Authorities said the medical examiner had ruled cause of death was asphyxia by hanging and that investigators had found three handwritten notes next to a Bible in Hernandez's cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. He says he isn't aware of any staff at the maximum-security prison where Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder being reprimanded as a result of the death.
Coming off the bench, Johnson notched a team-high 28 points to go along with his five rebounds and assists. Coach Doc Rivers said he did not try to sugarcoat the news of Griffin's injury when he spoke to the team after Friday's game, while Griffin underwent an MRI that confirmed the team's worst fears.
Williams announced last week she is expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, who is white. "It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers", the 35-year-old athlete wrote on Instagram .
I think even if I was able to get to the lead, I don't think I would have won because Jimmie and Clint were way faster than I was. Larson, however, scraped the wall with his No. Larson, who starts on the pole because Friday qualifying was washed out, was among only a handful of drivers trying to run near the wall during practice.
In the first half we kept the ball and they created no chances and we could have scored two or three. "What we have been able to do over the course of the season is keep adding to the games when you perform under pressure". Now 37 and in his third spell with the Ibrox club, he also played for Celtic during the 2006/07 season. "We've had our difficulties both on and off the pitch this season, but we all need to come together and try to push forward".
Newcastle United are back in the big time after the Magpies secured their place in next season's Premier League courtesy of a resounding 4-1 win at home to Preston. Preston's threat on the counter-attack left Newcastle knowing that a third goal would probably be needed, and Mitrovic sent one effort bobbling just wide before Maxwell was called upon again to deny Hayden as the Magpies went in search of that two-goal cushion.
Chelsea face a Southampton side who have had 10 days to prepare while Tottenham, who have the benefit of one more day of rest than Chelsea , play a Palace side who were in action on Sunday against Liverpool. Hopefully this is just a blip in what has been a great season so far. "In this part of the season, at the end of the season, you must try to have balance to try to understand the situation and put both teams in the same condition to fight".
The Blazers were unable to get closer than four points the rest of the way. Nurkic became the first Trail Blazer to average 15-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in his first 20 games with the team since Mychal Thompson in 1978. Curry and Thompson were a combined 8 for 25 from the field at the break. Using his size advantage, McGee entered and made himself available a few times high in the air, finishing an outrageous reach-back lob dunk, set up by Draymond Green , and another less ...
After Serena deleted her Snapchat post, everyone started speculating if she was actually pregnant. While Williams won't play again this year, "she looks forward to returning in 2018", Bush Novak said. The BBC's resident tennis boffin doesn't think we'll see her in smashing backhands until the French Open next year, which will take place four months before her 37th birthday.
Miller admits his side "were not up to the task" but feels they did improve in the second half, insisting: "We had more of the ball, we created chances and we were a threat (in second half) but we weren't a threat at all in the first half".
The article says the other two letters were addressed to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, and four-year-old daughter, Avielle , corroborating an earlier report from the Boston Herald's Chris Villani. Perhaps it was that Lloyd had incriminating information on Hernandez that the ex-NFLer didn't want to get out, reports the NY Post . Family members of Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to order MA prison officials to preserve evidence so they can investigate the circumstances ...
However, while Messi stole the limelight for what was his 500th goal for Barcelona, Luis Suarez deserved a lot of credit for the vital role he played. Despite that, Madrid still found the strength to equalize in the 85th with substitute James Rodriguez. "There were many chances for both teams and the pace was very high", Luis Enrique continued.
Love was limited to 27 minutes because a change in the lineup led to a second-half comeback for the Cavaliers . George's latest miss came with Indiana's playoff livelihood at stake. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead. Nene was unstoppable in Houston's 113-109 win at Oklahoma City, scoring 28 points on 12 of 12 shooting and contributing 10 rebounds to help the Rockets take a 3-1 series lead.
The 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs feature an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series clash between the No. 4 seed Washington Wizards and the No. They were 4 of 20 in Game 2. When another couple of calls went against Washington in the third quarter, many voices in the sellout crowd of 20,356 rose in unison for full-throated chants of derision directed at the officials.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker (7) tries to grab a rebound as Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7), DeMar DeRozan (10), Serge Ibaka (9) and Jonas Valanciunas (17) defend during the first half of Game 2 of an National Basketball Association b.
But the Spaniard responded, winning the next four games to even things at 4-4, and even after Murray fought back from 0-40 on his serve at 4-4, Ramos-Vinolas notched the decisive break for a 6-5 lead. "He's a lefty as well so it's good I got some practice in". "I'm disappointed to lose from the position that I was in", said Murray, last year's French Open runner-up.
Like "Hunt for the Wilderpeople". He said every touring team faced tough times in New Zealand, and the Lions were no different. However, an upset loss to Ireland in Chicago past year, ending a top-tier world record of 18 straight test wins, sprung renewed belief in the home nations about their prospects against the formidable New Zealand side.
