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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands up after he is sentenced to life in prison at his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013.   (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)

In Aaron Hernandez murder case, question lingers: Why?

Friday, April 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee and baby daughter. But his future? A lifetime behind bars after being convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the 2013 slaying of Odin …

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and …

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, who had been considered …

Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted …

NFL unveils plans to mark league’s 50th Super Bowl

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHOENIX — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have …

NFL owners shoot down most replay proposals

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHOENIX — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes. Of the 13 replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them …

Aaron Hernandez cousin made to testify says she can’t recall facts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Tuesday after being ordered to testify, giving him a big smile and telling the prosecutor she couldn’t remember …

Bank teller: Aaron Hernandez sent $15K to man accused of selling guns

Monday, March 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck …

Significant replay rules changes proposed in NFL

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW YORK — Video replays galore. More coaches’ challenges. And a “bonus field goal.” All are on the agenda for next week’s NFL meetings, when team owners will spend much time deciding whether 13 proposals to amend instant replay should pass. Among the replay proposals are Detroit suggesting …

Victim’s family confronts officer over Aaron Hernandez court kiss

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FALL RIVER — The family of a man former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing confronted a security officer on Wednesday after Hernandez’s mother kissed her son’s hand in the courtroom. The kiss …

Shoe expert testifies in Hernandez trial

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — An expert from Nike says former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was seen on surveillance video wearing the same kind of shoes that left a footprint where an acquaintance of Hernandez was found dead. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing …

Former Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork joins Texans

Monday, March 16, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Longtime New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork has signed with the Houston Texans. Wilfork announced the decision on Twitter on Monday, then the Texans confirmed the signing. The 33-year-old has spent his entire 11-year career …

Things to know: Murder trial of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez

Sunday, March 15, 2015

FALL RIVER — The murder trial of Aaron Hernandez will enter its eighth week this week, as prosecutors in Massachusetts continue to build a case against the onetime New England Patriots star. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to …