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RI troopers run Boston Marathon for 15th year in a row

Kathrine Switzer in 1967 (L) and finishing the race on Monday. This man's sign served as a motivator for marathon runners, who have to run 26.2 miles to complete the marathon. "It was awesome out there", Switzer said, according to the Globe. She still has that fire. "We were 50 feet away and I told Andi, 'I'm going to carry you'".

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Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

The first-round matchup between the number three seed Rockets and sixth-seeded Thunder will have no bearing on the MVP trophy but will be yet another talking point in the raging discussion. But Houston used an 8-2 spurt, highlighted by a 3 from Eric Gordon , to push the lead to 81-68 with just more than three minutes remaining in the third.

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Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Westbrook Explodes but Rockets Conclude Quarter with a Fierce ComebackOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during the game. When asked if Westbrook tried to do too much at the end of Game 2, Donovan said he trusted Westbrook based on how he's closed out games this season.

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Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

If Nurkic remains sidelined, McGee and Pachulia will continue to be viable offensive options for Golden State. The backups, and a talented bunch, indeed. "It gave us a huge lift off the bench". He has mixed and matched the versatile reserves to keep his starters in the rotation at all times , and it has worked brilliantly.

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Celtics' Thomas: Days since sister died hardest of my life

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the days since his younger sister was killed in a auto crash have been the hardest of his life. "This is Jimmy Butler's team". They had plenty of mid-tier assets they could have given up to address their lack of rebounding, a problem that plagued this team all season. When it's time in these playoffs for me to lead, I've done it my whole life.

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Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

Before you read this, I need you to do me a favor. Aesthetic and personality tastes end up dictating which one you choose to accept more as having the most value. And, as LeBron said, we're not playing tough enough. To beat them Westbrook will need to be up at the level he's occupied for nearly the entirety of this season.

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Warner shows Maxwell how it's done in IPL win

Zaheer Khan missed out on his 100th IPL wicket and Yuvraj Singh , who is playing his 200th T20 match , made only 3. David Warner assessed the conditions early, put his head down and conjured up an innings that was very different to his natural game.

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Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers

You can dig back in the history books all you want, but in 255½ Stanley Cup playoff games, that was - singularly and spectacularly - the worst loss in Edmonton Oilers post-season history. "We've been saying we have confidence in it", Thornton said. The top two lines featured Joe Thornton centering Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski while Logan Couture was between Joonas Donskoi and Jannik Hansen.

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Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers

Joe Johnson found fewer matchups against diminutive defenders like Ray Felton, tallying just 13 points on 15 shots. "I have to be aggressive offensively and defensively, so nothing is different". As far as getting off to a slow start, I think the way I tried to play is off what the defense gives. "It turns out that the fleet-footed, 6'10", 250 lb.

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Texas amputee carries American flag at Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon will retire Bib No. 261 in honor of Kathrine Switzer. Switzer finished anyway, and came back eight more times. Switzer embraced her destiny for her 50th anniversary race and focused on starting healthy and finishing strong.

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Bucks beat Raptors 97-83 in shocking Game 1

The Bucks go into Game 2 on Tuesday night knowing they can do no worse than a split before the series returns to Milwaukee. Three nights after a awful outing in Game 1, Lowry more than made up for it in Game 2 , scoring 22 points, including the game-clinching 20-foot jump shot with 8.9 seconds to play, to lift Toronto to a 106-100 win over the Bucks.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Tell me who doubted me

I am very happy. GARETH BALE will miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich - in a bid to get him fit to play Barcelona next week. "It could have finished much higher, but we believe we can still do it". Bayern had won their last 16 home Champions League games, a run stretching all the way back to Madrid's 4-0 victory on their last visit in the 2014 UCL semifinal second leg.

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Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win

HollywoodLifers , Do you think that Manchester City will defeat Southampton? 'I have two fantastic guys, two fantastic goalkeepers, with Willy and Claudio. Manchester City's opponents Southampton this Saturday are capable of beating any team especially at St Mary's Stadium where they are always hard opponents.

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Rose, Garcia share Masters lead, setting up drama-filled final round

The American, who is yet to win a major title, was one over through 10 but also birdied the back-nine par fives to remain firmly in the hunt. The other two co-leaders through the first two rounds, Charley Hoffman (72) and Thomas Pieters (75) of Belgium, took the biggest plunges, Hoffman into a tie for fourth with 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth (68) and Ryan Moore (69) at 4-under and Pieters into a tie for ninth with Lee Westwood (68) at 1-under.

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NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

Late in the third quarter, the Celtics finally scored for the first time with Thomas on the bench, but Butler got hot. The Celtics fell to Chicago in Boston Sunday night, losing 106-102 , as the Bulls took a 1-0 series lead. Thomas declined to speak with the media after the game. Throughout the day, he was heaped with attention, his private grief spilling into public view.

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Will the NBA playoffs lead to Cavs-Warriors III in the finals?

They should be doubly on task after letting the Cleveland Cavaliers swipe their title away last spring. The first round starts on April 15th, with the first game putting the Indiana Pacers against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio.

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Will he or won't he? Nurkic's return still uncertain

However, he feels the grind may help the Cavs and maybe even give them an edge. They are one of the worst-scoring teams in the National Basketball Association and may find it hard to get easy buckets if All Star Paul Millsap goes cold. "That's all you can ask for". He took the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, so has solid playoff experience and will add his supreme scoring to the already strong Warriors offense.

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Bucks down Raptors in opener of Eastern Conference playoff series

The last time Toronto won the first game of any series was in 2001, against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round. Toronto couldn't comfortably get into its half-court sets. Maybe the Bucks were the team just waiting until the playoffs to flip the switch defensively. They take a four game winning streak into the playoffs.

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Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

The Penguins and Blue Jackets will drop the puck for Game 3 at 6 p.m. The Penguins are up 2-0 in this series, outscoring the Blue Jackets 7-2, but the Blue Jackets have outplayed the Penguins for stretches. Dubnyk made 20 saves. The Blue Jackets, making just their third playoff appearance in franchise history, insisted they wouldn't be overcome by the stakes or the stage.

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After its stunner, Mississippi State turns to title game

With it being an open locker room at the Final Four, reporters had a chance to ask William what happened. Dawn Staley hopes to pass along a piece of her first championship net to another aspiring African-American coach - the same as Carolyn Peck did for her years ago.