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yesterday

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

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yesterday

Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium hits snag

Some say David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami threatens plans to expand the Panama Canal.

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yesterday

Phelps comes out of retirement ahead of 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week.

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yesterday

Prosecutor wraps up 5-day grilling of Pistorius

The prosecutor gave a stark summary of how Pistorius shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

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Monday

Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

The four major pro sports leagues in North America are becoming increasingly open to paternity leave.

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Monday

First round of Stanley Cup playoffs set

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are set.

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Monday

PHOTOS: The Masters

Bubba Watson took home a second green jacket at one of golf's greatest events.

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Monday

Watson wins second Green Jacket

Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years.

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Monday

NFL’s Aldon Smith arrested at LAX

Police at Los Angeles International Airport arrested the football player for a false bomb threat to screeners, officials said.

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Monday

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England’s sacred race

"Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.

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Friday

This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at the weekend's sports schedule.

manning

Friday

Giants QB Manning has ankle surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has undergone left ankle surgery, the team has announced

nhl

Friday

Second concussion lawsuit filed against NHL

Nine former players filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that the league subjected players to "the imminent risk of head trauma."

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Friday

Haas leads the way at sunny Masters

Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas tied his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead at the Masters.

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Friday

Police investigating San Fran QB Kaepernick

Police are investigating Colin Kaepernick after a woman claimed she had drinks with him and awoke with no memory of the night.

drake

Thursday

Rapper Drake to host ESPY Awards

The sports-crazed rapper has landed a new job.

nfl

Thursday

NFL Pro Bowl coming to Arizona in 2015

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona next year, in the latest tweak to the all-star game.

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Thursday

Tiger’s absence leaves 78th Masters wide open

The Masters should be one of the most open in decades with the absence of world No. 1, Tiger Woods.

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Thursday

Detroit makes playoffs for 23rd straight season

The Detroit Red Wings extended the longest playoff streak in the NHL as they punched their ticket to the post-season.

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April 9, 2014

Wild, Flyers secure NHL playoff spots

The Minnesota Wild storm into the post-season, joining the Flyers.

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Springfield Council Approves NAPA Contract

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It comes to dollars and cents and Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says elected officials are charged with financial stewardship of taxpayers' dollars

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Could the Cubs Move?

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Could the Chicago Cubs be moving from the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field

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Lawmakers Pressed for More Preschool Funding

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Preschool advocates hope telling the story in dollars and cents gives Illinois lawmakers incentive to spend more money on the littlest Illinoisans

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Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

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Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the request…

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As the Tax Deadline Looms Postal Service Says They Are Ready

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You still have time to get your tax return mailed, but not much