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Aaron Hernandez's conviction in murder of Odin Lloyd vacated

After a judge ruled that a long-standing legal principle in MA requires the vacating of Hernandez's conviction, Thompson told reporters he still has doubts about whether Hernandez killed himself. Lawyers for Hernandez had argued that the SJC had applied the legal doctrine "without exception, " even in cases of suicide. Hernandez's lead attorney in the double murder trial, Jose Baez , has pledged to independently investigate the death. Read More »

Maria Sharapova wins Stuttgart Open tennis return match after doping ban

The Canadian, and former Wimbledon runner-up, also laid into the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), whose rules have allowed Sharapova to resume her career. But this is what I've done for so long. Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open. Sharapova meanwhile won her match Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open. Read More »

Much-vaunted Monaco attack meets its match against Juventus

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Monaco boss Jardim, like his counterpart Allegri, made sure to praise 39-year-old goalkeeper Buffon, who rolled back the years to frustrate teenage talent Kylian Mbappe. A team as good as Juventus will punish you for a mistake, and so they scored a second goal. "Once we took the lead, there were a few unsafe crosses when Dani Alves was late coming out, then Andrea Barzagli , but overall we should be happy". Read More »

Laxman all praise for Nabi, Dhawan

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When a match is abandoned, the two teams get a point each. Shikhar Dhawan celebrated his comeback to the Indian team with a match-winning knock for Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. It was their first home defeat of the season. Rohit took time to get going, but he found the boundary every time the bowlers made an error; in the ninth over, he pounced on width offered by Rashid Khan and collected a boundary through point, in the eleventh he deposited one from the leg-spinner into the ... Read More »

Celtics reunite, detail 'sour breakup' with Ray Allen

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Rondo is reportedly hosting an actual reunion/vacation outside of the Area 21 segment, with Allen notably absent from the invite list . Garnett and Co. Pierce said: " I thought we formed a brotherhood here in Boston . Garnett went on to say that he felt that only wanted to invite people who were "loyal" and said that when Ray left the team, he chose to move on. Read More »

Man Utd should be through already, says frustrated Mourinho

So next week a big match at Old Trafford. But if we have to rest players next weekend [against Arsenal] then we are going to do that. "The percentage chance of us making the final is the same as it was before the first game". " He's just got to keep going now ", the 24-year-old stated. His mentality. He works, he works, he works. "He works and works and works so we can forget his age". Read More »

Vladimir Tarasenko tallies twice as Blues even series with Predators

Lo. Ellis gave the Preds a 2-1 lead in the third period when he stole the puck at the blue line and blasted it past Jake Allen for his second goal of the post season. "We were bound to lose a game". I felt that we came into this game looking like we felt really good about what happened in Game 2 and just assumed that things were going to carry on from there. Read More »

Rangers v Celtic: Chris Sutton slames Pedro Caixinha's team

Brendan Rodgers' undefeated troops outclassed a feeble Rangers line-up from start to finish in the sixth and final Old Firm game of the season. If there was anything left to be said about this all-conquering, ever-improving Celtic team, it was articulated at Ibrox on Saturday with a performance that spoke not just of the chasm between themselves and Rangers , but of the potential for it to widen. Read More »

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Boston Red Sox

But the Brewers struck back with three runs in the sixth. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor is recovering from a strained left elbow. He went 3 for 3 and raised his average to.258 after hitting.191 to start May. By taking the last two games in Minnesota (15-14) over the weekend, in blowout fashion no less, Boston can only hope that this is more of the high-scoring team that most projected them to be this season. Read More »

Sunil Narine's 15-ball IPL fifty powers Kolkata to victory in Bangalore

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Kohli was dropped on two by Chawla off Umesh Yadav, but in the next ball, was trapped leg before. Chasing a target of 159, Chris Lynn first made his intentions clear by hitting two fours and a six in the first over itself. Brilliant bowling performances from Axar Patel and Sandeep Sharma helped Kings XI Punjab crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 19 runs in a low scoring IPL encounter here at the M. Read More »

Russian Formula 1 qualifying results

I'm more happy this weekend but obviously not happy to be third, but this is how it goes sometimes". Vettel retained hope of catching and overtaking Bottas right until the last lap, but Bottas' former Williams team-mate Massa refused to let the four-time world champion past, with contact between the two effectively ensuring a maiden F1 victory for the Finn. Read More »

West Brom boss Tony Pulis scouts Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson

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He said: "Only in England you can see this support". The result, coupled with a season of lamentably insipid displays, appears to have taken it's toll on Boro's homegrown captain, 24-year-old defender Ben Gibson, who was understandably beside himself by the end of the evening at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Judge overturns Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

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After the judge's ruling, Thompson told reporters he still has doubts about whether Hernandez killed himself. Lloyd's mother has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Hernandez. Hernandez's lead attorney in his recent double murder trial, Jose Baez, has pledged to do an independent investigation into his death. Hernandez used a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window to hang himself after first attempting to block the door by jamming the door with several items. Read More »

Rob Manfred: Red Sox-Orioles intervention was about player safety

Xander Bogaerts also had an RBI for Boston. The fireworks came a day after Boston's Mookie Betts was hit by a pitch from Baltimore's Dylan Bundy. "It's f--ing bulls--". "All I can do is get ready for my next start, throw well in the next one and this one's forgotten about". Boston finished its nine-game homestand at 4-5. Read More »

Man City put five past Palace to move third

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City captain Kompany said: 'It was massive, and especially for the goal difference. Their battle with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal for the third and fourth spots remains a tight one but, with three games to play, they have points on the board and a healthier goal difference. Read More »

