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11/09/2010 - 8:13am
BC's Kuechly semifinalist for Bednarik Award

Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The sophomore is currently the nation's leading tackler with 125 stops through the first nine games. He is also second in solo tackles with 78. He has recorded 18 straight games with 10 or more tackles and racked up a career high 20 against NC State. That is the third-best performance in the country this season.

 

Kuechly is the active NCAA leader in total (12.9) and solo tackles (7.3). He has accumulated 283 tackles in 22 games in his career. He also leads the Eagles this season with nine tackles for a loss while picking off two passes and recovering a pair of fumbles. Kuechly is one of two semifinalists in their sophomore year of eligibility.

 

Voting for Chuck Bednarik Award begins Nov.9. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA head...

11/09/2010 - 7:54am
Mashup: Steinbrenner on Hall ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ballot for its veterans committee, and the most prominent names are late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his frequent sidekick, Billy Martin. Results of the voting will be announced Dec. 6. In other news from around the web, read about why Isiah Thomas' dreams of returning to the NBA may be fleeting, and why Tom Brady is being credited with another shrewd decision for taking a share of Under Armour as part of his deal to endorse the company's products. It's all at Tuesday's Morning Mashup, along with video of a memorable trick play from a middle school football game.


11/09/2010 - 7:21am
Power Rankings: Patriots fall to No. 5

The WEEI.com NFL Power Rankings are out and after residing atop the group last week, the Patriots have fallen to No. 5 after their loss to the Browns. Sliding into the top spot is a team the Pats beat, the Baltimore Ravens, with New England's next opponent, the Steelers, coming in at No. 2. Two New York teams are also in front of the Patriots, with the Jets and Giants coming in at No. 3 and 4, respectively. For the complete list of rankings click here.


11/08/2010 - 10:56pm
Celtics comeback comes up short in Dallas

The Celtics came all the way back from a 14-point first-half deficit to grab a five-point lead in the final two minutes, only to see their effort go for naught when the Mavericks closed on a 7-0 run to send Boston to an 89-87 loss. Dirk Nowitzki's 16-foot jumper from the wing with 17 seconds left broke a tie, and the Celtics came up short when Kevin Garnett's turnaround jumper from the corner as time expired fell well short of the bucket.

 

The contest was the second in as many nights for the Celtics, who are now halfway through their four-game roadtrip. After getting dominated for the first half in Dallas, the Celtics found their legs in the second half, erasing a deficit that had reached as many as 14 points. But after taking an 87-82 advantage with 1:58 remaining, the C's missed all five of their remaining shots, opening the door for the Mavericks comeback.

 

Paul Pierce led Celtics scorers with 24 points and added...

11/08/2010 - 10:23pm
Left knee sidelines Jermaine O'Neal

According to reports out of Dallas, Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal is expected to sit out the second half of Monday's game against the Mavericks due to ongoing discomfort with his left knee. O'Neal was 1-for-6 with three offensive boards over 11 first-half minutes, before the knee forced him to the bench. O'Neal already missed a game on Oct. 29 due to discomfort in the same knee.

 

O'Neal is averaging 6.2 points and 3.7 boards in 19 minutes per night.

 

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