Aaron Hernandez’s probable cause hearing delayed
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge Wednesday gave prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Hernandez was in court for what was supposed to be a probable cause hearing, but prosecutors said the grand jury is still considering the evidence against him.
Judge Daniel O’Shea rescheduled the probable cause hearing for Aug. 22, after considering defense objections to a delay. Hernandez will be held without bail until then.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home. He had been shot five times.
A day after retiring from professional cycling, Stuart O’Grady admitted to using a blood-booster during the scandal-plagued 1998 Tour de France.
The 39-year-old Australian rider, a six-time Olympian and a stage winner on the Tour, announced his retirement after finishing his 17th Tour de France. He admitted Thursday he had used erythropoietin (EPO) for two weeks before the 1998 race, and said he had acquired it himself and used it without the knowledge of his team.
A state board unanimously gave the go-ahead for a new Red Wings hockey arena in downtown Detroit to be paid for in part with tax dollars as the broke city works through bankruptcy proceedings.
Gov. Rick Snyder and others defended against potential criticism that the $650 million project should be entirely financed with private money because the city can’t provide basic services and its retirees are facing cuts in their pensions. The arena is designed to be a catalyst for more development and to link downtown with underutilized nearby areas, officials said.
Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals by edging Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Wawrinka was cruising at 4-0 up in the second set, then failed to serve out the match at 5-3 before clinching victory in the tiebreaker.
Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and sixth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovenia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open.
Top-seeded defending champion Bojana Jovanovski lost in the second round of the Baku Cup, falling to wild-card entry Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-5.
Fifth-seeded Sorana Cirstea beat American Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif.
Svetlana Romashina won her third gold medal of the Barcelona world championships, winning the synchronized swimming solo. Romashina easily took the top spot with 97.340 points, increasing her career haul to 13 world championship golds dating to 2005.
Qualifying medalist Jim Liu advanced to the second round of the match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur in Truckee, Calif., beating Matthew Lowe with a birdie on the 19th hole.
The 17-year-old, the 2010 champion and 2012 runner-up from Smithtown, N.Y., needed the extra hole to finish off Lowe, from Farmingdale, N.Y., after losing the 18th with a bogey.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is wrapping up an 11-day stay in a San Diego-area hospital after suffering artery blockages and having a pacemaker installed.
The 82-year-old coach’s son, Danny Tarkanian, said they were set to leave the Hospital in La Jolla on Wednesday.
He planned to return to his San Diego-area condominium, a part-time home where he receives in-house nursing care.
“He’s doing well and we’re glad to get him back home,” said the younger Tarkanian.
In addition to the pacemaker, the former coach had some stents put in, his son said.