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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee.

White wash: Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) — There was nothing mysterious about Michael Pineda's performance this time. Masahiro Tanaka's dominant outing was pretty straight forward, too.

Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."

Weise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Down one goal, Montreal battled back — twice. Up one, it faltered — twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night.

Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason.

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.

Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs

Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Tanaka, unfazed by unseasonably chilly weather at Yankee Stadium -- where snow fell overnight -- walked just one for the second time in three starts this season. He lowered his earned-run-average from 3.21 to 2.05, drawing praise from

Knicks ink Odom as season winds down

Lamar Odom's twisting path from NBA champion with the Lakers to tabloid target along with reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian has brought him, for now, to the New York Knicks. Knicks President Phil Jackson, who coached Odom on two Los Angeles Lakers title-winning teams in 2009 and 2010, announced Wednesday that the team has signed the veteran forward for the remainder of the season. Although W

Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

Ponte Vedra Beach (United States) (AFP) - The Players Championship is abandoning its sudden-death playoff and switching to a three-hole aggregate playoff in a move that further separates the elite event from other US PGA Tour stops. The plan will go into effect for this year's tournament at TPC Sawgrass in May. Should the final round come down to a playoff, it will take place at holes 16, 17 and

Atlanta awarded Major League Soccer expansion team

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium downtown, officials announced on Wednesday. Arthur Blank, owner of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons team and a co-founder of Home Depot Inc. purchased the new franchise, which will be the league's 22nd team, he told reporte

Milwaukee Bucks sold for $550 million

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl said Wednesday he's selling the NBA team to an ownership group eager to keep the club in Milwaukee. Kohl, a former US Senator, said he had agreed to sell the club to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The Bucks have struggled on the court this season, and will finish the 2013-14 campaign on Wednesday with the worst record in the league. But at le

Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks basketball team

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens are buying the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million from businessman and former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, becoming the latest Wall Street financiers to own a sports club. "I believe they are the right people and the right fit at the right time," Kohl said at a news conference in Milwauk

Park resumes quest for first win of 2014

"Obviously the time has gone really fast," Park said. But she finished 36th in her title defense at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the year, two weeks ago. Defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway, ranked second in the world, will miss her third successive event with a back injury. Hawaii native Michelle Wie, coming off a runner-up finish to fellow American Lexi Thompson

Clippers down Nuggets for club-record 57th win

The Los Angeles Clippers rolled past Denver 117-105 for a club-record 57th win that kept their hopes of claiming the NBA Western Conference second seed alive. Blake Griffin had 24 points -- and was assessed his 16th technical foul of the season -- in the victory on Tuesday. Chris Paul added 21 points and 10 assists for Los Angeles, who must beat Portland on Wednesday, the last night of the regul

Anthony sits but Knicks beat play-off bound Nets

The New York Knicks, missing injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 to keep their cross-town rivals from securing the fifth seed in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. Tim Hardaway scored 16 points Tuesday to lead the Knicks, who are finishing strong despite already being eliminated from post-season contention. The Knicks announced prior to the contest that Anthony would miss th

Major baseball leagues honor Robinson legacy

Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson, the 67th anniversary of his 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers debut that saw Robinson break the game's color barrier. At major league ballparks across the country on Tuesday, hundreds of players donned Robinson's jersey number 42 -- which was officially retired for all teams in 1997. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who came up with the idea of retiring Robi

Cavs' Deng wins NBA citizenship award

British Cleveland Cavaliers' basketball player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. The award, presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, recognizes an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community. The two-time All-Star created the Luol Deng Foundation, a global non-profit organization that uses basket

Grizzlies power into playoffs, eliminate Phoenix

(Reuters) - The Memphis Grizzlies powered their way into the NBA playoffs and eliminated Phoenix from contention with a 97-91 road victory over the Suns on Monday. With both teams vying for the final spot in the Western Conference, Mike Conley delivered the go-ahead three-pointer with about a minute left to put Memphis ahead 93-91. Zach Randolph had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies (4

Warriors suffer Bogut injury blow ahead of playoffs

(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors received some bad news ahead of the NBA playoffs on Monday with the team announcing that starting center Andrew Bogut has suffered a fractured rib and is out indefinitely. The 7ft (2.13m) Australian sustained the injury during Sunday's 119-117 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and X-rays taken of the injury a day later confirmed the fracture. Golde

Heat loss allows Pacers to grab NBA Eastern Conference top seed

Trevor Ariza scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting as the Washington Wizards cruised past the defending champion Miami Heat 114-93 at Verizon Center. Miami on Monday suffered its fourth loss in the last five contests which means they surrendered the Eastern Conference's top seed to the Indiana Pacers. The Heat, who rested both reigning NBA MVP LeBron James and centre Chris Bosh in th

National Basketball Association playoff race

(Reuters) - State of play in the National Basketball Association playoff race before the regular season ends on Wednesday. The top eight teams from each conference qualify for the postseason (x-clinched playoff berth, e-eliminated from playoffs contention). EASTERN CONFERENCE 1. x-Indiana Pacers 2. x-Miami Heat 3. x-Toronto Raptors 4. x-Chicago Bulls 5. x-Brooklyn Nets 6. x-Washington Wizards 7. x

Suns battling for playoff lives as field nearly set

(Reuters) - The Indiana Pacers can secure the Eastern Conference's top seed without taking the court on Monday while the last entrant to the NBA's playoff field could be set with the Phoenix Suns facing a do-or-die game. The idle Pacers would secure the conference's top seed, and with it home-court advantage for each series they play before the NBA Finals, if the two-time defending champion Miam

Lackluster finish to 78th Masters after rich early promise

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The 78th Masters began as one of the most wide open in decades, but it will not go down as a classic after a surprisingly Lackluster finish on Sunday when Bubba Watson clinched his second green jacket. Instead the only real fireworks during the final round occurred before the turn as 20-year-old American Jordan Spieth made his scintillating early

Golf-Lacklustre finish to 78th Masters after rich early promise

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 14 (Reuters) - The 78th Masters began as one of the most wide open in decades, but it will not go down as a classic after a surprisingly lacklustre finish on Sunday when Bubba Watson clinched his second green jacket. Instead the only real fireworks during the final round occurred before the turn as 20-year-old American Jordan Spieth made his scintilla

First 50-plus winner of a major could be around the corner

By Tony Jimenez AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The outstanding displays by veteran trio Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples at the 78th Masters suggest that a 50-something major champion could be just around the corner. American Julius Boros is the oldest winner of a 'Big Four' event, having triumphed in the 1968 U.S. PGA Championship at the age of 48, but his record has been in

Golf-PGA Tour FedExCup points table

April 14 (Reuters) - PGA Tour 2014 FedExCup points table onMonday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Jimmy Walker 2,046 points 2. Bubba Watson 1,840 3. Patrick Reed 1,343 4. Dustin Johnson 1,334 5. Harris English 1,253 6. Jordan Spieth 1,115 7. Chris Kirk 1,109 8. Zach Johnson 1,031 9. Matt Every 994 10. Webb Simpson 971 11. Matt Kuchar 936 12. Kevin Stadler 907 13. Ryan Moore 902 14. Will MacKenzie 880 15.

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