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01/10/2011 - 2:02am
Nevada bests BC in Fight Hunger Bowl

The Boston College football team held down the high-powered Nevada offense, but the Eagles still couldn't come out on top in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Sunday night in San Francisco. The end result was a 20-13 loss to the Wolf Pack.

 

BC, the owner of one of the best rushing defenses in the nation, limited Nevada to a season-low 114 yards — more than 190 below its season average. But, thanks in large part to some big plays by Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick (192 yards passing), the Eagles saw their five-game win streak come to an end.

 

Boston College QB Chase Rettig, a freshman, completed 14-of-34 passes for 121 yards with two interceptions. BC's leading rusher, Montel Harris, didn't play, having undergone knee surgery in November.

 

The Eagles were able to close the gap to a touchdown with 3:52 to play. They then were given the opportunity to tie the game, getting the ball back at their own...

01/09/2011 - 10:23pm
Bruins recall Bartkowski from Providence
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Sunday night that they have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from Providence and placed defenseman Mark Stuart on injured reserve. The 22-year-old Bartkowski will be available to the B's when they face the Penguins on Monday night.

 

Bartkowski was the Bruins' final cut from the NHL roster before the regular season. In 34 games in Providence, he has four goals and eight assists for 12 points on the season. 

 

The Bruins acquired Bartkowski from the Panthers in last season's trade for Dennis Seidenberg. The Ohio State product was drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2008 draft. 

 

Stuart has been out since Dec. 7 with a fractured hand and dislocated finger. He has two points (both assists) in 26 games. 

 

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01/09/2011 - 9:33pm
Rodgers, Packers survive to face Falcons

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, running back James Starks ran for 123 yards and the Packers beat Michael Vick and the Eagles 21-16 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday in Philadelphia. However, Rodgers had to sweat things out down the stretch, as a Vick pass for the end zone was picked off by Packers defensive back Tramon Williams with 33 seconds left to seal the win. The Packers now advance to face the Falcons in divisional playoff action Saturday night in Atlanta.


01/09/2011 - 5:02pm
Flacco fuels Ravens in rout vs. Cassel, Chiefs

The Ravens scored 20 second-half points on the way to a 30-7 win over the Chiefs to capture a wild card win Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco finished 25-for-34 for 265 yards and two touchdowns on the way to the victory, while Ray Rice had 57 rushing yards and Todd Heap added 108 receiving yards for the Ravens, who advance to face the Steelers in Pittsburgh next Sunday in the divisional playoff round. Former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel struggled in his first postseason start with the Chiefs, throwing three interceptions.


01/09/2011 - 4:34pm
Former Pats RB Martin a finalist for HOF

Former Patriots running back Curtis Martin is one of 17 finalists who were announced Sunday as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Martin, a third-round pick of New England in 1995, rushed for 3,799 yards in three seasons with the Patriots, including 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns as a rookie. In all, he played 11 seasons in the NFL, finishing with 14,101 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns.

Martin, a finalist in his first year of eligibility, joins an illustrious list of finalists, one that includes fellow first-timers Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Willie Roaf and Deion Sanders. They will be joined by 10 others: Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Andre Reed, Ed Sabol and Shannon Sharpe. In addition, there are two senior nominees, Chris Hanburger and Les Richter, who were announced in August.

The Selection Committee will meet in Texas on Feb. 5 to elect...

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