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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski holds up Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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. With a virtual crowd in “Guitar Hero …

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 …

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 …

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his …

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez’s home

Monday, February 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing. Hernandez …

Hometown eager to celebrate Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

Friday, February 20, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The day before the Super Bowl that would change Malcolm Butler’s life, he posted a picture of the Vicksburg city seal on his Facebook page, thanking family and friends for supporting him during his journey …

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 …