BOSTON (AP) – Scores of victims from the Boston Marathon bombings remained in hospitals a day after the twin explosions near the finish line killed three people, wounded more than 170 and reawakened fears of terrorism. A 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were among 17 victims listed in critical condition. Federal agents have determined the bombs were kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel, but said they still didn’t know who did it and why.
UNDATED (AP) – Three more marquee college basketball players have announced they are leaving school early. Marquette junior Vander Blue, UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad and North Carolina guard Reggie Bullock all announced yesterday that they are entering the upcoming NBA draft. However, Tar Heels forward James Michael McAdoo says he’s returning for his senior year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon has released documents acknowledging major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years. Oregon and the NCAA have failed to come to an agreement on the matter and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee at some point this year. The NCAA will not comment on the ongoing investigations.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge has ruled a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against Penn State will go forward, denying the university’s request to have it dismissed. Former assistant football coach Mike McQueary sued the school in October, claiming he was portrayed as untruthful in statements made in 2011 by the university’s president after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.
DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms on a six-year, $31.8 million contract with Jimmy Howard, who could have become a free agent this summer. The 29-year-old Howard is 17-12-6 with a 2.31 goals against average and a .920 save percentage this season.