After huge victory, N.J. native McFadden off to fast start to his senior-level wrestling career

David McFadden’s technical superiority victory over two-time national champion Vincenzo Joseph Friday on the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center’s Summit 1 card said more about the future than it did the past.

McFadden, a two-time state champion at DePaul and four-time All-American at Virginia Tech, joined the PRTC shortly after finishing his career with the Hokies – a disappointing ending that saw his final chance at a national title washed away when the NCAA Wrestling Championships were canceled because of COVID-19.

Joseph defeated McFadden in the NCAA semifinals two years ago and the pair were seeded to meet up in

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Boston College 2021 Football Class in Review: Key Additions And Misses

Boston College did not build upon their 24 recruits that signed in December with any late commitments for the February National Signing Day. With the class completed, the Eagles put together one of their highest ranked recruiting classes in recent school history. After National Signing Day, Boston College has the 36th ranked recruiting class in the country (via 247sports.com), a substantial jump from 2020 when they were ranked 62nd. 

Key Additions

Drew Kendall: A legacy who also happens to be the top Massachusetts recruit in the Class of ’21. Landing him was not only big because he is such a

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The northern lights danced over Fairbanks, Alaska

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are a frequent visitor at high latitudes during the long nights of winter. In central and northern Alaska, they can usually be seen on more than half of clear nights when skies are dark enough. (During the summertime, “polar day” means the sun never sets, making it impossible to see the spectacle.)

Trying your luck in the dead of winter is ordinarily the best bet, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Fairbanks hasn’t recorded a temperature above zero in a week.

Despite the frigid air, clear skies and calm winds have allowed

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Parler CEO John Matze fired as site fights to restore its online presence

John Matze says he’s been fired as CEO of Parler, which was among the social media services used to plan the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

Matze’s announcement Wednesday followed Amazon’s Jan. 11 decision to remove Parler from its web-hosting service over its unwillingness to remove posts that called for the killing, rape and torture of politicians, tech executives and others. Google and Apple removed Parler’s app from their online stores.

Matze, in a post on the professional networking site LinkedIn, thanked Parler employees. “This is not a goodbye. Just a so

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Five key moments from education secretary nominee Miguel Cardona’s confirmation hearing

Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for education secretary, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday, answering sometimes contentious questions from senators about transgender athletes, school reopenings and other issues.



a man talking on a cell phone: Miguel A. Cardona speaks during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of education with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 3. (Susan Walsh/Pool/AFP)


Miguel A. Cardona speaks during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of education with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 3. (Susan Walsh/Pool/AFP)

Here are five key moments from the confirmation hearing, spotlighting what Cardona did — and didn’t — say and revealing some of his thinking on controversial topics. You can watch the hearing here or

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Hopkins wins in overtime, giving Novak 900th career victory

Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr. got his 900th career victory when the Royals rallied for a 59-54 overtime victory over host Chaska in nonconference boys’ basketball Tuesday.

Hopkins, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, trailed by six points with nine minutes left in the second half. A three-point shot by Royals forward Jaelen Treml tied the score at 50 with less than a minute remaining and those were the final points of regulation.

The Royals scored the first four points of the overtime, but the No. 5 Hawks pulled within 56-54 with 20 seconds remaining. Then Jarrett Brenlynd, who was

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