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TIGHT SECURITY FOR BOSTON MARATHON

The usually festive atmosphere was tinged with sorrow as runners, family members and spectators prepare for the Boston marathon amid heavy security a year after bombings killed three people and injured 260 at the last race.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/after-bombs-boston-marathon-under-tight-security

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TRAIL BLAZERS EDGE HOUSTON IN OT

LaMarcus Aldridge scores a franchise playoff record 46 points before he fouls out in overtime, leaving Damian Lillard to put the finishing touches on Portland's 122-120 win over Houston Rockets in a thrilling first-round series opener.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/aldridge-leads-portland-over-houston-122-120-ot

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BRUINS BEAT RED WINGS, LEVEL SERIES 1-1

The top-seeded Boston Bruins level their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/bruins-top-red-wings-4-1-even-series-1-1

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METS BEAT BRAVES IN 14 INNINGS

Slumping Mets newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to help New York outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-3 and prevent a three-game sweep.


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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/granderson-lifts-mets-over-braves-4-3-14

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GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC TO MEET IN FED CUP FINAL

Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both teams wrapped up semifinal victories in the first reverse singles matches.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/germany-play-czech-republic-fed-cup-final