James “Whitey” Bulger, the reputed crime boss on trial in Boston for 19 murders, called criminals who helped the authorities “rats” even though he was secretly one of the biggest informants in town, a prosecutor said.
Cullen Finnerty, who led Grand Valley State’s football team to three Division II championships and won 51 games over four seasons as the school’s quarterback, was found dead after disappearing on a fishing trip. He was 30.
University of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who directed the Fighting Irish to an undefeated record and a spot in college football’s national championship game, became the first two-time winner of the Coach of the Year award.
The University of Notre Dame is ranked No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings for the first time, putting the Irish in position to play for college football’s national title if they win their season finale against the University of Southern California.
The University of Notre Dame is making a recruiting splash following a season that began with the Fighting Irish outside college football’s national rankings and ended with an appearance in the championship game.
Activision Blizzard Inc., the video- game company put on the block by majority shareholder Vivendi SA, gave Co-Chairman Brian Kelly a new contract that pays him a bonus of $15 million or more if the company gets bought.