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June 20, 2013 | Associated Press
A Boston man found dead Tuesday morning in an industrial park about a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was the victim of a homicide, officials in Massachusetts said Wednesday. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office, however, did not elaborate on the details of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd's death. His family said Lloyd played for the Boston Bandits semipro football team and had connections to Hernandez, but did not provide details. "My son is a wonderful child," his mother, Ursula Ward, said, crying as she spoke outside the family's home.
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June 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police investigating a homicide in Massachusetts, SI.com. reported. Hernandez isn't believed to be a murder suspect but a vehicle registered in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence, according to the website. A body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's house in North Attleboro. SI.com reported that a source acknowledged a connection between Hernandez and the case. Investigators are searching Hernandez's home, according to reports.
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June 17, 2013 | Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring that's on display in the Kremlin, but says he's ready to buy him another ring as a gift. Putin was reacting Sunday through a spokesman to a New York Post story quoting remarks made by Kraft on Thursday. "I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin]. And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,' " Kraft said, as quoted by the Post.
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June 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NEW ENGLAND Patriots yesterday announced the signing of the former Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, 6 weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of the 3-day Patriots minicamp that runs through tomorrow. Tebow practiced with veteran New England starter Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett. The newest Patriot wore No. 5, not his familiar 15 - which belongs to Mallett - on his shorts and helmet. The QBs wore red jerseys without numbers. "First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity.
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June 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
IF NEW ENGLAND coach Bill Belichick really hates the way Tim Tebow plays, he has a funny way of showing it. The Patriots reportedly are signing the former Jets and Broncos quarterback to a contract and expect him in minicamp today. ESPN.com and NFL.com, citing league sources, reported the news yesterday, the same day the Patriots announced they had released backup quarterback Mike Kafka. The websites reported Tebow was being brought in to play quarterback. CBSSports.com, however, citing a source, reported that he will play tight end. Tom Brady is, of course, the starting QB. His backup is Ryan Mallett.
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June 11, 2013
Quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. Tebow will need to pass a physical before a contract becomes official. Even when Tebow signs with the team, there is no guarantee he will make the Patriots. The Chicago Bears have waived fullback Evan Rodriguez after he was charged with driving under the influence last month. The fourth-round draft pick out of Temple in 2012 was also arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., in March for resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication after a car in which he was a passenger was involved in a traffic incident.
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June 7, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Fresh off an overwhelming 11-0 victory over Central Bucks East in the PIAA Class AAAA state softball quarterfinals, North Penn's Erin Maher was reluctant to talk about the ease with which the Maidens played Thursday. North Penn hit up and down the lineup, scattering shots every which way, and was sound defensively during the game at Spring-Ford. But Maher couldn't help but remember when the hits and the outs were harder to come by. "At the beginning of the year, we felt like nothing could go right," the junior centerfielder said.
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June 4, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRENTON, N.J. - The next time a flight attendant reminds you that there's no smoking or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank Lautenberg. The liberal Democratic senator from New Jersey left his mark on the everyday lives of millions of Americans, whether they know it or not. In the 1980s, he was a driving force behind the laws that banned smoking on most U.S. flights and made 21 the drinking age in all 50 states. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire businessman who became an accomplished - if often underestimated - politician, died yesterday at a New York hospital after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.
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May 21, 2013
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent a fourth surgery on his forearm Monday and doctors believe his previous infection is gone, a league source told ESPN.com. Doctors put new plates in to repair the previously broken left forearm. The estimated timetable for recovery is around 10 weeks, assuming there are no setbacks. Gronkowski originally broke the arm Nov. 18 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts. He returned to action on Dec. 30 in the regular-season finale, then broke the forearm again in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 13 against the Houston Texans.
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April 27, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Rutgers defensive back Logan Ryan was chosen by the New England Patriots with the 21st pick of the third round in Friday's NFL draft. The Patriots acquired the pick from the Minnesota Vikings, and Ryan joined former Rutgers teammates Devin McCourty and Justin Francis with the Patriots. "I feel great about things," Ryan said in a phone interview. "I did [think New England might take him]. I didn't know when, but I knew they needed a corner. " New England was one of the teams that met with Ryan leading up to the draft.
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