<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/wizards-bulls-game-1-nene_n_5183933.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Nene Powers Wizards Past Bulls For Game 1 Win (VIDEO)</a>

Nene Powers Wizards Past Bulls For Game 1 Win (VIDEO)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.

Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night. John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they looked like they were ready to be blown out.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/everest-jump-canceled_n_5183950.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Everest Jump Canceled By Discovery Channel After Deadly Avalanche</a>

Everest Jump Canceled By Discovery Channel After Deadly Avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.

Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Sunday that the network’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherpa community of guides who were the victims of the avalanche. Jumper Joby Ogwyn already was at Everest in advance of the jump, which was scheduled to be televised live on May 11 worldwide. He was not injured in the avalanche.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/south-korea-ferry_n_5183934.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">South Korean Prosecutor: 4 More Crewmembers Of Sunken Ferry Detained</a>

South Korean Prosecutor: 4 More Crewmembers Of Sunken Ferry Detained

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.

Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer are also accused of abandoning the ship. Ahn says prosecutors are considering whether to ask a court for a formal arrest warrant that would allow for a longer period of investigation. South Koreans can only be detained for 48 hours without a court-issued formal arrest warrant.

The ferry’s captain and two other crewmembers …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/russia-sanctions_n_5183937.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia</a>

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

“We’ve helped in many ways to create the problems that exist there. And to leave them alone in the manner that we’re leaving them alone to me is just unconscionable,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the committee’s senior Republican member, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I don’t …read more

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Cavna: BOX OFFICE: ‘Captain America’ 2 soars into rarefied Marvel air

By Michael Cavna

THE QUESTION NOW becomes: Can Captain America pull off the four-peat? Because hero Steve Rogers is now soaring to one place not even Marvel-mate Tony Stark has managed.

The sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” grossed $26.6-million in its third weekend out to again remain the domestic box-office champ, according to studio estimates released Sunday. Each of Iron Man’s three solo films successfully defended a box-office title, but none accomplished a three-peat.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/red-sox-marathon-victims-ceremony_n_5183466.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Red Sox Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims (VIDEO/PHOTOS)</a>

Red Sox Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

With canvasses of handwritten notes from each of the 50 states being held on the outfield warning track from the left field corner in front of the Green Monster around to the Pesky Pole, a number of victims came walking in from the left-field corner to a …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/boston-marathon_n_5183697.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security</a>

Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners — easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets — picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the history of the Boston Marathon. But even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with sorrow, as runners, family members and spectators recalled the twin bombings at last year’s race that killed three people and injured 260.<br …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/bacelona-athletic-bilbao-21-title-hopes_n_5183463.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Barcelona Keeps Title Hopes Alive With Comeback Win Over Athletic Bilbao (VIDEO)</a>

Barcelona Keeps Title Hopes Alive With Comeback Win Over Athletic Bilbao (VIDEO)

By Goal.com

Barcelona was forced to come from behind for a vital 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao that keeps its hopes of retaining the Liga crown alive.

After a wonderfully open first half in which both sides hit the crossbar, the visitors silenced Camp Nou five minutes after the break when Aritz Aduriz found the bottom corner of the Blaugrana net with a fine strike.

The Catalans appeared to be heading for their fourth successive defeat in all competitions, but Pedro turned home an Alexis Sanchez shot in the 72nd minute. …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/boston-marathon-muslims_n_5175091.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Boston Marathon's Muslim Runners To Play A Critical Role In Shattering Stereotypes</a>

Boston Marathon's Muslim Runners To Play A Critical Role In Shattering Stereotypes

(RNS) Ask Jalon Fowler, a 38-year-old IT specialist for John Hancock Financial Services, what advice she would give to two Muslim friends who will each be running their first Boston Marathon, and this Muslim convert is happy to opine.

“Go easy; stay relaxed,” Fowler said. “Make sure you get to 17 in good shape. Make sure that you have enough in the tank to get through the hills, because that’s the hardest part. But know that when you get to 21, there is such a huge crowd waiting for you, cheering for you so loud, and you’ll feel so …read more

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