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BOSTON - APRIL 15: Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Heroic first responders at Boston Marathon

EMS workers and civilian Bostonians tend to the wounded after two fatal explosions that injured dozens at the Boston Marathon.

  • Adam Jones didn't like Orioles farewell gift to David Ortiz

    Orioles’ star Adam Jones presents David Ortiz with a dugout phone, which Ortiz smashed during a game in 2013. The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz mashing home runs against the mutual rival New York Yankees, and then presented him with the actual visitor’s dugout phone he once destroyed during an in-game meltdown.

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  • Cheers! Von Miller sends thank you note, bottle of wine to every player in AFC West

    It’s pretty common for quarterbacks to buy gifts for their offensive linemen (or, in the case of Tom Brady, to get Uggs for every New England Patriots teammate), and more and more often we’re seeing opposing players exchange jerseys after a game. Via Denver Post Broncos writer Nicki Jhabvala, Miller sent a custom bottle of wine and thank you note to every player in the AFC West. Sorry for sacking you, enjoy some wine: Von Miller sent a gift to all of his AFC West opponents.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Chelsea come back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City

    After following behind by a goal in the first half, Chelsea scored three goals in the second half to beat Man City and strengthen its position at the top of the table.

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  • Best from the Sprint Cup Awards red carpet

    Here’s a look at the stars of the Sprint Cup Series arriving with their families on the red carpet for Friday night’s award banquet in Las Vegas

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  • Mets Hot Stove: What is the ideal Mets outfield?

    Owners, players, MLB officials and the Major League Baseball Players Association reached an agreement Wednesday night on new a five-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Friday afternoon. The deal includes revised rules for free-agent and qualifying offer compensation, the international amateur market and luxury tax threshold. In the previous labor deal, teams were fined for payrolls exceeding $189 million. In the new agreement, the luxury tax threshold will rise annually from $195 million to $210 million. Teams that repeatedly exceed the payroll threshold by a certain rate will be subject to increasing tax rates, which could reach as high as 90 percent.  Teams will still

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  • Draymond Green fires back at league: “It’s funny how you can tell me… how my body is supposed to react”

    It’s not hard to find out how Draymond Green felt after picking up a flagrant foul Thursday night when his leg flew up after a foul and caught James Harden in the face. Just go to his Twitter feed. Saturday at Warriors’ practice, Green expanded on the subject, here’s the video via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. If you prefer to read are Green’s comments transcribed: “I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position.

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  • Jermain Defoe doubles Sunderland's lead

    The ball deflects to Jermain Dofoe in the box and the forward sends a shot into the back of the net to give Sunderland a 2-0 lead over Leicester City.

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  • Rosberg receives F1 World Championship trophy at FIA gala

    Nico Rosberg has officially been crowned Formula 1 World Champion after picking up the drivers’ trophy at the end-of-season FIA prize giving gala in Vienna on Friday. Rosberg won his first world title last weekend in Abu Dhabi, edging out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by five points in the final standings. Rosberg dropped a bombshell on Friday by announcing his immediate retirement from F1, just hours before the FIA gala and his coronation as champion. “Finally I lose that little asterisk next to my name that means not sure yet, it’s finally confirmed,” Rosberg said after receiving the trophy from FIA president Jean Todt. “Unbelievable. So proud to be here. Thank you very much to the FIA for

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  • Elliott remains focal point of Cowboys offense

    Ezekiel Elliott was dominant in both rushing and receiving as he helped lead the Cowboys to a 17-15 win over the Vikings. Also, with Rob Gronkowski out with injury, Martellus Bennett becomes a top option for Patriots.

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  • This Week in 'Pitch': Will they or won't they?

    Everyone knows that Mike is about to be traded to the Cubs, and Oscar the GM and Charlie the president of baseball operations specifically do not want Mike to play that day because if he gets injured, that would blow the whole deal.

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  • Report: Dodgers could pursue three-year deal with Rich Hill

    Free agent left-hander Rich Hill is rumored to be entertaining a three-year, $40+ million offer from the Dodgers, reports Peter Gammons. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo corroborated the report, adding that Hill could receive somewhere between $46 and $48 million from his former team. Hill, 36, pitched to a 2.12 ERA and 3.91 FIP in back-to-back stints with the Athletics and Dodgers in 2016. While a chronic case of blisters on his pitching hand limited the frequency of his starts, he still figures to be one of the most productive and noteworthy starting pitchers on the market this winter. The Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Astros have all been mentioned as potential suitors for the left-hander’s

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  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 4-1 for Arsenal

    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a curling shot from the top of the box and scores to give his side a 4-1 lead over West Ham.

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  • Coyotes' Mike Smith sets franchise record with 58 saves in loss

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith picks up his stick after giving up the game-winning goal to Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout. Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets was one to remember but also one to forget for Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith. The Coyotes dropped their third straight with a 3-2 shootout loss, but Smith was outstanding as he made a franchise record 58 saves on the night, including 22 in the third period.

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  • Mark Helfrich brought up topic of returning to Oregon to Chip Kelly

    Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was fired Tuesday. When San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said earlier in the week that he wasn’t a candidate at Oregon, he said the only person he’d talked to at the school was now-former coach Mark Helfrich. Helfrich said on ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kannell on Friday that his conversation with Kelly came as rumors were swirling regarding Helfrich’s job status.

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  • Chris Paul poses for selfie with fan during Clippers' blowout of Cavs

    Chris Paul throws his deuces in the sky just for the shutterbugs. Commitment to craft, taking the time to get it right, and putting in the extra effort to make sure he gets the assist: that’s CP3 in a nutshell.

