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Judge Vacates Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction After His Death

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His death came less than a week after he was cleared of killing two other men in a 2012 drive-by shooting . An attorney in Hernandez's criminal case filed court papers last month that said his estate is now worth "zero". The lawyer said in recent correspondence, Hernandez showed an interest in pursuing his appeal. Judge Susan Garsh ruled in favor of the Hernandez estate after Hernandez's attorney John Thompson argued that because the football star died before his appeal was heard, the ... Read More »

NBA Draft: First Round Mock 1.0

Joel Embiid took to Twitter to let everyone know that he'll be representing the Philadelphia 76ers at the 2017 National Basketball Association draft lottery on May 16 in NY. Today, I am going to do a Mock Draft of the first round assuming everything stays as it stands right now. Holding the 32nd overall pick, the Suns will probably host 30+ players for that slot alone over the coming weeks. Read More »

Emre Can overhead goal 'special and really wonderful' - Liverpool's Klopp

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Despite that hard run-in, defender Adrian Mariappa is keen to improve on the points tally and will be looking to take lessons from the Liverpool game into the remaining weeks. "We are confident. If we perform how we can perform then we can do it". "That meant there was more pressure on us because if we hadn't done our job then the other teams dropping points wouldn't have meant anything, but it was positive pressure and we kept our heads". Read More »

Senators tie game late, win pivotal matchup with Rangers in overtime

The Ottawa Senators have allowed a combined 13 goals in their last three games. "I think by playing four lines you make it tough on the other team". Grabner appeared to seal it less than five minutes into overtime, but his redirection came on a high-stick. The Rangers had it reviewed for an offside but the goal counted. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs win in Houston to take series lead

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Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off Friday night's National Basketball Association playoff action? " A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date ". We'll see how they respond to this setback Friday night in Houston. The Spurs shot 54.5 percent in Game 2 versus 36.9 percent in Game 1 , where they missed 53 out of their 84 shots. Read More »

NBA Draft: 5 best fits for UCLA Bruins's Lonzo Ball

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If this is a taste of how Lonzo Ball (and Lavar Ball ) will be treated in the National Basketball Association, it's welcome. Jordan's parents didn't make their own brand, instead he earned a contract from Nike and helped build an empire with Jordan Brand. Read More »

NBA Playoffs Highlights: Celtics, Wizards Go Up 3-2 In Their Series

The Celtics, who are the top seeds in the Eastern Conference, lost their opening two games against the Chicago Bulls, but have now won three-in-a-row to lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. The day after his sister's death, Thomas was set to play his first game of the playoffs against the Bulls. "But just that's the reality of the situation that we're in right now", he said. Read More »

Juventus set new club Champions League record with six straight clean sheets

Like a fine wine, Gianluigi Buffon continues to improve with age. Higuain made no mistake, stroking the ball into the bottom corner past Subasic for his first goal in a Champions League knockout tie away from home. They are on course for a first French league title since 2000, and will match their achievement of reaching the 2004 Champions League final if they are victorious over two legs against Juve. Read More »

Guardiola: Man City 'missed' Kompany

The intriguing part will be as whether or not Guardiola goes for a game-changing signing like Bonucci, with the Juve and Italy centre-half establishing himself as one of the best in Europe and a certain starter, or a player like Rudiger who is still improving all the time and would arguably be stiff competition for Kompany. Read More »

Last night marked an impressive landmark for Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois

Dasilva, Trevoh Chalobah and Martell Taylor-Crossdale - will be all the sweeter for Blues fans considering that they leapfrogged Arsenal to the top of the elite Group 1 in doing so. "But then we bounced back as a team very hard and we played very well". Goals from Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso in the first half sealed Middlesbrough's fate and Nemanja Matic's second half strike added the icing to Chelsea's 3-0 win at home. Read More »

Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as general manager

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Beane joins the team after 19 years with the Carolina Panthers front office as the team won five NFC South titles and two NFC championships. After the 2016 season, the Bills also hired former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their new head coach. Read More »

