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Desi Linden becomes first US woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Two-time Olympian ends 33-year US drought amid cold downpourCalifornia native had lost 2011 Boston Marathon by two secondsYuki Kawauchi of Japan was the surprise winner of the men’s raceDesiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale h…

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New images show Aaron Hernandez suffered from extreme case of CTE

Dr Ann McKee said Hernandez suffered severe damage to key brain areasImages show damage to areas important to impulse control and behaviorHernandez, the former NFL star, killed himself in prison in April aged 27Former New England Patriots player Aaron …

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US teenager who won golf competition denied trophy because she is a girl

Emily Nash, 16, shot a three-over-par 75 at the Central Massachusetts Division 3 boys’ golf tournament, four strokes ahead of the runner-upA 16-year-old Massachusetts teenager who finished first in a regional tournament this week was denied the trophy …

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Aaron Hernandez: judge quashes player’s conviction for 2013 murder

Law states conviction must be erased if defendant dies before appeal is heardHernandez died days after being acquitted of separate double killing in 2012A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling …

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Aaron Hernandez family wants player’s brain examined for signs of CTE

  • Family to donate brain to CTE research unit at Boston University
  • Player’s lawyer declines to say if head trauma was contributing factor to death

Aaron Hernandez’s family wants to donate his brain to science, but Massachusetts officials are refusing to release it despite turning over the rest of his body to a funeral home, the former NFL star’s lawyer said on Thursday.

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, killed himself in his prison cell on Wednesday.

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Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL star, found dead in prison cell at age of 27

Former Patriots star killed himself on Wednesday morning, officials sayHernandez was serving a life sentence for murder of Odin LloydAaron Hernandez: prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his wayFormer NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a lif…

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Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL star, found dead in prison cell at age of 27

Former Patriots star killed himself on Wednesday morning, officials sayHernandez was serving a life sentence for murder of Odin LloydAaron Hernandez: prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his wayFormer NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a lif…

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of 2012 double murder

Jury finds Hernandez not guilty of killing two men in MassachusettsFormer Patriots tight end already serving life sentence for separate murderEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted on Friday…

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Curt Schilling was a hero in New England. But his time has passed | Hunter Felt

The Red Sox pitcher sacrificed his body to deliver a World Series. But he’s squandered the fans’ goodwill, and his chances of beating Elizabeth Warren for a Senate seat are slim

In Monday night’s game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had to make an early exit after his injured pinkie refused to stop gushing blood. In Massachusetts, the gory sight conjured up surprisingly positive memories: it was hard not to think back to Curt Schilling’s starts in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS and game 2 of the World Series. Pitching on a surgically repaired ankle with blood dripping through thick socks, the Red Sox ace stayed in the game, mowing down the offenses of the New York Yankees and then the St Louis Cardinals on the way towards the team’s first championship in 86 years.

Related: The Red Sox say goodbye to Big Papi, and Boston will never be the same

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Patriots fans sue NFL over Deflategate to get first-round draft pick back

Complaint filed by seven fans alleges common law fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress related to team’s punishment

A group of New England Patriots fans has sued the NFL in an effort to recover the first-round draft pick that was taken from the team as punishment for the “Deflategate” scandal.

The seven fans include a season ticket holder from Connecticut who said the scandal has left his seven-year-old daughter disillusioned and a Florida man who said the NFL’s sanctions have caused him stress and lost sleep.

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‘No question’ that Raiders great Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE – doctors

Stabler, who died last year aged 69, found with CTE as researchers say: ‘It may be surprising since he was a quarterback, but the lesions were widespread’

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died in July at the age of 69 of colon cancer, was found to have suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in people who have had repeated blows to the head, according to a researchers at Boston University.

Stabler’s diagnosis is the latest in a line of former NFL players who have been found to have the disease. Scientists in Boston said that on a scale of one to four, Stabler had high stage three CTE.

