Football

April 14, 2017 - 11:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has voted to allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December, make early official visits and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. If approved by the Board of Governors on April 26,...
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CORRECTS DAY TO FRIDAY - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez attends his double murder trial during the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court Friday, April 14, 2017 in Boston. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
April 14, 2017 - 9:59 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations. The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of killing two men in 2012 after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub. His lawyers say it...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands at the defense table when court is adjourned without a verdict on day five of jury deliberations in his double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
April 14, 2017 - 9:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations. The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of killing two men in 2012 after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub. His lawyers say it...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Officiating director Dean Blandino is leaving the NFL to spend more time with his family and explore other opportunities. Blandino has been the league's vice president of officiating since 2013 and has overseen several changes in the way the game has been officiated, with an...
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April 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-OPPONENTS Arkansas death penalty foes hope for big Good Friday rally LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Outrage is spreading on social media over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month. But protests have been more muted within the...
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April 14, 2017 - 3:25 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters...
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April 14, 2017 - 2:39 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:07 am
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says it was the...
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April 13, 2017 - 10:25 pm
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says it was the...
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FILE--This Nov. 2, 2014 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, left, hugging Steelers chairman Dan Rooney following a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
April 13, 2017 - 8:43 pm
Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from...
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