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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and led out of his home in handcuffs, shortly before 9 a.m. It is not immediately known what charges he is facing, but he has been under investigation in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez investigation

As the Massachusetts State police continue to investigate Aaron Hernandez's connection to a homicide in North Attleboro, Mass., a Connecticut man has filed a lawsuit in the state of Florida alleging that the New England Patriots tight end shot him in the face following an argument in mid-February. UPDATE: Hernandez was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 26.
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  • You Need To Read These Stories About Marshawn Lynch From His Former Seattle Teammates

    Just watch his episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls for proof of all of this. The Seattle Times caught up with a few guys on Seattle’s roster and asked for their favorite Marshawn stories. My first week here, we were outside on the field, and I was talking to Justin Forsett.

  • McIlroy's caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup

    SHANGHAI — Rory McIlroy didn’t have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message. “I think his words were, ‘A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much,’” McIlroy said Wednesday on the eve of the HSBC Champions. “J.P. got a nice percentage of that, so I knew at that point it was already there.” No payoff is greater than Sunday at East Lake. For the last seven years, the winner of the Tour Championship also has won the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. The player receives $9 million in cash, and $1 million is deferred into a retirement account. McIlroy also earned $1.53 million from

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  • Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.

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  • Tigers not likely to deal Kinsler

    While Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters he will be looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster before next season, Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech believes the Tigers have no interest in trading 2B Ian Kinsler and RHP Justin Verlander. "We want to get younger," Avila said two weeks ago. "We want to get leaner. We want to run the organization without having to go over our means." Kinsler, 34, who hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs this season, will earn just $21 million over the next two years and be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets technically need a second baseman.

  • Who is hot and cold entering the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

    It took until his 22nd Sprint Cup start at Martinsville Speedway for Kyle Busch to visit victory lane at NASCAR’s shortest track. And he stunk up the show. Busch led 352 laps, the only time in the last six races at Martinsville that the winner led more than 100 laps. There were 11 lead changes, only the second time since 2009 that there were fewer than 15 at the short track. It was one of four short-track wins Joe Gibbs Racing has earned this year of the five so far. Kevin Harvick‘s victory in the August Bristol race is the only exception. JGR drivers have led 1,545 of the 2,307 laps raced on short tracks this year (67 percent). Before Busch’s win, Denny Hamlin was the only current JGR driver

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  • Crosby returns, and so does Penguins’ balanced attack in win

    With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup for the first time this season on Tuesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins roster is starting to resemble the one that lifted the Stanley Cup four months ago. About half way through their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, they finally started to look like that team on the ice, too. The Panthers were completely shutting the game down and had just put on a penalty killing clinic where they played a 40-second game of keep-away, sparking a chorus of boos from the home crowd. It was at that point that Crosby found himself wide open in the middle of the ice to accept a pass from Evgeni Malkin and rip it past Panthers goalie Jamies Reimer for his first goal of the year.

  • J.T. Barrett was letdown by the OSU coaching staff

    The improbable and unthinkable happened in Happy Valley last Saturday night and it happened for a various amount of reasons — all of which are key ingredients to pulling off a major upset: Scoring on special teams: Game-winning blocked field goal returned for a touchdown and a blocked punt, leading to points. Getting to the quarterback: We’ll get to this. Hitting on big plays: Only four Penn State receivers caught passes, but they each had a long reception of over 20 yards. Saquon Barkley was held for under 100-yards on the ground, but he had a long rush of 37-yards. If we were to go back through Ohio State’s losses under Urban Meyer, the offense has been the issue in just about all of them —

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  • Easy to spot the good and bad for Rose in Knicks debut

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Hitting the hardwood for just the second time in a New York Knicks uniform, Derrick Rose undeniably had jitters and nerves in Tuesday's 117-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  While his teammates had the opportunity to shake loose, find respective rhythms and build a rapport with one another, Rose was unable to take advantage of such a chance this preseason. Unfortunately for him, it was easy to tell. Rose scored 17 points in the defeat, but did so inefficiently. Running the point, Rose looked hesitant and seemed to overanalyze his decisions. Players often rely upon their floor general to create easier offensive opportunities, and it was clear Rose,

  • Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields turning pro

    Claressa Shields celebrates after winning her second Olympic gold medal. There will be no third gold medal for Claressa Shields. The only American to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward in 2004 is turning professional and will make her pro debut on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ward-Sergey Kovalev pay-per-view show.

