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FALL RIVER, Mass. Kevin Trapp Germany Jersey . - Jury selection in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez resumed Monday for a second day, as hundreds more prospective jurors filled out questionnaires that lawyers will use to help narrow down the jury pool.Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh was bringing in three groups of jurors per day for the first phase of jury selection, which was due to end Tuesday.Each group heard the same thing: The clerk read the charges against Hernandez, then Garsh introduced prosecutors, the defence team and Hernandez, discussed the important role that jury service plays in a democracy and described the crime Hernandez is accused of — killing Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. She told jurors Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and denies the charges. The clerk then swore in prospective jurors before they begin filling in the questionnaire, which has not yet been publicly released by the court.Prosecutors say Hernandez, 25, and two friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, picked up 27-year-old Lloyd at his home in Boston and took him to an industrial park in North Attleborough near Hernandezs home, where he was shot to death. They have not said who pulled the trigger but say Hernandez — then a Patriots tight end with a $40 million contract — orchestrated the crime. Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player, was dating the sister of Hernandezs fiancee.Starting Wednesday, lawyers will go through more than 1,000 completed questionnaires to determine which prospective jurors to excuse. After that, the second phase will begin: individual questioning by the judge. Eighteen people will be selected as jurors, including six alternates.No cameras are allowed in the courthouse during jury selection, but they will be allowed at trial.Prosecutors previously said they expect the trial to last six to 10 weeks, although Garsh told prospective jurors Monday that the lawyers would be meeting in the next few days to determine the length of the trial.Opening statements are not expected to begin until at least Jan. 20. Thomas Muller Germany Jersey .Y. -- When the New York Islanders lead was cut in half in the opening minute of the third period, the sense of impending doom began wafting through Nassau Coliseum. Jerome Boateng Germany Jersey . -- Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was admitted to the hospital Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments, his family said.MILWAUKEE -- The friendly between Swansea City and Chivas Guadalajara turned out to be a bit more edgy. Giovani Hernandez scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute, lifting Chivas into a 1-1 tie with Swansea in the first professional soccer game at Miller Park on Wednesday night. A player from each team was ejected. Four players received yellow cards and 23 fouls were called. "Theres no such thing as a friendly, is there?" Swansea head coach Garry Monk said, laughing. "It was good for us." Swansea scored first in the exhibition match when Nathan Dyer controlled a cross from Marvin Emnes in the 57th minute and shot past goalkeeper Luis Ernesto Michel and inside the far post from 15 yards. The Swans lost Neil Taylor and Chivas saw Jesus Sanchez ejected in the 80th minute for a shoving incident. Chivas forward Carlos Fierro was pulled down in the penalty box in the 90th minute. Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel anticipated the kick going to his left, but Hernandez blasted the ball behind him. "Its frustrating when you see a goal right at the end of the game," Swansea midfielder Leon Britton said. "Its a friendly match and these things happen and you have to get on with it." It was the third of four friendlies for Chivas, which opens the regular season in the MX Liga on Sunday. "I certainly dont like things to be chippy," Chivas head coach Carlos Bustos said through an interpreter. "The chipppiness really just happened because the other team is certainly more physical. Mats Hummels Jersey. They play in a very physical league. Thats the English Premier League." It was Swanseas first preseason game of a North American tour. The Swans begin the regular season in August. "Obviously, Chivas were a little bit further ahead of us in terms of their preseason," Monk said. "Weve only been doing it for a week and a half in terms of our preseason." The Milwaukee Brewers converted their infield and outfield into a pitch approved by Major League Soccer. It stretched between the warning track in left field and the first base line. Neither team had trouble with the footing despite the pitchers mound and a layer of the dirt infield being removed and covered with sod. The field was 109 yards long, but only 66 wide instead of the usual 70 to 80 yards for an exhibition game. In order to compensate for the narrower pitch, Monk said the Swans practiced on a field with the same dimensions. "I thought the pitch was very, very good, considering its not a football pitch," Monk said. "The work they had done on it in such a short space of time, all in all, it played very, very well." Bustos said the shorter width really didnt matter. "It certainly was a more narrow pitch, but it really didnt matter to us in the end," he said. "It didnt lead to any tactical changes or anything." Cheap Jerseys 2020 Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '