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BASKETBALL

Bulls guard Rose becomes NBA’s youngest MVP

CHICAGO | Bulls star Derrick Rose was named the NBA’s MVP on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player in league history to win the award.

He ended the two-year MVP reign of the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. Rose, 22, also supplanted Wes Unseld as the youngest MVP.

He was 23 was the rookie of the year and MVP with Baltimore Bullets for the 1968-69 season.

Rose averaged 25 points and 7.7 assists while while guiding the Bulls to a 62-20 record that earned them the top seed in the NBA playoffs.

He ranked seventh in scoring and 10th in assists, making him the only player this season in the top 10 in both categories.

The only other Bulls player to do that was Michael Jordan in 1988-89, when he led the league in scoring (32.5 points) and finished 10th in assists.

FOOTBALL

Steelers RB Mendenhall posts controversial bin Laden tweets

PITTSBURGH | Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden’s death.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back tweeted Monday: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”

Mendenhall didn’t hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks.

“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

The Steelers felt compelled to act. On Tuesday, team president Art Rooney II released a statement.

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