover 60, Mount St. Joseph 59

Indiana Tech 83, Spring Arbor 72

Iowa 72, Northwestern 62

Iowa St. 71, Missouri 67

Iowa Wesleyan 65, Mount St. Clare 58

John Carroll 84, Muskingum 78

Judson 100, Cardinal Stritch 90

Kalamazoo 68, Alma 58

Kansas 96, Nebraska 57

Lakeland 72, Rockford 67

Macalester 54, Concordia, Moor. 45

Madonna 80, Aquinas 73

Manchester 84, Franklin 78

Miami (Ohio) 80, Marshall 65

Minnesota 90, Michigan 82

Missouri Southern 70, Cent. Missouri 62

Missouri Western 97, Emporia St. 81

Mount Mercy 73, Marycrest International 65

NW Missouri St. 74, Truman St. 65

Northwestern, Iowa 87, Dordt 74

Ohio 86, W. Michigan 68

Ohio Northern 84, Heidelberg 70

Ohio Weslyn 75, Denison 51

Olivet 82, Hope 81

Otterbein 90, Marietta 75

Pittsburg St. 81, Missouri-Rolla 78

Presentation 98, St. Scholastica 90

Purdue 84, Illinois 75

Robert Morris-Chicago 98, Trinity, Ill. 73

Sioux Falls 98, Mount Marty 93, OT

St. Ambrose 97, William Penn 72

St. Francis, Ill. 79, Purdue-Calumet 76

St. John's, Minn. 76, Augsburg 49

St. Thomas, Minn. 64, St. Olaf 39

Toledo 85, E. Michigan 60

Transylvania 85, Anderson, Ind. 67

Wabash 80, North Park 77

Westminster, Mo. 79, Greenville 77

Wis.-Eau Claire 65, Wis.-Platteville 60

Wis.-Stevens Pt. 94, Wis.-River Falls 79

Wis.-Superior 55, Wis.-Stout 52

Wittenberg 86, Kenyon 53

Wooster 78, Oberlin 58

Xavier 88, Fordham 58

EAST

American U. 76, Colgate 59

Army 69, Lehigh 62

Boston College 88, Villanova 81, OT

Bucknell 65, Lafayette 64

Buffalo 66, Kent St. 65

Hofstra 77, Va. Commonwealth 62

Holy Cross 70, Navy 57

Notre Dame 67, West Virginia 64

Ohio St. 70, Massachusetts 62

Penn St. 51, Wisconsin 49

Rider 82, Iona 79, OT

Saint Joseph's 87, Rhode Island 71

Temple 85, Duquesne 48

SOUTH

Alabama 92, Vanderbilt 79

Bethune-Cookman 65, Savannah St. 52

Canisius 74, Morgan St. 68

Florida 104, Tennessee 100, OT

Georgia 88, Kentucky 84

Marquette 75, Louisville 71

Maryland 112, North Carolina 79

Mississippi 69, Auburn 65

N.C.-Wilmington 68, George Mason 51

Radford 69, Winthrop 48

SOUTHWEST

Memphis 98, TCU 93

Texas Tech 72, Texas A&M; 70

FAR WEST

Colorado 84, Morris Brown 44

college Women

MIDWEST

Adrian 65, Albion 57

Baldwin-Wallace 77, Mount Union 46

Bethel, Ind. 83, Huntington 67

Calvin 75, St. Mary's, Mich. 52

Capital 63, Wilmington, Ohio 53

Concordia, Neb. 68, Hastings 54

Concordia, Wis. 76, Marian, Wis. 73

Dakota Weslyn 76, Briar Cliff 65

Doane 79, Dana 68

Edgewood 78, Wis.-Whitewater 66

Franklin 84, Manchester 51

Goshen 88, Indiana Wesleyan 73

Greenville 81, Westminster, Mo. 55

Hanover 55, Mount St. Joseph 40

Hope 83, Olivet 38

John Carroll 72, Muskingum 65

Kalamazoo 63, Alma 61

Kansas St. 75, Colorado 72

Miami (Ohio) 103, Akron 67

Midland Lutheran 73, Nebraska Weslyn 64

Millikin 60, Carthage 58

Missouri 82, Texas Tech 71

Missouri Southern 68, Cent. Missouri 64

Missouri Western 79, Emporia St. 69

N. Illinois 56, Bowling Green 52

Nebraska 77, Texas A&M; 73

North Central 72, Elmhurst 44

Notre Dame 79, Seton Hall 45

Oberlin 75, Wooster 63

Ohio Northern 69, Heidelberg 65

Ohio Weslyn 74, Wittenberg 72

Otterbein 66, Marietta 51

Pittsburg St. 64, Missouri-Rolla 56

Sioux Falls 83, Mount Marty 73

St. Scholastica 64, Presentation 58

Toledo 67, Kent St. 62

Transylvania 66, Anderson, Ind. 51

Viterbo 60, Grand View 55

W. Michigan 80, E. Michigan 68

Wis.-Oshkosh 80, Wis.-LaCrosse 64

Wis.-Stevens Pt. 65, Wis.-River Falls 45

Wis.-Stout 110, Wis.-Superior 71

Hockey

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS

White Bear Lake 4, Mounds View 2

GIRLS

Blake 3, St. Paul Stars 1

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