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April 2, 2015 - 4:04am
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April 2, 2015 - 3:02am
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BOSTON (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round, public presence.

The Boston RunBase scheduled to open April 16 will allow visitors to learn about the world's most prestigious road race, run a replica of the course on a treadmill or see...

April 2, 2015 - 2:24am
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four teams, four drug-testing policies.

Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties they faced for failing.

All players fall under the umbrella of the NCAA drug-testing program, which tests urine for performance-enhancing and recreational drugs at its championship...

April 2, 2015 - 2:09am
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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to rest in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister. Lloyd was killed less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

Prosecutors' final witness Thursday is expected to be the medical examiner, who would testify about Lloyd's injuries after being shot multiple times...

April 2, 2015 - 1:45am
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NEW YORK (AP) — In need of another healthy infielder by opening day, the New York Yankees have acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros for cash.

The teams announced the deal Wednesday night. New York says Petit will report to major league camp.

Petit batted .278 with two homers and nine RBIs in 37 games with the Astros last season. He played in 85 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .297 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs....

April 2, 2015 - 1:13am
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored goals to help the San Jose Sharks keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Patrick Marleau also scored and Logan Couture and John Scott added empty-net goals for the Sharks, who have won 13 straight regular-season home games against Colorado. Alex Stalock made 19 saves in his third straight start in place of sick starter Antti Niemi....

April 2, 2015 - 1:12am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The giant letters that spelled "Yankee Stadium" atop the original Bronx ballpark failed to find a buyer at an auction in New York.

They were estimated to fetch between $300,000 and $600,000 at Sotheby's Wednesday night.

Yankee legend Reggie Jackson bought the iconic 10-foot-high sign after the Yankees' last game at the stadium in 2008.

The letters had adorned the ballpark, which was built in 1923, since 1976. They...

April 2, 2015 - 12:57am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 20 points and the New Orleans Pelicans inched closer to a possible playoff berth with a 113-92 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

New Orleans' third straight victory, coupled with Oklahoma City's 135-131 loss to Dallas, brought the Pelicans within 1 1/2 games of the Thunder for eighth place in the Western Conference and completed a four-game season sweep of the Lakers.

Six players scored in...

April 2, 2015 - 12:53am
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chris Paul had a season-high 41 points and 17 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the second half for a 126-122 victory over the Trail Blazers, denying Portland a chance at clinching the Northwest Division title Wednesday night.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blazers, who needed a win to secure their first division title since the 2008-09 season when they shared it with Denver.

J.J. Redick added...

April 2, 2015 - 12:37am
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BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) — Kelly Slater caused a stir in the surfing world on Thursday when the 11-time world champion suggested in an Instagram post that the Bells Beach event in Australia might be his last before retiring.

The 43-year-old American said in the post that "big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come to this conclusion.The (hashtag)RipCurlPro was the first event I surfed on tour and it's...

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