After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez (Yahoo Sports)


Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez. A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez guilty of the June 2013 killing of Odin Read more [...]

Knicks’ Anthony to have season-ending left knee surgery (Yahoo Sports)


Carmelo Anthony will have season-ending surgery on his left knee. The New York Knicks announced the decision Wednesday. President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson said a timetable for Anthony's recovery couldn't completely be determined until after the surgery, but early indications were that he could be back on the court in four to six months, which would have him ready for training camp. ''It's obvious that he physically can't do the things that he's capable of doing, so this is a necessary Read more [...]

Man Caught on Camera Stealing Bat Left out in Tribute to Phillip Hughes


The world has been deeply moved by the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and seemed to be united in getting behind the wonderful #Putoutyourbats tribute.Well unfortunately, some disgraceful images have emerged on the day of Hughes' funeral, which shows one heartless thief stealing a bat left outside the Sydney Cricket Ground in honour of Hughes. Australia's 7News broadcast the footage, which was captured by a security camera. The channel also revealed that another man had a bat that Read more [...]

Liverpool Transfer News: Victor Valdes Squad Space Left Open, Timeline Emerges


The closure of the summer transfer window isn't preventing Liverpool from adding another name to their squad, with news that a deal for free agent Victor Valdes is moving closer. Valdes is yet to be signed after leaving Barcelona this summer, but Brendan Rodgers is expected to acquire the former Camp Nou stopper as soon as he can prove his fitness. The goalkeeper ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in March. According to the Daily Mail's Dominic King, October will be the crucial month, when Read more [...]

EU leaders ponder future with far right and hard left after elections


Long battle expected over post of new European commission chief as Strasbourg parliament faces deeper divisions Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting of EU leaders, in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA The fallout from the tumultuous European elections has begun to hit politics across the continent, as a senior member of the German government labelled France's Front National fascist, a description echoed by a European commission leader. Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Wolfgang Schäuble, Read more [...]

Wild theories fill void left by missing Malaysian plane


BEIJING/SINGAPORE: Shot down by a military jet. Blown up by terrorists. Hijacked by elves. Ranging from the barely believable to the wildly absurd, popular theories about the fate of a missing Malaysian airliner circulate widely even as anguished relatives wait for news of its 239 passengers and crew. Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished early on Saturday and a huge search by ships and aircraft from 10 nations has yet to find a trace of it. While they still cannot rule out a hijacking Read more [...]

US storm that left traffic misery hits eastern Canada


A giant winter storm that gridlocked traffic, left flights cancelled, and knocked out power in the US East Coast has pushed into eastern Canada. As much as 60cm (24in) was expected to fall in some areas by the end of Friday, blown about by heavy winds, from Quebec to Newfoundland. Authorities closed a 200km (124 mile) section of the Trans-Canada Highway in Quebec. The storm has been blamed for the deaths of more than two dozen people. In the US, almost 450,000 people and businesses remained without Read more [...]