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Shayanna Jenkins, right,  fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, walks away after testifying at Hernandez's trial, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

Friday, March 27, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted immunity, which means she was ordered to testify by the court or face time behind bars. Jenkins, Hernandez’s high school sweetheart and …

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 immunity by the court in February, which means she can be compelled to testify or …

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 the player’s name and the name of the high school. In some cases, the player …

Aaron Hernandez jurors see video of victim getting into car

Friday, February 20, 2015

FALL RIVER — Grainy surveillance video shown Friday to jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez shows the victim an hour before he was killed climbing into a car that prosecutors say …

Colts talked to league about balls before AFC title game

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that the Colts had contacted NFL officials before last month’s AFC championship game about their concerns with New England’s game balls. Grigson did not say how the team was tipped …

Patriots knew day of killing cop wanted to talk to Hernandez

Friday, February 13, 2015

FALL RIVER — The New England Patriots were alerted within hours that police wanted to talk to tight end Aaron Hernandez after a body was found not far from his house, a detective testified Friday, elaborating during often …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutor cites OJ Simpson case in judge request

Thursday, February 5, 2015

FALL RIVER — Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez’s home since the 2013 …

Northampton native Mike O’Brien talks about ‘surreal’ experience driving ‘duck boat’ in Patriots victory parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fresh off his appearance at the Academy of Music opening for comedian Lenny Clarke, Northampton native Mike O’Brien was bestowed with another honor — driving a “duck boat” in the Super Bowl victory parade for the New England …

Patriots draw wild cheers from giddy fans at Boston parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BOSTON — Giddy fans of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots chanted “Brady! Brady!” and clambered atop massive snowbanks for better views as players danced and waved their way through Boston in a Wednesday parade celebrating their …

Brady: ‘I would love to’ give Malcolm Butler MVP truck

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he “would love to” give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal line …

Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON — The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade through downtown until Wednesday. He said the city …

It was no serendipitous Super Bowl for Vegas sports books

Monday, February 2, 2015

LAS VEGAS — If being $3.3 million richer after Sunday’s Super Bowl is what Nevada sports books consider a worst case scenario, imagine the riches if a last minute play, second-guessed around the world, had gone a little differently. “I can’t even tell you how many millions of …

Tom Brady, in ‘midst of my career’ at 37, set on more titles

Monday, February 2, 2015

PHOENIX — Tom Brady knows what’s next: more Super Bowl wins. At least he hopes so. The most successful quarterback of his era was still riding the high of his fourth NFL championship on the morning after New …