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  • Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols watches his three-run homer, against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, clear the fence during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. This was Pujols 499th home run of his career. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Albert Pujols Hits 500th HR Of Major League Career

    WASHINGTON—Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone. The... Read more

  • Veteran Bobby Abreu swings his bat beside the New York Mets batting cage before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in New York, Monday, April 21, 2014.  The Mets called up Abreu from Triple-A after Sunday’s 14-inning 4-3 win over the Braves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Mets Call Up 40-year-old OF Bobby Abreu

    NEW YORK—Bobby Abreu got a quick lesson in the Mets’ many uniform color combinations from an equipment guy, tried on a few belts in the... Read more

  • John Cena and Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 30. (WWE)

    John Cena Has Boosted Bray Wyatt’s WWE Career Through Rivalry

    John Cena has greatly boosted Bray Wyatt’s career in the WWE during the intense rivalry between the two.  The feud between the two started earlier... Read more

  • Phillip Jack Brooks, known as CM Punk, in a file photo. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

    CM Punk is ‘Burned Out’ and ‘Probably Saved $4 or 5 Million,’ Says Kevin Nash

    CM Punk, who recently left the WWE, is “burned out,” says former wrestling star Kevin Nash. Nash noted that he received advice that one of... Read more

  • Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory with an American flag after the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Silence, Then Exultation in Boston

    A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. ___ SILENCE TO NOISE: At 2:49 p.m. — the time the bombs exploded last year... Read more

  • Donny Sazama, of Hermantown, Minn., carries an American flag as he runs past the 26 mile mark of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    US Champ’s Mind on ‘Boston Strong’

    A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. MEB STRONG: Men’s champion Meb Keflezighi said he kept thinking “Boston Strong, Boston Strong” as... Read more

  • Last year's winners of the Boston Marathon, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, wave as they are introduced during a media availability of Boston Marathon elite runners at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston Friday April 18, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is Monday April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    2014 Boston Marathon Winners, and Winners Throughout History

    Here are the Boston Marathon winners from this year and throughout history. Men 2014 — Meb Keflizighi, United States, 2:08:37 2013 — Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:10:23... Read more

  • Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, receives his victor's wreath after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Ernst van Dyk of South Africa Wins 2014 Boston Marathon Men’s Wheelchair Race in Record Time

    BOSTON—Ernst van Dyk of South Africa has won the men’s wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon for a record 10th time. The 41-year-old crossed the finish line in... Read more

  • Tatyana McFadden, of the United States, breaks the tape to win the women's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tatyana McFadden Wins 2014 Boston Marathon Women’s Wheelchair Race

    BOSTON—Tatyana McFadden of the University of Illinois has won the women’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for the second straight year. McFadden celebrated her 25th birthday Monday... Read more

  • Boston Marathon runner Meb Keflezighi talks with reporters during a media availability of Boston Marathon elite runners at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston Friday April 18, 2014. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is Monday April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Meb Keflezighi Wins 2014 Boston Marathon, First American to Win Since 1983

    BOSTON—American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a... Read more

  • Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya,  celebrates her win in the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Rita Jeptoo Wins 2014 Boston Marathon, Sets Course Record

    BOSTON—Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. Jeptoo finished Monday’s race in... Read more

  • Elite women runners leave the start line of the 118th  Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Boston Marathon 2014: Start Time, Date, Route, TV Info; Meb Keflezighi Wins, Rita Jeptoo Wins Women’s

    The Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 21, starting at 9:32 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. WBZ-TV will have coverage and a live... Read more

  • Manchester City's Edin Dzeko is tackled by Sunderland's Wes Brown during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday, April  16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion: Live Streaming, TV Time, Date for Stream

    Manchester City will play West Bromwich Albion on Monday at 8 p.m. London time, and there’s a live stream. AP update: Reports say Moyes’ term... Read more

  • Family members of Boston Marathon bombing victim Lu Lingzi walk off the field after announcing "play ball" during ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the bombings before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Red Sox Remember Boston Marathon Victims

    BOSTON— The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel,... Read more

  • The Undertaker, left, during the Wrestlemania 30 match in which he got beaten by Brock Lesnar. (WWE)

    Brock Lesnar to Face Steve Austin Following Win Over Undertaker?

    Will Brock Lesnar face Steve ‘Stone Cold’ Austin? Austin discussed Lesnar last week during The Steve Austin Show, saying that he’s a big fan of... Read more

  • ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 - In this Thursday, April 17, 2014, photo, University of Massachusetts nursing professor Adrienne Wald, center, helps carry a banner that features a photo of Krystle Campbell, a UMass nursing student who died in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, during a tribute walk on a track at the school in Boston. Wald, who has run the Boston Marathon five time, organized a group of her students last year to work as race volunteers on the sweep team, standing with wheelchair runners they expected to be dehydrated or otherwise needing minor medial care. None of her students was injured in the bombing. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Boston Race Makes Room for Those Affected by Bombs

    BOSTON—”I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls... Read more

  • In this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher, of Germany, sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)

    Michael Schumacher Coma Condition: Medics Did Not Get him to Hospital in Time, German Media Suggest

    Michael Schumacher, the seven-time F1 champion, has been in a coma since December, and may have sustained more injuries due to medics acting slowly, a... Read more

  • In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)

    Rubin Carter Death: Case and Story of ‘Hurricane,’ Wrongfully ‘Guilty’ Boxer

    Rubin “Hurricane” Cater, the boxer who a net worth of about $500,000, died on Sunday. TORONTO (AP) — Rubin ”Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an... Read more

  • In this Feb. 23, 1965 photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (L) knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo)

    Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76 (Video)

    Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent nearly two decades in prison, has died at 76. (ESPN)   TORONTO—Rubin “Hurricane”... Read more

  • In this Saturday May 17, 2003 file photo, a view of the Kumbhu icefall, the first hurdle in the ascent to Everest from base camp, is seen from Everest Base camp, where 12 Nepalese guides were killed, Nepal. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)

    Everest Avalanche a Reminder of Risks Sherpas Face

    KATMANDU, Nepal—It’s the worst kind of rescue mission—knowing there’ll be few that survive. Those on Everest moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of... Read more


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