Reynolds, Rockies rough up Cubs 10-4 in opener of DH

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In case you aren't aware, Old Style is a wholly unremarkable beer-the result if someone deemed PBR just too damn flavorful and set out to fix the problem-that people from Chicago pretend to like because doing so fills them with provincial pride. Read More »

Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards

Consider that the shaky goalie was once Washington's Braden Holtby , yanked after two periods of the second game. Whether it was Marc-Andre Fleury stopping Ovechkin on a breakaway in 2009, Jaroslav Halak stopping 41 of 42 shots in 2010, losing by one goal to the New York Rangers in 2012, getting shut out by the Rangers in 2013 or losing in overtime at the Rangers in 2015, Game 7 just hasn't been kind to the Capitals. Read More »

Atletico aim to overturn 0-3 deficit vs Real

We have a final on Wednesday, three more in the league, but first we're going to focus on the game against Atletico Madrid . Ronaldo has now scored 103 goals in the Champions League , three more than Atletico Madrid . A repeat of that performance would be just what Atletico needs this time . Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rested at the weekend, and his Real team-mates can expect a fiery reception at the Vicente Calderon on what promises to be an emotional occasion. Read More »

Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschko to win heavyweight title

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Still undefeated, Joshua has now set his sights on Tyson Fury and after Saturday night's victory the Watford man will be confident of defeating the 28-year-old or anyone else who stands in his way. I recovered well, took a beating, but recovered well. "It was just competition talk". The champion was then asked if victory, against one of the finest heavyweights in history and the 1996 Olympic champion, topped winning his gold medal at London 2012, and he responded: "No". Read More »

Judge Vacates Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction

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Judge E. Susan Garsh said MA law required her to vacate the 2015 conviction because Hernandez's appeal was pending when he died in a suicide, report The Associated Press , the Wall Street Journal (sub. "But I know, I know one day, I'm going to see my son, and that's the victory that I have and I am going to take with me". Thompson said he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which he said he was interested in pursuing an appeal of his conviction. Read More »

Conte looks to wrap up title at the Hawthorns

We know West Brom are a hard team to play against, we had a very tough game here, ' he said. We were reasonably well organised but we didn't get a foothold in the game for long enough in order to create chances. "We started the season not in the right way, with a lot of problems, and only through hard work and finding the right solutions together have we found the right way". Read More »

Capitals Breeze and Force Game 7

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This is the fourth time the two teams will meet in a winner-take-all. In the three games Pittsburgh has won, the Penguins blocked over 28 shots per game. He took a nasty spill in the first period when he was slammed into the end boards head-first while he tangled with Carlson. He did not come out of Game 6 on Monday night. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez Will 'Always Be Guilty,' Says Odin Lloyd's Mother

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Hernandez's lead attorney, Jose Baez, told TMZ today that his legal team is already speaking with Aaron's former agents to see how the tossed murder conviction will affect his Patriots contract. But his suicide essentially left his case unresolved - paving the way for a court to void his conviction entirely as part of a legal loophole known as "abatement ab initio ", or "from the beginning". Read More »

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

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Behind 18 3-pointers, the Rockets picked up a critical 125-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs. SAN ANTONIO - Will Tuesday night be the last time the Spurs play at home this season? And in those possessions when the halfcourt offense is needed, no more low-percentage floaters in the lane when the twin towers of Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge are looming. Read More »

Barcelona much more than Messi, Neymar & Suarez: Villarreal coach

Barcelona, who host Villarreal in the teatime kick-off, need to pick up maximum points from their three remaining matches as Real Madrid have a game in hand, against Celta Vigo , in the final week. "It makes Neymar's skills often look more like ballet or something exceptional than a soccer dribble". Barcelona holds the tiebreaker over Madrid , but Madrid will still have three matches to play after this round to Barcelona's two. Read More »

Maria Sharapova returns to tennis after 15-month doping ban

Sharapova was banned a year ago when it was learned that she had taken meldonium, the substance, which was added to the banned list in 2016. She initially was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation, but it was reduced on appeal to 15 months. Read More »

