Patriots to open against Steelers

Apr 22, 2015

Patriots to open against Steelers

Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10, with a game ...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Apr 16, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. ...

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Apr 11, 2015

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Jurors in the murder trial of former NFL star player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations Friday with no verdict. The 12 jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of ...

Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez

Apr 7, 2015

Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez

Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told jurors they had heard all the evidence they would hear, ...

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

Apr 3, 2015

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

The prosecution rested on Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case that he killed the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder ...

Victim's girlfriend says Hernandez was just casual friend

Feb 5, 2015

Victim's girlfriend says Hernandez was just casual friend

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez often smoked marijuana with the man he’s accused of later killing, and they hung out during family gatherings, the victim’s girlfriend testified Wednesday. But she insisted that they had only the beginnings of a friendship and were ...

Carroll stands by call to pass

Feb 3, 2015

Carroll stands by call to pass

Less than 16 hours later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was still stunned by the outcome while defending the decision to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl’s closing seconds, a choice that will long be debated. So close to another ...

Patriots complete journey in Super Bowl XLIX

Feb 2, 2015

Patriots complete journey in Super Bowl XLIX

The final 125 seconds included a perfect possession by Tom Brady for the go-ahead points, a juggling catch that could have been the play of the year, and a victory-clinching, end-zone interception on a pass — not run — from the 1. A Super ...

Brady rallies Patriots past Seahawks to Super Bowl victory

Feb 2, 2015

Brady rallies Patriots past Seahawks to Super Bowl victory

Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining Sunday ...

Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

Jan 30, 2015

Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the best moments during the Super Bowl week is simulating the biggest game of the year. How do the Seahawks match giant tight end Rob Gronkowski? Can the Patriots stop Marshawn Lynch when he is in the “Beast Mode?” And ultimately, who’s ...

Patriots over painful defeat

Jan 29, 2015

Patriots over painful defeat

The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago in the desert. Not that they dwell on ...