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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BOSTON MARATHON EXPLOSIONS
Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs found
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line.
Police commissioner Ed Davis says 176 victims came to hospitals around Boston, and 17 of those are in critical condition. Davis added that the crime scene was the most complex in history of the department.
Authorities are looking for amateur video and photographic evidence that can give clues to who set off the bombs.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley says "what occurred in Boston was an act of cowardice."
BRITAIN-MARATHON SECURITY
Sunday's race will go on
LONDON (AP) -- Determined to put on a show of "solidarity" for Boston, London Marathon organizers will stage their race on Sunday despite the threat of terrorism. The British capital has long been a top target for terrorists, and concerns have only intensified ahead of Sunday's race after Monday's harrowing scenes at the Boston Marathon, where bombs killed three people and injured many more.
However, British sports minister Hugh Robertson said the London Marathon, watched by an estimated 500,000 spectators and run through some of the city's most recognizable landmarks, should be staged as planned to show "we won't be cowered by this sort of behavior."
MLB-SCHEDULE
Red-hot Braves host Kansas City
UNDATED (AP) -- The hottest team in baseball is back on the field after taking Monday off. The 11-1 Atlanta Braves host Kansas City in interleague action. The Braves are riding a nine-game winning streak and start the day with a three-and-a-half-game lead in the National League East. The Royals are 7-5, tied for first in the American League Central with Detroit. The Tigers have a date at Seattle tonight.
After getting snowed out last night, the New York Mets have a doubleheader scheduled today at Colorado. However there is more precipatation in the forecast for Denver today.
The battle in the NL Central continues tonight with St. Louis at Pittsburgh. The Cards won the opener to increase their lead in the division to two games over both the Pirates and Cincinnati. The Reds host Philadelphia again tonight.
Boston looks for its fourth straight win, opening a series at Cleveland. The Red Sox start the day with a with a game-and-a-half lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East. The Yankees host Arizona.
Also on tonight's schedule, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox at Toronto, Miami hosts Washington, Texas visits the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota entertains the L.A. Angels, San Francisco plays at Milwaukee, Houston is at Oakland and the Los Angeles Dodgers once again host San Diego.
NBA-SCHEDULE
No NBA game in Boston tonight
BOSTON (AP) -- Another game in Boston has been postponed following the Boston Marathon bombing. This time it's the Celtics and Indiana. Last night's NHL Bruins game was also postponed.
There are just two games on the NBA schedule with Toronto at Atlanta and Portland at the Los Angeles Clippers.
NHL-SCHEDULE
Battle for the playoffs continues
UNDATED (AP) -- Both New York hockey teams continue to try to quality for the post--season. Currently the Islanders, with 47 points, and the Rangers, with 46 points have the final two post-season berths in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders host Florida tonight while the Rangers skate at Philadelphia. The seventh-place Islanders hold a three-point lead on the ninth-place Winnipeg Jets, and the two are scheduled to meet Saturday in Manitoba. The Jets skate at home against Tampa Bay tonight.
The other games on the ice tonight have Toronto at Washington, Ottawa home to Carolina, Vancouver at St. Louis, Minnesota visits Edmonton and San Jose hosts Los Angeles.
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