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In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double-murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday. AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a life sentence for murder, authorities said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction...
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce esports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou,...
MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian athletes have been given two-year doping bans for offenses at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 track and field world championships, the All-Russian Athletics Federation said Wednesday. The five include Antonina Krivoshapka, who won silver with the Russian 4x400 relay team at...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taxpayers contributed more than $4.6 million for an NFL stadium in Las Vegas in the first month that a new increase on area hotel taxes went into effect— ahead of projections for the state’s share of the project. The preliminary tax collection figures from March for the stadium...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots are visiting the White House to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for another NFL title. Trump’s welcome to the team later Wednesday is coming hours after the news from Massachusetts prisons officials that ex-Patriot...
REGION — The Central Mass Voodoo girls fast-pitch travel softball program has several openings. Being sought are two 10U players, one 12U experienced utility player and two 18-plus players (a pitcher and an outfielder). The program boasts knowledgeable and experienced coaches who teach players...
Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, poses for photographers after winning the men's division of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston. Kirui was also the Marathon's overall winner. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
BOSTON (AP) — The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world’s most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. More surprisingly, so are the Americans. Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from three-time U.S....
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, right, scores as Tampa Bay Rays' Derek Norris gets the throw on a single by Mookie Betts during the second inning of a baseball game on Monday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright followed a spot start by working with former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. He was much better this time. Andrew Benintendi backed Wright with a go-ahead, two-run single as Boston scored three unearned runs following a dropped throw by second baseman Brad...

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