Pro Sports

Victim’s phone records connect with defendant

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FALL RIVER — In the days leading up to his death, Odin Lloyd and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez corresponded through text messages about meeting, according to testimony given in court Tuesday. Prosecutors worked to tie Hernandez to the murder Tuesday through the testimony of Raymond MacDonald, a T-Mobile employee who spoke about Lloyd’s cell phone records, and David Mackin, a state trooper who analyzed fingerprint evidence … 0

New academic- misconduct rules in works

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. Ohio University President Rod McDavis, the chairman of the NCAA’s Committee of Academics, says the group plans to have a proposal ready by the end of June. NCAA head of enforcement Jon Duncan said … 0

Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs. Mayweather

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they’re backing their opinions with real money. A flurry of early action on Pacquiao has already narrowed the odds for the big fight … 0

Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

Friday, February 27, 2015

FALL RIVER — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from … 0

MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

Friday, February 27, 2015

BOSTON — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of their offseason without a collective bargaining agreement. “We had hoped that by now this … 0

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over … 0

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before Lloyd killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his … 0

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package … 0

Rousey, Zingano take center stage

Thursday, February 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES — By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night. Two unbeaten mixed martial artists are facing … 0

Expert: Homicide shots fired from same type of gun

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors have accused former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of having a .45 caliber Glock in his possession the night of Odin Lloyd’s 2013 slaying, and though they have not produced the gun, they used testimony from a state police ballistics expert Wednesday … 0

Lions cut versatile RB Bush

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he … 0

Moncada arrives at Sox facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 … 0

Lowly Knicks no match for Celtics in 115-94 rout

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 … 0