Urlacher to miss Pro Bowl
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. » Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher suffered a toe injury in the Super Bowl and will not play in Saturday's Pro Bowl.
Antonio Pierce of the New York Giants will replace the Bears middle linebacker on the NFC team, the Giants said in a statement.
"I am too excited to even think about it," Pierce said of his first Pro Bowl selection in six NFL seasons.
"This is something that I have been waiting to get to since I have been a starter. It does not matter how you get there, as an alternate or a starter.
"It is an honor that I will take and carry with me for the rest of my career."
Hawaii's Sanchez is WAC hitter of week again
Hawaii first baseman Kris Sanchez is 2-for-2 this season on Western Athletic Conference hitter of the week awards.
Sanchez, a senior from Tucson, Ariz. (Central Arizona CC), was 7-for-11 (.636) in a three-game series against Georgia Southern last week. He also went 7-for-11 in the season-opening series against Santa Clara the previous week.
In the Georgia Southern opener, Sanchez was 2-for-5 with three RBI in a 13-11 loss. On Friday, he was 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple while driving in two runs in a 5-3 win. In the rubber game, Sanchez was 1-for-2 and drove in both runs of the Rainbows' 2-1 victory. For the week, he had seven RBIs, three doubles and a triple. He also was walked once and scored a run.