The Boston Athletic Association issued a statement regarding  the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday:

“The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.

At least three deaths and more than 100 injuries have been confirmed in the wake of Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa won the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling ahead late in the race and finishing in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds. He beat Kenyan Micah Kongo by five seconds and Ethiopian Gebregziabher Gebremariam by eight seconds.

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Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters on Sunday, edging Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National to take home the green jacket. After a dramatic finish in regulation that saw Scott and then Cabrera birdie the 72nd hole that allowed them to both finish at -9 and force a playoff, Scott connected on a birdie on the second playoff hole for the win. Jason Day was third at -7, while Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman were tied for fourth at -5.

After an illegal drop on the 15th hold at the Masters Tournament on Friday, the tournament’s Rules Committee decided not to disqualify the world’s top-ranked golfer. Instead, he was assessed a two-stroke penalty.

The Rules Committee issued the following explanation:

Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods at the 15th hole.

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I want to believe this Celtics team has one last run in it. I want to believe that -- in spite of injuries and ugly, ugly losses to the likes of Minnesota, Cleveland and Charlotte in the last two weeks -- the C's can make things interesting for their fans. 



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Nets at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN; WEEI-AM) NBA: Spurs at Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Bruins at Devils, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Yankees at Indians, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)