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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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Boston hosting City Hall rally for Super Bowl-bound Patriots

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is sending off the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots with a rally at City Hall.

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Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, top, runs the ball in the first half during the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.

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World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

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Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Lane Kiffin says he’s coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

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