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Questions abound in aftermath of NFL star Hernandez's death

Two years later, Hernandez was unable to even watch his former team play on television while he was in prison awaiting trial in one shooting and already a suspect in another. Under Massachusetts law, defense attorneys can seek to have convictions vacated when a defendant dies before an appeal is heard. Hernandez died five days after a jury acquitted him in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men whom prosecutors alleged he gunned down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him at a Boston ... Read More

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Koeman urges Everton to replicate home form on the road

It is not clear if they had any intention to join the bidding when the Toffees forked out a club-record £28 million to secure his services, but they were keen to partner Lukaku with Andy Carroll. However, few can argue that Lukaku has become one of the hottest properties in world football during his spell at Goodison Park. He has scored in Everton's last nine home matches, the first player to do that since Dixie Dean in 1934. Read More

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Fan violence delays Lyon-Besiktas game in Europa League

Fan violence delays Lyon-Besiktas game in Europa League

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio was saddened and disappointed by clashes between his club's fans and Besiktas supporters before their Europa League clash. "It would be very unsafe to take on this team (in presence of) the same supporters as tonight". Football hooligans around the world are fighting in the stands, brawling in the streets and generally causing mayhem wherever they go. Read More

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Dwyane Wade says the Bulls are fortunate to have a Jimmy Butler

Dwyane Wade says the Bulls are fortunate to have a Jimmy Butler

Dazzling on the same parquet floor where he once roamed for nine seasons, Rondo finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and a franchise playoff-record-tying 14 assists as the Bulls shot 51.1 percent. Isaiah Thomas followed his 33-point outing in Game 1 with 20 points. "We have to play hard no matter what", Bradley said. "Definitely don't (want to) put yourself in a 0-2 hole having home-court advantage, but it's not the end of the world for us". Read More

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Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep

Nashville will face the victor of the St. Louis-Minnesota series in the second round. As happened in Game 3, Crawford had luck work against him in the third period as Colton Sissons' shot smacked off the crossbar, landed in the goal crease and then went off Crawford's pads for the goal to make it 2-0. Read More

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Bittersweet feeling for Dani Alves after Juve eliminate Barca

Bittersweet feeling for Dani Alves after Juve eliminate Barca

The inclusion of Alba and Sergi Roberto, the unlikely hero with the 95th-minute goal that sent Barca through against PSG, is expected to see Enrique revert to a 4-3-3 formation. " Barcelona failing to score goals over two legs is nearly unheard of". The Madrid pair sealed their routes through to the last four on Tuesday, with Real bettering Bayern Munich after extra time in a game littered with controversy over a number of the goals scored. Read More

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Rangers take 2-1 series lead

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Rangers take 2-1 series lead

The Canadiens limited NY to 21 shots on goal and made life relatively easy for goaltender Carey Price . Both the Rangers and Habs could make a legitimate claim that they should be leading 3-1. We let it all go and put it behind us, and I thought we had a pretty good performance tonight". "There were a couple of chances where we got pucks to the net and the rebounds were sitting there, and we have to dig a little deeper to come up with those second chances". Read More

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Army veteran with prosthetic leg carries woman across Boston Marathon finish line

Army veteran with prosthetic leg carries woman across Boston Marathon finish line

The Boston Marathon did what it does best Monday, providing spectators with all the best aspects of sports. Switzer's coach in 1967 was a 15-time Boston Marathoner and didn't think a woman could do it - which energized Switzer to try. Women were considered too fragile to run the distance. I was terrified. I was scared. You know, we laugh about it now because it's so amusing when a girl is saved by her burly boyfriend. Read More

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NBA Roundup: Celtics again shocked by Bulls

NBA Roundup: Celtics again shocked by Bulls

Rondo tied the franchise playoff record with 14 assists and just missed joining Scottie Pippen as the only Bull to triple-double in the playoffs. Dwyane Wade scored eight of those points. He guarded Isaiah (Thomas ) for most of the game tonight; had his hands full with that. Not to say our teammates aren't going to support us as well, but we're family so it's different. Read More

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Keuchel, Reddick lead Astros to 5-1 win over Angels

Keuchel, Reddick lead Astros to 5-1 win over Angels

The Houston Astros have a rather goofy-looking mascot , but the large green creature put one over on baseball's premier hitter tonight. "Ben's going to get his share of starts for sure and Cam's going to play a lot", Scioscia said . Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (hand) is back in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's meeting with the Los Angeles Angels. Yulieski Gurriel also had an RBI single in the fifth that gave the Astros a 2-1 lead. Read More

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RCB's Badree claims hat-trick against Mumbai Indians

Global captains Virat Kohli and Steven Smith will be eager to stem the rot when Royal Challengers Bangalore square off with Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League encounter, here today. If it was Jadhav against Delhi Daredevils, de Villiers shone the brightest against Kings XI Punjab before Kohli's lone act against Mumbai the other night. Read More

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"I've been blessed", Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook makes history

With his 10th assist and his record in the books — after four tries at that final assist — Westbrook took care of the scoring himself the rest of the way. Westbrook also logged his 19th 40-point game of the season with 45 points in a 103-100 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 6. "I always stick by it regardless of what people say is possible or what's not possible". Read More

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Paul George: Critical comments were meant to motivate teammates

Paul George: Critical comments were meant to motivate teammates

Lebron James led the team to the triumph with 32 points and 13 assists, whilst fellow superstar Kyrie Irving impressed in Game 2, with the 25-year-old point guard scoring 37 points in a 117-111 win over Pacers. His stance led some teammates and other players around the National Football League to also take a knee during the anthem. "We have so many pieces on this team but everyone has to stay ready". Read More

