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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

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Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United | Premier League match report
In pictures: the best images from the Emirates

Arsenal refuse to bow. This one had disaster stamped all over it as they entered with ranks depleted and stamina sapped following Saturday's FA Cup semi-final squeak past Wigan Athletic after extra-time and penalties. And it was possible to fear the worst for them when Matt Jarvis put West Ham United in front. Arsenal had laboured in the first-half and they knew that only a victory would do. It was no exaggeration to say that their Champions League hopes depended on it.

Yet they found the answers in something approaching the style of old. There were two goals from Lukas Podolski, each an unerring left-footed blast and with the first nicely timed on the point of half-time. West Ham pointed to that as the turning point. But it was Olivier Giroud who stole the show with a quite magnificent finish in between times.

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last updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:55:35 GMT

As Season Nears End, Wizards Can Rise or Fall
The Wizards, the sixth seed entering Tuesday’s games, could rise to No. 5 or fall to No. 7 depending on the results of the remaining games.

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last updated: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:06:26 EDT

Hamilton wins tense Bahrain battle
Lewis Hamilton holds off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to triumph in a tense battle at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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last updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:21:00 GMT

IPL’s preview: Watto’s $2m pay day
FOR Aussie audiences, this promises to be the most fascinating edition of the IPL yet. For the players, it will prove to be their most profitable.

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last updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:02:49 PDT

Bubba wins second Masters in three years
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.

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PHOTO: Andrew McCutchen's '42' shoes honor Jackie Robinson -

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PHOTO: Andrew McCutchen's '42' shoes honor Jackie Robinson
Tuesday is April 15, which means it's MLB's annual celebration of Jackie Robinson day. So during the action Tuesday evening -- at least the games that aren't wiped out by the stupid weather -- every player will be wearing No. 42 in honor of Jackie.
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The Tuesday Split
The Pirates got a quick victory on Tuesday afternoon, but let a chance to wrap up a series win slip away in the nightcap as the Reds bounced back with a win. The two teams will meet for the third time in less than 24 hours at 12:35 — a rematch of the Wild Card […]

The Pirates got a quick victory on Tuesday afternoon, but let a chance to wrap up a series win slip away in the nightcap as the Reds bounced back with a win. The two teams will meet for the third time in less than 24 hours at 12:35 — a rematch of the Wild Card Game, Francisco Liriano against Johnny Cueto.

The completion of Monday’s crazy game was pretty uneventful. Andrew McCutchen smashed a double in the seventh, Russell Martin singled him home, and the combo of Watson, Melancon, and Grilli shut it down for the win. Nothing nearly as exciting as the insanity of Monday night, but the Pirates will take the victory – which came in front of literally dozens of fans. Very cold fans.

The Pirates got off to a good start in Game 2 but Gerrit Cole uncharacteristically let things get away from him. He allowed two homers in a game (they actually came in the same inning, the 6th) for the first time in his career – and the backbreaker was the one he allowed to pitcher Mike Leake. Leake’s a good hitting pitcher, and made Gerrit pay for a fastball down the pipe with a no doubter to left. Cole also walked three and allowed nine total hits. He started out looking pretty solid but it ended up being a poor outing.

The Pirates had a slim lead before that, and they fought back, but they missed a few good chances at the plate throughout the game…and Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez combined to allow two additional runs that really hurt.

Some notes:

  • Neil Walker hit a right handed home run – his first since MAY OF 2011. Walker now has five bombs, tied for the team lead and tied for second in MLB. Who saw that coming?
  • Gaby Sanchez is crushing the ball now that he’s gotten a couple of starts – even though he’s facing righties. He had two hits that went to the wall in the nightcap, plus a loud out. He homered twice on Monday, remember. He should continue to play for now over Travis Ishikawa, whose early season magic seems to have worn off (his strikeout with a man on 3rd and 1 out was brutal).
  • Russell Martin threw out super-speedster Billy Hamilton, which was awesome. Meanwhile, Pedro Alvarez stole another base.

Source: FanGraphs

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