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  • Jonathan Kraft walks out on owners meeting after disagreement with Jerry Jones

    Patriots owner Jonathan Kraft and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones got into a war of words during an owners meeting, according to CBS Sports. The point of disagreement? GIFs. That’s right: GIFs. The two got in an argument over the NFL’s new social media policy, which has become hugely prohibitive for NFL teams. They can no longer post highlights from their games during the game action. Here’s what CBS’ Jason La Canfora wrote about the spat: “Jones made an impassioned defense of the member clubs, claiming the highlights were team-generated content and clubs should be able to do what they want with them on social media. … Jones also expressed his belief that if the league can post the videos then the

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  • Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title talk: “I don’t care”

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t having any of your title talk. After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points. It is tight at the top but whatever people are saying, Klop isn’t bothered. “I don’t care. It is normal in football that when you are in a good position people start talking a little more positive. I don’t recognize so much what

  • Lexi Thompson teams with Bryson DeChambeau in men's PGA Tour event

    It's been a rare thing in Bryson DeChambeau's recent golf history that he has not been the biggest draw in his own group. It looks like that will be the case, however, at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December when he is joined in the team event by Lexi Thompson. The 21-year-old Thompson is the first female to play in the unofficial PGA Tour event since Annika Sorenstam in 2006. She's the first to play in any type of PGA Tour event since Michelle Wie in 2008. The format for the Franklin Templeton Shootout is a three-round combination of alternate shot, scramble and best ball. It consists of 12 two-golfer teams and will include Justin Thomas, Smylie Kaufman, Kevin Chappell and Luke Donald.

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  • The 2 Man Game: The teams that will surprise and disappoint

    The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss which teams to buy and which ones to sell this season

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  • Richard Petty Motorsports, American Red Cross partner on No. 44 for Martinsville

    Richard Petty Motorsports announced it has partnered with the American Red Cross as the primary sponsor on the No. 44 of Brian Scott this weekend at Martinsville Speedway in an effort to help Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Scott’s car will feature text message code fans can use in order to donate to the Red Cross’ efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Fans can help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting http://www.redcross.org/rpm-pub, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999, which will be featured on the No. 44 Ford Fusion this weekend, to make a $10 donation. “With the significance that Hurricane Matthew had on the Carolinas,

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  • With three straight wins, the Oilers have ‘responded well’ to the Buffalo debacle

    The Edmonton Oilers improved to 5-1-0 with Sunday’s outdoor shutout of the Jets. They’ve now won three straight since getting embarrassed, 6-2, at home by the Sabres, leaving head coach Todd McLellan quite satisfied with the response he’s seen from his group. “I thought we started the season sloppily and (still) won games,” said McLellan. “We gave up a lot of opportunities and chances. We were very sleepy and casual against Buffalo, and we went after the group pretty hard. But after that, we responded well, and we played three pretty good teams over the last little bit and played the game a lot better.” Since the debacle versus Buffalo, the Oilers have beaten the Hurricanes, Blues and Jets, all

  • A Redskins Coach Exposed His Wiener To Fans When He Whipped It Out To Pee On The Sideline

    One Redskins coach, however, decided to go full Nick Novak and pee on the sideline during Washington’s game on Sunday against Detroit. Ben Kotwica, Washington’s special teams coordinator, grabbed a cup, walked away from the action, and went to the bathroom.

