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NEW ORLEANS -- The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local):11:30 a.m.Attorneys in the Will Smith shooting-death case are gauging potential jurors attitudes on when its appropriate to flee an aggressor and when its appropriate to use lethal self-defense under Louisianas stand your ground law.A judge, prosecutors and attorneys for defendant Cardell Hayes are working to cull a pool of well over 100 jurors to 12. Hayes is charged with second-degree murder.Hayes defense team has cast Smith as the aggressor in the confrontation that followed an April 9 car crash. An attorney for Smiths family has said Hayes fired in a rage after the crash. Lawyers began questioning potential jurors Monday morning.So many potential jurors filled the courtroom that there was no room for the public or news media. Journalists were allowed to listen in from a separate courtroom.9:45 a.m.About 130 potential jury candidates have begun filing into a New Orleans courtroom for the Will Smith shooting-death trial.The candidates arrived about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Jury selection is expected to be completed by Tuesday afternoon.The courtroom was too crowded for journalists to be allowed inside. Outside, a handful of protesters brandished signs that read, Free Cardell Hayes.Hayes was wearing a dark suit Monday; he previously had appeared in court dressed in prison orange.The 29-year-old Hayes has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Smiths death, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of Smiths wife. Smith was a retired New Orleans Saints player who played on the 2009 team that won the Super Bowl.Smith died after being shot eight times the night of April 9.--7:10 a.m.Questioning of potential jurors is set to begin in the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith earlier this year.Twenty-nine-year-old Cardell Hayes has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Smiths death, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of Smiths wife.Mondays trial opens with jury selection in New Orleans.Smith died after being shot eight times the night of April 9.Smiths SUV had been rear-ended by a Hummer that was driven by Hayes. Jurors likely will be faced with conflicting testimony over which of the two drivers was the aggressor in the confrontation that followed.Nike Zoom Schweiz Store . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. Nike Zoom Kaufen Schweiz . 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The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country.BEREA, Ohio -- The photo of Martin Luther King Jr. put things in perspective for Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins.Change can happen.Hawkins and four other NFL players to meet with Congressional leaders in Washington to discuss ways of bridging the divide between police and minority communities. During the visit Tuesday, Hawkins, a longtime activist, was struck by an iconic image of King, the revered civil rights leader, hanging on a wall inside the Eisenhower Executive Building next to the White House.And it was the meeting that kind of prompted blacks being able to vote, which was a big deal, Hawkins said Wednesday. So to see that and just walking in those historic hallways and realizing all the history youve learned about, and youre literally in the same space as them, its a surreal moment.Hawkins was part of a delegation of players headed by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin. They visited Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about what can be done to improve relations between law enforcement and African-Americans. The problem has plagued the nation for decades, inflamed by shootings in recent months that triggered protests and violence.The group also included Browns quarterback Josh McCown, Lions safety Glover Quin and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, all selected by Boldin, who has been personally touched by the tragic death of a cousin killed by an off-duty police officer in Florida.During their one-day visit, the players met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and members of the congressional black caucus.The players and politicians shared stories and ideas in hopes of working toward a solution.These issues are tough, McCown said. Its easy when things happen for everybody to run to one side or the other. We just feel if we can stand in the middle and help move things along, help bridge gaps as best we can, thats us doing our part.Boldin, the NFLs Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015 for his community service, organized the trip to raise awareness, stimulate communication and promote healing. It was planned long before the recent presidential election, but with racial tensions running high in its aftermath, Boldin believes the timing could be vital for positive change.Wherever you go, people are talking about it (racial issues), Boldin said. Now its time for action. What do we do next? Whats the next step? And that was my reason for going to Capitol Hill and to the White Houuse.dddddddddddd How can I help? If I can help, if I can lend my voice, if I can lend my platform, how can I help?We had a great dialogue. Im feeling optimistic, but its definitely just the first step for me. This is not something that, oh, we went to Washington and took photos.McCown was the only white player to participate. The 37-year-old was teammates with Boldin in Arizona and the two are close friends. McCown has worked with Boldin on other projects and said when he was asked to be a part of his effort, it was a no-brainer for me.Both McCown and Hawkins stressed communication and compassion as being at the crux of making things better.Theres hurt, and then theres fear that follows, and anger, and people run to sides, McCown said. And you just want to understand everything as best as you can and then step in; and you want to be able to stand with both sides and say we want to understand and realize that these are tough times, but that were here for you. We want to empathize with those that are hurting, that are losing loved ones, but at the same time support law enforcement and their efforts to help better their relationships with communities.Hawkins, who felt headway was made during the meetings, has used his voice as a professional athlete to fight injustice before.Before a game in 2014, he wore a black T-shirt onto the field over his No. 16 Browns jersey to protest the killing of Tamir Rice. The 12-year-old boy was shot by Cleveland police who believed the toy gun he was carrying was real. There also was the fatal shooting of John Crawford, a 22-year-old killed while holding a toy BB gun rifle inside a department store.Hawkins credits that passion to his grandfather, Burrell Haselrig Sr., who spoke at two Republican National Conventions and inspired him.To leave things better for your children than what you have, and thats the responsibility I have as a father, he said. I feel like a lot of that was instilled in me, to be able to grow up seeing that let me know that it doesnt matter where Im from or how minuscule people think I am to the equation, that I have the power to make a difference even a little bit or encourage somebody else who might have more of a power to make a difference.---AP Sports Writer Noah Trister in Allen Park, Michigan, contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

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