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RiverKings elim­i­nated from SPHL play­offs: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville cen­ter Chris­tian Pow­ers scored two goals, in­clud­ing the game-win­ner at the 18:44 mark of the third pe­riod, to send the Havoc past the Mis­sis­sippi RiverKings, 3-2, in the de­ci­sive Game 3 of their South­ern Pro­fes­sional Hockey League first-round play­off se­ries.

The RiverKings de­feated Huntsville, 4-2, on Fri­day night to force Game 3. The Havoc will ad­vance to face Peo­ria in the Pres­i­dent’s Cup semi­fi­nals.

The teams en­tered the fi­nal pe­riod tied at 1 with goals by Pow­ers and Mis­sis­sippi’s Dil­lan Fox, who scored twice in Game 2. Nolan Kaiser staked Huntsville to a 2-1 lead, be­fore Mike Mo­ran helped the RiverKings pull even at the 8:55 mark.

Bos­ton marks 4th an­niver­sary of marathon bomb­ing: Bos­to­ni­ans are mark­ing the fourth an­niver­sary of the deadly Bos­ton Marathon at­tacks.

Quiet re­mem­brances were held Satur­day to re­mem­ber the vic­tims. Three spec­ta­tors were killed and more than 260 oth­ers wounded when two bombs planted near the fin­ish line ex­ploded on April 15, 2013, spray­ing shrap­nel into the crowds.

A Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy po­lice of­fi­cer also was killed later while strug­gling with the bombers as they tried to steal his gun.

Bomber Tamer­lan Tsar­naev was killed in an en­su­ing stand­off with po­lice. His younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsar­naev, was con­victed on fed­eral charges and sen­tenced to death.

The at­tacks have in­spired sev­eral movies, in­clud­ing the Mark Wahlberg film “Pa­tri­ots Day.”

On the eve of the an­niver­sary, vol­un­teers planted thou­sands of daf­fodils along the marathon course in sol­i­dar­ity.

Bot­tas beats Hamil­ton for pole at Bahrain GP: Valt­teri Bot­tas pipped his Mercedes team­mate Lewis Hamil­ton right at the end of qualifying on Satur­day to take pole po­si­tion for the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain.

Hamil­ton had taken pole in the first two races of the sea­son and had the lead­ing time, un­til Bot­tas beat him on the last lap. It was the Fin­nish driver’s first ever pole — deny­ing Hamil­ton his 64th. Hamil­ton had also taken pole in Bahrain for the past two years.

Bot­tas clocked a lead­ing time of 1 minute, 28.769 sec­onds over the 5.4-kilo­me­ter (3.3-mile) track in Sakhir, com­pared to 1:28.792 for Hamil­ton.

“Boom. That’s my first one, guys,” Bot­tas proudly told his team over race ra­dio.

Florida cen­ter McCoy hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter scooter ac­ci­dent: Florida cen­ter T.J. McCoy has been hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter be­ing hit by a sus­pected drunken driver.

McCoy and his girl­friend were on a scooter near cam­pus around 2 a.m. Fri­day when they were struck by a car, ac­cord­ing to Gainesville Po­lice.

McCoy and his girl­friend, Pre­cious Ichite, were thrown from the scooter and taken to a hospi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

McCoy’s fa­ther, Tony McCoy, shared two pic­tures on Face­book of his son in a hospi­tal bed look­ing up­beat and wear­ing a ban­dage on the left side of his fore­head.

Sa­man­tha Mel­drem, 22, was ar­rested af­ter hit­ting the scooter and flee­ing the scene. She is fac­ing two mis­de­meanor counts of DUI and prop­erty dam­age.

Dmitriev be­comes 1st Rus­sian in­door cy­cling champ: De­nis Dmitriev be­came the first in­di­vid­ual Rus­sian male world cham­pion in in­door cy­cling when he de­feated the Nether­lands’ Har­rie Lavre­sen in the sprint race on Satur­day, the fourth day of the world track cy­cling cham­pi­onships.

A bronze medal­ist in both last year’s world cham­pi­onships and the Sum­mer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Dmitriev did not lose a heat in the men’s sprint race. New Zealand’s Ethan Mitchell edged Great Bri­tain’s Ryan Owens for bronze.

“Re­ally, I am so ex­cited and I don’t know what to say,” said Dmitriev, who set a goal of win­ning gold in the event in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “I try many times now. I have two bronze, two sil­ver but never gold and never this jersey. It was my dream un­til to­day.”

Dmitriev was one of three Rus­sians to claim a medal on Satur­day. Daria Sh­mel­eva won her first in­di­vid­ual gold medal in the women’s 500-me­ter time trial, with last year’s win­ner and this year’s top qual­i­fier, Anas­ta­sia Voinova, fin­ish­ing third.

Ex-NFL player driv­ing truck that killed daugh­ter: Author­i­ties say a former NFL player was mov­ing a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year­daugh­ter in the drive­way of their sub­ur­ban Phoenix home.

The Ari­zona Repub­lic re­ported that po­lice say Todd Heap was be­hind the wheel of the truck when he ac­ci­den­tally struck the girl while mov­ing the ve­hi­cle for­ward out­side their home in Mesa on Fri­day. Of­fi­cials say the girl was taken to a hospi­tal, where she was pro­nounced dead.

Mesa po­lice say im­pair­ment was not a fac­tor. Heap played for the Bal­ti­more Ravens and Ari­zona Car­di­nals. He also played at Ari­zona State Univer­sity, where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 se­lec­tion.

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