One day I am going to leave anyhow, what's most significant is that I'm confident Arsenal will stay an excellent team that everybody respects. Replays suggested it was a very close call, perhaps down to millimetres, but that was of little comfort.
According to the AP, a judge on Friday ordered that key evidence in Hernandez's death be preserved so the family can further investigate details surrounding his death. After Hernandez was discovered in his cell, investigators found three handwritten notes he left behind, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said.
While Judge Buras' ruling did technically fall within the 20-60 year punishment window allowed for manslaughter and attempted manslaughter, the 25-year sentence certainly comes in a lot closer to 20, than it does 60. Smith's widow, Racquel, addressed the court and Hayes directly expressing grief over her loss and telling Hayes to own up to his actions. "That's what I fear most for my son, not to be there for him", Hayes said, fighting through tears.
The New Orleans Saints and former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may be close to agreeing on a contract, according to National Football League analyst Ian Rapoport . The former Viking was a once-in-a-generation talent as a runner, but even his one talent has to be considered questionable after the events of last season - when Peterson rushed for just 72 yards before missing all but three games after tearing the meniscus in his knee.
It is now unlikely the Patriots will re-sign free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who led the National Football League with 18 rushing touchdowns, the highest total since Adrian Peterson had 18 in 2009. Last season, Gillislee was highly productive in limited action for the Bills. He lasted only one season in Miami before playing the last two in Buffalo.
NY outshot Montreal, 32-24. The Rangers are 0 for 12 on the power play in the series . Rick Nash, who has often been criticized about his performance in the playoffs , was an absolute monster tonight and led the offensive charge for the Rangers .
United stayed in fifth place but is now a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with the cross-town rivals meeting in an eagerly anticipated derby match at City's Etihad Stadium on Thursday. Honestly, I'm not sad for the team , I'm not anxious about the impact that not to have them [will cause]. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have not featured for the 20-time English champions since they picked up injuries while on worldwide duty with England in March.
Asked if that was a realistic expectation of the pair, Mourinho added: "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play); if they are safe thinking and they are surrounded by people with the same mentality as they have, it takes more time, it is more cautious".
Collective performance, top", United manager Jose Mourinho said. Palace have now won their last three games at Anfield - the first team to achieve that since Chelsea in 2005 - and have beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in their last five games.
St. Louis at Minnesota, 2 p.m. In the entire series the Predators outscored the Blackhawks 13-3. This perpetually vexing club has an annotated history of lowering the bar when the stakes are highest. Nashville won three of its five regular-season matchups against the Blues . Star scorers Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were ghosts. Duncan Keith is slowly starting to decline.
Hamidou practiced with Kentucky and was eligible to play after graduating last May from Putnam Science Academy in CT, but chose not to in order to learn the college game and focus on school. That means Diallo can still pull his name out of consideration before the Draft, maintaining his college eligibility no matter what. A Queens, NY native, Diallo played for CT prep school Putnam Science Academy last season and was one of the top recruits in the country.
Tottenham, who are four points behind Chelsea in the Premier League after a brilliant run of seven successive wins, dominated at times but their hopes of a first FA Cup final since 1991 were sunk late on by two moments of magic. Dele Alli netted a second equaliser after the break and a Chelsea defence featuring Nathan Ake - making his first appearance against top-flight opposition after returning from a loan spell at Bournemouth in January - were forced to stand firm under sustained pressure.
The game, knotted at 5, through 8 ended in the 13th with the Angels dropping the game 8-7. So yes, when the Angels loaded the bases on two errors and a walk in the bottom of the 13th, forgive the Jays if some in the visitor's dugout at Angel Stadium thought the worst.
Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. It was Spurs' second defeat to Chelsea this season, after a 2-1 reverse at Stamford Bridge in November - another occasion when they controlled possession but could not find a way to win against the Premier League leaders.
He was elected to four Pro Bowls from 2008-11 and made first-team All-Pro in 2010 while playing for the Dolphins before several short stints with the Rams, Falcons and Vikings. Sadly, Long started suffering major injuries to his knees after the change of scenery. Long, who might have been a Hall of Fame left tackle if not for repeated physical breakdowns, announced his retirement on Twitter Monday.
The Jazz turned to a smaller lineup with Derrick Favors and Joe Johnson getting the brunt of the minutes, a strategy that worked out surprisingly well as the Clippers' perimeter threats of J.J. To the Clippers credit, they clawed back in the second half, trailing by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter. They get a very gritty, but defensive-minded Jazz team could give LA's high-powered offense some fits in what should be a very entertaining first round series.
Although the 15th-seeded Ramos Vinolas has never previously reached a Masters final and has won only one career title, he has good credentials on clay, having got to the French Open quarterfinals past year. Goffin saved two sets points on his serve at 5-3 down, but Djokovic held easily on his next service game to level the match. "Today he put me back to reality".
Ben Stokes had the best bowling figure with 2/21 for RPS. It was doable with Rohit at the crease, particularly when he had Hardik Pandya for company. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish ...