Sport Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction
Author: 0 Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

She also said a "possible mental disturbance" was reflected in a suicide note to his fiancee in which he said his death was "the Supremes, the almightys plan, not mine". Ward said she would always see Hernandez as guilty despite the technicality, but that she wasn't angry because "God didn't raise me like that". He later was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Author: 0 Atletico-Madrid rivalry heats up ahead of semifinal

Last Tuesday saw Real Madrid produce a convincing display and Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick against an Atletico side that was nearly unrecognisable to the team that is usually so hard to beat, reports Xinhua news agency. Even by their standards Real are on the verge of completing the most glorious season in the club's decorated history. Zidane's side are closing in on a Champions League and LaLiga double, but the Frenchman urged his side not to lose focus on the challenge that ...

Sport Coors Field covered in blanket of hailstones before Rockies face Cubs
Author: 0 Coors Field covered in blanket of hailstones before Rockies face Cubs

The team arrived at their Denver hotel around 5 a.m. Monday after a 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees. The Cubs scored the first run of the game in the third. He even invited Manning to spring training sometime. Whenever the Cubs travel to Denver to play the Rockies, the stadium is full of Cubs fans. The Cubs planned to bring up infielder Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa and the Rockies right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Sport Anthony Joshua delivers impassioned speech after stunning victory
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua delivers impassioned speech after stunning victory

Joshua said in the middle of the ring before addressing the 90,000 fans in the arena. Like I did before I won this fight. "I came back and fought my heart out". Klitschko backed up Joshua with his jab in round eight. Klitschko started the sixth round where he left off in the fifth, landing an overhand right that dropped Joshua for the first time in his career.

Sport Aaron Hernandez's 2015 Murder Conviction Is Thrown Out
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's 2015 Murder Conviction Is Thrown Out

The legal doctrine behind Tuesday's ruling is known as abatement ab initio ("from the beginning"). Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg had argued that Hernandez "should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not accomplish in life". Abatement has generally been recognized in MA even in high-profile cases of suicide. A MA judge has agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal could be heard.

Sport Manchester United 'won't comment' on Paul Pogba transfer investigation reports
Author: 0 Manchester United 'won't comment' on Paul Pogba transfer investigation reports

United, who announced an operating profit of more than £37m in their most recent quarterly figures and topped the Deloitte Money League in January, told Sky Sports News HQ they "never comment on contract matters". He returned to the club last summer for a world-record fee of 105m euros. Raiola's earnings are said to be £41.39m - netting £23m from the transfer fee.

Sport 'Psych: The Movie' reunites cast for 2-hour Christmas movie
Author: 0 'Psych: The Movie' reunites cast for 2-hour Christmas movie

The rest of the returning cast includes Timothy Omundson (Lassiter), Maggie Lawson (Juliet), Kristen Nelson (Chief Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry). Now USA just has to bring back Monk and Burn Notice so Tony Shalhoub and Jeffrey Donovan can join the Psych guys in an Avengers-style team-up.

Author: 0 Real Madrid Thrash Granada; Barcelona's 'MSN' Cross 100-Goal Mark

Barcelona cruised to a 4-1 win at home against Villarreal , with Luis Suarez, Neymar , and Lionel Messi all on the score-sheet. In the second half, Luis Suarez crowned a Barcelona counter attack with a goal , in the 69th minute. Bakambu was guilty of killing a Villarreal chance when his pass to Roberto Soldado was too heavy but the striker kept his cool shortly after when Barca's risky positioning on halfway was split by a single pass and the DR Congo worldwide raced clear to finish.

Author: 0 Moon Jae-in set for South Korean presidency

The vote comes following the ousting of former president Park Geun-Hye, who was indicted for corruption earlier this year and is awaiting trial. March 10: The Constitutional Court votes unanimously to remove Park from office, triggering a two-month presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Fred Hoiberg promptly left postgame presser after question about Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics, who are 7-4 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in road games this season against Central Division teams, have improved their ball movement over the run of the series, showing why they earned the No. Rajon Rondo's status for Game 6 on Friday night hasn't changed. Now, after three consecutive victories, Boston finds itself one win away from advancing out of the first round for the first time in Stevens' tenure.

