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Thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombings, One Year Later

One year after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we’re looking back at how horrible that day was and how resilent the city proved to be. First, here are my thoughts: “I was in the newsroom at WMUR when we heard over the Boston police scanner that there were two […]

Gomes Places World Series Trophy at Boston Marathon Finish Line

The duck boat parade in Boston for the Red Sox on Saturday was a culmination of everything the team accomplished — winning the World Series in six games, shocking the baseball world in doing so and putting an entire city on its back after tragedy. The Red Sox did a nice job in representing their […]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Pleads Not Guilty in Connection with Boston Marathon Bombings

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts in court on Wednesday, including a charge of using a weapon of mass destruction. Tsarnaev is accused of carrying out two bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April, along with his brother Tamerlan. Three people were killed and more […]

Video: Marathon Bombing Victim Jeff Bauman Throws Out First Pitch at Fenway Park

It was a great scene before the Red Sox-Phillies game at Fenway Park Tuesday night, as Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the first bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line, threw out the first pitch, along with his famous rescuer, Carlos Arredondo, or the man with the cowboy hat.

Help Boston Marathon Bombing Victims: Donate to The One Fund

In the events between April 15 and April 19, four people were killed and more than 250 were injured, including 15 people who lost limbs. The survivors need our help. The One Fund, organized by Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick, is designed to help those impacted most by the Boston Marathon bombings. The […]

Video: Boston Strong Video Played Before Bruins Game

Here’s another must-watch video played before Wednesday’s Bruins game. Boston Strong.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Support Pours in from Around Sports World

In the wake of the bombings that left three dead on Patriots’ Day, a day inextricably linked with Boston sports since the first running of the Marathon in 1897, tributes poured in from leagues, teams and athletes around the nation and worldwide. Monday was also Jackie Robinson Day, when Major League Baseball celebrates the legacy of the […]

At Least 3 Dead, At Least 100 Injured in Explosions by Boston Marathon Finish Line

In a horrifying turn of events, two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed two and injured at least 100 others, according to reports. Among the dead is an 8-year-old boy. The explosions went off just seconds apart at approximately 2:45 p.m., around the 4:09 mark of the Boston Marathon as runners […]

Kenyans Sweep 2011 Boston Marathon, Men In New World Record

Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel won the 2011 Boston Men’s and Women’s Marathons in 2:03:02 and 2:22:26, respectively. Mutai’s time set a new world record by nearly a minute, smashing Haile Gebrselasssie’s 2008 Berlin Marathon finish of 2:03:59 (though given that the Boston Marathon includes downhills and tail winds, the record is officially “unofficial”). […]

Marathon Monday: Boston at its Best

This past week has been huge for Boston sports. The Celtics and Bruins are killing their respective first-round playoff series, the Red Sox are kicking off their season (albeit in a mediocre fashion by Red Sox standards), and the Patriots drafted Tim Tebow. OK, so the Pats didn’t get Tebow, but Belichick-disciple Josh McDaniels did. […]

Boston Marathon Brings Some Surprises

There was no surprise on the men’s side of the Boston Marathon, as Kenya’s Robert Cheruiyot won by recording the sixth-fastest time in Marathon history (2 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds). He took home the richest prize for any marathon in the world: $150,000. He won by a full 27 seconds and coasted for most […]

Lance Armstrong to Run in Boston Marathon

Lance Armstrong will apparently run in the Boston Marathon this April. He qualified for the race by finishing last year’s New York City Marathon in 2:46:43. The Boston qualifying time for men ages 35-39 is 3:15. So Lance should be good to go. Armstrong is a 7-time Tour de France winner after recovering from testicular […]