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Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison with Bible verse written across forehead

Investigators say Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, blocked access to his cell from the inside by jamming cardboard into the door tracks. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Lloyd murder. His death also came just hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited the White House Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. Read More »

Anaheim Ducks douse Calgary Flames 3-1 to complete playoff series sweep

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Consider Game 3 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday when the Flames ended the second period with a 4-2 lead. After the sweep, Anaheim and Calgary players met at center ice in the time honored tradition of playoff hockey. In Boston, Bobby Ryan scored in the third period , Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots and Ottawa grabbed a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoffs. A power-play goal by Mark Letestu with 1:27 left in the second and a bomb by Oscar Klefbom with 2:46 to play in ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho fears worst over Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo injuries

United were unconvincing and missed scores of chances against the Belgians, leaving Mourinho looking exhausted and sounding tetchy during his press conference. After enduring some struggles this season, the 19-year-old is now well and truly generating excitement again. United took the lead when Henrikh Mkhitaryan drilled in a low finish in the 10th minute but Sofiane Hanni leveled the score for Anderlecht after 32 minutes. Read More »

Birmingham hire Harry Redknapp as crisis-ridden club look to beat the drop

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Zola, sacked in his previous managerial job after just one season with Qatari side Al-Arabi, has also had spells in charge of West Ham , Serie A side Cagliari and Watford. Redknapp's brief does not now extend beyond securing Birmingham's second-tier survival but if he can achieve that aim, he could be convinced to remain in charge for a crack at promotion to the Premier League. Read More »

Man Utd into Europa Cup semi-finals

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Rashford scored an extra-time victor in a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht to send United into the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, hitting his third goal in his last four appearances. Rojo's injury leaves United potentially short in defence as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are sidelined. "Luke Shaw today did something for me new that means a lot for me". Read More »

#BREAKING 7 Man United Fans, Not 30 Died in Calabar Electrocution

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The British High Commission in Nigeria said: "Our deepest sympathy for the loss of lives in Calabar during a Europa League football match between Manchester United and Anderlecht". Around 80 supporters are reported to have been crammed inside the building. Gov. Ben Ayade said: "The incident marks a dark chapter in the life of the state where the precious lives of football lovers have been lost". Read More »

Martial has to start doing what I like, warns Mourinho

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Marcus Rashford scored the victor in extra time to move Man United past Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate in the Europa League. Manchester United will learn their semifinal opponent in Friday's Europa League draw , with Celta Vigo, Lyon and Ajax joining the Premier League outfit in the pot. Read More »

Rockets Take 2-0 Series Lead With Fourth Quarter Comeback Against Thunder

D'Antoni shook up the game by introducing his fast-paced offense to the Phoenix Suns in the early 2000s. The Rockets simply look like the better team overall, and it probably wouldn't shock many if the series ends in OKC. "It wasn't pretty", Harden said. "He's confident in what he has", Harden said. "And his personnel we just go out there and compete for him and try to win as many games for him". Read More »

Summing up the first 12 games for the Boston Red Sox season

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He's a now Sox special assistant, and win or lose, Wakefield serves as Wright's sounding board. "I think anything can be better than the last start". The star looked over and motioned for her to come out near the cage just behind home plate. Starter Steven Wright allowed a leadoff single to start the seventh and manager John Farrell lifted him in favor of Robbie Ross Jr . Read More »

Rondo: Celtics fans' boos stem from respect

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Or you could look at the rebound disparity between the two teams in the first two games of the series: Chicago center Robin Lopez has always been one of the most influential offensive rebounders in the National Basketball Association, if not the single best, for years, but Lopez against the Celtics' bigs has created a comically lopsided matchup. Read More »

