Boston Marathon bombings: sports postponements
The Boston Bruins and the Southeastern Conference are two organizations that have canceled events due to Monday's deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.
An updating collection of sports-related postponements in response to Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. For more news and updates related to the bombings and their aftermath, visit CBS News.
- The Boston Bruins postponed Monday night's home game against the Ottawa Senators, the team announced. "After consultation with City, State and NHL officials we collectively made the decision to postpone tonight's game," team president Cam Neely said in a statement. "Public safety personnel from the City and State are still gathering information regarding today's events and it is vital they have all resources available for their investigation. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the Bruins organization are with the city of Boston and all those affected by today's tragedy."
- The NBA canceled Tuesday's game between the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics at TD Garden. "The NBA expresses its sympathy to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston earlier today," the league said in a statement.
- The SEC and ESPN postponed Tuesday's scheduled announcement about the formation of the SEC Network. SEC commissioner Mike Slive and ESPN president John Skipper issued a joint statement: "In light of the tragedy in Boston today, we have decided to postpone Tuesday’s SEC/ESPN press conference in Atlanta. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by these horrible events."
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