Boston bombings prompt pro athletes, sports fans to express support for city

(CBS News) In the wake of the devastating bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday, athletes, teams and sports publications are honoring the victims and the city known for its love of sports.

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For more than 100 years, the Yankees and the Red Sox have shared one of the most bitter and deep-seeded rivalries in all of sports. But after Monday's tragedy the message pouring out of Yankee Stadium in New York Tuesday night wasn't one of contention, but compassion.

Noah Rashkoff, a Boston Red Sox fan, said, "It's great, you know, coming together for this because I think the tragedy definitely transcends sports."

Nasser Lamboi, a Yankees fan, said, "I remember when 9/11 happened. Boston, they showed us a lot of support. So it's only right that we give it back in return."

In Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Yankees even mixed in a little Red Sox tradition, closing out the third inning singing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," a staple at Boston's Fenway Park.

But support from the sports world isn't just coming from baseball. Star athletes from professional basketball, hockey and soccer have spoken out through social media in the wake of the bombing.

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola pledged to donate $100 to relief funds for every catch he makes next season and $200 for each pass he drops.

Print publications are also paying tribute. Sports Illustrated and the sports section of the Chicago Tribune both dedicated full-page covers in Boston's honor.

But The New Yorker released a cartoon that sums up the outpouring of thoughts and prayers from across the country. It shows a father wearing a Yankees cap with his daughter, both in matching Red Sox shirts. The caption reads: "Yes, we like the Yankees, but today we're all rooting for Boston."

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