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12/11/2011 - 8:33pm
Heckmann leads BC past Stony Brook

Patrick Heckmann scored 18 points and Boston College ended a four-game losing streak with a 66-51 victory over Stony Brook Sunday at Conte Forum.

Jordan Daniels added 12 points for the Eagles (3-7), who scored the final 22 points of the first half to turn an 11-6 deficit into a 28-11 lead. Stony Brook missed its last 13 points of the period in going scoreles for 11:49.

Bryan Dougher scored 21 points for Stony Brook (3-5). His 3-pointer with 8:29 remaining drew the Seawolves with eight (47-39), but Ryan Anderson answered with a dunk and then two free throws on BC's next two possessions.

BC is off until next Sunday afternoon, when it hosts Bryant.

To read more, click here. For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.


12/11/2011 - 7:14pm
Report: Chara will miss some time

According to the official Bruins Twitter account, Zdeno Chara is "day-to-day" after having to leave Saturday night's 5-3 win over Columbus in the second period with what appeared to be a leg injury.

The tweet reads: "Update from the B's on Zdeno Chara: The #Bruins captain is day-to-day with a lower-body injury."

Chara suffered the injury after being checked by Antoine Vermette of the Blue Jackets.

Boston.com is reporting that a source suggests Chara will not be available for any of the Bruins' three games this week -- against Los Angeles, Ottawa, and Philadelphia.

For more Bruins news, go to the team page at weei.com/bruins.


12/11/2011 - 6:20pm
Brady: O'Brien 'let me have it' for 'bad' pick

The Patriots' 34-27 win over the Redskins Sunday was full of tense moments, but none were more surprising than the scene late in the fourth quarter when, after quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception in the end zone, television cameras showed Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien engaged in a heated moment with Brady on the sidelines. Bill Belichick and other coaches had to step in to calm both sides down.

"I threw a bad interception, so he wasn't happy about it," Brady said of the argument. "There was probably a long line of coaches and players who were pretty pissed at me after that, but Billy got to me first. He let me have it. I deserved it."

The interception occurred with 6:37 remaining in the game and the Patriots leading, 34-27. The Patriot offense was at the 4-yard line on third-and-4 when Brady attempted to throw the ball to wide receiver Tiquan Underwood at the back of the end zone. Instead, Redskin...

12/11/2011 - 5:07pm
Fight to finish: Pats barely hold off Skins

LANDOVER, Md. -- Rob Gronkowski set a new NFL record with two more touchdown receptions while nearly matching a franchise tight end record with 160 receiving yards as the Patriots survived a pourous day on defense to beat the Redskins, 34-27, Sunday at FedExField. Wes Welker set a career record with his ninth touchdown of the season for the Patriots, who improve to 10-3 on the season. The Patriots held off the Redskins on a first-and-goal when Santana Moss' TD was called back on offensive pass interference. On the next play, Jerod Mayo intercepted Grossman's pass at the Washington 7 when Moss bobbled it. 

Welker also caught seven passes for 86 yards, and has 100 catches for the season, joining Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history with at least four seasons of at least 100 receptions. 

The win was still a frustrating one for the Patriots, as Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien got into a heated...

12/11/2011 - 4:34pm
Rondo sprains ankle, Pierce rests heel

WALTHAM -- Rajon Rondo sprained his right ankle during practice on Sunday when a teammate slid underneath his foot, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. The injury does not appear to be serious. "It’s not bad," Rivers said.

Paul Pierce also sat out practice for the second straight day with a right heel injury. "He didn’t practice but he’s getting better," Rivers said. "We just want to make sure."

The Celtics finished Sunday's session with only eight players as Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore were not able to practice. Rivers said they were waiting for the league to finish paperwork on their deals.

It is believed that either Johnson or Moore could have been included in a sign-and-trade deal with Jermaine O'Neal for Hornets forward David West, but West ultimately signed a two-year contract with the Pacers instead. Rivers expects to have...

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