- Created on 04 December 2013
Shayanna Jenkins, center, girlfriend of former New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez, departs superior court, in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, following her arraignment on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of Hernandez's friend. | ASSOCIATED PRESS
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say the girlfriend of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times, including saying she could not recall where she left a large box Hernandez allegedly told her to dispose of.
The Herald News reports (http://bit.ly/IqEOPf ) that prosecutors made the accusation in a document filed in Fall River Superior Court on Monday explaining a perjury charge against Shayanna Jenkins.
Jenkins has pleaded not guilty and her attorney has accused prosecutors of overreaching. A message was left with her Tuesday.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins' sister. He is being held without bail.
Prosecutors also say they believe Jenkins lied when she said she couldn't remember conversations about Lloyd's murder that she had with Hernandez.
- Created on 03 December 2013
Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.
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- Created on 03 December 2013
Running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints.
(CNN) -- There's no need to tell football fans in Seattle to take it up a notch. They're doing just fine, thank you.
After setting a Guinness World Record for noise at an outdoor stadium in September, CenturyLink Field went seismic during Monday Night Football, registering as an earthquake at a recording station about a block from the stadium.
How big, you ask?
In the magnitude 1-to-2 range, according to John Vidale, a professor at the University of Washington and the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
Vidale said his staff recorded five separate seismic events during Seattle's 34-7 pasting of New Orleans -- a match-up of two of the NFL's top teams.
The most intense episode came late in the first quarter, when Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett returned a Saints fumble 22 yards for a touchdown.
Seattle fans did this once before. In 2011, a Marshawn Lynch touchdown shook the earthquake recording station too.
And in 1988, college fans at Louisiana State University rocked the bayou in a come-from-behind victory over 4th-ranked Auburn, registering on the campus seismograph.
- Created on 02 December 2013
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Denver wide receiver Eric Decker isn't exactly a secret weapon, but he is likely the key to the Broncos' chances of winning a Super Bowl.
Yes, plenty of what happens to Denver revolves around quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning's ability to handle the cold weather of January and February and his response to the pressure of the postseason are going to be watched closely.
But much of what Manning does depends upon the ability of his receivers to get open quickly. Manning is always at his best when at least one of his receivers can run the pass route the way the play is designed. That's typical of most rhythm passers, but it's particularly true for Manning, who has never adjusted well to the rougher play his receivers usually face in the playoffs. That rougher play also usually leads to better pass pressure against him.
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