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Apr 16, 2015

Bruins GM Chiarelli dismissed

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach ...

Canada eyes elusive prize

Apr 15, 2015

Canada eyes elusive prize

Following the Ottawa Senators’ sizzling run to secure a last-minute playoff berth, Canadian teams enter the Stanley Cup tournament in their greatest numbers since 2004, raising hopes of ending the country’s 22-year Cup drought. Five of the seven Canadian NHL franchises will compete in ...

Djokovic starts clay season with win

Apr 15, 2015

Djokovic starts clay season with win

Even when it comes to foreign languages skills, Novak Djokovic wants to be the best. After strolling into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 6-4 win over qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the top-ranked Serb told spectators in fluent French how ...

Mayweather predicts exciting bout

Apr 15, 2015

Mayweather predicts exciting bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says fans will have to decide for themselves whether it’s worth $99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. Personally, though, he believes the richest fight in boxing history will be must-see TV. “From the matchup it ...

Apr 15, 2015

Private funeral held for Benaud

A private funeral service attended by ex-players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell was held Wednesday for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud. Benaud died last Friday at the age of 84 of complications from skin cancer. His wife, Daphne, declined a government ...

Apr 15, 2015

Jones picks team for S. Korea clash

Japan coach Eddie Jones named his side Wednesday for Saturday’s game against South Korea, the first in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship. Injuries and unavailability due to Super Rugby commitments saw Jones with just 26 players to choose from, meaning three players are in ...

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

Apr 14, 2015

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

In a little more than a year as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan has fired the team’s general manager, two different head coaches and several assistants and scouts. “(Players) understand yesterday was just the beginning, that there will be some changes,” ...

Apr 14, 2015

Former Colts TE Mutscheller dies

Baltimore Colts tight end Jim Mutscheller, who caught a 6-yard pass from Johnny Unitas to set up the overtime touchdown that won the 1958 NFL championship game, has died. He was 85. He died Friday of kidney failure at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson, ...

Apr 14, 2015

Receiver Crabtree to join Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree announced on his Twitter account Monday night that he is joining the Raiders. ESPN first reported the deal. Crabtree will become a Raider six years later than many ...