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MARATHONS

Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday, breaking the course record with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds. Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso took the women's title, sprinting to the tape to win by three seconds in the third-closest women's finish in event history.

Cheruiyot was 82 seconds faster than the course record set in 2006 by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who's not related. The 2010 champions each earned $150,000 and a golden olive wreath from the city of Marathon, Greece; Cheruiyot gets an extra $25,000 for the course record.

BASKETBALL

LeBron James scored 40 points and took over in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by a rabid home crowd that booed every move by Chicago's Joakim Noah, maintained home-court advantage by beating the Bulls 112-102 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

James added eight rebounds and eight assists for the Cavs, who led 96-93 with 4:30 left before the league's soon-to-be-two-time MVP decided to dominate.

Noah, who criticized Cleveland's lack of downtown activity, scored 25 points.

* BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette is entering his name in the 2010 NBA draft but will keep his college eligibility by not hiring an agent.

Players who have not signed with an agent can return to college by withdrawing from the draft by May 8.

In the meantime, Fredette can attend pre-draft scouting camps and work out with NBA teams.

An All-American, Fredette led BYU to a record 30 wins in the 2009-10 season and a first-round win in the NCAA tournament, which was the team's first since 1993.

GOLF

Wichita State's Dustin Garza led the Shockers with a 72 and into eighth place in the team standings after the first day of the Crooked Stick Invitational at Carmel, Ind. Garza was tied for 16th place in the individual standings after officials changed the course par from 72 to 71.

Bowling

New members Chris Magee, Robert Mercer, Marie Thomas and Ron Watts will join Duane Ensign, Dannette Orand and Christine Scott on the Great Plains USBC board of directors, elected at Saturday's annual meeting.

HOCKEY

Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal with just over 6 minutes left to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win and a 2-1 lead over the Buffalo Sabres in their Eastern Conference playoff series.... Alexander Ovechkin scored the fourth goal of Washington's second-period outburst, leading the Capitals past Montreal 5-1 for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series.

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