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Matt Calkins: Russell Wilson should be mentioned in most any MVP conversation

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might be a future Hall of Famer if he retires this second, and he certainly has proven himself to be one of the best quarterbacks of his generation. But even with all he has accomplished in his seven-plus years in the league — he has never had a four-game start like this.

Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady’s favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again.

James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award. Harden, who led the league in scoring. Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including last year when Russell Westbrook won. James has won the MVP award four times. Davis was also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. The winners will be announced June 25.

Cleveland pitcher Andrew Miller chosen MVP of ALCS

The humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected A.L. Championship Series MVP after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians win their first pennant since 1997.

Durant’s mother, the ‘Real MVP,’ subject of Lifetime movie

With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son Kevin Durant, Wanda Pratt’s life changed forever: “You the real MVP.” Nnw she’s the subject of a movie of a Lifetime original movie called, “The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story,” which premiered Saturday.