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  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012 file photo, Russian police officers watch the ski jumping competition at the FIS Ski jumping Cup in Sochi, Russia. The organizers of the World Athletics Championship in Moscow said on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, they will beef up security in the wake of deadly explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The August 10 to 18 event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    Russia ponders security lessons from Boston marathon for Moscow track event, Sochi Olympics

    Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press 0

    MOSCOW – Russian officials gave mixed signals Tuesday over whether they needed to increase security at key sporting events like the World Athletics Championship and the 2014 Winter Olympics after explosions at Boston’s marathon killed three people and wounded over 170. The track and field championship, which takes place in Moscow on Aug. 10-18, is

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands during his bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa.Pistorius has been spending time with people who were close to the girlfriend he shot and killed on Valentine's Day, the Olympian's family said Thursday, April 11, 2013 in an indication that Pistorius is becoming more active while awaiting trial on a murder charge. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

    SAfrican police confiscated 49 cellphones used by officers to take photos of Oscar Pistorius

    Gerald Imray, The Associated Press 0

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa – Even police officers clamoured to get photos of Oscar Pistorius on their cellphones after the famed Olympic athlete was arrested for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa’s minister of police said in a written response to a question in parliament. The former lead police investigator in the case

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  • People react as an explosion goes off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, David L Ryan) MANDATORY CREDIT

    British government, organizers: London Marathon will go forward despite Boston bombings

    The Associated Press and Steve Douglas, The Associated Press 0

    Determined to show solidarity with Boston, the London Marathon will go forward as planned Sunday with a race that will be watched by about 1 million spectators and take runners past some of the city’s most revered landmarks. The British capital has long been a target for terrorists, and concerns have only intensified after Monday’s

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  • NL Capsules

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    CINCINNATI – Brandon Phillips drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds ended their five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Monday night. Cincinnati’s five-game slide matched its longest slump from last season, when it won the NL Central. The Reds still

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  • AL Capsules

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    BOSTON – The Red Sox and Rays were making their way out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium. The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth inning Monday in Boston’s traditional Patriots Day

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  • Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer makes a save as New Jersey Devils centre Stephen Gionta (11) drives Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Ryan O'Byrne flying into the net during third period NHL action in Toronto on Monday April 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    NHL Capsules

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    TORONTO – James Reimer made 31 saves, and Phil Kessel snapped a scoreless tie late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night, despite recording only 12 shots. Kessel broke the deadlock with a power-play goal at 13:28 of the third,

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  • Monday’s NBA Capsules

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    CLEVELAND – LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2.2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds

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  • Minnesota Wild's' Jason Pominville, centre, celebrates his second goal against the Calgary Flames with Jonas Brodin, left, from Sweden, Ryan Suter, 2nd left, Matt Cullen, 2nd right, and Jason Zucker during third period NHL action in Calgary, Alta., Monday, April 15, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

    Pominville trade paying off for Wild as Minnesota downs Calgary Flames 4-3

    The Canadian Press and Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press 0

    CALGARY – Minnesota gave up a lot to get Jason Pominville from the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL trade deadline, but it’s paid off. Pominville has four goals in six games since joining the Wild including his 13th and 14th goals of the season Monday as Minnesota snapped a three-game winless skid with an important

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  • Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocks a shot as Nashville Predators center Nick Spaling (13) watches for the rebound in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Behind them is Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Ryan Kesler had 2 goals and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves in Canucks’ 5-2 win

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ryan Kesler and Roberto Luongo helped knock the Nashville Predators out of the playoff race. Kesler scored two goals and Luongo made 36 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Predators on Monday. Derek Roy, Jason Garrison, and Alex Burrows also scored for Vancouver, which has won

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  • Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Hartnell, right, is congratulated by teammates for his goal against the Montreal Canadiens by teammates Wayne Simmonds(17), Claude Giroux(28) and Jakub Voracek(93) as Canadiens' Davis Drewiske skates by during second period NHL hockey action Monday, April 15, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    Hartnell scores twice as Flyers end losing skid with 7-3 win over Canadiens

    Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press 0

    MONTREAL – Coach Michel Therrien wants to remind his Montreal Canadiens that the season isn’t over just because they’ve clinched a playoff spot. Therrien was in a slow boil after the Canadiens lost by a four goals for a second time in a row — a 7-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

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