Latest Robert Kraft News

Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

Apr. 19, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary. Son Mark Santos confirmed the death to The Boston Globe. He said the cause of death wasn't immediately clear to the family. Santos started working Patriots' broadcasts...

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

Apr. 18, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics knew they'd need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the postseason. They have, and it's added up to 2-0 lead in Boston's first-round matchup with Milwaukee. Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Celtics pulled away...

Prosecutor wants Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions tossed

Apr. 16, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions should be thrown out and he should be granted a new trial, prosecutors said in court Monday in an announcement that led his supporters outside to break into an impromptu dance party. Judge Genece Brinkley refused to free him on bail after the...

Meek Mill talks prison sentence with NBC's Lester Holt

Apr. 12, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on "NBC Nightly News." The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek...

Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

Apr. 11, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison. Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin visited the Philadelphia-born rapper on Tuesday. Kraft said Mill's incarceration...

Kraft discounts any discord in Patriots organization

Mar. 26, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urged everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization. Kraft praised Bill Belichick on Monday when asked about some of the unusual decisions the coach made in the Super Bowl...

The Latest: "March for Our Lives" rallies draw huge crowds

Mar. 24, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 7:15 p.m. A contingent of survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting is among the thousands of marchers at a gun control rally in Denver. Students and their supporters packed into Civic...

Pats lend plane to Florida shooting victims to attend rally

Mar. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is helping students and families of victims of the recent shooting at a Florida high school attend a march against gun violence. Patriots spokesman Stacey James confirmed that Kraft provided the team's official plane to fly families of the victims from...

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

Mar. 21, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in...

Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure

Mar. 20, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in...