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09/11/2010 - 5:43pm
Second half surge: BC puts away Kent St.

CHESTNUT HILL -- Red-shirt freshman Nate Freese hit four field goals and quarterback Dave Shinskie threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter as Boston College beat Kent State, 26-13, Saturday at Alumni Stadium.

 

Clyde Lee caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown while Bobby Swigert also had a touchdown catch. Wes Davis, Jim Noel and Alex Albright all recorded interceptions for the BC defense, which Kent State to just 205 of total offense on the day. 

 

Boston College improves to 2-0 and has a bye next week before playing host to Virginia Tech on Sept. 25 at Alumni Stadium in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. 

 

For more, visit the BC Blog at WEEI.com.


09/11/2010 - 3:11pm
Padres owner: Gonzalez won't be traded

San Diego Padres principal owner Jeff Moorad told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that the Padres will not be trading Adrian Gonzalez this offseason. The first baseman, who has long been of interest to the Red Sox, will become a free agent following the 2011 season if he does not sign an extension with the Padres. Rosenthal quoted Moorad as saying, "It's a foregone conclusion that he will be back with the team." 

 

Rosenthal reports that is still uncertain what will transpire after this offseason, with the 28-year-old most likely looking at something closer to Mark Teixeira's deal (8 years, $180 million) rather than a three-year contract with the same relative annual average.

 

Gonzalez is currently hitting .305 with a .394 on-base percentage, .512 slugging and 27 home runs. 

 

See below for Rosenthal's report:

 

 

 

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09/11/2010 - 2:28pm
Kraft, Brady issue statement on new deal

The Patriots recently released a statement that included quotes from owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady on Brady’s four-year extension. Here’s the complete text of the release:

Yesterday, the Patriots submitted the paperwork for the four-year contract extension that was recently signed by Tom Brady. The extension extends through the 2014 NFL season. Today, both Robert Kraft and Tom Brady issued statements regarding the extension.
 
Statement from New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on the four-year contract extension that was signed by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: “We have been very fortunate to have Tom Brady as the quarterback of the New England Patriots for the past decade. I am glad that this contract extension will allow his tenure to continue well into the next decade. Tom has been a terrific representative for the Patriots and a great leader for this franchise....

09/11/2010 - 2:24pm
Fehr close to becoming NHLPA head
By: DJ Bean

The NHL players union announced Saturday that they have indeed endorsed Donald Fehr as their next executive director, as was first reported by the New York Post. 

 

"The Search Committee is pleased that the Executive Board has endorsed our recommendation to select Don Fehr as our new Executive Director and we look forward to our fellow members voting on this important matter," Mathieu Schneider, a member of the search committee said in a statement released by the NHLPA.

 

Larry Brooks had reported on Thursday that players had until 5 p.m. Saturday to get their votes in. Should he be elected, Fehr would take on the same role he held as the MLBPA's leader for 26 years.

 

"I am gratified by the Executive Board's vote, and I look forward to meeting all the Players at team meetings which begin later this month," said Fehr.


09/11/2010 - 12:47pm
USA advances to FIBA championship
By: DJ Bean

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 38 points as the USA beat Lithuania, 89-74, in the FIBA semifinal. Lamar Odom added 13 points for the States, while Lithuanian center Robertas Javtokas led his country with 15.

 

The victory sends the United States to the FIBA championship vs. the winner of Saturday afternoon's game between Serbia and Turkey. 


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