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American Keflezighi victorious in Boston Marathon

“The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and ...

Apr 22, 2014

Chiefs, Smith discussing extension

Alex Smith would like to stay in Kansas City. He just doesn’t want to waste his time dealing with the negotiations that could keep him with the Chiefs beyond next season. “My agent and representatives handle all that,” Smith said. “That’s why you hire ...

Pens bounce back in style

Apr 22, 2014

Pens bounce back in style

The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins from yet another two-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus ...

Apr 21, 2014

Japan falls from Fed Cup World Group

Japan was relegated to the Asia-Oceania zone of the Fed Cup for the first time in three years after losing 3-2 to the Netherlands in the World Group II playoff on Sunday. “We wanted to stay in the World Group, but we have to ...

Apr 21, 2014

Kuchar rallies to win RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker. “Well,” he thought as he walked toward the bunker, “there are a lot worse places to be.” ...

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Apr 21, 2014

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and ...

Boxer Carter passes away

Apr 21, 2014

Boxer Carter passes away

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 ...

Wawrinka beats Federer to win first Masters title in Monaco

Apr 21, 2014

Wawrinka beats Federer to win first Masters title in Monaco

Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn’t a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in the ...

Fifteen-year-old Katsu claims historic victory

Apr 20, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Katsu claims historic victory

Teenage amateur Minami Katsu, at 15 years and 293 days, became the youngest-ever winner on the Japan LPGA Tour when she captured the Vantelin Ladies Open on Sunday. Katsu, who started the day one shot back in a four-way tie for second, made five ...

Hamilton wins third straight race in Shanghai

Apr 20, 2014

Hamilton wins third straight race in Shanghai

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking ...

Isla Bonita captures first jewel of Triple Crown

Apr 20, 2014

Isla Bonita captures first jewel of Triple Crown

Second favorite Isla Bonita won the 74th running of the Satsuki-sho on Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse. Isla Bonita, with Masayoshi Ebina holding the reins, covered the 2,000 meters over turf in 1 minute, 59.6 seconds to capture its first GI race and beat favorite ...