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Ethiopian wins Boston Marathon

Tue., April 16, 2013

Runing: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday in just his second race at 26.2 miles.

Desisa outsprinted two other East Africans down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds.

Jason Hartmann of the U.S. was fourth for a second straight year.

Rita Jeptoo won the women’s division for the second time. But it was her first win in a major race since taking two years off to have a baby.

Shalane Flanagan of nearby Marblehead was the fourth woman.

The leaders finished roughly two hours before the explosions that caused the race to be halted.

Boise St. wants penalty voided

Colleges: Boise State is asking a judge to declare that the school does not owe a $5 million penalty for cancelling its entry into the Big East Conference.

The school said it had filed a lawsuit in 4th District Court in Boise after a representative of what will soon be the American Athletic Conference said the conference intended to sue the university.

Boise State signed an agreement in December 2011 to join the Big East in 2013 for football. However, the school says the conference lost three-quarters of its membership over the next year, failed to add more football schools west of the Mississippi and lost its guaranteed spot in BCS bowls. In December, it opted to stay in the Mountain West Conference.

Associated Press

Faith Hill to stop singing for NFL

NFL: Faith Hill is out of the football game.

The country star announced on Twitter that she won’t be singing the “Sunday Night Football” theme song this year.

She was on the broadcast for six years.

Hill said in her tweet it’s been an honor to appear on the NBC show, but that it’s time to “let someone else rock the open. Difficult decision. Kinda emotional.”

Associated Press

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