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American Meb Keflezighi Wins Marathon Men’s Title

April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a...

Kenya’s Jeptoo Defends Marathon Women’s Title

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. Jeptoo finished Monday's...

USA’s McFadden Wins Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Division

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — Tatyana McFadden of the University of Illinois has won the women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for the second straight year. McFadden celebrated her 25th birthday Monday and listened as...

Van Dyk Wins Marathon Men’s Wheelchair Division

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — Ernst van Dyk of South Africa has won the men's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon for a record 10th time. The 41-year-old crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds. Van Dyk...

Thousands Run First Boston Marathon Since Bombings

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April 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) by BOB SALSBERG and MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a "Boston Strong"...

Late error lifts Red Sox past Orioles in 9th

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April 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday...

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter passes away at 76

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April 20th, 2014
Associated Press -- 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...

Florek, Smith help Bruins even series against Red Wings

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April 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday. Showing more spark after...

Orioles chase Lackey, rout Red Sox

April 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for...

Falcons Snap Winning Streak with Loss to Hartford Wolf Pack

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons win streak was snapped by a defeat by the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Friday night. The final score of the game was 2-1. This ends the team’s three-game win streak. Playoffs...

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BOSTON (AP) -- 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 over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line,...

Bruins Fall to Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings in the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck dropped at 7:30 PM at the TD Garden in Boston. The final score of the game...

Lester Out-Duels Sale, Red Sox Win 3-1

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester...

Napoli Back in Red Sox Lineup after Missing Game

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April 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Wass) CHICAGO (AP) -- First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston's starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand. Napoli hurt his ring finger on a headfirst slide into second base in...

Athlete of the Week: Westfield’s Maddy Atkocaitis

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April 17th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Whether it be on the softball diamond or in everyday life, it is amazing how an animated personality can elevate the surrounding vibes. Westfield third baseman Maddy Atkocaitis, the vocal leader for the Bombers,...