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A man pauses at a memorial honoring the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. The memorial is where the first explosion happened last year near the finish line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Run to Recover

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief. “They’d say, ‘I’m not a …

Bruins Sting Wings: Aggression Pays Off As Boston Gets Even

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins struck back, leaving the Detroit Red Wings black and blue and all tied up. The Wings were run aground in Game 2, undone by gaffes, undermined by tempers and bad defense and an inept power play. The Wings left TD Garden on Sunday tarnished by a 4-1 loss …

Boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. …

Blues Grab 2-0 Lead

Sunday, April 20, 2014

St. Louis — Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions. St. Louis rallied after Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook …

Bruins Looking for Some Space

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room …

Nets Take Game 1

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Toronto — Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their …

Rays Sting Yanks

Sunday, April 20, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night. Hanigan drove in his final …

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots’ Day game against Baltimore. Just more than a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about …

Gilbert Wins By TKO

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert improved to 11-0 as a professional Saturday night, earning a technical knockout victory over Eddie Soto early in the fourth round at Windsor Recreation Center. After a back-and-fourth opening round, Gilbert, a 29-year-old welterweight, knocked Soto down four times — twice in …

Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Katmandu, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. …

Former Celtic Defies Age, Defenses

Friday, April 18, 2014

Twenty years later, Paul Pierce’s first impression remains fresh in Jason Collins’ mind. It was the summer of 1994, and Collins was getting ready to face Pierce’s team at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas. Collins, then a …

In Brief: Choi in Front at Rain-Delayed Heritage

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town …

Pujols Blasts No. 497

Friday, April 18, 2014

Detroit — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit …