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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) -- Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987....
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) -- Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night....
Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium....
Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night....