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The Two-Way
9:03 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Ethiopia's Desisa Wins Boston Marathon; Kenya's Rotich First Among Women

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Charles Krupa AP

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 11:40 am

Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the elite men's Boston Marathon and Caroline Rotich of Kenya finished first in the elite women's division.

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Sports
6:07 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Cubs Pitcher Thinks On The Fly To Get The Out At First

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 6:49 am

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Strange News
4:34 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Like 'Dynasty' On Ice: The Nancy Kerrigan And Tonya Harding Museum

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding at a practice session at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Pascal Rondeau Getty Images

Why would a couple of comedians build a museum in their Brooklyn apartment hallway dedicated to figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan?

Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins were only 6 and 7 in 1994, when Harding's ex-husband and his friend plotted to wallop Kerrigan on the knee with a baton, knocking her out of the national championship.

"We remember a very Disney version of the story," says Olen. "You know, this crazy, trashy person beat up the beautiful ice princess."

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Sports
4:20 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Boston Marathon Bombing Bystander, Injured In Blast, Runs Again

Originally published on Sun April 19, 2015 5:33 pm

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Sports
6:47 am
Sun April 19, 2015

NBA And NHL Playoffs Dominate The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sun April 19, 2015 10:00 am

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Sports
6:33 am
Sat April 18, 2015

The Week In Sports: The Cubs Next Big Thing

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 9:59 am

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Sports
6:33 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Islander Fans Already Miss Their 'Wonderful Dump' Of A Stadium

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 9:59 am

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It's All Politics
9:33 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Hill staffers and PGA professionals mingle Wednesday at this year's National Golf Day event on Capitol Hill, which included an annual Democrats versus Republicans putting challenge.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 9:32 am

Earlier this week, members of Congress and their staffs were greeted by a makeshift golf expo set up in the Rayburn House Office Building.

The event included golf shot simulators, certified golf instructors and a putting challenge between Democrats and Republicans. It was all part of National Golf Day, an annual event organized by the industry that promotes the economic and health benefits of the sport.

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Sports
5:32 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 9:05 pm

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The Two-Way
4:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title

Last Sunday, runner Kendall Schler was the first to cross the finish line at the GO! St. Louis Marathon. She received a $1,500 check and a photograph with Jackie Joyner-Kersee at the finish line. Trouble is Schler of Columbia, Mo., had not run the entire 26.2-mile course.

That's not all. Schler, race organizers say, also faked her third-place finish at last year's race – with a time that allowed her to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon this year.

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