  • Eagles reportedly looking to trade for Alshon Jeffery

    Since the Chicago Bears are currently mired in a 1-6 season and Alshon Jeffery is a pending unrestricted free agent playing on a franchise tag, all options are being considered regarding the 26-year-old receiver. According to Benjamin Allbright as well as Jason La Canfora, the Philadelphia Eagles are working to push through a trade for Jeffery by the November 1st deadline at 4:00 p.m. ET. If the deal was to be completed, the Eagles would need to “work out a long term deal” and a mid-round pick would come back to the Bears as compensation. Philadelphia is also rumored to be in on San Francisco 49ers receiver, Torrey Smith, who has never seemed to be a quality fit with head coach Chip Kelly’s offense and the 49ers.

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  • Front-Office Insider: Roster breakdown

    Danny Ainge built the Celtics through the draft. (Getty Images) The Vertical Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks, a 20-year executive with the Nets, looks at how each team constructed its opening day roster. NBA rosters are now finalized. What started at

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  • It looks like Brock Osweiler made a mistake leaving the Broncos this offseason

    Brock Osweiler talked on Monday night about how much he loved the Denver Broncos, and it felt sincere. The Denver fans don’t love him anymore, not after he left them as a free agent for a big payday with the Houston Texans. “They meant a lot to me,” Osweiler said.

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  • Kroenke: “Very high” on Wenger who is “very hard” to replace

    LONDON — Arsenal remains “very high” on Arsene Wenger and it will be “very hard” replacing the manager who is in the final year of his contract, owner Stan Kroenke told The Associated Press on Monday. Wenger this month celebrated 20 years in charge of Arsenal and has offered no indication whether he wants to sign a new deal into next season. The 67-year-old Frenchman became the Premier League’s longest serving manager when Alex Ferguson retired from Manchester United in 2013. United is now on its third manager in three years and has not competed for the Premier League title since Ferguson’s departure. In a rare interview about Arsenal, Kroenke noted the tricky post-Ferguson succession at United

  • Ballon d’Or shortlist announced: Mahrez, Vardy among 30 nominees

    The shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or has been announced. With FIFA ending its association with the award, French outlet France Football will now be naming the shortlist of 30 players who can be crowned the best player on the planet. On Monday it has begun to release the shortlist in two batches of five names being announced every two hours. Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy capped off an incredible 2016 as the Premier League champions were named in the 30-man shortlist. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were both include, as were Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba plus West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris also made

  • How the Managing Director of Renault's F1 Team Wants to Radically Change the Sport

    The United States Grand Prix was, in a word, predictable. Lewis Hamilton took pole position, and later, the checkered flag—his 50th career win. Mercedes-AMG teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the podium in third. It was a race that lived up to all the cynical criticisms of Formula 1 racing in 2016. The cars were quiet and nearly identical-looking; the racing, after the first few laps, consisted of the perennial leaders running away essentially unchallenged by the rest of the pack. These are the patent complaints about F1, the gripes you'll here in every garage, pub, or comment thread where fans of the series congregate. But what, realistically,

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  • Majestic McIlroy guns for major scalps at WGC

    A resurgent Rory McIlroy is looking to end 2016 in style, starting by winning the prestigious World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai this week. "Here, yes, I'd love to tick that one off," McIlroy told AFP. The good news for McIlroy is that he appears finally to have put his injury-wracked 2015 behind him.

  • Anthony Bennett: a fall from grace, a rise in confidence

    Alex Wong, writing again for Vice Sports, profiles Anthony Bennett, touching on how he’s been the poster boy for draft busts everywhere since being taken overall No. 1 four seasons ago. But Wong also touches on something he believes is of equal importance as he begins his fourth season, Bennett’s rising confidence. And, he suggests, one can lead to the erasure of the other. Bennett, he writes, understandably lost confidence ... and lost his sense of joy, of fun. And he knew it. When he was waived by his hometown Raptors last spring, he got on a plane and flew to Las Vegas to work out with Impact Basketball, spening six weeks with trainer Drew Hanlen, going through three-hour daily workouts. "I