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Wed July 24, 2013

Hernandez To Appear In Probable Cause Hearing

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due to make another appearance in court in the murder case against him. A probable cause hearing for Hernandez is scheduled for this afternoon. He has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death last month of Odin Lloyd.

Moving over to baseball, the Red Sox remained in first place with a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay last night. Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts. A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career. The person says Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million over seven seasons through 2021.

Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees blew a 3-0 lead before scoring twice in the ninth off closer Joe Nathan to beat Texas 5-4. Kansas City defeated Baltimore 3-2. Detroit won against the White Sox 6-2. Houston passed Oakland 5-4. Minnesota cruised ahead of the Angels 10-3 in 10 innings and it was Seattle over Cleveland 4-3 marking the Mariners' eighth straight victory.

In the National League, the Mets beat Atlanta 4-1. Pittsburgh topped Washington 5-1. San Diego bested Milwaukee 6-2. St. Louis beat Philadelphia 4-1. Miami doubled up Colorado 4-2. Arizona edged ahead of the Cubs 10-4 and Cincinnati beat San Francisco 9-3 in the first part of a doubleheader. The Giants won 5-3 the second game.

Finally in the NFL, the Jets have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran kicker Billy Cundiff. He will compete with Nick Folk for the job in training camp. The Buffalo Bills released defensive lineman Mark Anderson just one year after he signed a four-year deal with the team.

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