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In brief: GU alum Ching chosen for WCC Hall

Mon., Feb. 7, 2011

GU alum Ching chosen for WCC Hall

Soccer: Former Gonzaga University men’s soccer standout Brian Ching is one of eight inductees into the third annual West Coast Conference Hall of Honor to be held in conjunction with the West Coast Conference Basketball Championships in Las Vegas on March 5.

Ching, a native of Haleiwa, Hawaii, is one of the most decorated men’s soccer players in Gonzaga University history, as well as the first successful player from Hawaii in MLS and United States World Cup annals.

Ching’s 23 assists are a Gonzaga career record and his career points are tied for second.

Brady unanimous choice for MVP

Football: Here’s a Brady Bunch for NFL fans: Tom Brady got all 50 votes for MVP.

The New England Patriots quarterback on Sunday became the first unanimous choice for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award since the AP began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.

He surpassed himself, too: In 2007, when Brady won his first MVP, he got 49 votes; one voter went for Brett Favre.

Brady and Peyton Manning have split the last four MVPs.

Associated Press

Goodell: Talks with union ‘beneficial’

Labor: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says this weekend’s bargaining session with the players’ union was “beneficial.”

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday” that aired the morning of the Super Bowl, Goodell called drug testing a key issue in labor talks.

Goodell said “a number of” individual players and owners participated in a two-hour meeting Saturday, the first formal bargaining session since November. The labor deal expires in March.

“It’s always a positive when both parties are talking,” he said.

Associated Press

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