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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, April 16.

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After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

The former New England Patriots tight end was sentenced to life in prison, but his legal troubles aren't over.

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NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

The league's stadium czar pressed Raiders executives and government officials on their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

Ursula Ward, mother of shooting victim Odin Lloyd, looks up to the heavens as she talks about her deceased son outside Bristol County Superior Court Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Fall River, Mass., after former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez verdict: Victim’s family grateful

The family of the man killed by former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has thanked people from around the world who sent cards and flowers and reached out on social media.

Duke's Tyus Jones watches as he and members of the Duke national championship basketball team are welcomed at a homecoming celebration at Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Durham, N.C. Duke defeated Wisconsin Monday night in the NCAA Final Four tournament championship game.

Duke guard Tyus Jones latest Blue Devil to enter NBA draft

Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to jump into the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the guard's decision Wednesday.

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder

Once a star player with a $40 million contract, Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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TWITTER REACTS: Aaron Hernandez guilty verdict

A Massachusetts jury found the former New England Patriots star guilty in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

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Spurs players form epic 80s band Spuran Spuran

When they're not on the court, Matt Bonner, Aron Baynes, Kawhi Leonard, and Patty Mills are in a band ... oh, and the Spurs Coyote is on keyboards.

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Timeline: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found guilty

Hernandez is convicted of first-degree murder; carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.

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British fans push for U.S. sports across the pond

Britain's Conservative Party says it will push for American football, basketball, and baseball franchises to be based in the country.

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Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

Bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars schools and conferences last year, an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

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Boston marks somber anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

The city of Boston faces a somber day as it marks the second anniversary of the bombing attack on its marathon that killed three people and injured 264.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, April 15.

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Woman must return pricey gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

A judge ruled Shelly Sterling, wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, is owed $2.6 million from a woman her husband showered with gifts.

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Browns break out new uniforms at big event

Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner tweeted out photos of the new look.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig batting in the seventh inning of the opening game of Major League baseball in the United States Sunday, March 30, 2014, in San Diego.

Dodgers’ Puig scaling back on bat flips

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Dodgers star outfielder Yaisel Puig plans to tone down his signature bat flip.

Duke's Justise Winslow shoots during a practice session for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Friday, April 3, 2015, in Indianapolis. Duke plays Michigan State on Saturday.

Duke freshman Winslow to enter NBA draft

The announcement came less than a week after the same decision from teammate Jahlil Okafor

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Judge: Jurors in Tsarnaev trial can’t attend Boston Marathon

Jurors were warned to stay away from this year's marathon and any events related to the anniversary of the 2013 attack.

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall directs Ron Baker (31) against Indiana State in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in St. Louis.

Baker, VanVleet to return to Wichita State next season

Baker led Wichita in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game, with VanVleet second at 13.6 points per game.

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Royals still perfect, but Tigers finally fall

There's just one unbeaten team at this stage of the young major league season.

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Today in entertainment history: May 7

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Harden has big 4th quarter;Rockets beat Clippers

File Photo: James Harden at the NBA 2K15 Launch Celebration held at the Standard
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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Houston Rockets…

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Labron’s 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls in game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23)

LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago with a 106-91 victory over the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

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NHL: Late goal gives Lighting victory over Canadians

A puck sits on the face-off dot during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C.

Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.

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NHL: Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, prepares to shoot as New York Islanders goalie Michal Neuvirth (30), from the Czech Republic, stands ready, during the third period of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-1.

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.