WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
At least three people are dead and more than 140 injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The injuries include broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."
Despite the day’s setbacks, some runners were able to complete the race. Lelisa Desisa was the men’s winner and Rita Jeptoo was the first woman to finish.
The Bruins and Senators game was postponed following the explosions. No makeup date has been announced. Furthermore, the Boston Celtics have canceled Tuesday's game against Indiana in response to the explosions.
Well, it was Patriot’s day in Massachusetts yesterday. It was also Jackie Robinson day. Almost an hour before the explosions the Red Sox finished their game against Tampa Bay winning 3-2. Elsewhere in the American League, Toronto beat the White Sox 4-3 and Oakland cruised ahead of Houston 11-2.
In the National League, the Mets and Rockies game was postponed by a heavy snowstorm in Colorado. Elsewhere, St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 10-6. Cincinnati doubled up Philadelphia 4-2. Washington defeated Miami 10-3 and San Diego doubled up the Dodgers 6-3.
In the NBA, Brooklyn beat Washington 106-101. New York fell to Charlotte 106-95. Oklahoma City outscored Sacramento 104-95. Chicago beat Orlando 102-84. Miami edged ahead of Cleveland 96-95. Detroit slid past Philadelphia 109-101 and Golden State defeated San Antonio 116-106.
Checking the NHL, Toronto shut out New Jersey 2-0 and Philadelphia cruised past Montreal 7-3.
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