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Champions League semi-final draw live updates and Real Madrid latest

Champions League semi-final draw live updates and Real Madrid latest

United could face one of Ajax (Netherlands), Celta Vigo (Spain) or Lyon (France) in the draw at 12:00 BST. No. So there could be a repeat of last season's final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the last four. The semi-final first legs will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 May, with the returns the following week. The first legs of the Europa League semi-finals are on 4 May with the second leg on 11 May. Read More

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Delph eager to remain at Man City

Delph eager to remain at Man City

We have a slightly superior goal-difference than both, and there's no guarantees they'll pick up consecutive wins, of course. That being said, there second team will even be enough to beat Hull City so I am expecting a comfortable win for the home side in this game. Read More

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Dallas Cowboys 2017 schedule released

Dallas Cowboys 2017 schedule released

Three of those four come in the second half of the season, when the Giants will travel farther in four games than they did all of a year ago during the regular season. In Week 9 and 10 they may have tough back to back games taking on the AFC's Kansas City Chiefs at home and then traveling to Atlanta to meet the Falcons the following week. Read More

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Monaco beats Dortmund to reach Champions League semifinals

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder played the first period of Dortmund's comprehensive 3-1 over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, so was able to get some much needed game time before the crucial Champions League clash. We will attack from the first minute until the 90th. "We knew that they give a lot of space and we took advantage from it". The move came a week after three explosions went off as the Dortmund bus headed to the first leg in Germany, and Tuchel said it brought back bad ... Read More

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Serena Williams Is Pregnant - See Her Baby Bump!

If she is 20 weeks pregnant , this simply means that she was pregnant at the time she won the Australian Open back in January. Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks", sparking all sorts of speculation on social media about whether she was, indeed, with child. Read More

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Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4

You can dig back in the history books all you want, but in 255½ Stanley Cup playoff games, that was - singularly and spectacularly - the worst loss in Edmonton Oilers post-season history. Draisaitl started the game at wing on a line with McDavid , but Edmonton coach Todd McLellan adjusted his lines in the second period, moving Draisaitl to centre on Kassian's line. Read More

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Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games

Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games

The Spanish worldwide starred by scoring twice, including a 90th-minute victor, as a much-changed Real side remained three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 3-2 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. It was Sporting that made the breakthrough in the 14th minute when Cop allowed a wonderful pass from Mikel Vesga to drop straight onto his left foot, and the striker's volley found a route past Kiko Casilla in the Real Madrid goal . Read More

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Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

What the Browns will do next remains unclear. As far as offensive skill position players go, there are a slew of running backs who could come right out of the draft and start for many different teams. "Could we? In theory?" The 2017 NFL Draft is a week from tomorrow, meaning we can finally stop talking about mock drafts and actually begin to focus on players who will suit up for the Cleveland Browns this season. Read More

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Motherhood no obstacle for Serena: Court

Williams is aiming for a return to competitive action in 2018, having apparently won the Australian Open while carrying her baby if a "20 week" timeline she suggested in a since-deleted Snapchat post is accurate. The American seems to be happy in her personal life as she is due to get married to her fiance, Alexis Ohanian , and you can not rule out Wiliams from returning to tennis, and dominating once more, similar to Roger Federer , who missed six months on the ATP World Tour is having ... Read More

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Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix for Ferrari

He lost the lead to Sebastian Vettel through the first pitstop phase and Bottas later slipped behind his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who was on an alternative strategy. The safety vehicle appeared on track after 18-year-old Canadian newcomer Lance Stroll , suffering his third retirement in three races, turned into Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz as the Spaniard left the pits. Read More

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Why the USA May Not Have to Bid

When 2026 comes round, there will have been 32 years and seven World Cups since the 1994 one held in the US with Europe (3), Asia (2), Africa (1) and South America (1) having served as host. "And that's in the last few days we've gotten further encouragement on that". The U.S., Mexico and Canada are expected to put forth a very strong bid. Read More

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Chinese Super League club confirm they're in for Chelsea's Diego Costa

Chinese Super League club confirm they're in for Chelsea's Diego Costa

However, their owner, Shu Yuhui has confirmed that talks to take Costa to China are still continuing. "And we have already made contacts with several players", he told Sina Sports . Costa is in the prime of his life and has scored 17 Premier League goals this season. Costa is contracted to Chelsea until the summer of 2019, with the striker earning around £150,000 (HK$1.5 million)-a-week with the London club. Read More

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Blues on brink of series sweep after burying Wild in Game 3

The Wild didn't wait to tie the game quite as long in that one, but it still got the exact same result in the end, falling 2-1 in another very Mike Yeoish defeat, outplaying the Blues but constantly missing on its most prime opportunities. Bradley Beal had 22 points for the Wizards, who got enough from their top players to offset 25 points from Atlanta's Dennis Schroder and 19 from Paul Millsap. Read More

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Eli Manning insists he did nothing wrong in memorabilia suit

Eli Manning insists he did nothing wrong in memorabilia suit

Brandon Steiner, CEO of memorabilia dealer Steiner Sports, is defending Eli Manning, calling him "a guy I've trusted throughout (the) years, 100 percent". "2 game used helmets and 2 game used jerseys per your contract [with Steiner Sports]". "I think my track record of how I've handled myself since I've been here in NY, since 2004, speaks for itself ". Read More

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Brighton promoted to Premier League

Hughton's side missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference last season, despite accruing 89 points, and rallying the group after the disappointment of defeat in the play-offs counts as another impressive performance. The Italian took over a side seventh in the table, but two wins in 24 matches has left the Blues in danger of relegation. We have to strengthen, that goes without saying. Read More

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