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Prosecutor says Hernandez conviction must stand

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Thompson also said because Hernandez died in prison, it will be hard to definitively determine how he died. Based on his suicide note to his fiancee, which was made public last Friday, Hernandez appeared to be aware of the law. She also said a “possible mental disturbance” was reflected in a suicide note to his fiancee in which he said his death was “the Supremes, the almightys plan, not mine.”. Read More »

Atletico-Madrid rivalry heats up ahead of semifinal

He is the kind of player who instead of going to a club that is guaranteed to win the title next season, would be willing to help a team on the up. Eleven-time European champions Real are going from strength to strength. "That will allow us to be in the game as long as possible", insisted Simeone on the threat of a Real away goal that would force Atletico to score five. Read More »

Raptors advance to conference semis with nailbiting 92-89 victory over Bucks

The Bucks rode their momentum, while the Raptors coughed up one ball after another, and when Jason Terry drilled a three-pointer with 3:06 to play, it gave the Bucks their first lead since the first quarter. The Bucks got it close again on a Jason Terry three and had one more chance when Antetokounmpo had the ball out beyond the three-point line with Lowry on him. Read More »

Hatton returns to action at The Players Championship

Champion Jason Day has set his sights on reeling in world No.1 Dustin Johnson ahead of his Players Championship defence at TPC Sawgrass starting tomorrow morning (EST). He had a hard start to the year with back problems and dealing with his ailing mother who is suffering from lung cancer. "But I'm trying to focus on getting back to that winning form, the practice workload I was doing (as No.1) and hopefully the results will come after that". Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho hits out at

Rooney was an unused substitute at the Etihad. Louis van Gaal, Mourinho's predecessor as United manager, is not remembered with any fondness by the majority of the club's supporters. "It was make or break for us and for City", he said. And now against Anderlecht I have two in one match (Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo). "We are very unlucky, that's all we can say". Read More »

'Salon Talk' With 1-Year-Old Jayde Goes Viral

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The video starts off with Kerry pretending to complain while her daughter mimics her in a super cute way (repeating words like, "Girl!" and "He insane!") while running the brush through her mom's hair. "I posted her reaction to the actual video and she memorized even what I was saying!" Precocious little Jayde echoes back to her mom phrases like, "Girl!" "I just woke up and I think my phone is broke". Read More »

Five-time Olympic champion found dead in USA

He was a five-time world champion. "The entire Olympic family is shocked and saddened by the incredibly tragic loss today of Steven Holcomb", USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said in a statement . "Everything was cool... We were talking about when he wanted to retire, and he told me with the world championships being in Whistler in 2019, that would be his swan song." He was a man who almost went blind, then became an Olympic gold medalist. Read More »

Durant propels Warriors past Jazz

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That style, however, doesn't always suit the playoffs, but in their 102-91 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of the second round series, the Warriors proved they can adapt and play out of their comfort zone. However, that's exactly what the Warriors will be shooting for; a complete sweep to get things over as soon as possible, and get as much rest and reserve energy for the Western Conference Final. Read More »

Fabregas wants Chelsea to wrap up title in a hurry

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Antonio Conte showed his class by hailing relegated Middlesbrough's fans and players after Chelsea's 3-0 win. Every time Chelsea want an option or need an outlet, they go to Fabregas. "Now it's very important to rest, because in this game you lose a lot of physical and mental energy, and then prepare in two days for another tough game against West Brom ". Read More »

Laxman all praise for Nabi, Dhawan

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In the seventeenth over, he was dismissed by Siddarth Kaul. The Sunrisers are known for their lethal bowling attack, especially at home. With that in mind - and the fact that their wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha has not batted in their last five matches - Sunrisers may recall Bipul and give themselves an additional spin option. Read More »