Sport Alvaro Morata Frustrated With Lack of Real Madrid Playing Time
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata Frustrated With Lack of Real Madrid Playing Time

Barca leads the standings due to its superior head-to-head record although Real has a game in hand and will win a first domestic title since 2012 if it takes seven points from its remaining three games. "There is no B-team here. We are the opposite, physically we are very strong and that is good news for the end of the season", he said ominously. We know there are players who feature less but you can sense we are never less than fully dedicated.

Author: 0 Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

But, who knows? Maybe the Rockets can survive Nene's loss and continue to roll with one of the NBA's most fun offenses. They'll meet in Game 5 Tuesday night in a contest that could ultimately swing the seven-game set. San Antonio also dominated the paint, 62-52 in points, but shot just 30 percent from three-point territory. Now it essentially comes down to Sunday night, D'Antoni said.

Author: 0 I Never Told Alvaro Morata To Join Atletico Madrid- Diego Simeone

Sign up for the online chat with Col. Brandon Pearce, NGA's chief information security officer, May 15, 12:30 p.m. " Pepe is in good form and next week he is going to be ready and completely with us - but Saturday he won't be with us". Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has addressed a rumour that he asked Alvaro Morata to cross the Madrid divide. "It's very hard to overturn this result but we will keep believing until the end because that's our mentality and we will be playing with ...

Author: 0 Team player Fabregas leads Chelsea to brink of EPL title

Gibson grew up as a Boro fan and as such, felt the pain as keenly as any of the travelling supporters who witnessed what proved to be something of a capitulation at Stamford Bridge as a 3-0 defeat by Chelsea sent them down. And Conte last Friday did not clarify the situation, calling on Costa and all his players to maintain their focus on completing the season with silverware.

Sport Romo no-go for US Open
Author: 0 Romo no-go for US Open

Open nearly every year between 2003 and 2011. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback didn't make it through an 18-hole local qualifier for a spot in the U.S. Lutterus said he told Romo his game, if he had time to hone it, is PGA Tour-caliber. "Most of the people were out there the entire day and rooting you on, and I wanted to give them something to get excited about", Romo said.

Sport Pirates' Taillon treated for testicular cancer
Author: 0 Pirates' Taillon treated for testicular cancer

According to the Pirates, the doctor who performed the surgery was John C. Lyne. Further treatment will be determined after tests. Yet it appears Taillon's condition might've been more severe than believed. My journey hasn't been the smoothest. No specific information about Taillon's condition is now available, but survival rates for testicular cancer are generally good, with the National Cancer Institute reporting a five-year survival rate of 95.1% in a data set from 2007-2013.

Sport Howard pulled over before Hawks' Game 6 loss
Author: 0 Howard pulled over before Hawks' Game 6 loss

The Hawks had the night off on the 27th, and then were slated to play the Wizards in an elimination game on the 28th. The officer discovered Howard had been driving on a suspended registration and without insurance and had his auto towed, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported .

Sport NCAA pushes up high school signing deadline
Author: 0 NCAA pushes up high school signing deadline

The early period requires some changes to the national letter of intent that will reviewed at a June meeting of the Collegiate Commissioners Association. Like most schools, recruiting is a big deal for Georgia Football. Elite recruits figure to be the ones most likely to take advantage of the new early signing period.

Sport Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy
Author: 0 Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy

Four of Manning's former teammates - Marvin Harrison, Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James and Jeff Saturday - have already been inducted into the Ring of Honor. The Colts were consistently an NFL juggernaut with Manning under center (among the league's winningest teams), which was highlighted by a 2006 Super Bowl Championship.

