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Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Tuesday's status hearing comes a day after Hernandez's lawyers protested that live broadcasts of two previous hearings violated state court rules by showing Hernandez's private conversations with his legal team. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Friday, July 25, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, argued that prosecutors hadn’t shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge against Hernandez in the death of … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Patriots

Friday, July 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the New England Patriots is practicing at training camp but not ready for full activity as … 0

Tom Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest … 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 … 0

Vince Wilfork: close to returning to Patriots

Thursday, March 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork says he’s closer to achieving his goal of finishing his career with New England. The 10-year veteran who missed most of last season with a torn Achilles’ tendon has tweeted that he looks forward to returning to football and helping … 0

NFL office can help refs with replays

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL officiating department will help referees rule on instant replay reviews starting next season. League owners passed a rule Tuesday allowing referees to consult with director of officiating Dean Blandino and his staff to … 0

Julian Edelman explains decision to stay with Patriots

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman grew up less than 30 miles from San Francisco. So visiting the 49ers as a free agent was “very surreal.” As a high school student, he watched them at training camp. As a pro, he chose to stay at his current home. Two days … 0

Patriots, Broncos still fighting for AFC supremacy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Two months after meeting in the AFC championship, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are squaring off in the wine and dine game. They’ve been the conference’s most aggressive teams in trying to upgrade … 0

Patriots announce re-signing of WR Julian Edelman

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman is back with the Patriots and Tom Brady doesn’t have to worry about losing his favorite wide receiver again. Edelman, who caught a career-high 105 passes with six touchdowns after Wes Welker left for the Denver Broncos before last season, re-signed with New England … 0

Patriots announce signing of CB Darrelle Revis

Monday, March 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Darrelle Revis says at least 26 teams called after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He chose the team whose coach he once called a “jerk.” The New England Patriots announced Monday the … 0

Patriots free agent WR Julian Edelman returning; Browner signing official

Sunday, March 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Wide receiver Julian Edelman says he’s glad to be returning to the New England Patriots after a surprising breakout season. Edelman became a free agent last week, but a post on his Twitter account said, “Foxboro is home. Excited to be back.” The Patriots don’t always … 0

Patriots sign suspended DB Brandon Browner

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Suspended former Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner said on Friday that he has agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots, giving the AFC East champions another potent defender in pass coverage. A day after representatives for Darrelle Revis confirmed that the three-time All Pro would be joining … 0

Revis signs with Pats, Sproles, Smith, Harrison, Tuck on move

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast. Now Steve Smith and James Harrison look for new NFL homes. Revis’ stay in Tampa Bay was short, and he might not be in New England much … 0