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NFL-Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

April 25 (Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League Draft to be held in Philadelphia on Thursday: 1 Cleveland Browns 2 San Francisco 49ers

And That Happened: Monday’s Scores and Highlights

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Cubs 14, Pirates 3: The Chicago Bears won only one game by as big a margin all last season as the Cubs won by here. White Sox 12, Royals 1: Both Chicago teams scored a couple of touchdowns last night. The White Sox just need a better placekicker for the PATs.

Aaron Hernandez Autopsy: K2 Synthetic Marijuana Found in His Body After Suicide

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder when he hanged himself on April 19, tested positive for K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case.

Hernandez family to get copies of suicide notes

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut.

How Adrian Peterson deal impacts Raiders, Marshawn Lynch negotiations

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Contract negotiations between retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders appear to be at a standstill, but the New Orleans Saints may have just helped tip the scales in Oakland’s favor. The Saints are working on a deal to bring in former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to a report from NFL’s Ian Rapoport, who reported the deal as worth $3 million for 2017 with no additional details. The paltry contract value sheds light on the value of aging running backs in the current free agent market — even great ones. Peterson, now 32 years old, previously saw the Vikings expeditiously pass on his $18 million option in 2017. Meanwhile, Lynch finds

Family, Former Teammates Attend Aaron Hernandez’s Private Funeral In Bristol

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Family, friends and former teammates of ex-New England Patriots star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez, who was found hanged in his prison cell last week, attended a ceremony Monday at a funeral home here in Hernandez's former hometown. Hernandez's brother, Jonathan "D.J." Hernandez, his mother, Terri Hernandez, his fiance, Shayanna Jenkins, and the couple's 4-year-old daughter, Avielle Jenkins-Hernandez, attended the private ceremony at the O'Brien Funeral Home on Lincoln Avenue. Former teammates Brandon Spikes, who played with Hernandez for the New England Patriots, and brothers Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins, also attended. The Pouncey

The Latest: Jailhouse friend seeks Hernandez’s suicide note

Monday, April 24th, 2017

A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says one of three notes the former NFL star left in his cell before killing himself was addressed to him. Lawrence Army, a lawyer for inmate Kyle Kennedy, said late Monday he's requested the note be turned over to this client, who has not yet seen it. Army declined to describe Kennedy's relationship to Hernandez but said through a spokesman that Kennedy was not his cellmate and had been placed on suicide watch at the maximum-security prison in Massachusetts as a precaution.

Tim Barnes scheduled to work out for 49ers

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The draft is the main attention-getter in the NFL this week, but teams are taking care of business on other fronts with offseason workout programs underway across the league. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 49ers will have former Rams center Tim Barnes in for a workout on Tuesday. Barnes was released earlier this offseason before the Rams signed former Viking John Sullivan. Barnes started every game for the Rams over the last two seasons, but the new coaching staff in Los Angeles opted to replace him as part of a series of changes to the line this offseason. The 49ers have also made moves on their offensive line, including a trade with the Ravens that brought center

Aaron Hernandez funeral set for Monday in his Conn. hometown

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Friends, family and other invited guests will gather on Monday afternoon for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, the onetime rising NFL star and convicted murderer who was found dead in his Massachusetts prison cell last week. Hernandez hanged himself in the early-morning hours of April 19, just days after he was acquitted in a second murder trial. According to the Boston Globe, services for Hernandez are scheduled to be held from 1-3 p.m. ET at O’Brien Funeral Home in Bristol, Conn., where he was born and raised.

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide. Hernandez had been a rising star in the National Football League with a $41 million contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park not far from the Patriots' stadium. The funeral will be in Bristol, Connecticut, where Hernandez grew up.