Sport Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz
Author: 0 Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz

Golden State joins the Cleveland Cavaliers as the only undefeated teams in this year's playoffs. Golden State dominated in almost every facet of the game, a reflection of how the playoffs have gone for them thus far. Obviously still disappointing to lose and be done. That marks the end of Utah's playoff run, getting swept in four games by the Warriors after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games in the first round.

Sport Demi Lovato is Partnering With Fabletics to Empower Girls
Author: 0 Demi Lovato is Partnering With Fabletics to Empower Girls

A source tells People that the couple had called it quits, but that "it wasn't a dramatic split". " Bomba is a good guy, but the relationship just ran its course", a source confirmed. Demi is said to have first hit it off with 31-year-old Guilherme in July, 2016, allegedly enjoying a "quick fling" weeks after breaking up with actor Wilmer Valderrama, who she had dated on and off for six years.

Author: 0 Barcelona 4-1 Villarreal

As a result , they have to win their three remaining matches while hoping Madrid slip up between now and the end of the campaign, reports Xinhua news agency. Villarreal won't be an easy opponent, even with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all looking for goals. Since their 1-1 draw with Real in the first Clasico, Barca have won their last 10 at the Nou Camp, leading at the break in nine of these victories and scoring 42 goals across these games.

Author: 0 Arsenal not giving up the chase - Xhaka

Liverpool received £34.2m in Europa League prize money last season as a result of their progression to the final, where they lost to Sevilla in Basel, and United have already earned a similar amount by reaching the semifinals. Overall, this was a year when the combined financial performance of the 20 Premier League clubs fell back sharply into negative territory, after two years of hefty profits.

Sport National Hockey League playoffs: Capitals force seventh game
Author: 0 National Hockey League playoffs: Capitals force seventh game

It wasn't unlike most of the first four games of the series, when Washington would control play for long stretches only to have Pittsburgh expertly counter on its way to a 3-1 advantage. "That's going to be a tough task but I think it's something we have the right guys and the right mentality right now to do that". Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was given a torrid time , blocking 21 of 26 shots.

Author: 0 Stroman, Pillar lead Jays past Indians 4-2 in ALCS rematch

We're not even sure what's more impressive - Pillar's full-extension to pluck the ball from the air, or the awareness to pull out of his barrel-roll just before hitting the wall. The Indians added some runs late, but couldn't complete the rally. Cleveland cut the deficit in half in the eighth. The Indians' Francisco Lindor got caught into a rundown, but when Travis was nailed for interference he was awarded second, allowing Cleveland's two runs to cross.

Sport Sunrisers Hyderabad consolidate 4th position with dominant win over MI
Author: 0 Sunrisers Hyderabad consolidate 4th position with dominant win over MI

The rationale behind retaining Moises Henriques as the first-choice allrounder might have been questioned as well. The replays, however, showed that the ball had in fact clipped the gloves a little before hitting the helmet. Skipper Steve Smith (34) and Ben Stokes (39) though steadied the rocking boat, putting on 60 runs together for the third wicket, they failed to up the ante.

Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin on September 16 collision course

He was chided for being afraid of the fight - but de la Hoya insisted an Alvarez-Golovkin bout was never in doubt. Alvarez , who faced Chavez at a contract weight of 164.5 pounds, will fight at 160 pounds against Golovkin after refusing to fight his previous middleweight title bouts heavier than 155 pounds.

Author: 0 Mets' Harvey suspended three days for violating team rules

After showing up at the ballpark, Harvey apologized for his late arrival. Harvey offered no public explanation for his tardiness, saying he simply "screwed up". Aaron Altherr, who did not start because of a sore left wrist, came off the bench and clouted a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5.

Sport Rohit recalled to Indian squad
Author: 0 Rohit recalled to Indian squad

India are yet to lose a World Cup encounter against Pakistan, with the win-loss record in ODI and T20 World Cup matches standing 11-0. A fully fit Rohit Sharma and Shami has booked their spots in Indian side, Mumbai Indian skipper has not played ODI cricket since October past year while Shami is back in squad since WC 2015.

