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James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player and convicted murderer found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, will be the subject of an upcoming true crime book by best-selling author James Patterson....

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future....

Texas policy allowing wrestler to take testosterone upheld
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A judge has upheld a Texas policy that allows a transgender boy taking testosterone to compete in the girls' wrestling state championship....

Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death
BOSTON (AP) -- Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star....

Adviser gets 5 years in prison for defrauding NFL players
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina financial adviser has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing about $3 million from his clients, including at least two pro football players....

The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after show
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59....

The Latest: Jailhouse pal says Hernandez hinted at suicide
BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's suicide (all times local):...