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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: NFL players react to death of Aaron Hernandez; Serena Williams announces pregnancy

04.20.17 at 8:43 am ET

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MLB: Boston at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: 10:30 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: San Antonio at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
NHL: NY Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. (USA)
NHL: Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: San Jose at Edmonton, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)


— Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison Wednesday morning and some NFL players reacted to the news on social media.

— After Serena Williams posted a Snapchat picture of her belly on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the tennis star confirmed she is, in fact, pregnant and due in the fall.

Williams posted the picture with the caption “20 weeks” but deleted it shortly after.

The spokeswoman also confirmed Williams will not play again in 2017.

The 35-year-old got engaged in December to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whether you’re trying to win a Super Bowl or rebuild our country, as coach Belichick would say, ‘There are no days off.’”– Donald Trump, addressing the crowd during the Patriots’ visit to the White House on Wednesday

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