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Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat 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) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.

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O.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86

Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) and Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, front right, go up for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — O.J. Mayo scored 20 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks relied on perimeter shooting and defense in a 101-86 win Saturday night over the Detroit Pistons.

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Hot-shooting Oregon scorches UCLA 82-64, 5 in double figures

Oregon's Jalil Abdul-Bassit, center, goes to the basket between UCLA's Thomas Welsh, left, and Norman Powell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joseph Young led five Oregon scorers in double figures with 16 points as the Ducks rode 75 percent shooting from the field in the first half to an 82-64 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

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Ex-Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly accused of fraud

This 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly. The former major league baseball player has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

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