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BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance.
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has denied suggestions that a falling out with Lionel Messi is behind his ongoing absence from the Argentina side, saying that the two players "get on well". He is a charming and very polite person," said Tevez in an interview with the Argentine daily Cronica on Wednesday. He and Cristiano (Ronaldo), with whom I played at Manchester United, are the best players in the world." That's just the way things are," said the 29-year-old, who starred for Boca Juniors at the start of his career and continues to be idolised in Argentina.
Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Grand Slam winning trio Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka all looked in sublime form as they progressed to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with straight set victories on Wednesday. Top seed Nadal, champion at eight of the last nine editions, spent 72 minutes in beating Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili, who held a shock 3-1 lead early on, 6-4, 6-1. Federer, seeded fourth at a Masters event that he has never won, looked in top shape as he romped to a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of talented Czech veteran Radek Stepanek in 52 minutes. But Wawrinka, the third-seeded Australian Open winner, spent even less time on court, with his 45-minute match tying that of holder Novak Djokovic's opening win the day before as the Swiss hammered Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-2.