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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo, New England Patriots tackle Nate Solder (77) reacts in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Solder reportedly had surgery for testicular cancer last spring. He went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Report: Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said Tuesday he was aware of it and the way Solder “handled that last year was really admirable with so much courage and a positive attitude, a sense …

Rob Gronkowski parties like rock star in offseason of frivolity

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Rob Gronkowski has perfected how to party like a rock star. He tried to jam like one this month at a video game event — his latest pit stop in an offseason stuffed with bashes, dancing, and even acting — and strummed a few chords on guitar in New York. …

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 …

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 …

NFL free agency heats up on Day 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The free agency frenzy, trading outbreak and stunning retirements of the first day of the NFL’s business year gave way to one headliner Wednesday: Ndamukong Suh. Miami signed the All-Pro defensive tackle and top prize in this year’s …

Witness: Hernandez holds gun on video minutes after killing

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can be seen on surveillance video walking through his home with a gun less than 10 minutes after prosecutors say he killed a man, according to testimony Wednesday …

All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis returns to Jets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NEW YORK — Revis Island: The Return. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England Patriots last season. Revis agents Neil Schwart NEW YORK …

McCourty: Patriots safety says he’s coming back

Monday, March 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Safety Devin McCourty says he’s returning to the New England Patriots for five more years. Cornerback Darrelle Revis could be gone. McCourty said that he’s happy to stay with the Super Bowl champions, telling Patriots fans on Twitter on Monday: “Let’s go win another Super Bowl...or …

Super Bowl champs back gay marriage at court

Friday, March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball’s small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy …

Vince Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense. In …

Prosecutors can’t bring up Florida shooting in ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez murder case

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts …