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

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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.


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.


Monday Games:


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.


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.


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.


Monday Games:


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.


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.


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.


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.



NEW YORK — Mike Woodson is fired as coach the New York Knicks after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. Phil Jackson, in his first big move since becoming team president in March, said in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 750 words photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Rick Adelman has decided to retire after three years in Minnesota and 23 overall in the NBA, the AP is told. the decision marks the end of a celebrated and understated career that includes more than 1,000 wins. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 850 words, photos.


BOSTON — With the city out in force for the Boston Marathon a year after the bombings, the Orioles spoil Patriots' Day for the Red Sox. Baltimore scores six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning, then holds on for a 7-6 victory. By Howard Ulman. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive addresses an Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, with the possibility of college athletes unionizing dominating the conversation in college sorts. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.



NEW YORK — Rex Ryan and the New York Jets head back to work as a team for the first time this offseason with a few new faces who are expected to make big impacts, including Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker. The team's voluntary workouts begin Monday. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The AFC champion Broncos gather for the first time since their Super Bowl flop, beginning offseason workouts and intent on replicating the chemistry that carried them to the big game. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— CALABASAS, Calif. — FBN--Keyshawn Johnson Arrest. SENT: 130 words.

— CINCINNATI — FBN--Healing Bengals. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FBN--Chiefs-Offseason Workouts. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— BUFFALO, N.Y. — FBN--Bills-Future Fans. By John Wawrow. SENT: 550 words.



Madrid will be the center of the soccer world this week when Real Madrid hosts Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are looking to set up a Spanish final in Lisbon between city rivals. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


PINEHURST, N.C. — Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens. In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks, the first-of-its-kind doubleheader. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 450 words, photos.


— BBC--Pick Six-College Rdp. Big Ten-leading Indiana has won 13 of its last 14 games. By Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — BBC--Florida St-Winston Watch. Heisman winner Jameis Winston pitches a career-high 4 2-3 innings, earns first win of year. By Kareem Copeland. SENT: 450 words, photos.

— KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda-Athletics-Sexual Harassment. Uganda suspends national track coach over sex abuse charges. By Rodney Muhumuza. SENT: 450 words.

— BUCHAREST, Romania — TEN--Nastase Tiriac Trophy. Finland's Jarkko Nieminen wins in first round of Nastase Tiriac Trophy. SENT: 100 words.


— BKN--NBA Playoff Capsules.

— HKN--NHL Playoff Capsules.

— BBO--Baseball Capsules.

Monday's Time Schedule (EDT)

NBA Playoffs

Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Playoffs

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.


Baltimore at Boston, 11:05 a.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Miami at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

San Diego at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.