sports news roundup

The only sports news items I noted this week:

Bobby Knight overtook Dean Smith's record of 879 games won and is now winningest Division I men's basketball coach

a Broncos cornerback was shot and killed in a drive-by

Cowher (the NFL's longest tenured coach until Friday) said goodbye to the Pittsburg Steelers

Yankees sent back the Big Unit to the Diamondbacks

LT the RB was named AP's Offensive Player of the Year
- surpassed Shaun Alexander’s league record for TDs by scoring 31 (rushing/receiving)
- broke Paul Hornung's 46-year-old NFL single-season scoring record and finished with 186 points

Dolphins' Jason Taylor the AP Defensive Player of the Year

Jets QB Chad Pennington the AP Comeback Player of the Year

Houston LB DeMeco Ryans the AP Defensive Rookie of Year

Vince Young the AP Offensive Rookie of Year