Arsenal doesn't need Champions League - Wenger

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is keen to appoint a senior figure to either work with Wenger or a new manager if the Frenchman leaves, according to the report. While the Premier League and Europe has been a source of frustration, Arsenal will contest their third FA Cup final in four seasons later this month, while Sunday's success saw Wenger at last get the better of Jose Mourinho at the 13th attempt. Read More »

Penguins Down Caps in Game 1

Karlsson's shot from an nearly impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. Read More »

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick helps Real Madrid beat Atletico 30

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Select the name you want from the list in the poll to your right, we're also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below. The home fans made sure to put Atletico in their place before kick-off with chants of "kings of Europe" and a "how does it feel" banner alongside a display of their 11 European Cups. Read More »

Cubs place Heyward on 10-day DL, trade Szczur to Padres

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Heyward is slashing.253/.333/.364 through his first 28 games of the 2017 campaign with three home runs and 17 RBIs. The Cubs purchased the contract of reliever Dylan Floro from Triple-A Iowa. Floro pitched in 12 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, posting a 4.20 ERA. In return, the Padres are sending 26-year-old minor league pitcher Justin Hancock to Chicago. Read More »

Lionel Messi Close To Signing New Barcelona Contract

The game started as a back and forth cagey battle with both sides struggling to get any rhythm going. Luis Enrique looks on during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 6, 2017 . Read More »

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

They survived partly because the incredible Antetokounmpo played all but 81 seconds of the game, and the Bucks could only stay dead even with Toronto when he was on the floor. But then Tony Snell threw the ball away on the inbounds, ending the series and the Bucks' season. "He is playing at an MVP level and I hope he can keep it going because we are going to need him in the next round", said Parker of teammate Leonard. Read More »

Kings reward forward Pearson with 4-year deal

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The 30-year-old posted a 18-15-5 record with a 2.54 goals-against average and a.910 save percentage with a single shutout over 39 games split between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Kings in 2016-17. On the business side of things, if they can come to terms with Bishop, then that means at least one of Kari Lehtonen or Antti Niemi will be filing change of address forms in the coming months, as they won't be returning to the Dallas line-up. Read More »

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge just misses two-hour marathon record

Fastest of all time but still 25 seconds short of his target. . While Kipchoge failed to break 2 hours, the event never lacked excitement. But Kipchoge did beat the previous marathon record of 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya on September 28, 2014 at the Berlin Marathon . Read More »

Warriors start fast, easily handle Jazz in Game 1 win

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It seemed like after failing to convert effectively in Games 5 and 6, the Jazz made a decision to stop settling for threes and instead rely on scoring in other ways and it certainly worked out in Game 7 . For the second consecutive playoff game, all five starters scored in double figures, led by Curry's 22 points. They've been working up to it - they had another 7 turnover performance in Game 3 against Portland - and they're managing it without dialing back their ball movement (32 ... Read More »

UFC 211 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 1

Former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos trains alongside other big talents in his quest to recapture the belt, then recruits a very tiny teammate. Dos Santos was sidelined for 14 months after that lopsided assault. When he was passed up again earlier this year, Maia had no choice but to take a fight. Read More »

Orioles hit 3 HRs in 1st inning and beat Nationals 6-4

Even after Monday's loss, they lead the National League East, though they are now trailing the Orioles in the race for regional bragging rights. He is batting.376 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs this season. Their bullpen needed three outs to preserve a two-run lead, and could not get them, undoing Scherzer's 113-pitch effort, undermining another would-be routine evening. Read More »

Playoffs Round 1 Series Recap: Utah Jazz Eliminate the LA Clippers

Rudy Gobert sat most of the game because of foul trouble. The Utah Jazz are looking for a bounce back win in this game, after their disappointing home loss Joe Johnson had a chance to tie the game late on Friday, but failed to do so. But, with Blake Griffin out injured (again), Los Angeles lost in the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season since Winston-Salem native Chris Paul came to Los Angeles to join Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Read More »

ACC has seven selected in second, third rounds of NFL Draft

Third-round pick Tarell Basham may also wind up starting early for the Indianapolis defensive line, meaning the Colts may well have found three starters in their first three selections. The best part? The Saints didn't chase the draft. One day after capping off a strong two-day start to the National Football League draft, the Cleveland Browns came back on Day Three and added some really solid players to their group, adding to a great rebuild. Read More »

Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

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In fact, Stenhouse drafted with fellow Ford racers when he could, but otherwise seemed content to race with whomever he could. To say the mighty had fallen would be a gross understatement. However, Roush Fenway was still missing victory lane in the MENCS. Steve Newmark, president of Roush Fenway Racing , called it "the most gratifying win since I've been at Roush". Read More »

Tony Parker undergoes surgery to fix ruptured quadriceps tendon

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The team said Friday's procedure was performed by Spurs physician Dr. David Schmidt and a timeline for Parker's return will be determined later. Leonard also delivered eight assists and seven rebounds for Spurs, who now travel to Houston for games three and four of the best-of-seven second round Western Conference series. Read More »

Fury: 'I can beat Joshua with one arm tied behind my back'

I am not hearing, 'Let's see Fury v ( Deontay) Wilder or Wilder v (Joshua) Parker.' It's always, 'We want AJ versus Wilder, Fury and Parker'. "Styles make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back". "I feel like he boxed well and he thinks so as well so maybe he thinks there's life in the tank yet, " Hearn told Sky Sports . "I believe he is going to take a little bit of time off after this fight". Read More »