With Masters Win, Sergio Garcia Headed for Biz Breakthrough

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When they embraced at the last hole, Rose patted Garcia's chest, calling attention to the heart some doubted would ever be stout enough to win the big one. Garcia said he thought of the late Seve Ballesteros while overcoming setbacks that would have derailed his less confident self. The state of Texas boasts the most Masters champions with 13 wins: Jack Burke (1956), Charles Coody (1971), Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995), Jimmy Demaret (1940, 1947 and 1950), Ralph Guldahl (1939), Ben Hogan ... Read More »

Ronaldo and Messi face off to decide Spanish league title

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Real Madrid vs. Barcelona match of the 2nd league in La Liga will be played on 23rd April. "I wish them all the best going forward and I think they can win the Champions League this season". He has been rested eight times this season - that's eight times more than under most previous managers during a season. How to cope with Zinedine Zidane's smooth operation? Ronaldo was certainly more decisive as Madrid qualified for the semifinals of the Champions League on Tuesday thanks in ... Read More »

National Football League confirms schedule release Thursday, 5 pm PT

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The only unknowns is the specific dates and times of each games. This one pretty much goes without saying. The Panthers made the Super Bowl in 2015. Though as we know, Mexico City will have a very Raider-centric crowd just as it did a year ago. This game will be intriguing for the mere fact that it comes on a neutral site against the Raiders. Read More »

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

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Messi squandered a glorious chance to get the opening goal 10 minutes later but the Argentine volleyed over the crossbar with Buffon way off his line. Messi could have boosted Barcelona's hopes in the 19th minute when a long buildup ended with Luis Suarez setting him up near the penalty spot, only for Messi to fire wide. Read More »

Man City's Jesus in line for Wembley return against Arsenal

However with City to travel to London on Saturday in time to watch Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea at the team hotel in the weekend's first semi-final at Wembley, Jesus has made enough progress in training to join the squad. Guardiola says he will make a decision on Jesus tomorrow evening. "All the squad are going to travel as a group to Wembley so he will be part of that". Read More »

Jose Mourinho seriously negative on Man United injuries

But the 3-2 aggregate success came at a price, with Ibrahimovic and Rojo both seemingly set for extended spells on the sideline after being taken off. "But the news is fairly negative I think". "He could by age, so when you reach a certain level - and he's reached that level for a long time - I don't think it makes sense, but the power is in their hands". Read More »

Wounded vet running Boston Marathon carries race partner across finish line

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The Portland, Ore. resident bettered the previous mark by almost four minutes in what was perhaps the performance of the day at the Boston Marathon. Women were considered too fragile to run the distance. She persevered and finished the race, and she's since been on a mission to create opportunities and equal sport status for women. This isn't Granville's first marathon either - he used a hand-bike to compete in marathons in Boston, Chicago, Detroit and NY despite his injury but didn't use a ... Read More »

Nashville Predators complete sweep of Chicago Blackhawks

The Nashville Predators have bested the Chicago Blackhawks, but if Chi-town fans are looking for a little consolation, perhaps they can find it in this clip of Duncan Keith absolutely leveling Viktor Arvidsson with a completely legal and effortless-looking body check. Read More »

Injury won't impact Wilshere's Arsenal future, says Wenger

Wenger is certainly no stranger to FA Cups and semi-finals; this will be his 12th one. Inconsistent performances and dismal results throughout 2017 have prompted protests against Wenger signing a new deal but the man himself says that a loss at Wembley on Sunday wouldn't affect any potential decision. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's brain to be turned over for CTE research

Baez said the family has received the rest of Hernandez's body but his brain has been kept for the medical examiner's own study. The District Attorney for Worcester County, the site of the prison where Hernandez died, on Thursday said Hernandez's official cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. Read More »

Herrera vows to keep proving his worth

Rojo was taken off on a stretcher after seemingly sustaining a knee injury and Ibrahimovic landed awkwardly just before the quarter-final second leg went to extra-time. "If we need to keep a result, to keep the ball, to keep control by having possession, he can help us, too, so hopefully his answer in the training session is positive". Read More »

