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Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Fall River, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the June 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. First-degree murder guarantees life in prison without the possibility of parole. Twelve jurors, who deliberated for seven days, found Hernandez killed Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd, 27, was ... Read More »

Hernandez trial headed to jury after closing arguments

Fall River, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will head to the jury after the prosecution and defense presented closing arguments on Tuesday. Defense attorney James Sultan told the jury Hernandez didn’t commit the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player from the Boston area who was dating ... Read More »

Giants looking for happy medium with Eli

By John McMullen New York is all about the bright lights of the big city, but at least one of the its football teams has been able to fly under the radar. The New York Giants are the big brother in the nation’s No. 1 media market yet it’s the Jets who find the back cover of the tabloids far ... Read More »

Jets add TE Davis

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets have signed veteran tight end Kellen Davis to an undisclosed contract, the team announced Wednesday. Davis has appeared in 101 games over seven NFL seasons, primarily as a blocker and special-teams contributor. The 29-year-old owns just 50 career catches and has recorded just three over the past two years. A fifth-round ... Read More »

Revis returning to Jets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The agents for Darrelle Revis tweeted Tuesday night that the star cornerback has agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Jets. Revis, 29, would return to the Jets after two seasons with Tampa Bay and New England. He played his first six NFL seasons for the Jets, building a reputation as one of the league’s ... Read More »

Giants extend Coughlin through 2016

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants announced that head coach Tom Coughlin’s contract has been extended by one year through the 2016 season. Coughlin, the second-longest tenured head coach in team history, is entering his 12th season with New York. Behind New England’s Bill Belichick and Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis, Coughlin’s tenure with the Giants is the third- ... Read More »

Rex Ryan foreshadows his plan in Buffalo

By John McMullen There are quite a few NFL teams who need a quarterback but this is not the year to find one. The free-agent market is headlined by names like Mark Sanchez and Jake Locker, while the draft has only two signal callers with first-round grades (Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota), and one of them is regarded as more ... Read More »

Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday’s deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher. Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now have until July 15 ... Read More »

Rangers remain hot, rally past Coyotes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Lee Stempniak’s second goal of the game, which came with 2:14 remaining, lifted the New York Rangers to a 4-3 come- from-behind victory over the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions. Stempniak’s two scores and Chris Kreider’s second power-play tally of the night enabled the Rangers to overcome a 3-1 ... Read More »

Jets part ways with Chris Johnson, retain Pace and Babin

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – After a disappointing season, the New York Jets declined Chris Johnson’s option for the 2015 season, allowing him to become a free agent on March 10. The Jets also exercised options on pass rushers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. Johnson, 29, signed with New York after six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. With the Jets, ... Read More »