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Monday's Mashup: O.J. Simpson parole hearing to be televised live

Lucy Burdge
July 17, 2017 - 8:02 am

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-- O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday will be televised live on multiple stations, including ESPN.

The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. and Jeremy Schaap will reportedly host an Outside the Lines special on ESPN leading up to the hearing.

Simpson will appear on a video call from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center before a parole board to make his case for being released from prison nine years into his 33-year maximum penalty sentence.

Simpson was arrested in 2008 and convicted on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping after entering a hotel room and trying to take memorabilia he claimed belonged to him.

He was granted parole on a few of the armed robbery convictions in 2013, but had to serve at least four more years for the assault and weapon-related charges. If he is granted parole Simpson will be released from Lovelock in October.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners created a webpage with information about the hearing “due to the overwhelming media and public interest” in Simpson and the hearing.

-- Roger Federer won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the Men’s Singles for the victory. 

This was also his 19th Grand Slam championship. 

“Wimbledon was always my favorite tournament. Will always be my favorite tournament. My heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here. Because of them, I think I became a better player, too,” the 35-year-old said. “To mark history here at Wimbledon really means a lot to me just because of all of that, really. It’s that simple.”

He is the oldest male champion at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968. 

A blister on Cilic’s left foot affected his performance in the match. 

“I gave it my best,” Cilic said. “That’s all I could do … Very tough emotionally. I knew that I cannot give my best on the court.”

Federer won his first major title at Wimbledon in 2003 and won others in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012. He lost finals in 2014 and 2015 to Novak Djokovic. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s one of those balls you just try to time up. It was in the air. Those are the type of plays, they rarely happen. A lot of different things got to go the right way. Gotta be just far enough over the wall, but short enough where you can grab it. And you’ve got to be able to get back there in time.” -- Jackie Bradley Jr., on his catch to rob Aaron Judge of a home run in the Red Sox’s 3-0 win over the Yankees Sunday night 



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