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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his trial in Fall River, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Aaron Hernandez trial: Closing arguments set in trial of ex-NFLer

- Associated Press

Lawyers in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez are set to deliver closing arguments to the jury, after a trial that has lasted more than two months and featured testimony from 135 witnesses and hundreds of pieces of evidence.

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NFL, U. of Tulsa Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84

Associated Press

Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler who played at the University of Tulsa and all 11 of his NFL seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 84.

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The sheriff who had former Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday, April 21, 2015, that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Hernandez knows how to use his charm and manipulate better than anyone he has ever seen.  (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

- Associated Press

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph signs autographs for young fans following the Oklahoma State NCAA college spring football game Stillwater, Okla, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

QB competitions all the rage in Big 12

- Associated Press

The Big 12 entered the offseason with a sting, with both TCU and Baylor shut out of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

In this Sunday, April 12, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price is ejected by umpire Joe West while arguing a call against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media, Monday, April 20, 2015, taking exception with the way his team was being covered. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Reds' Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

- Associated Press

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

K-State trying to answer QB question headed into spring game

- Associated Press

The race to replace one of the most prolific passers in Kansas State history may boil down to a junior who never started at game at quarterback in high school and a sophomore who was born more than six years after Bill Snyder took over the program.

AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

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Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or