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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself. In a maximum-security prison outside Boston,...

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  • Sky fall to Sun 97-79 for third consecutive loss

    Sky fall to Sun 97-79 for third consecutive loss

    Jonquel Jones scored 19 of her career-high 23 points in the second half and finished with 21 rebounds to help the Sun beat the Sky 97-79 on Sunday night. Jones, who set her previous career best of 20 rebounds on May 13, became the 13th player in WNBA history with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds...

      • Takuma Sato wins crash-marred Indianapolis 500

        Takuma Sato wins crash-marred Indianapolis 500

        The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win the Indianapolis 500. As a car owner, though, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday to give Andretti a second consecutive victory in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." An Andretti...

          • Angelique Kerber first French Open top seed to lose in first round

            Angelique Kerber first French Open top seed to lose in first round

            A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win. Kerber has not been playing at all like one of the best at what she does, and on Sunday she became...

              • Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

                Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

                Las Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. Just don't...

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                  • Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen

                    Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen

                    Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points. It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in Monaco since...

                      • Kevin Durant, Warriors have kept egos in check, and results speak for themselves

                        Kevin Durant, Warriors have kept egos in check, and results speak for themselves

                        Kevin Durant knew his life and basketball career were changing forever from the moment he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer to join the Golden State Warriors. By deciding to join a team that had already won a championship with its existing core, and followed that up by winning...

                          • Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. senator Jim Bunning dies at age 85

                            Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. senator Jim Bunning dies at age 85

                            Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when the Kentucky Republican was...

                              • Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons

                                Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons

                                Arsene Wenger's turbulent year ended with a third FA Cup success in four seasons after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to deny the English Premier League champion a double on Saturday. Wenger became the competition's most successful manager with a seventh title in his 21-year reign, triumphs that have...

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                                  • Jamestown girls extend unbeaten streak en route to conference title

                                    Jamestown girls extend unbeaten streak en route to conference title

                                    No Bay Rivers District or Conference 18 opponent has been able to knock the Jamestown girls soccer team off for each of the past two seasons. Losing its starting goalkeeper Thursday to a red card in the 22nd minute all but ensured Smithfield would continue that trend in the Conference 18 championship...

                                      • Tribe baseball eliminated in extra innings at CAAs

                                        William and Mary's season was ended by College of Charleston Friday in the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Junior Joey Mundy doubled and scored on Dupree Hart's sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as fifth-seeded Charleston rallied for a 7-6 victory over No....

                                          • Kraig Ware tapped to take over as WCA athletic director

                                            Kraig Ware will succeed Chris Brown as the Williamsburg Christian Academy athletic director in July. Ware led WCA's J-JV basketball team to the Metro Conference championship in the 2015-16 season as a volunteer and has also coached locally on the youth level in football, baseball and basketball....

                                              • Thompson's win a boon for young player's appeal

                                                Thompson's win a boon for young player's appeal

                                                As Lexi Thompson made her to the 18th green in the final round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship on Sunday evening, fans in the grandstands rose to their collective feet and applauded the best cumulative performance on the River Course since Annika Sorenstam's 2008 win. They joined the army of...

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