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Sports Report: Jordan Spieth Wins Masters, Ties For Best Record


Jordan Spieth is the Masters champ with an 18-under total, tying the tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1997. Spieth closed with a 2-under 70 for a four-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose. The 21-year-old Spieth opened with an 8-under 64 on Thursday, allowing him to become the first wire-to-wire winner since Raymond Floyd in 1976.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees topped Boston 14-4, Toronto beat Baltimore 10-7, Seattle won against Oakland 8-7 in 10 innings, Kansas City bested the Angels 9-2, Houston beat Texas 6-4 in 14 innings, Detroit trumped Cleveland 8-5, and it was the White Sox over Minnesota 6-2.

In the National League, the Mets slid past Atlanta 4-3, Washington defeated Philadelphia 4-3 in 10 innings, Pittsburgh won against Milwaukee 10-2, St. Louis beat Cincinnati 7-5, the Cubs edged Colorado 6-5, the Dodgers bested Arizona 7-4, and it was San Diego over San Francisco 6-4.

In interleague play, Tampa Bay bested Miami 8-5.


In the NBA, Boston topped Cleveland 117-78, Milwaukee beat Brooklyn 96-73, Detroit won against Charlotte 116-77, Denver bested Sacramento 122-111, Washington trumped Atlanta 108-99, Indiana beat Oklahoma City 116-104, Houston topped New Orleans 121-114, San Antonio bested Phoenix 107-91, and it was Dallas over the Lakers 120-106.


The Providence College men's hockey team has returned to campus after beating Boston University 4-3 for its first national championship on Saturday. The Providence Journal reports the Friars brought the trophy home yesterday with a police escort. An official celebration is expected tomorrow.


Now in competition with the Boston Olympic bid, Paris has moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 games after the city council adopted a resolution in favor of hosting the games.

Meanwhile, a special City Council panel looking into the pros and cons of Boston's bid to win the 2024 Summer Olympics will hold four more public hearings. City Council president Bill Linehan says the next hearing will be April 21st at City Hall. There will be three additional hearings, but dates haven't yet been set for those. Linehan says the Special Committee on the 2024 Olympics felt there was a need to get more public input after its first hearing in March lasted more than four hours.


Bostonians will mark the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with a citywide moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call to engage in random acts of kindness. Mayor Marty Walsh plans to help hoist commemorative banners on Boylston Street on Wednesday before leading a moment of silent tribute to the victims at 2:49 p.m. — the hour when the first of the two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15th, 2013.

Jurors deciding whether to convict former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez of murder will be back at work for a fifth day of deliberations. The twelve jurors spent nearly 20 hours last week deliberating. They are due to return to court at 9 a.m. today and work until 4:30 p.m. unless they reach a verdict.

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