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Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez’s old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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No. 10 Louisville beats Boston College 81-72

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Boston, Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Rick Pitino was back in Boston, and this time he was fortunate to have Chris Jones and Terry Rozier with him.

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Red Sox All-Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

NY SPORTS DESK WORKING ON OBIT/SIKES In this Jan. 31, 1964 file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette poses for a photo at the annual Boston Baseball Writers of America awards dinner in Boston. The Red Sox announced that Monbouquette died Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 in Boston from complications from leukemia. The 20-game winner, and four-time All-Star who threw a no-hitter and who spent more than 50 years in professional baseball was 78. (AP Photo, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78.

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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

New England Patriots fans cheer before the start of an NFL football send-off rally at City Hall in Boston Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

New England Patriots mascot Pat Patriot, center, and fans fans cheer during an NFL football send-off rally at City Hall in Boston Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl.

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