Pro Football
Search continues at Hernandez’s home

State police officers and dogs searched the North Attleboro, Mass., home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.

The search of Hernandez’s sprawling home and vehicle lasted for more than three hours and involved several officers, including one with a crowbar, and locksmiths.

Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playhouse did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return.

Police have previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Odin Lloyd.

A jogger found Lloyd’s body in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’s home on Monday. Family members said the two were friends who were together the night Lloyd died. Authorities have ruled Lloyd’s death a homicide. . . .

Offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick in the NFL draft, signed a five-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will get a signing bonus near $13.8 million.

Auto Racing

Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event in France since 1997.

Simonsen, 34, was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin crashed 10 minutes into the race. The Dane spun at high speed, and his car skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner, where cars typically reach speeds of up to 105 mph.

Simonsen died at the hospital soon after arrival.

Sebastien Enjolras died during qualifying in 1997. The last driver fatality during the race was Jo Gartner in 1986. . . .

Another driver death occurred Saturday in Germany. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester died because of “health problems” during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship, race organizers said. Silvester, 55, apparently lost control of his Opel Astra OPC and was found sitting motionless in the seat after reportedly suffering a heart attack.


In Salvador, Brazil, Neymar scored his third goal in three matches and Fred added two others as Brazil defeated Italy, 4-2, to finish on top of Group A of the Confederations Cup. . . .

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Javier Hernandez cemented his status as Mexico’s leading striker, sending his team home from the Confederations Cup on a high note by scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over Japan in their final Group A match.


Dwyane Wade said he had his left knee drained one day before Game 7 of the NBA Finals, then got about eight hours of game-day therapy just so he could play for the Miami Heat. The guard said his left knee was swollen “like a coconut” after a collision with San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili during Game 6.

Wade played nearly 40 minutes in Miami’s 95-88 title-clinching win on Thursday. . . .

Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points to lead the visiting Chicago Sky to a 71-61 WNBA victory over the Indiana Fever. Rookie Elena Delle Donne added 13 points for the Sky (5-3). Shavonte Zellous scored 17 points to lead the defending champion Fever (1-6), which has lost six in a row. . . .

Roneeka Hodges scored 19 points and Glory Johnson added 14 points and 12 rebounds as the host Tulsa Shock (3-7) beat the Seattle Storm, 92-70. Rookie Tianna Hawkins scored 17 points for the Storm (4-4). . . .

Nicolas Mahut of France won his first ATP title at the age of 31, playing impeccable serve-and-volley tennis to beat second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-3, 6-4, in the Topshelf Open final in Rosmalen, Netherlands.

— From news services