Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:28:39 -0400
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.
Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:16:55 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:31:21 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.
Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:33:20 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.
More former players sue NHL regarding concussions
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:44 -0400
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries.
Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:01:09 -0400
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Arizona.
Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:35:55 -0400
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:20:41 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexei Ramirez is finding different ways of helping the White Sox earn dramatic victories.
Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:38:19 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake still thinks of himself as a hitter. He's even holding a bat on one of his 2014 baseball cards.
Marlins snap 8-game skid by beating Nationals 11-2
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:28:39 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg against the woebegone Miami Marlins figured to be no contest, and it was.
Anthony sits but Knicks beat play-off bound Nets
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:15:55 -0400
The New York Knicks, missing injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 to keep their cross-town rivals from securing the fifth seed in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. Tim Hardaway scored 16 points Tuesday to lead the Knicks, who are finishing strong despite already being eliminated from post-season contention. The Knicks announced prior to the contest that Anthony would miss the remaining two games of their season after an MRI exam revealed he had a small tear in his right shoulder. The injury won't require surgery and Anthony will be re-evaluated in a month, the Knicks said.
Major baseball leagues honor Robinson legacy
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:30:07 -0400
Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson, the 67th anniversary of his 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers debut that saw Robinson break the game's color barrier. At major league ballparks across the country on Tuesday, hundreds of players donned Robinson's jersey number 42 -- which was officially retired for all teams in 1997. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who came up with the idea of retiring Robinson's number and celebrating the anniversary of his debut, received something of a thank-you gift on Tuesday. He was presented with a number 42 plaque by Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon Robinson, at the Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York.
Cavs' Deng wins NBA citizenship award
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:57:42 -0400
British Cleveland Cavaliers' basketball player Luol Deng was honored Tuesday with the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. The award, presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, recognizes an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community. The two-time All-Star created the Luol Deng Foundation, a global non-profit organization that uses basketball as a platform to give hope to the disadvantaged in Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. The work in Africa focuses on building outdoor basketball courts and delivering initiatives to bring together local communities.
Grizzlies power into playoffs, eliminate Phoenix
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:38:11 -0400
(Reuters) - The Memphis Grizzlies powered their way into the NBA playoffs and eliminated Phoenix from contention with a 97-91 road victory over the Suns on Monday. With both teams vying for the final spot in the Western Conference, Mike Conley delivered the go-ahead three-pointer with about a minute left to put Memphis ahead 93-91. Zach Randolph had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies (49-32), who won their fourth straight to reach the postseason for a fourth consecutive season. Phoenix (47-34) were fighting to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010.