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Hernandez was found hanged from a bedsheet affixed to a window in his cell shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday. The conclusion of the autopsy prompted the release of Hernandez's brain to Boston University's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center for study, per the family's request.
  • A year after no-hitter, Cubs' Arrieta faces Reds

    A year after no-hitter, Cubs' Arrieta faces Reds

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    Either way, Lester is still searching for his first win of the season despite his ERA sitting at 1.00 over 18 combined innings. This week, they've pulled out three wins by overcoming a three-run deficit each time. Cincinnati's Eugenio Suarez apparently lost track of outs in the second inning. The Cubs enter Friday's game with a streak of 12 straight games with at least one homer at Great American Ball Park, four games shy of the record for consecutive games with a homer by an opponent.
  • Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Is Being Held 'Illegally'

    Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Is Being Held 'Illegally'

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    He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later. State police spent the day gathering evidence from the cell, reviewing surveillance video and speaking with prison staff. As the hour of his death approached, the former National Football League star chatted on the phone with his longtime fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez.
  • Backs score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

    Backs score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

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    Neither starter factored in the decision. Los Angeles starter Alex Wood gave up seven hits and four runs in 4 2/3 innings. Greinke only allowed four hits and the lone run but Aybar's clutch swing saddled him with the loss. The Pederson-Seager combination struck again in the fifth inning. With two outs, Pederson doubled to right field and Seager followed-on the very next pitch-with a single to center field.
  • Canadiens, Rangers see crashing the crease a tricky part of playoff hockey

    Canadiens, Rangers see crashing the crease a tricky part of playoff hockey

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    Madison Square Garden has been a mecca of misfortune and mixed blessings for the Rangers this season. Each team has scored only eight goals in the four games. But these are two things you expect grinders to do, and not a top player like Pacioretty. "Enough was said in this locker room to know what position we're in, this is a chance to learn about our group.
  • Pique confident team can lift itself up from Juventus loss

    Pique confident team can lift itself up from Juventus loss

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    Cristiano Ronaldo struck hat-trick as Real Madrid saw off 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra-time in their Champions League clash - but it was not without controversy. Midfielder Andres Iniesta blamed Barcelona's failure to break down Juventus on a lack of cutting edge in front of goal. "Juventus are a great team, and were the better team over the tie".
  • Serena Williams is pregnant with her 1st child

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    But the post was quickly taken down, lending an air of mystery to its meaning. Yesterday, Williams posted a photo of herself standing sideways with the caption "20 weeks" on Snapchat, then deleted it. Court, an Australian, won the last three of those titles in 1973 after giving birth to a son, Danny, in 1972. Her inactivity saw her drop to second in the world rankings.
  • Ron & Don: Cherry weighs in on Kadri's hit on Ovechkin

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    We've been to overtime four times, it's a good competitive series and we believe we still have a chance to win. "That's what we're going to do". Observers of the first-round series in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs had been starting to wonder what had become of the Capitals team that won the Presidents' Trophy during the regular season.
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    The 93-run stand ensured Mumbai Indians secured their seventh win in eight encounters against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma, facing the hat-trick ball, did not pick theBadree's googly and was bowled for golden duck. The middle-order once again failed as two crucial batsmen Kedar Jadhav and Mandeep Singh (0) were dismissed back to back, leaving Bangalore tottering at 127/5 in 18.1 overs.
  • Catalonians out of Champions League after 0-0 draw with Juve

    Catalonians out of Champions League after 0-0 draw with Juve

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    Barca rattled up 19 shots at goal but only managed to test Buffon once as talisman Lionel Messi sent four shots off target. Veteran Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admitted they were second best in the tie. If Messi plays in the same role in El Clasico, Barcelona can kiss any chance they have of retaining La Liga goodbye. While they tore apart PSG six weeks ago, the Catalonians have looked a shadow of their former selves in 2017 and don't seem to have a plan B.
  • Adrien Broner arrested on warrant after being stopped in shot-up SUV

    Adrien Broner arrested on warrant after being stopped in shot-up SUV

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    Reports would later indicate the officers believe Broner was involved in an altercation at G-Moni bar on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmont, leading to Broner's auto being the target for his assailants. Broner attorney William Welsh said Thursday he hadn't heard from him. According to TMZ , Broner was actually pulled over for failing to appear in court over a drunk and disorderly incident from several years ago.
  • 'Greek Freak,' Bucks - and Jazz, Bulls - look for 2-0 leads

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    Toronto scored just 13 points in the final frame and 32 points total in the second half. "I've been in the trenches with him before and he's always bounced back", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. KEEP AN EYE ON Guard Malcolm Brogdon will face Raptors guard Kyle Lowry , who struggled with his shooting in Game 1. Antetokounmpo had eight points and 10 rebounds.