Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics return to action after tragic week in Boston

The Boston Red Sox and Bruins remembered victims of the week's violence before Saturday afternoon games. The Celtics opened the NBA playoffs Saturday evening by visiting the New York Knicks.


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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz pumps his fist in front of an Amarican flag and a line of Boston Marathon volunteers, background, after addressing the crowd before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Neil Diamond sings '"Sweet Caroline" during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Fans, accompanied by the stadium organist, sing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: The Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals stand along the base paths during a pre-game ceremony in honor of the bombings of Marathon Monday before a game at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Governor Deval Patrick, of Massachusetts, applauds after the singing of the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony in honor of the bombings of Marathon Monday before a game at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, listens as Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce speaks about the Boston Marathon bombings in front of color guards from New York and Boston before Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, listens as Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce speaks about the Boston Marathon bombings in front of color guards from New York and Boston before Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game One

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics address the fans before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett. right, and teammates bow their heads during a moment of silence for those injured and killed in the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of Game 1 of an NBA playoff basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett. right, and teammates bow their heads during a moment of silence for those injured and killed in the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of Game 1 of an NBA playoff basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game One

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: First responders from Boston present the colors before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks on April 20, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Fans hold up a sign during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres in Boston Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A fan cheers during a tribute to first responders to the Boston Marathon bombing before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Fans hold a sign outside of Fenway Park tohonor the Marathon bombing victims, before a game the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finliand, looks up to the video screen as a tribute to local law enforcement is played before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finliand, looks up to the video screen as a tribute to local law enforcement is played before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

A vendor stands sells souvenirs outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Wearing hats from local law enforcement agencies, Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, right, talks with teammate Chris Kelly (23) before an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Wearing hats from local law enforcement agencies, Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, right, talks with teammate Chris Kelly (23) before an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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