Celtics surge to 3-2 series lead on Bulls

He hurt us offensively tonight more than anything". "We knew that we were going to take two games and come here and take care of home, and now it's our job to continue to play the same way and finish the series in Chicago". After shooting 1-for-5 from the field and putting up only 7 points in the first half, Thomas rallied the Celtics in his new colors. Those two players spearheaded a 20-4 run in the fourth quarter that broke the game open. Read More »

Rohit, Shami back in 15-member squad for Champions Trophy

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While Rohit sustained a thigh injury during the One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand in October previous year Shami's last appearance in ODIs was in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals. The top eight sides in the world rankings compete in the Champions Trophy. "In early part of the 90s and even in early 2000s, it is just that India played better than Pakistan in world tournaments because there was not much difference between the two sides. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's match at Granada

Madrid :Rampaging French full-back Theo Hernandez is poised to seal a move to Real Madrid from rivals Atletico for 24 million euros (26 million), Spanish media said on Monday. This is after the father-of-one shared footage of his only son, playing in a match at the weekend where he scored a hat-trick. "We have to be confident against Juventus, even though it's going to be very hard", coach Leonardo Jardim said. Read More »

Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

Chelsea boss Conte said: "This step was big, a big step for us". Conte publicly stated his absence on that occasion was due to a back injury and the rumours subsided but resurfaced last week. We know West Brom are a hard team to play against - we had a very tough game here (a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in December). But through hard work, together we found the right way. Read More »

'Why Arsenal beat Man Utd but nobody really cares'

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Mourinho does now have more options at his disposal, but he has already suggested that he will include a number of youngsters in his Premier League plans if United are able to reach the Europa League final. "Still for us it is important because we want to play at the top level". "We built our success with intelligence and patience and organisation", Wenger said when asked to reflect on the game. Read More »

Pirates' Taillon has surgery for possible testicular cancer

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After alerting the team's medical staff of an abnormality, Taillon, 26, consulted with Dr. John C. Lyne during the weekend. Taillon's surgery is similar to the one Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis faced in December. My journey hasn't been the smoothest. But it is my journey and I wouldn't change it for anything, ' he added. Thank you to my family, girlfriend, teammates, doctors, Pirates fans, and the entire Pirates organization for the support. Read More »

Dwight Howard caught speeding in uninsured vehicle

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The Hawks were eliminated 115-99 in a game that tipped off less than 18 hours after Howard's incident. But hours before the season-ending loss, Howard ran into a little bit of trouble with the law. During the stop, police determined that the vehicle Howard was driving was uninsured, police said. Howard's auto was being followed by a black SUV, which police later determined was his personal security detail. Read More »

NCAA approves early signing period for college football

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After discussing it for years, college football finally has an early signing period. The early signing period may end up working out well for all parties involved, but I have my doubts. The early date also creates a potential problem when head coaches switch programs, or are fired, between the season and the February signing date. That rule doesn't take effect until April 2018, so it won't impact 2018 recruits. Read More »

Demi Lovato & Guilherme Vasconcelos Split After a Few Months of Dating

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Over the past few months, the two have been open about their relationship on social media. But they looked so cute together! The professional fighter captioned the snap by saying he missed Lovato a lot. The Grammy-nominated star wrote alongside the video she posted , "Finally!" "When I was approached by Kate to do a collaboration for Fabletics , I couldn't have been more excited", said Lovato in a statement . Read More »

Warriors turn off the Jazz, 121-95

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But, the majority of this team has played in that system for three years now. "We have imposed our will all eight games". Everybody was on a string, starting these games out. The Jazz closed within 68-63 after Mack drove for a floater. Curry, Thompson and Green were combined for 29 points in the first quarter alone. Golden State pressed down on the gas pedal in the final minute of the third quarter. Read More »

Recent rout of Real Madrid boosts Atletico's hopes

The 19-year-old left-back, a France Under-20 worldwide, has yet to play a first-team game for Atletico but has impressed while on loan at Copa del Rey finalists Alaves this season. Atletico has been sending a series of tweets in the past few days to praise its fans for having unconditional love for the team despite the results, accompanied by the hashtag "they can't understand". Read More »