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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security
BOSTON (AP) -- One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, runners started filtering in Monday morning as the sun rose over the center of Hopkinton, where the race starts....

Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT
HOUSTON (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career....

Column: Even Thibodeau can't defend this clunker
CHICAGO (AP) -- Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it's a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing....

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1
MIAMI (AP) -- Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark....

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
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....

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community....

Pujols powering toward 500th homer
DETROIT (AP) -- Albert Pujols is closing in on his 500th homer and joining a prestigious club. More important for the Los Angeles Angels, he's looking like his powerful self again....

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory....

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning....

Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
NEW YORK (AP) -- This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers....

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