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TOP STORIES

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-ANNIVERSARY

BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed come together to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. "This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong," former Mayor Thomas Menino says. By Denise Lavoie SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— With:

— WASHINGTON — Obama-Boston Marathon Bombing. SENT: 130 words.

BBO--ROBINSON DAY

NEW YORK — Baseball holds tributes across the country on Jackie Robinson Day, the 67th anniversary marking the end of the game's racial barrier. Commissioner Bud Selig is to speak on diversity and the Dodger great's impact on the sport. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Selig speech at 1:45 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

HKN--AVALANCHE-ROY'S INFLUENCE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Avalanche coach Patrick Roy sent a message in the first game of the season, banging on the glass partition separating the benches. His team would be no pushover. This was a club that finished last in its conference a season ago. Now it's in the playoffs, facing Minnesota in the first round Thursday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5:30 p.m.

HKN--PICK SIX-HOT GOALIES

The adage about predicting the Stanley Cup winner boils down to finding the hot goalie. From Sergei Bobrovsky to Jonathan Quick, here's a pick six of potential candidates to be this year's star between the pipes. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— With:

— HKN--NHL Playoff Preview Capsules. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 5:30 p.m.

— Wednesday Games

— ANAHEIM, Calif. — HKN--Stars-Ducks. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— TAMPA, Fla. — HKN--Canadiens-Lightning. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— PITTSBURGH — HKN--Blue Jackets-Penguins. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— HKN--Draft Lottery. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 350 words. Lottery starts 8 p.m.

NBA

BKN--PACERS QUEST

INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers have the No. 1 seed in the East and might rest their starters Wednesday. The Miami Heat went that route, even with something on the line. On Monday, they sat LeBron James and Chris Bosh, giving up the chase for the top seeding. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKN--ADELMAN'S LAST STAND

MINNEAPOLIS — One of the NBA's most quietly successful coaching careers, could be coming to an inauspicious end. The Timberwolves wrap up their 10th straight nonplayoff season Wednesday in what might be Rick Adelman's last game with the team. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKN--WIZARDS-WITT'S WIT

WASHINGTON — No coach in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman, who finally has a playoff team. The Bobby Knight disciple with the quick one-liners leads the Washington Wizards into the postseason this weekend. By Joseph White. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— Also:

— OAKLAND, Calif. — BKN--Warriors-Without Bogut. By Antonio Gonzalez. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

COMMENTARY

GLF--ON THE FRINGE-041514

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn't get much bigger — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win. Too bad this wasn't the Masters. The clutch putt came from Patrick Welch in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. This Masters will be remembered more as a bore than for its roars. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— With:

— GLF--Golf Notes. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 6 p.m.

NEW/DEVELOPING

PISTORIUS TRIAL

PRETORIA, South Africa — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, the chief prosecutor insists the Olympic runner intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after arguing before dawn on Valentine's Day last year. By Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.

ATH--CAMPBELL-BROWN-DOPING

LONDON — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown is cleared of doping because of flaws in the test collection and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample. The three-time Olympic gold medalist was cleared in February, but this is the first explanation of the upheld appeal. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

SAI--AMERICA'S CUP-SUSPENSION

SAN DIEGO — America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder is suspended for five years by sailing's governing body, the AP is told. He was part of the Oracle Team USA crew and disqualified from the 2013 America's Cup for illegally altering boats in warmup regattas. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.

FBN--CFL-CHAD JOHNSON

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Former standout receiver Chad Johnson is to work out for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes on Tuesday night. Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2011 season. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Availability 6:30 p.m.

FEATURES

GLF--LPGA TOUR-STUPPLES

Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery on the 18th hole in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Only this time, the English player was working as an on-course announcer for Golf Channel and the cheers were for the players she was covering. By John Nicholson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BOX--KING'S NEXT ROUND

LOS ANGELES — Michael King wants boxing to return to its glory days, and the TV executive has been spending millions in that pursuit. His latest venture is a series of shows in Santa Monica, where he expects Hollywood talent to watch his up-and-coming fighters' growth into stars. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m.

SOCCER

— LIVERPOOL, England — SOC--Hillsborough Memorial. About 30,000 people attend memorial marking 25th anniversary of the deadly Hillsborough Stadium disaster By Steve Douglas. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— LONDON — SOC--AP Global Soccer 10. Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Liverpool win weekly AP soccer honors. SENT: 450 words, photos.

— DAMASCUS, Syria — SOC--Syria-Player Killed. Syrian national youth soccer player killed in mortar attack. SENT: 100 words.

OTHER NEWS

— NEW — BBO--Instant Replay. MLB Internet head defends replay from criticism, saying technology takes time to work. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 300 words.

— ANN ARBOR, Mich. — BKC-Michigan-Stauskas. Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas to announce whether he'll enter NBA draft. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. News conference 3:30 p.m.

— NASHVILLE, Tenn. — FBC--College Unions. Kentucky athletic director part of panel expected to discuss possible union of college athletes. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

— MONACO — TEN--Monte Carlos Masters. Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reach third round at Monte Carlos Masters. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 450 words, photos.

— PARIS — CAR--F1-Red Bull. Red Bull denied in appeal over driver disqualification from season-opening race in Australia. SENT: 250 words, photos.

CAPSULES

— BBO--Baseball Capsules.

— BKN--NBA Capsules.

Tuesday's Time Schedule (EDT)

Baseball

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, completion of suspended game, 5:50 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Boston at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

NBA

New York at Brooklyn, 8 p.m.

Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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