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Solemn tributes honour victims, mark year since bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Crosby ready to seize another opportunity with Penguins in playoffs

Sidney Crosby won his first Stanley Cup and at age 21 and his first of two Olympic gold medals at 22. This season, he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a division title, won the scoring race and is favoured to be the NHL's most valuable player.

Abbotsford, B.C., cuts financial loses, severs deal with AHL's Heat

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League is leaving the City of Abbotsford.

Eight nominees for 2014 BLG Awards as CIS male and female athlete of year

CALGARY - Basketball player Justine Colley from St. Mary's University has been nominated for a second time for CIS female athlete of the year.

Ottawa Senators GM Murray says he hasn't offered captain Spezza a new contract

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray says he hasn't offered captain Jason Spezza a new contract and he's not prepared to do so at the moment.

Abbotsford, B.C., cuts financial loses, severs deal with AHL's hockey Heat

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League is leaving the City of Abbotsford.

Speedy Djokovic needs just 45 minutes to reach Monte Carlo 3rd round after thrashing Montanes

MONACO, Monaco - Novak Djokovic began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

Quebec MMA fans hold soft spot for Cote, whose UFC story has been one of survival

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Georges St-Pierre may be the king of MMA in Quebec but Patrick (The Predator) Cote is also UFC royalty in La Belle Province.

Team Jennifer Jones sticking together to make another run for an Olympic berth

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Despite plenty of team restructuring on the Canadian men's curling scene in recent weeks, Team Jennifer Jones is vowing to remain intact for another four years.

Day of tributes planned to mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honouring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

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