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Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook....

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft
Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft....

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports....

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....

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 Marathon makes room for more runners
BOSTON (AP) -- More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off on Boylston Street....

Sharper loses bid to be released on bail
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him....

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
MIAMI (AP) -- The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents....

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro....

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday....

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