Sports – Thursday, June 27th

| June 27, 2013
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being held without bond after being arrested yesterday morning and charged with murder in the shooting death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors say Lloyd had angered Hernandez at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people. The Patriots released Hernandez following his arrest.

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released a rookie who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly punching a man outside a club in northern New Jersey. Ausar Walcott turned himself in to Passaic, N.J., police Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in an incident that happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. The linebacker was signed by the Browns on May 13 following a tryout.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon hit a walkoff single in the 10th inning last night to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. Gordon also homered in the first inning for the Royals. Reliever Aaron Crow worked the 10th to pick up the victory.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros used a four-run fourth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 last night. Brett Wallace and Brandon Barnes both hit RBI singles in the frame for the Astros. Allen Craig and Yadier Molina both homered for the Cardinals.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year contract. The 24-year-old Shattenkirk had five goals and 18 assists in 48 games last season. The Blues also reached a one-year deal with center Patrik Berglund.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has been publicly reprimanded by the NCAA after damaging the scorer’s table during an NCAA tournament game in Kansas City. Self struck the table at the Sprint Center in March during a third-round win over North Carolina. Self was also fined an undisclosed amount.

(Brooklyn, NY)  —  The NBA Draft takes place tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  The Cleveland Cavaliers have the top pick after winning last month’s NBA Draft Lottery.  Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is a possibility to go first overall and says he’s eager for the draft to begin.  The Orlando Magic finished with the worst record this past season at 20-and-62, but wound up with the second overall selection.  The Washington Wizards will pick third, followed by the Charlotte Bobcats and Phoenix Suns.  Among the other top players available in this year’s talent pool are Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo [[ oh-luh-DEE-poh ]], Georgetown small forward Otto Porter and Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore.

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