BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of athletes joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race Saturday, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line.
About 3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain to run the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon.
The 1-mile run began at Kenmore Square and ended at the official finish line, where participants hugged and cheered at the site of a pair of explosions near the finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 on April 15.
OneRun honors victims and emergency workers and allows runners to reclaim the final mile.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bundled up against the cold and with tears in their eyes, dozens of runners unable to complete the Boston Marathon due to the bombings last month finally finished their runs over the famed yard of bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The runners were honored at the Indianapolis 500 by having the opportunity to run down the front stretch moments before to the ''Greatest Spectacle in Racing.'' Thousands of people, including some crew members of the race teams, cheered them on as they ran down pit road.
All the runners who participated Sunday were pulled off the Boston Marathon course by officials after the bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 250.
RUTGERS ABUSE SCANDAL
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to speak with Rutgers officials about a report that the athletic director hired to clean up the school's scandal-scarred program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players complained she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse.
The Star-Ledger reported that Tennessee players wrote that the mental cruelty they suffered under Julie Hermann was unbearable, adding she called them ''whores, alcoholics and learning disabled.''
The 49-year-old Hermann was hired May 15 to replace the ousted Tim Pernetti, who was let go after basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusive behavior.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment.
Golson was officially no longer enrolled at Notre Dame as of Friday, university spokesman Dennis Brown said Saturday night.
Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 during the regular season last year, regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two decades and get to the national title game against Alabama in January. He did not specify what he did to get suspended, writing that he understands his integrity could be in question, and thanked the university for the opportunity it already has given him.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three were taken to the hospital when a nylon rope supporting a FOX Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands on to the track surface.
Seven people were treated with ''minor cuts and scrapes'' on site and released, according to a release from CMS. The incident occurred on lap 121 of the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
The race was delayed for 27 minutes while crews repaired damage to their cars.
Kyle Busch, going for a sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Nationwide and Truck series races, was leading when the right front wheel well of his No. 18 Toyota was damaged.
At a small, homely stadium on the Brittany coast of western France, with seagulls flying overhead and a world away from soccer temples like Manchester United's Old Trafford where fans used to sing his name, Beckham on Sunday officially became his sport's most famous new retiree.
A thigh injury prevented Carlo Ancelotti from picking Beckham for Paris Saint-Germain's final match of the season. The Italian coach had previously suggested that the artificial turf in Lorient's stadium might be too taxing for Beckham's 38-year-old legs.
So Beckham, who announced his retirement May 16, sat this one out.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The police investigation into the shooting death of Oscar Pistorius girlfriend on Valentine's Day won't be completed until August, prosecutors said Saturday, ahead of the double-amputee Olympian's first court appearance in nearly four months.
The National Prosecuting Authority said in a statement that it was ''content with the progress thus far'' of the investigation, which will have taken nearly six months by the time the state is ready to proceed with Pistorius' murder trial.
Pistorius will return to Pretoria Magistrate's Court on June 4. He is expected to appear for only 10 minutes, but will give the world its first view of him since bail was granted Feb. 22.
PHOENIX (AP) - The NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The NHL agreed to sell the team to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, a group headed by George Gosbee, Anthony LeBlanc and Daryl Jones, according to the people, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement.
They said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly and the prospective buyers will meet with Glendale officials on Tuesday for talks on a lease.
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