Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Football

This Oct. 16, 2013 photo shows the College Football Playoff logo printed across a backdrop used during a news conference in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime show to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands. ESPN and the College Football ...
In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, O.J. Brigance, front, attends a celebration in Baltimore of the NFL football team's Super Bowl victory. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

BY DAVID GINSBURG BALTIMORE (AP) — O.J. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life. On May 16, 2007, the ...
In this, April 12, 2017 file photo, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, sits in the courtroom with the couple's daughter Avielle Janelle Hernandez during jury deliberations in Hernandez's double-murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is speaking out publicly for the first time. A two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez is scheduled to air on ...
This image provided by EA Sports shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the the cover of the Madden 18 video game. Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. (Jamie O'Connell/EA Sports via AP)

BY BARRY WILNER Now, Tom Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. At least in the eyes of his video game-loving son. To the joy of 9-year-old Jack Brady, the five-time ...
In this March 15, 2017, file photo, defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did ...
In this Aug. 27, 2011, file photo, referee Alberto Riveron makes a call in the second quarter of an NFL football preseason game between the Chicago Bears and the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Frederick Breedon, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron to its head of officiating. Riveron was the senior director of officiating under Dean Blandino, who left the NFL last ...
In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass as Clemson offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt (75) blocks Wofford defensive lineman Steven Cornellier (95) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Clemson, S Carolina. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO Two offensive linemen were selected in the first round of last month’s NFL draft, the fewest since 1965. In 2017, the big guys up front are ...
In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

BY MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he’s coming back for some personal honors. Team owner Jim ...
In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)

BY DENISE LAVOIE FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has ...
In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson speaks to reporters in the locker room of their training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a wide receiver for the New York Jets has been charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice after sparring with officials who asked him ...
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