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  • Ranieri: Champs Leicester must stay calm in relegation battle

    Leicester City in the Champions League? Pretty darn good. Leicester City in the Premier League? Pretty darn poor. Claudio Ranieri is scratching his head after Leicester remains winless in PL matches leading up to a Champions League week, falling 2-1 to relegation-battling Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Whereas last year the Foxes seemed to catch plenty of breaks, Ranieri saw an own goal and countless bad passes drop his team to within two points of the bottom three. From the BBC: “This moment is not the right moment for us. We wanted to get points here but of course it was a relegation battle, they won, well done to them. They started stronger than us in the first ten minutes.

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  • Pic! Jamie Moyle Suffers Nasty Cut At TUF 24 Finale

    Former Ultimate Fighter standout Jamie Moyle may have walked away with her first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) win earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 3, 2016) at TUF 24 Finale live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, but her efforts left her bloody. Moyle outlasted youngster Kailin Curran over the course of three rounds, but suffered this nasty cut above her left eye (shown above courtesy of @SteveOGrossi). It's an acceptable price to pay, even though Moyle painted the Octagon red.

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  • Gronk's post-surgery report: 'Dance floor tomorrow night, here I come'

    Gronkowski has suffered a range of injuries this season, and the herniated disc that required surgery was perhaps the final straw for 2016. Getting out on the dance floor is one thing, going across the middle against the Raiders defense quite another. Without Gronkowski, the Patriots now lack their most significant weapon, and the AFC race is now wide open.

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  • Carl Edwards: ‘Amazing how we competed all year’ (video)

    After telling a story about Tony Stewart‘s generosity, Carl Edwards makes sure to thank all of his sponsors, his team and his competitors on what he called a “heck of a year.” Edwards finished fourth in the championship standings after crashing at Homestead-Miami Speedway while looking like he could have been just laps away from claiming his first championship. “I don’t know if I can watch that Homestead tape anymore, but I’m super proud of my guys.”

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  • The new CBA will likely keep Shohei Otani away from Major League Baseball for years

    As the cheering in response to Major League Baseball and the MLBPA reaching a new Collective Bargaining Agreement subsides, some of the downsides to it are starting to reveal themselves. One of them: perhaps the most exciting international player in the world will be unlikely to make his way to the United States to play any time soon. That player is Shohei Otani, the Japanese pitcher/designated hitter who stars for plays for the Nippon Ham Fighters. Otani is just 22-years old but he has already shown himself to be a singular talent. As a hitter, he put up a line of .322/.416/.588 with 22 homers in just 106 games in 2016. Thing is, he’s actually an even better pitcher. He throws a 100 m.p.h. fastball

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  • Christian Benteke scores his second to add to Crystal Palace's lead

    Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke gets on the end of a low cross and scores on an open goal to give his side a 3-0 lead over Southampton.

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  • Report: Islanders ownership searching for new face to head hockey operations

    Thursday night's game against Washington had all the makings of a letdown. The Islanders were coming off a hard-fought, last-second win against the Penguins. They had to travel to the nation's capital. Thomas Greiss, who has emerged as the team's number one goaltender, wasn't even dressed. They had skated hard and played an impressive two periods against the Capitals. But we were all bracing for the inevitable in a scoreless third period, and it came just 37 seconds in: the power play opportunity that would inevitably break New York's back. After the Isles had killed off their first four chances down a man, two of which came late in the second period, Johnny Boychuk swatted a puck in the air

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  • Red Wings place Athanasiou on LTIR, call up two from AHL

    A growing list of injured players forced the Detroit Red Wings to make a couple of roster moves on Saturday morning before their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Along with placing forward Justin Abdelkader on injured reserve, the team also announced that it has moved moved forward Andreas Athanasiou from the seven-day injured reserve to the long-term injured list. Abdelkader was injured earlier in the week against the Florida Panthers and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks with an MCL sprain, while Athanasiou, has not played since Nov. 11 with a knee injury. Along with those two the Red Wings are also without Darren Helm, Brendan Smith, Jimmy Howard, Alexey Marchenko and Tyler Bertuzzi.

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  • NBA: Lakers should’ve been call for committing late shooting foul on Jimmy Butler in win over Bulls

    Dwyane Wade insisted there were no excuses for the Bulls’ “ugly” loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. But here’s one: A key missed shooting foul down the stretch. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram should’ve been whistled for committing a shooting foul on Jimmy Butler with 1:09 left, according to the Last Two Minute Report: Ingram (LAL) makes contact with Butler (CHI) that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt. A correct call would’ve sent Butler – who’s making 89% of his free throws this season and 82% in his career – to the line for two attempts. Instead, the Lakers grabbed the defensive rebound and pushed their lead to three, leaving Butler to miss a forced a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left.

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  • Mourinho: Schweinsteiger may stay at Manchester United

    Reports claimed that Manchester United had already written off Bastian Schweinsteiger, but that doesn’t mean Jose Mourinho is done with the German midfielder. Schweinsteiger, 32, had reportedly been exploring a move to MLS — Chicago mentioned most often — but made a surprise appearance for United in this week’s EFL Cup quarterfinal loss to West Ham United. The manager had said that Schweinsteiger’s return to the team had to do with getting him fit for his next stop, but now claims he doesn’t think Schweinsteiger’s departure is a certainty. So can he stay? From the BBC: “Of course he can,” said Mourinho. “If you have a contract you are the powerful one that can decide your future. In the summer

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