Wilfork hit with another NFL fine

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- New England defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness for a face mask penalty in last week's AFC title game.

COL BKB: Villanova 103, Hartford 75

VILLANOVA, Pa., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Scottie Reynolds scored 21 points Friday to lead 18th-ranked Villanova past pesky Hartford 103-75.

NFL: San Diego 41, Denver 3

DENVER, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, leading the San Diego Chargers to a 41-3 victory over the Denver Broncos.

NFL: San Diego 30, St. Louis 13

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Darren Sproles returned a punt 81 yards for a TD Saturday night as the San Diego Chargers trounced St. Louis, 30-13, in preseason play.

NFL: San Diego 23, Pittsburgh 13

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers went 24-for-37 for 242 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-13.

NFL: San Diego 40, Tennessee 7

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns and Nate Kaeding connected on four field goals Sunday as San Diego defeated Tennessee, 40-7.

NFL: San Diego 31, Seattle 20

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Michael Turner ran for 53 yards and had two touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 31-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in preseason action at home.

NFL: Chicago 24, San Diego 3

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Brian Urlacher returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown as the Chicago Bears trounced San Diego, 24-3.

NFL: San Diego 26, Indianapolis 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nate Kaeding's four field goals helped San Diego end the Indianapolis Colts' bid for a perfect season in a 26-17 Chargers win at the RCA Dome.

COL FB: Northern Illinois 40, Buffalo 9

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Josh Haldi tossed four first-half touchdowns Saturday afternoon as No. 23 Northern Illinois blasted Buffalo, 40-9.

COL FB: Northern Ill 37, West Mich 10

DEKALB, Ill., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Turner rushed for 173 yards Saturday No. 16 Northern Illinois got its seventh straight win, 37-10 over Western Michigan.

COL FB: Northern Ill. 40, Central Mich. 24

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Turner ran for a season-high 199 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns as 19th-ranked Northern Illinois topped Central Michigan, 40-24.

Northern Ill 24, Iowa State 16

DEKALB, Ill., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Michael Turner set a Northern Illinois record for rushing yards and total yards Saturday as the No. 22 Huskies took a 24-16 victory over Iowa State.

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UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

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Michael Turner
San Diego Chargers running back Michael Turner (33) charges up field for three yards in the third quarter of AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on January 20, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Chargers 21-12(UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Michael 'The Burner' Turner (born February 13, 1982 in North Chicago, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

He attended Northern Illinois University. As a junior, he finished second in the nation with 1,915 yards, including five 200+ yd games and two 5 TD games. In 2003, he finished second in the NCAA in rushing, behind his future NFL teammate Darren Sproles, with 1,148 yards. He left NIU with the school records for rushing yards (1,941), touchdowns (13) and all-purpose yards (1,038). Since his departure from NIU, two records (rushing yards and touchdowns) have been broken by Garrett Wolfe.

(* represents NFL Combine)

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