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Burglars Knew He Wasn't Home. He Was Playing in Super Bowl

Police investigate break-in at home of Patriots player Rob Gronkowski

(Newser) - Celebrities have been warned not to give out their locations in real time for fear of opportunistic intruders entering their vacant homes. Unfortunately for Rob Gronkowski, just about everyone knew the New England Patriots tight end would be at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Sunday. Upon returning home from... More »

Philly Goes Wild After First Super Bowl Win

'I was hoping they would do it before I died, and they did it'

(Newser) - The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments, and houses. They all had one destination: Broad Street. It was time for a celebration 58 years in the making. On Sunday night, just as... More »

The Underdogs Do It: Eagles Defeat Patriots

Philadelphia holds off Patriots 41-33

(Newser) - The underdog Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots Sunday to win Super Bowl LII in a wildly entertaining game. This time, there were no last-minute heroics for Tom Brady, who nonetheless threw for more than 400 yards. With his team trailing 38-33 with a little more than 2 minutes... More »

Watch One of the Craziest Super Bowl Touchdowns

Quarterback Nick Foles catches a TD pass

(Newser) - The Eagles went into the half with a 22-12 Super Bowl lead thanks to a brave play call. Quarterback Nick Foles caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton on fourth down late in the second quarter. Watch it here . The odd TD came after Tom Brady dropped... More »

Coldest Super Bowl Ever? Getting Ready for the Big Game

Halftime rumors addressed on Prince and Janet Jackson

(Newser) - As fans are warming up for the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, weather pundits are warning those watching the game in person to get literally warmed up, as it's looking to possibly be the coldest Super Bowl in history, per USA Today ... More »

Tom Brady: 'I Certainly Hope the Guy Isn't Fired'

'We all make mistakes,' he says after radio host insults daughter

(Newser) - Tom Brady was in a forgiving mood Monday night: The New England Patriots quarterback said he didn't want WEEI radio host Alex Reimer fired for insulting his 5-year-old daughter , reports USA Today . "I certainly hope the guy isn't fired," Brady said from the podium at Super... More »

Tom Brady Ends Interview Over Comment About His 5-Year-Old

A WEEI host had called Vivian a 'pissant' on Thursday

(Newser) - Calling a 5-year-old a "pissant" is poor form in general, but all the more so when it's done on the radio, and in reference to Tom Brady's little girl. NESN reports on the "uncomfortable start" to the New England Patriots quarterback's weeklong countdown to the... More »

The Backup vs. the Legend: Super Bowl Is Set

Tom Brady and the Patriots against Nick Foles and the Eagles

(Newser) - Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Next up: the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then, AFC champion... More »

Tom Brady's Hand Injury Throws Bettors for a Loop

Patriots QB hasn't practiced since Wednesday ahead of AFC Championship Game

(Newser) - Tom Brady hurt his hand during practice Wednesday, and while coach Bill Belichick is being—typically, hilariously—coy about the extent of his star quarterback's injury, oddsmakers aren't being shy about what a less-than-fully-operational Brady means for the New England Patriots when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars' league-best... More »

How Tom Brady's Trainer Could Destroy a Sports Dynasty

ESPN suggests 'end is near' for Brady, Belichick, and owner Kraft

(Newser) - With the NFL playoffs about to start, those who love to hate the New England Patriots will love to read a lengthy new ESPN story about trouble at the very top of the organization. The story by Seth Wickersham wonders whether this is "the beginning of the end" for... More »

Fans to Pats After Overcharge for Tap Water: 'Shame on You'

It was so hot in Foxborough, Mass., that the bottled water disappeared

(Newser) - You might get asked "bottled or tap?" about your water preferences at a restaurant, but at Gillette Stadium on Sunday only the latter was offered—at prices usually paid for the former. NBC Sports reports that fans who came to see the New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans... More »

Trump-Backing Owner Locks Arms With Players for Anthem

And Patriots owner Robert Kraft 'deeply disappointed' by his pal Trump

(Newser) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft kicked in $1 million toward Donald Trump's inaugural, gave the president a Super Bowl ring , and publicly confesses the two have long been friendly, reports CBS Sports . So if you expected Kraft to hold his silence while Trump took on NFL players who kneel during... More »

It Seems Trump Now Has a Super Bowl Ring

Patriots gave the president a ring during their April visit

(Newser) - During the New England Patriots' visit to the White House in April, it was reported President Trump received a helmet and jersey—traditional gifts from a championship-winning team. But now CBS Boston reports Trump also received a commemorative Super Bowl ring from his longtime friend, Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The... More »

Another Brady Just Got a Super Bowl Ring

Team owner surprised cancer survivor Galynn Brady

(Newser) - Super Bowl LI went down as one of the biggest comebacks in the game’s history, but for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the significance of winning was compounded by a more personal matter. During the 2016 season, his mother Galynn Brady was undergoing treatment for cancer, reports NBC... More »

Hernandez Fiancee Breaks Silence on Suicide

She thought suicide call was a cruel 'trick'

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee says his prison suicide last month was so unexpected that when she got the news in a phone call, she thought it was "a hoax, some cruel person playing a trick on me." In a two-part Dr. Phil interview that will air on May... More »

Hernandez Suicide Note to Fiancee: 'You're Rich'

Prosecutors release suicide note

(Newser) - "YOU'RE RICH," Aaron Hernandez told fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez in one of his three suicide notes —but the manner of his death means that the only ones with a guaranteed payday are the lawyers. According to a court filing Friday that included the suicide note, Hernandez told... More »

NYT Tweet of Patriots-Trump Photos Causes a Stir

Newspaper shows crowd comparison, but leaves out some key context

(Newser) - It's another Trump-related brouhaha over crowd size. The New York Times set this one off with a tweet of two photos, one showing the New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House on Wednesday and another showing them visiting President Obama in 2015. The Obama crowd was much... More »

Tom Brady Is Skipping Team Visit to White House

Cites 'personal family' reasons; move is hours after Aaron Hernandez's death

(Newser) - Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visit the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Trump for another NFL title. The White House said it was notified that Brady was dealing with a "personal family matter" and will... More »

Prison: Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in Cell

Ex-Patriot was serving a life term for murder

(Newser) - Startling news out of a Massachusetts prison: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell overnight, say authorities at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez, serving a life term for murder, used a bed sheet attached to the window in his cell, say the prison officials,... More »

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in 2012 Double Murder

But the former NFL star is still serving life without parole for another murder

(Newser) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, Reuters reports. But that doesn't mean the ex-New England Patriot is going to be a free man any time soon. Hernandez is currently serving life without parole for murdering... More »

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