Marathon

Morning Sports Update: Runners assemble in Hopkinton for 120th Boston Marathon

Good morning, sports fans.

Runners prepare for the Boston Marathon. Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe

The Red Sox lose to the Blue Jays, Avery Bradley is unlikely to return for the Celtics in the playoffs due to a hamstring injury, and the 120th Boston Marathon is almost underway.

The Boston Marathon is almost here:

How to watch the Boston Marathon live, online or on TV: There are a few places you can watch, stream, and listen to Marathon coverage without having to even travel into Boston. (Boston.com)

The only Boston Marathon map you need: Find prime viewing spots, accessible T stations, and more with this interactive course map. (Boston.com)

12 runners who will inspire you this Marathon Monday: Some of the Boston Marathon’s most inspiring runners won’t necessarily be standing on the podium. These 12 runners — like many others — will demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity as they push themselves to tackle 26.2 miles. Some have accomplished impressive athletic feats. Others have given back to their communities. All have refused to give up. (Boston.com)

Hockey’s former ‘Can’t-Miss Kid’ Bobby Carpenter is taking on the Boston Marathon: Hockey seemed to always come easy for Bobby Carpenter. Marathon running is different story. (Boston.com)

Steven Wright and Red Sox fall to Jays, 5-3: For the second time in eight days, Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright held the Toronto Blue Jays offense at bay but got little run support and took the loss. (Boston.com)

Avery Bradley is ‘very unlikely’ to return to Celtics’ playoff series vs. Hawks: Avery Bradley is “very unlikely” to return to the Celtics’ playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, coach Brad Stevens announced Sunday. The shooting guard suffered a hamstring injury during the fourth quarter of Boston’s 102-101 Game 1 loss on Saturday. (Boston.com)

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