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5:44pm

Thu June 27, 2013
Law

Aaron Hernandez Tied To Second Murder Investigation

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2:57pm

Thu June 27, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL's Aaron Hernandez Loses Appeal For Bail In Murder Case

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be held without bail on murder charges, a judge has confirmed. Here, Hernandez, left, stands with one his defense attorneys, Michael Fee, during his arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday.
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NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with first-degree murder and weapons crimes Wednesday, will not be released on bail, the Fall River Superior Court has ruled. Hernandez, 23, was released by the New England Patriots within hours of his arrest yesterday.

While Hernandez's defense attorney, Jamie Sultan, said that releasing a murder suspect on bail was a possibility, the judge in the bail hearing replied that it was "very rare."

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4:52pm

Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer leaves the court Wednesday, after losing in the second round to Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.
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Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. The upset comes two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.

Sergiy Stakhovsky is ranked No. 116 in the world. Federer is ranked No. 3 in the world. The victory is Stakhovsky's first against an opponent ranked in the top 10.

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3:56pm

Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

Aaron Hernandez was cut by the New England Patriots after he was arrested Wednesday. Hernandez faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, 27.
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Pro football player Aaron Hernandez, who until today was a member of the New England Patriots, was charged with murder and other crimes in a Massachusetts courtroom Wednesday. He was arrested this morning and formally charged this afternoon, with authorities blaming him for the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, whose body was found on June 17.

A judge has ordered that Hernandez be held without bail.

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5:00am

Wed June 26, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:13 am

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We usually think of college sports in terms of classic big-time schools, polls and bowls.

But, in fact, our athletics are intertwined with — and complicate — all higher education.

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington provides a typical recent case. The Seahawks field teams in 19 Division One sports, but unfortunately, like many colleges, UNCW athletics are in the red, so the chancellor, Gary L. Miller, assembled a committee, which recommended the elimination of five sports: men's and women's swimming, men's cross country and indoor track and softball.

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4:20pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Stun Boston Bruins In Hockey Final

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 6:05 pm

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And I'm Audie Cornish. Oh, what a day to be a hockey fan in Chicago. The city is celebrating its Stanley Cup champions after last night's thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Boston Bruins. The Blackhawks stunned the Bruins and all of Boston by tying the game with just a minute and 16 seconds left in the final period. Then, just 17 seconds later, the game-winning puck flew into the goal.

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6:50am

Tue June 25, 2013
The Two-Way

17 Stunning Seconds Give Blackhawks The NHL's Stanley Cup

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 9:52 am

Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp lifts the Stanley Cup after Chicago's series-clinching win Monday night in Boston.
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A goal behind with about 80 seconds to go in regulation time, the Chicago Blackhawks scored twice in a 17-second span Monday night to beat the Boston Bruins and win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup.

The 3-2 victory came in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series. For Chicago, it's the team's second NHL championship in the past four years.

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4:46am

Tue June 25, 2013
Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Are Stanley Cup Champs

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 11:10 am

The Blackhawks came back with two goals late in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins and win their second cup in four years. The final score of Game 6 was 3-2.

10:59am

Sat June 22, 2013
Sports

The Stanley Cup's Nostalgia Factor

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NBA and NHL finals, and a new record for soccer player Abby Wambach.

4:53pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Sports

Stanley Cup Finals Full Of Twists And Turns Into Game 5

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 7:11 pm

Melissa Block talks to Yahoo! sports writer Greg Wyshynski about the 2013 Stanley Cup series thus far and this weekend's upcoming Game 5.

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