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BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have heard dramatic testimony from the girlfriend of a man who claims he saw Hernandez fatally shoot two men in 2012. Alexander Bradley, a former close friend of Hernandez, finished his testimony Thursday by insisting...
The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eagle has landed on top. The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman. The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot on the mound in celebration, a blue...
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, left, sets to drive to the basket against Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first quarter of a basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 20, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. A loss on Sunday was perfect for that. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Celtics...
This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City. MAGO via AP
BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady’s locker following the Patriots’ Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback’s missing grass-stained garment. So how exactly does that happen...
The NCAA Tournament’s first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great matchups and big-name programs. Here’s a...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance,...
NEW YORK (AP) — For all those NFL fans longing for more action, fewer interruptions and a better flow to games, Commissioner Roger Goodell is with you. The NFL is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled and using a time clock for extra points...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Men’s and women’s basketball teams in this year’s Sweet 16 are graduating more players and experiencing all-time high academic success. The programs still alive in the NCAA Tournament are enjoying the best academic success since The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Boston manager John Farrell said Red Sox left-hander David Price has increased strength in his sore pitching elbow but isn’t ready for a “full-blown throwing program.” Price was re-evaluated before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. “Strength gains...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Gregerson’s final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd roared through the evening mist. A daylong downpour couldn’t dampen this resilient United States club or its fans, who will finally...

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