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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

- Associated Press

Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez's old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick answers questions during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

- Associated Press

He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs.

Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

- Associated Press

Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.

Former Lafayette school board consultant face ethics charge

Associated Press

The Louisiana Board of Ethics says the Lafayette school board's former insurance consultant allegedly violated ethics laws by offering a board member tickets to a Saints game while conducting business with the school board.

Lion to predict Super Bowl winner after famous ape's death

Associated Press

A lion at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo will have a chance to pick the winner of the first Super Bowl since the death of a Utah ape who gained national fame by accurately predicting the winner for seven years in a row.

Investigator, coach credited with reviving stricken man

Associated Press

A New York State police investigator and a football coach are being credited with saving the life of a 48-year-old man who collapsed while playing basketball at a central New York high school.

Pennsylvania man has attended all 49 Super Bowl games

- Associated Press

A few weeks ago, Tom Henschel of Winfield sat in the same seat in the Los Angeles Coliseum where he watched Green Bay and Kansas City take the field for the first Super Bowl 49 years ago.

This image provided by Facebook, shows the apps Trending Super Bowl hub. As the latest step in Facebook's focus on sports, it is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the new England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. It will be a dedicated real-time hub where followers can not only check the scoreboard module, but also read content posted by professional media, celebrities and friends, and view video and official photos from the game. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

- Associated Press

As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.