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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, Carlos Ortiz, an associate of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, stands during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on a charge of being an accessory after the fact to murder in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. On Friday, April 11, 2014, Ortiz and Ernest Wallace were both also indicted on charges of murdering Lloyd.  (AP Photo/The Herald News of Fall River, Dave Souza, Pool, File)

2 Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges

Friday, April 11, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted Friday on murder charges in the shooting death of a man last summer about a mile from Hernandez’s home, prosecutors said. A grand jury in Bristol County returned separate indictments against Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace in the June 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said. Ortiz and Wallace, who are from Bristol, Conn., where Hernandez grew up, had been charged previously with accessory to murder after the fact and had pleaded not guilty. They had been ordered held on $500,000 … 0

Patriots sign former Eagles S Patrick Chung

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Safety Patrick Chung is back with the New England Patriots as the latest addition to their rebuilt secondary. After one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chung signed on Thursday with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2009. “I’m glad to be back. It’s like family here. It … 0

Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was in Amherst Wednesday talking life after football

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

AMHERST — Former New England Patriots standout, Matt Light, visited Amherst’s own, Hangar Pub and Grill Wednesday night to speak to University of Massachusetts students about transitioning to life after football. Since retiring from the National Football League in 2011, Light has since garnered his passion for marketing by partnering with KEEL vodka … 0

Broncos boast firepower, confident Peyton Manning

Saturday, January 18, 2014

DENVER — Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to … 0

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning: so different, but both quarterbacks are special

Saturday, January 18, 2014

They first met in the third game of the 2001 season, the fourth-year franchise quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts matched against a little known first-time starter for the New England Patriots. Peyton Manning was intercepted three times that … 0

AFC championship preview: Patriots, Broncos overcame plenty of obstacles

Friday, January 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far. Bill Belichick’s smarts and Tom Brady’s tenacity always seems to trump tribulation. This … 0

Jailhouse TV off limits to former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, who can’t watch AFC championship

Friday, January 17, 2014

If former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants to know the score of Sunday’s AFC Championship game, he’ll have to hope he overhears it from an officer or a fellow inmate. “He’s not allowed to watch … 0

Unheralded players help Patriots to AFC title game

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — On paper, this New England team doesn’t measure up to others Bill Belichick has taken to AFC championship games. On the field, though, unheralded players replacing missing stars filled major roles to get the Patriots to … 0

Patriots rookie LB Jamie Collins makes mark on defense

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the season started, the Patriots’ top pick in last year’s draft barely got on the field on defense, playing just six snaps when the opponent had the ball in the first two games. That didn’t … 0

‘Omaha’ keeps Broncos foes off-balance

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour. Through Omaha, of all places. On Wednesday, Manning pretended to shed a bit of light on his new favorite city, the name of … 0

Patriots secondary set for rematch with Peyton Manning

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Denver Broncos tried to beat the New England Patriots less than two months ago by running the ball. It didn’t work. With a Super Bowl berth at stake in Sunday’s rematch, Peyton Manning figures to … 0

Tom Brady embraces underdog role in AFC title game

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s been seven years since the Patriots were underdogs in a postseason game. So Tom Brady isn’t wasting a chance to embrace that role now. If that motivational tactic is good enough for the star quarterback, … 0

Go Omaha! Peyton Manning gives Nebraska city game shoutouts

Monday, January 13, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Peyton Manning can’t stop shouting about Nebraska’s largest city. The Denver Broncos quarterback used the word “Omaha” loudly and often during Sunday’s National League Football playoff victory over the San Diego Chargers. According to an … 0