BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm •  Published: April 21, 2014
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BOSTON MARATHON

BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others to prove something to the world about Boston or about themselves. In the first Boston Marathon since last year's deadly bombing, Meb Keflezighi is part of a field of 36,000 runners and becomes the first American men's winner in more than three decades. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach by 4 p.m. 800 words, photos.

ATH--BOSTON MARATHON-WINNERS

BOSTON — "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of Meb Keflezighi, who gives the U.S. a rare Boston Marathon victory. He runs with names of the bombing victims on his bib. Kenya's Rita Jeptoo successfully defends the women's title. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— With:

— Marathon Watch. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday Games:

BKN--WARRIORS-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry and Golden State try to take a 2-0 lead over Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers don't have a history of playoff success; the Warriors have had little since winning an NBA championship in 1975. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 10:30 p.m.

BKN--GRIZZLIES-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder got their fast break going to take the opener from Memphis in their first-round series. The Grizzlies intend to slow things down in Game 2. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

BKN--HEAT-WADE

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding. They don't mind. It's a small price when a team is looking for a third straight title. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 550 words, photos.

— With:

— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BKN--Bobcats-Jefferson Injury. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— Tuesday Games:

— INDIANAPOLIS — BKN--Hawks-Pacers. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— TORONTO — BKN--Nets-Raptors. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m

— DEERFIELD, Ill. — BKN--Wizards-Bulls. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— DEERFIELD, Ill. — BKN--Defensive Player of the Year. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 5 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS:

Monday Games:

HKN--PENGUINS-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With their first-round series knotted at a game apiece, the Pittsburgh play the Blue Jackets in the first Stanley Cup playoff game in Columbus in five years. By Rusty Miller. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

HKN--AVALANCHE-WILD

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Colorado Avalanche, having won the first two games at home with a relentless attack, try to take a commanding lead over the Wild as the series shifts to Minnesota. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

HKN--BLUES-BLACKHAWKS

CHICAGO — The St. Louis Blues try for a commanding 3-0 lead against the Blackhawks when their first-round playoff series shifts to Chicago for Game 3. St. Louis started the series with a pair of 4-3 overtime victories against the defending Stanley Cup champions. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

HKN--DUCKS-STARS

DALLAS — The Dallas Stars play their first home playoff game in six years. But they are already in a 2-0 hole after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf and the top-seeded Ducks won a pair of one-goal games at home. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 9:30 p.m.

— Tuesday Games:

— MONTREAL — HKN--Lightning-Canadiens. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— DETROIT — HKN--Bruins-Red Wing. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— VOORHEES, N.J. — HKN--Rngers-Flyers. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — HKN--Sharks-Kings.By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

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