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Casper Wells

Confessions of a Benchwarmer: Spring Training and Beyond in the Sonoran Desert

SPORTS | By Matthew Wexler | Friday Apr 25, 2014
What happens when EDGE travel editor Matthew Wexler unleashes the ghosts of baseball past at Phoenix’s Cactus League spring training? Let’s just say there are a lot of balls in the air.

Stephen Kovacev at this year’s Boston Marathon

Long-Term AIDS Survivor Runs Boston Marathon for Victims

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
On Monday, April 21, long-term AIDS survivor Stephen Kovacev returned to run in this year’s Boston Marathon, in honor of those who lost their lives.

Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, left, hits challenger Kassim Ouma, in 2006.

Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested for Assaulting Man Who Allegedly Hit on Him

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 23
Former boxing champion Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles Friday after knocking out a man who allegedly made advances towards him.

Johnny Weir, left, and Tara Lipinski at the Oscars in Los Angeles.

Weir and Lapinski to Cover Kentucky Derby Fashion

SPORTS | By David Bauder | Apr 22
NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents. The two figure skaters will comment on the fashionable outfits worn by the celebrity-filled audience wearing designer duds and sipping on mint juleps.

. Just over a year ago, Marc Fucarile lost his right leg - and nearly his left, too - in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Marathon Survivor Throws Out First Pitch at Sox Game

SPORTS | Apr 21
Boston Marathon survivor Marc Fucarile threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox traditional Patriots Day game

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., is hugged after crossing the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston.

American Wins Boston Marathon

SPORTS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Apr 21
American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Trent Morrow of Sydney, Australia, also know as "Marathon Man" laughs as Andrea Olivo of Venezuela tugs on his cape as she has her photo made ahead of Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. Morrow says Monday’s marathon will be his 200th run since Jan. 1, 2013.

After Bombs, Boston Marathon Under Tight Security

SPORTS | By Jimmy Golen | Apr 21
For the 118th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, security along the course will be tighter than ever.

Runners and race fans crowd Boyslton Street at the Boston Marathon finish line, one day before the race, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

SPORTS | By Amy Crawford | Apr 20
In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Eddie Robinson

Sports talk radio show on LGBT issues to debut

SPORTS | By Rachel Cohen | Apr 19
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Dakota Basinger

Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

Michael Phelps

Olympic Great Michael Phelps to Swim Again

SPORTS | By Beth Harris | Apr 15
Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around.