Author: 0 Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards

They had just eight shots entering the final 20 minutes and the Capitals' defense was making them look like they had cinder blocks strapped to their skates. Ian Cole, Ron Hainsey and Justin Schultz simply looked exhausted out and taxed, as they combined for no shots on goal. The Capitals are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities.

Sport IPL 2017: Vira Kohli says 'thank you' and 'sorry' to RCB fans
Author: 0 IPL 2017: Vira Kohli says 'thank you' and 'sorry' to RCB fans

The Virat Kohli-led led side, which boasts of some mercurial players in Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson , has had a forgettable campaign this season. Australian Lynn smashed 50 in his first match since returning from the injury as he and Narine (54) fashioned Kolkata's comprehensive six-wicket victory against Bangalore with almost five overs to spare.

Sport Rashford rocket gives Man United away win in Europa semi
Author: 0 Rashford rocket gives Man United away win in Europa semi

Were United to win that tournament they would be guaranteed qualification to the Champions League. And Herrera again played a key role in helping his side get over the line and the midfielder credited Mourinho for helping him feel more important at Old Trafford this season.

Author: 0 Penguins blow out Capitals, go up 2-0

Pittsburgh now lead the series 1-0 with Game 2 on Saturday in D.C. The Capitals stars did not. Game 3 is on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Normally, a team that has such an edge in possession numbers like the Capitals had in Game 1 - says the Capitals controlled 69.2 percent of the even-strength shot attempts, their best of the postseason - finds its way to the power play considering how often they had the puck.

Author: 0 Young Bucks hope they've learned lessons in time for Game 6

The Bucks, who have not won a playoff series since 2001, struggled to shoot the ball for the third game in a row. "Our veteran guys should know it but to close out a series on the road in a hostile. It came to the point where the Raptors blew their 25-point lead, and it looked like all hope was lost. It built a 71-46 with 5:17 left in the third quarter but wasted that advantage.

Sport Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!
Author: 0 Mourinho did not care about losing to Arsenal - he was smiling!

United is in fifth place — it could be sixth come Wednesday evening — with two weeks of the season left, and the team is likely to finish outside the top four for the third time in the past four years. Jose Mourinho made eight changes from the side that claimed a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo last week against Arsenal , with Thursday's second leg the clear priority.

Sport Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury after toppling Wladimir Klitschko
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua targets Tyson Fury after toppling Wladimir Klitschko

He also claimed he had already received confirmation the defeat of Klitschko had broken British pay-per-view records, and that Joshua can only fight in similarly-sized venues hereafter. Joshua landed further blows to Klitschko as fans sensed he was closing in on an epic victory . Speaking on how he feels achieving such feat, the visibly elated Joshua said, "Very humbled and not just for myself, but for the people that have worked with me, so it is important that I can only repay by achieving ...

Author: 0 Selby beats Higgins 18-15, retains world snooker title

I'd hit the wall; I had nothing left. I thought, "Just try to pull yourself together and find something, if you're going to go down, go down fighting". Higgins , at 41 bidding to become the oldest victor of the showcase event since Ray Reardon won aged 45 in 1978, ended up being a virtual bystander on Monday.

Sport Messi Nets 500 Barcelona Goals; Tops El Clasico with 15
Author: 0 Messi Nets 500 Barcelona Goals; Tops El Clasico with 15

Alba cut the ball back and there, on the edge of the area, was Messi: he had scored earlier in the night and he had been kicked, many times, and elbowed (by Marcelo) in a clash that left him bleeding from his nose and mouth. Instead, Madrid were caught over-committing in attack, despite having been reduced to 10 men, and were punished by a rapid breakaway which culminated with Messi's stunning finish.