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Patriots release Brandon Spikes after car found abandoned

  • Mercedes-Maybach found with front-end damage on Sunday
  • Police: unclear who was driving and reported collision with a deer

The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident. The car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended.

While it was not clear who had been driving, the operator of Spikes’ 2011 Mercedes Maybach reported through the car’s OnStar navigation system that it hit a deer, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement. The car was found at about 3.30am on Sunday with front-end damage in the median of Interstate 495 in Foxborough, near Patriots team headquarters.

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Aaron Hernandez charged with witness intimidation in 2013 Florida shooting

Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer indicted on charge related to witness to Boston killings which Hernandez is accused of

Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation, prosecutors said Monday.

Hernandez was convicted last month of killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister, in June 2013. He also faces two counts of murder in Boston, where he is accused of gunning down two men in 2012 after one caused him to spill his drink at a nightclub.

Related: Aaron Hernandez: football prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his way

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Aaron Hernandez: football prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his way

The New England Patriots tight end had huge potential, but the death of his father and a predilection for marijuana contributed to the prospect of years behind bars

“Five defensive backs … Aaron Hernandez again … what a trick move to get free! Brought down by Byrd, weaves his way to the 11.”

For three years, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were intertwined. Not only were they the two leading tight ends on the Patriots’ roster, they were the first tight-end pair in NFL history to catch five touchdown passes in consecutive seasons with the same team.

Related: Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd

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Aaron Hernandez: football prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his way

The New England Patriots tight end had huge potential but the death of his father and a predilection for marijuana contributed to the prospect of years behind bars

“Five defensive backs … Aaron Hernandez again … what a trick move to get free! Brought down by Byrd, weaves his way to the 11.”

For three years, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were intertwined. Not only were they the two leading tight ends on the Patriots’ roster, they were the first tight-end pair in NFL history to catch five touchdown passes in consecutive seasons with the same team.

Related: Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd

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Aaron Hernandez: football prodigy, killer and a young man who lost his way

The New England Patriots tight end had huge potential but the death of his father and a predilection for marijuana contributed to the prospect of years behind bars

“Five defensive backs … Aaron Hernandez again … what a trick move to get free! Brought down by Byrd, weaves his way to the 11.”

For three years, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were intertwined. Not only were they the two leading tight ends on the Patriots’ roster, they were the first tight-end pair in NFL history to catch five touchdown passes in consecutive seasons with the same team.

Related: Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd

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Aaron Hernandez trial: victim’s fiancee testifies against sister and brother-in-law

For the third day Shaneah Jenkins, Odin Lloyd’s fiancee and the sister of the accused’s wife, testifed as the murdered man’s grieving mother fought tears

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Aaron Hernandez trial: court hears testimony from victim’s girlfriend

Testimony in trial over the murder Odin Lloyd contradicts defence team’s argument that victim was close friends with former Patriots player

The trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez continued on Friday as the girlfriend of Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is accused of killing, took the witness stand.

Shaneah Jenkins, who dated Lloyd, is the sister of Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez’s fiancee and the mother of his daughter.

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Aaron Hernandez defence’s biggest challenge: finding an unbiased jury

Prosecutors and former New England Patriot player’s lawyers will vet more than 1,000 potential jurors as high-profile murder trial starts on Friday

Aaron Hernandez was once one of the New England Patriots’ biggest stars. A tight end who caught passes from Tom Brady and helped land his team a spot in the Super Bowl, he had a $40m contract and fans willing to shell out $100 apiece for jerseys bearing his name and team number: 81.

On Friday, he goes on trial for murder. Those jerseys – indeed anything with a Patriots or NFL logo or even football-related insignia – have been banned from the courthouse by the judge overseeing the trial, a reflection of the sensitivity of the case and the intense interest in it.

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New England Patriots run into Twitter trouble with tweet to racist account

NFL team apologises after automated tweet celebrating a million followers salutes account with unfortunate name, echoing Washington’s past troubles

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