- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Malcolm Glazer, a self-made billionaire who shunned the spotlight while leading the takeover of English soccer’s Manchester United and transforming the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Super Bowl champions, died Wednesday. He was 85.

The reclusive Palm Beach businessman had been in failing health since a pair of strokes in April 2006 left him with impaired speech and limited mobility.

He was not involved in day-to-day operations of his teams and was rarely spotted at games in recent years, instead remaining at his mansion in South Florida while entrusting leadership of the Bucs to three of six children: sons Bryan, Joel and Ed.

While disgruntled fans blame ownership for a stretch of futility that has seen the Bucs miss the playoffs the past six seasons, the elder Glazer generally will be remembered for making the commitment necessary to keep the team from moving to another city in the 1990s.

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez fatally shot two men because he believed one of them disrespected him when he bumped into him and spilled his drink in a Boston nightclub.

Hernandez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

He also has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Sabres owner Tom Golisano has met with Buffalo Bills officials and public leaders, and informed them of his interest in purchasing the NFL franchise, said people involved with the negotiations.

One person said that Golisano also has had talks with developer Scott Congel to be his partner in the potential ownership group. The person added that their discussions have included the possibility of building a new stadium in West Seneca, about a 10-minute drive from the Bills’ current home, Ralph Wilson Stadium.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Johnny Manziel isn’t going to change his lifestyle for anyone.

Manziel took advantage of a break from the Browns’ organized team activities to take a well-documented Memorial Day weekend outing to Las Vegas, where he hung out with Patriots partying tight end Rob Gronkowski, attended a UFC fight and enjoyed the nightlife.

Manziel was aware of criticism about his decision to leave town, but said if he wants to have fun and it doesn’t hinder his goals, “then I really don’t care what anyone has to say.”



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