Posts Tagged Professional football

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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AP sources: Phillips will be Broncos defensive coordinator

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the agreement say Wade Phillips is returning to Denver as Gary Kubiak’s defensive coordinator.

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Brady full practice participant despite cold, ankle problem

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Matthew Slater, left, warm up during practice Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady participated fully in the New England Patriots first Super Bowl practice of the week after coming down with a cold.

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Mickelson plays mind games with Bradley at Phoenix Open

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson signs his autograph for Scotty and CJ Shaver at the pro-am for the Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley.

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Bentley, DeGraw set to perform during pregame show

Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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