Quote of the Day

"The atmosphere now is what we hoped it would be, which is people are turning their eyes forward."
-- Boston Athletic Association Exec Dir Tom Grilk, on the Boston Marathon. (Universal Sports, 4/21)
Monday April 21, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 153 Print This Issue

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  • Show Of Strength

    Boston Marathon trying to keep traditional family feel amid increased security

    The 118th running of the Boston Marathon "began under heavy security" this morning, but the mood "was festive at the finish line on Boylston Street," according to Jimmy Golen of the AP. A moment of silence "was observed and 'America the Beautiful' was played over a loudspeaker before the race began for mobility-impaired marathoners." Spontaneous applause "broke out as a group of Boston police officers walked near the site of last year's twin bombing and children danced as the Rolling Stones' song 'Start Me Up' blared over the loudspeakers." Helicopters "circled above and bomb-sniffing dogs checked through trash cans." However, for "all the security, the atmosphere "was calm and friendly." Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick this morning said t ...

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  • Conference Calls

    Overnights down for ESPN/ABC's five NBA playoff games, while TNT's tripleheader average was flat.

  • Ice Breakers

    Thanks to a trio of enticing first-round matchups, NHL playoff ratings for NBC see a big jump.

  • Hoofing It

    Bucks' buyers suggest new arena could be under construction within a year.

  • 20-20 Vision

    Silver keeps eye on raising NBA age limit, but is three years realistic for hoops?

  • All The World's A Stage

    AEG's global facilities expansion seems to be paying off.

  • Son Of A Biscuit

    Fresh off his second Masters victory, Bubba Watson appears in a new Bojangles' ad.

  • Friendly Foe

    Popovich shows softer side with in-game shout out to Sager.

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