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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life Sentence For Murder

Aaron Hernandez, whose rise to elite status in the NFL was ended by charges that he shot and killed a man, has been found guilty of first-degree murder. In 2013, Hernandez was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister.
Jordan Speith

Jordan Spieth, 21, Cruises To Masters Victory, 18 Under Par

Jordan Spieth, 21, has won the Masters with a record-tying score, 18 under par. Spieth led from the first round of the tournament in Augusta, Ga. — a feat last achieved by Raymond Floyd in 1976. On Sunday, reports the AP, no other contender truly threatened Spieth's dominance:
The Masters green

No-Phone Policy At Masters Means No Posting On Social Media

Derek Jensen's profile picture features Rae's Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It'll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. (Media outlets do not seem to be beholden to this rule.)
Atlanta Hawks player Pero Antic

Hawks Players Say They Will Contest Charges In Nightclub Stabbing

Two Atlanta Hawks players say they will contest charges they blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of a fellow NBA player.

NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 41, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.
Bubba Watson

Bubba Seeks 3rd Green Jacket: 'If I Can Do It, Anybody Can'

Bubba Watson is still trying to comprehend that he's a two-time Masters champion. Watson said Tuesday it hasn't really hit him that he won his first green jacket in 2012, much less captured his second last year.

Three-Peat Or Upset? UConn And Notre Dame Play For Women's NCAA Title

In a rematch of the 2014 final, the University of Connecticut will face off against Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball final Tuesday night. UConn's Huskies will be trying for their third consecutive title. The championship game will start at 8:30 p.m. ET; it'll air on ESPN.
Tiger Woods in 2007

Tiger Woods Does Surprise Practice Session At Augusta National

Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played. No one is sure what to expect from him.

Duke Beats Wisconsin, 68-63, To Win NCAA Men's Basketball Title

In a back-and-forth game, the Duke Blue Devils eked out a 68-63 win, and an NCAA men's basketball championship, against the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night in Indianapolis.

Opening Day: Baseball Season Starts In Earnest

In 204 days, two teams will face off in the World Series. Until then, fans can dream about their team winning it all, as Major League Baseball's regular season gets going. St. Louis and Chicago played the first game Sunday night; the Cubs lost, 3-0.