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England’s Masters winner Willett joins PGA Tour

So far in the 2015-16 season, Willett has three top-five finishes in five starts in U.S. tour events and climbed to No. 9 in the world rankings.

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Warriors shrug off Curry absence to beat Rockets

With Stephen Curry out of action due to an ankle injury Monday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was comforted knowing he had Shaun Livingston in reserve.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today.

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Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopian runner Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men's Boston Marathon on Monday in a late surge against defending champion and fellow Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa.

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Kawhi Leonard repeats as NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard has won his second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after helping the San Antonio Spurs have the league's best defense.

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NHL: Blues rally to beat Blackhawks, Nashville surprise

The St. Louis Blues have taken a 2-1 lead in their first-round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Champs back in Boston but top Americans are resting for Rio

With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday.

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NBA Playoffs: Spurs, Cavs, Heat, Clippers win openers

In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and LeBron James combined for 81 points, but the Cavaliers struggled in a 106-101 victory over Detroit, and Golden State star Steph Curry is questionable for game 2.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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U of I to Consider Replacement Mascot

Nine years after the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek a student committee is recommending that the school consider a replacement.

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The weekend sports schedule

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

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The week’s best sports shots

A look at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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Warriors look to cap magical season with title run

The NBA playoffs open on Saturday and the Golden State Warriors know their historic 73-win regular season will lose its luster unless they end the campaign with championship jewelry.

Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon first-responder, holds a "Boston Strong" banner beside his wife Melida, right, in the grandstand near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

3 weeks ago

Boston marks third anniversary of deadly marathon bombings

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh are joining survivors and victims' families Friday morning for a wreath laying ceremony at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

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MLB to honor moms and dads

Major League Baseball teams will wear specially designed jerseys for Mother's Day and Father's Day this season.

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NFL: 2016 schedule opens with Super Bowl rematch

The 2016 NFL season will kick off with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Sports Authority Field in Denver.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today.

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EA Sports predicts Washington Capitals will win it all

If you're a fan who gets nervous and excited at the start of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs — we can save you some anxiety.

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3 weeks ago

Golf: RBC Heritage preview

The tour makes its annual stop at the Pete Dye-designed Harbour Town Golf Links, which is sure to bare its teeth.

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3 weeks ago

Bryant built Hall of Fame career with tireless work ethic

For 20 long seasons, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant lit up the National Basketball Association with a work ethic and closing ability matched by very few until he finally ended his stellar career on Wednesday.

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Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.