BOSTON (AP) – At least three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when two bombs exploded seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. About two hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. WBZ-TV reported late Monday that law enforcement officers were searching an apartment in the Boston suburb of Revere.
BOSTON (AP) – The bombings at the Boston Marathon caused the Bruins and Celtics to alter their schedules. The Bruins-Senators game scheduled for Monday night was postponed with no makeup date immediately announced. Tuesday’s game between the Celtics and Indiana Pacers has been canceled.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder have clinched the top seed in the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and keyed an 11-0 run that gave the Thunder a 24-point lead in the third quarter of a 104-95 triumph over Sacramento. Russell Westbrook had 21 points before getting ejected with about three minutes remaining in Oklahoma City’s fourth consecutive win.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks are closer to wrapping up the No. 1 seed in the NHL’s Western Conference playoffs after running their latest winning streak to six games. The Hawks squandered a 2-0 lead before Andrew Shaw and Niklas Hjalmarsson (JAL’-mahr-suhn) scored just over three minutes apart in the third period of a 5-2 win over Dallas. The outcome gives the Blackhawks an 11-point lead over Anaheim with six games remaining.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – As expected, the Phoenix Mercury selected Brittney Griner with the first overall pick in the WNBA draft. The 6-foot-8 standout from Baylor finished as the second all-time scorer in women’s NCAA history with almost 3,300 points, and is the top shot-blocker among men and women with 748. Chicago used the second pick to choose Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne before Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins went third to Tulsa.