Sport Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz - 5/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz - 5/2/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Los Angeles Clippers have choked away the season once again, as they fell to the Utah Jazz in the seventh game of the opening round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. We just said we want to keep this thing going for him. "I thought we were competing", Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Paul had 28 points, eight assists, three rebounds and four turnovers playing 38 minutes in a 98-93 win on Friday.

Author: 0 Mourinho can't resist a dig at Arsenal and Wenger

The big-money summer arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach has divided opinion among Arsenal fans but the midfielder was the toast of the Emirates Stadium when he opened the scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. Then Southampton and Crystal Palace. They had the luck of that goal , and we didn't score before them. This season United has appeared particularly negative in drawing blanks at every major rival, with the same expected at Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday when ...

Sport DeRozan scores 37 points, but Raptors fall to 3-0 against Cleveland
Author: 0 DeRozan scores 37 points, but Raptors fall to 3-0 against Cleveland

Korver averaged 5.3 points a game in the first-round sweep of in and 4.5 points in the first two wins over Toronto . Norm Powell contributed, Cory Joseph filled in admirably at point guard. "They've got LeBron James ", Lowry told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical late Friday night. "In addition to busting his butt on (defense) and trying to hit the boards for us, he was a big help tonight".

Author: 0 Maybe my success started Wenger rivalry - Mourinho

But he should have Granit Xhaka available after the midfielder limped out of Sunday's game having given Arsenal the lead, while Lucas Perez is also back following a slight setback in recovering from a thigh issue. "It is not manager against manager". The penalty was awarded for a handball against Jack Stephens. The situation presented was unusual, as the last time Arsenal and Manchester United both finished outside the top four was in 1978-79, when they ended seventh and ninth, respectively.

Sport Arsenal target Zorc approached over Premier League job
Author: 0 Arsenal target Zorc approached over Premier League job

I don't know what it means. 'Is he someone who stands in middle of the road and directs the players to the left or to the right? Wenger dismissed the idea and said that the club... There you have it- Arsene Wenger will call all the shots, should he be retained. And with Arsenal facing four league games in 11 days before the FA Cup final against Chelsea a week later, Wenger indicated he may rotate his team liberally.

Author: 0 Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: I won't change my style

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Tuesday said that failure to qualify for next season's Champions League would not jeopardise contract negotiations with players. Mourinho had a different take on the match at Arsenal . "I'm not really a fan of talking about myself too much, maybe others should judge [how my first season has gone]".

Author: 0 Jazz notes: Dealing with Warriors' team speed an issue for Game 2

By contrast, Golden State was licking its lips after seven consecutive off days, racing out to a 9-0 lead to start the game and then opening the fourth quarter on a hope-crushing 10-0 run. The former Weber State star scored four points and grabbed a rebound in five minutes. Green was the key for the dubs, his defensive presence stalled the Jazz all night and he finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists , 2 steals and 2 blocks in the home win.

Author: 0 Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

Jose Mourinho could not resist a verbal jab at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal's supporters, following Manchester United's 2-0 loss to the Gunners on Sunday night. We lost because we didn't score and we had great chances to score before them. Wenger was also in sarcastic mood, but in his case he was talking about the penalty that Liverpool were awarded - and squandered - in their goalless draw at home to Southampton earlier on Sunday.

Author: 0 Wenger says exit from Champions League wouldn't harm contract talks

Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck scored in a 2-0 win for Arsenal on Sunday to leave United four points off the Champions League places. If Arsenal stay out of the top four, it would be the first time the London club has failed to qualify for the Champions League in more than two decades under Wenger.

Author: 0 Sunderland dent Hull's survival hopes with 2-0 win

Kept out Defoe one-on-one and then Seb Larsson from a late free kick. "I saw some rubbish figures talked about in the papers today; whoever came up with those is completely wrong". City lost a game they could not afford to lose. "My home record is not important", Silva said. Of course it's not a good afternoon for us but it changes nothing.

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