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USA 0-0 Mexico: US Gain Vital Point at Hostile Azteca

by ALEX FAIRCHILD Over a week ago, The Sporting News touted the United States national team as dysfunctional and divided. Heading into their second World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica, the operation was a shambles. ESPN ran articles on team … Continue reading

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Michael Owen Retires: What Could’ve Been for England’s Golden Boy

by ALEX FAIRCHILD Growing up as an Everton fan, Michael Owen could have never imagined dawning the red of Merseyside’s famous half. In 1997 he got his first cap. He changed a lagging Liverpool performance into hope for the Anfield … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Three Ways to Pick ‘Em

by PATRICK CARROLL This is the time that college basketball fans crave. It is a time when fans get to witness March Madness and wait in anticipation for the insanity of the NCAA Tournament. With the Division I championship on … Continue reading

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Boston College 74-72 Georgia Tech: Eagles Win 3rd Straight, Rematch Thursday

by ALEX FAIRCHILD CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Pass intercepted by Hanlan – the horn sounds – Boston College win, 74-72. Three straight victories for the Eagles have propelled them to 8th best in the ACC. Despite fighting off the pesky … Continue reading

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Dick Kelley: BC’s Basketball SID Honored at Conte Forum

by ALEX FAIRCHILD CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College defeated Virginia for an inspirational man on Sunday evening. The team won the game with Dick Kelley, who was honored with the United States Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award, in … Continue reading

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Boston College 53-52 Virginia: Eagles Fly by Cavs

by ALEX FAIRCHILD CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts – “Not sure how it all happened, but I just appreciate these guys and their perseverance for such a young group.” Those were the words of Steve Donahue after his team pulled off a … Continue reading

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Boston College 61-62 Duke: Eagles Come Close… But Not Close Enough

by ALEX FAIRCHILD   CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — On the weekend of a top 5 storm in New England, Boston College set out to beat a top 5 team. After losing to Miami in Coral Gables by 22, Steve Donahue’s … Continue reading

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Football’s Ferocity: Rooney Scores in England Win on Tragic Anniversary, USA Drops World Cup Qualifying Opener

by ALEX FAIRCHILD Football never stops. Even on a Wednesday afternoon, four continents can be involved in influential affairs. England 2-1 Brazil: Nobody likes England – even those who live in the mother nation of the world’s game are extraordinarily … Continue reading

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Fixed: International Agencies Detect Asian, Eastern Europeans Rigged Soccer Matches

by Alex Fairchild THE HAUGE, Netherlands – It’s a scandal that has rocked the football world. Yesterday, Interpol, the justice group that prosecutes and investigates international criminal activity, and Europol, their European counterparts, released allegations that 680 matches, amongst several … Continue reading

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Boston College 75, Clemson 68: Eagles Cage Feisty Tigers

by ALEX FAIRCHILD and D.J. BARRILE “Every positive thing in wins is really critical,” according to BC’s Steve Donahue. In front of 5,000+ at Conte Forum Saturday afternoon, the Eagles found tons of promise, but allowed the day to end … Continue reading

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