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Bruins clinch NHL's top record, beat Sabres 4-1

Bruins clinch best record in NHL as Krejci scores 2 goals in 4-1 win over Sabres
Howard Ulman, The Associated Press

BOSTON - Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's best regular-season record.

The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate goal, winning the Stanley Cup.

"We've still got to do some work here in order to get the trophy that we all really want," Boston coach Claude Julien said.

Magazine's Boston Marathon photo shoot draws crowd

Magazine's Boston Marathon photo shoot draws thousands, including bombing survivors, rescuers
The Associated Press

BOSTON - A magazine photo shoot for a cover marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has drawn thousands of people, including survivors, emergency workers, well-wishers and city officials.

The Sports Illustrated cover shoot was held Saturday at the marathon finish line, where hundreds of people had gathered to watch runners finish the race when the twin explosions occurred on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and 260 others injured.

Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing

Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing
The Associated Press

A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. The suspects are Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police several days later, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in jail awaiting trial.

March 2011: The Russian FSB intelligence security service gives the FBI information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his family, was a follower of radical Islam.

Rio 2016 Olympic crisis: 5 things to know

5 Things to Know: The IOC and the crisis over delays for the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press

BELEK, Turkey - Blame it on Rio.

That might as well have been the official slogan of this week's Olympic gathering in southern Turkey.

This turned out to be the occasion when the long-simmering angst over Rio de Janeiro's troubled preparations for the 2016 Olympics blew up into full crisis mode.

Wheelchair tennis champion in attempted carjacking

US Open wheelchair tennis champion victim of attempted carjacking in South Africa
The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - Wheelchair tennis' U.S. Open champion Lucas Sithole and his brother were dragged out of their car by four armed men in a late-night carjacking attempt in their native South Africa, the sport's national federation said Saturday.

Both were unhurt, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa said, but had their cellphones stolen in the incident near a highway in Johannesburg at around 11.15 Friday night.

"I am glad my car, wallet and my life are still with me," Sithole said in the statement.

Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

Going for green: Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree, 3 strokes ahead midway through Masters
Paul Newberry, The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bubba Watson likes the way he looks in green. He wants to get that colour back in his wardrobe.

Watson surged to the Masters lead with a spree of birdies on the back side Friday, positioning him for a weekend run at his second green jacket in three years.

"I'm trying to get the jacket back," Watson said. "I want that feeling again."

Eisenhower Tree missed, but scores same

View is different, but scores the same on No. 17 after Eisenhower Tree is removed
Jim Litke, The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trees don't get eulogized. This one did, more than once.

Golfers and Masters officials talked about the soaring loblolly pine known as the Eisenhower Tree as if it were a deceased family member. The Augusta National landmark guarded the left side of the 17th fairway and was feared by many members — particularly the former president and club member who unsuccessfully lobbied for its removal.

Real Madrid to face Bayern, Atletico gets Chelsea

Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid gets Chelsea in Champions League semifinals
Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press

NYON, Switzerland - In a stellar pairing of clubs who won Europe's top title 14 times, Real Madrid will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals.

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea were matched in the other semifinal as UEFA threatened the English club with sanctions if it tried to enforce a pay-to-play clause written in the contract for loaning goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to its Spanish opponent since 2011.

NHL Capsules

NHL Capsules
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the playoffs.

NBA Capsules

NBA Capsules
The Associated Press

DALLAS - Patty Mills scored 26 points starting in place of Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the top seed in the Western Conference with a 109-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.

Making his second start of the season and seventh of his career with Parker nursing a bad back, Mills had 11 points and a pair of steals in the third quarter when the Spurs turned a two-point deficit into an 11-point lead.

The Spurs beat the Mavericks for the ninth straight time in the regular season, a streak that has lasted more than two years.

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