The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide. Hernandez had been a rising star in the National Football League with a $41 million contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park not far from the Patriots' stadium. The funeral will be in Bristol, Connecticut, where Hernandez grew up.
NFL draft week has finally arrived. Round 1 of the league's annual "player selection meeting" begins Thursday night in Philadelphia. Rounds 2 and 3 follow on Friday, and the event wraps up Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7. But that still leaves us time for one more first-round prognostication, which will be freshened through the week as news dictates. So here's mock draft 7.0 for 2017: 1. Cleveland Browns — Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M: A lot of conjecture in recent weeks, from the Browns' rumored consideration of a quarterback at No. 1 to questions about Garrett's work ethic. We're not buying it. No reason for the league's worst team to pass on this year's best available player, and one who
Hey, how about a positive story involving air travel? Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was on his way to New Jersey for the Rutgers spring game this weekend, and happened to be seated in front of a family en route to a hockey camp. After the