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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. Biden spoke at a ceremony in Boston honoring those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line a year ago today. He says four marathon survivors who spoke before he did showed "pure courage."

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is lauding the courage and leadership of Bostonians on the first anniversary of the marathon bombing that killed three people. Obama is observing today's anniversary with a private moment of silence at the White House. He says in a statement that those who were injured have been an inspiration in their recovery.

CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Peavy gets the start tonight as the Red Sox continue their road trip with a visit to Chicago to take on the White Sox. The Sox are looking to rebound after dropping three of four to the Yankees in New York over the weekend.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for Alyssa Thomas, Kelsey Bone and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015 the teams announced Monday night. New York drafted Thomas with the fourth pick. Charles, who is a native of New York, averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (ah-GWOO'-mih-kay) has been selected as the Number 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft. Ogwumike on Monday night joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen Number 1 in the WNBA.

ORONO, Maine (AP) - The University of Maine has fired basketball coach Ted Woodward after a 6-23 season. Woodward has been Maine's coach for 10 seasons and he leaves with a career record of 117-178. He also was an assistant for eight years at the Division I school.

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Public Radio reports Mariano Rivera Jr. will join the Laconia Muskrats this summer, part of the 12-team New England Collegiate Baseball League.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Three basketball legends who played at Providence College are being honored by the Rhode Island Senate. The Senate will consider a resolution today honoring Kevin Stacom, Joe Hassett and Tracy Lis. Stacom was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics and played six seasons in the NBA. Hassett was sixth on PC's all-time scoring list. He helped the Seattle Supersonics win an NBA championship in 1979. Tracy Lis is the all-time leading women's scorer and the only Lady Friar to score more than 2,000 points

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:

Boston (Peavy 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

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