Boston Celtics: Down 1-0 in first round

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The Bulls didn't trail in the second half, using a 10-0 scoring run - which included eight points from Wade - to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter on the way to the convincing win. from Everett, turned to his friend and said, "Why didn't we trade for Jimmy?" Butler also posted eight rebounds and eight assists. He scored 20 points but was just 6 of 15 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from 3-point range. Read More »

Lingard: Herrera was key to Chelsea win

But Carragher reckons Chelsea's remaining fixtures are more favourable than Tottenham's , with Spurs still to play Arsenal and Manchester United. But Rashford had to wait only two more minutes to give his side the lead, keeping his cool after a superb through pass from Ander Herrera to slide the ball past Begovic. Read More »

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe

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According to TMZ , the report was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and lists multiple alleged incidents, including one past year in which police were called. The Jazz said in a statement that the team is aware of the allegations but would not comment until they had a better understanding of the situation. Read More »

Barcelona lose appeal to play Neymar in El Clasico

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Ahead of the big game, a couple of Squawka's most trusted employees, Nic English and Muhammad Butt, took to Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 to see who could come out on top between Real Madrid and Barcelona, with interesting results... Read More »

Rallies held for Pacers ahead of Game 3

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Every Cavalier on the floor fed off James' determination and defense in the second half. The Bucks grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference series . "We missed layups, they got the momentum and we got hesitant", IN coach Nate McMillan said of the Pacers' collapse. The Cavs vowed they would play better after their near-disaster in Game 1 and they backed up their talk, delivering the kind of performance that was routine last season but very rare in 2017. Read More »

10 things to know about Westbrook's triple-double record

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And this is the will of West's Spirit who sent Russ, that I shall watch of all those He has given Me, and raise them up at the last game ... After Russell Westbrook hit a game-winning, three-point shot at the buzzer against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on April 9, 2017 in Denver, players around the National Basketball Association proclaimed the Oklahoma City Thunder guard the league's MVP. Read More »

Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semi-finals

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The game kicked off with a great atmosphere in the Camp Nou Stadium and with Barcelona's starting 11 with Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets back in the starting XI. "On a psychological level, my team never dropped its guard". "Aside from the result, the belief and character of our approach was excellent and it's a good confidence booster to qualify comfortably against what remains probably the best team in the world", Buffon added. Read More »

Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads

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After beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday in Game 2 of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Eastern Conference first-round play-off series, the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling pretty good about themselves. Recent history suggests they won't come easy. "We just need him to challenge Tristan [Thompson], keep him off the boards". But Fizdale unleashed a spectacular post-game tirade against the officiating crew, one that is nearly certain to bring disciplinary action from the ... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's brain will be examined for CTE

He was taken to UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead at about 4 a.m. Hernandez was found dead with the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead , according to a law enforcement source directly involved in the investigation into the former National Football League star's death. Read More »

O'Sullivan: I am exhausted of being bullied

Commenting on his impressive form this season and being regarded as a regular in Sheffield, Trump told the media at the World Championship press conference " it is about time I won it ". O'Sullivan has deliberately and repeatedly given one-word answers to questions he has faced after matches, while in an ITV interview at the World Grand Prix in February he gave a series of responses in a robotic voice. Read More »

Guardiola: 5-0 thrashing of Steaua showed Manchester City have attacking problems

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Pep Guardiola will assess captain Vincent Kompany and midfielder Fabian Delph after the duo came in from the cold to start Manchester City's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea . Chelsea made the flawless response to Saturday's surprise defeat against Crystal Palace by beating Manchester City last night. My players deserve more than the results this season. Read More »

Slaven Bilic denies altercation with West Ham striker

A fearless, courageous player, one of the best players that I signed at this football club and it's unfortunate that this incident has happened. "We are talking about an England captain, a true leader". Adductors. He felt it at the start of the Sunderland game. The Croatian said , "I called Diaf on the day we travelled to Sunderland and asked him what was happening because he got injured and all that". Read More »