Chelsea face tricky test against Everton

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Everton hit the post inside of 90 seconds and Chelsea missed two huge chances (one each by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa), and so we remain 0-0 at the half, with all to play for. It is a great win. "We all know there is this part of the season that is more important". If we don't win against Middlesbrough (a week on Monday) then you lose this great win. Read More »

Jose Mourinho goads Arsene Wenger after Manchester United's defeat at Arsenal

Xhaka lined up a long-range strike and his speculative effort took a big deflection off the back of Herrera to loop up over De Gea to open the scoring. It is just a shame they have left it so late in the season to show what they are capable of. "We still have a chance mathematically and we need some help as well from teams around us", Wenger said. Read More »

Rockets Even Series At 2-2 With 125-104 Win Over Spurs

Rockets starting center Clint Capella may end up playing extended minutes in the National Basketball Association playoffs with Nene out. The word of the day on Sunday, when the Rockets routed the Spurs and thus tied the series 2-2 with Game 5 in San Antonio on Tuesday? Throughout the year, Nene helped spark the Rockets offense coming off the bench and averaging nearly 10 points per game. Read More »

Eagles select Derek Barnett with the 14th overall pick

Jones got a hand on 21.3 percent of passes thrown in his direction in 2015 and, per Pro Football Focus , didn't allow a single touchdown reception last season. With the Eagles, Douglas can provide size at the cornerback position which is hard to find. ESPN analyst Bill Polian, the former National Football League general manager, unabashedly said edge rushers who run 4.8 or slower aren't successful in the NFL. Read More »

Chelsea beat Middlesbrough, one win away from EPL title

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He added: "Tonight has been very, very emotional and disappointing for everybody a nd the last thing in my mind was whether there's been any contact on the bus on the way to Stamford Bridge". It's great to see a team fight with all of their strength. The Italian took time to stop and speak to interim manager Agnew en route to the Boro fans. Read More »

Injury-riddled Penguins put Capitals on brink of elimination

Obviously a great sign for the Penguins and Crosby, but let's not forget that in 2011 Crosby was skating in April during the first round of the playoffs but unable to gain full clearance and did not participate in a game until November. Some Penguins have hinted at their disapproval for Niskanen's hit, and others have outright stated that they found it dirty in nature. Goaltender Matt Murray and defenseman Kris Letang are already out, absences Crosby's brilliance has helped the Penguins ... Read More »

Recent rout of Real Madrid boosts Atletico's hopes

What: Real Madrid hosts Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. It was on a Saturday afternoon in February 2015 that Atletico had one of its greatest victories over Madrid , a 4-0 rout in the Spanish league. Read More »

Investors breathe a sigh of relief over France, for now

Defeated US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who like Macron had her campaign hacked, tweeted: "Victory for Macron, for France, the European Union, & the world". Whatever Le Pen's defeat means for populism's long-term future, Macron's victory can not disguise the fact that France remains a deeply-riven society on a number of issues and those divisions are not going to go away anytime soon. Read More »

Devils open to sign and trade for Kovalchuk

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At that time he was Devils' property, having signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with the club before the 2010-11 season. Since rumors of a Kovalchuk return surfaced, the likes of Elliotte Friedman and Pierre LeBrun have hinted it's unlikely he ends up back with the Devils . Read More »

Murder conviction of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez cleared

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Judge E. Susan Garsh said she was compelled to follow precedent in ordering that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be vacated in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd . Aaron Hernandez died as a convicted murderer, but in the eyes of the law, his conviction has been erased. But prosecutors argued that abating Hernandez's conviction would "reward the defendant's conscious, deliberate and voluntary act" of killing himself and that the abatement rule has no solid ... Read More »

Frank Vogel, Pat Williams will represent Magic at NBA Draft Lottery

A year ago at this time, Swanigan was coming off a productive, but uneven by his considerable standards, freshman season at Purdue, generally perceived as a player who might not have been drafted had he left school . Today, coming off an All-America season dotted with too many superlatives to concisely list, the forward/center's stock is substantially stronger. Read More »