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Update on the latest in sports:

BOSTON MARATHON

 

Bad weather mean extra bib for Boston runners

 

BOSTON (AP) -Marcel Hug (HOOG) has won the men’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for a fourth consecutive year.

 

The 33-year-old from Switzerland took a commanding lead in the second half of the race and held it to finish in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 46 minutes, 26 seconds.

 

It was the slowest winning time in the men’s wheelchair race in 31 years.

 

Hug says it was tough and “freezing” and he’s just glad to have finished.

 

Hug finished 48 seconds ahead of 10-time winner Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa, who took No. 2 with an unofficial time of 1:47:14.

 

Hug finished last year in a world’s best time of 1:18:04.

 

OBIT-GREER

76ers’ leading scorer, Hall of Famer Hal Greer dies at 81

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers’ career leading scorer, has died.

 

The Sixers say that Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81.

 

Greer spent 15 seasons with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers and finished his career with a record 21,586 points. He’s also the 76ers’ career leader in field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.

 

Greer was the first player to have his number retired (15) by the 76ers in 1976.

 

HARRISON RETIRES

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.

 

The five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career.

 

Harrison posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted he’s “missed way too much for way too long … and I’m done.”

 

DUKE-MCCALLIE-MEDICAL LEAVE

Duke’s coach McCallie takes leave because of kidney issue

 

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie is taking a medical leave of about two months to treat her kidneys.

 

The school says in a statement today she was diagnosed last November with the unspecified issue and will undergo short-term treatment.

 

McCallie is 297-80 in 11 seasons at Duke with 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and three Atlantic Coast Conference titles.

 

CHAN RETIRES

Canadian figure skating star Chan announces retirement

 

TORONTO (AP) – Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan, who won his long-awaited Olympic gold as part of the team event at the Pyeongchang Olympics, is retiring after more than a decade on the world stage.

 

Chan made his decision official today after alluding to it during the Winter Games.

 

The 27-year-old Chan steps away from professional competition as the most decorated figure skater in Canadian history. Along with team gold in February he won a pair of silver medals at the Sochi Games, captured three world titles and was the national champion a record 10 times.

 

 

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