On Wednesday (April 19), news surfaced that former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell. The 27-year-old was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on April 15, 2015, for the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. During a press conference, Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, shared her thoughts on Hernandez’s death — “I pray to God that his soul is at peace,” — and why she thinks justice prevails even though the murder conviction may be erased.
Beijing has honored him with a statue, museum, stamp and play. But no longer with a contract. The Beijing Ducks agreed to terminate their pact with Stephon Marbury this weekend, making the 40-year-old former Knick and Net a free agent. Marbury had one more year left on his deal — after which he said he would retire — but disagreements about his role and salary caused the rift. Marbury, who resuscitated his basketball career in the Chinese Basketball Association after falling out of the NBA in 2009, released a statement to his legions of overseas fans, saying he always will be a “Beijinger” and thanking them for giving him a “second life.” Marbury, from Coney Island and a fixture on very bad Knicks
There’s not anything particularly wrong with the way Real Madrid defends here. Barcelona later won the match, so this goal — along with his second — will go down as among the most memorable in his career. This made the game 1-1 just five minutes after Madrid’s opener, so it came at an absolutely crucial point in the match.