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Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit

Bruce Boudreau in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 1, 2015.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau after their first-round exit from the playoffs. Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced the decision Friday. Boudreau had spectacular regular-season success with the Ducks, leading them to four consecutive Pacific Division titles while going 208-104-40 in nearly five seasons …

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Hillsborough Stadium families’ lawyers reveal lawsuit

Dortmund and Liverpool teams line up as the supporters remember the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster in Liverpool, England, on April 14, 2016 .

LONDON — Lawyers representing some of the families of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989 have filed a civil suit against two British police forces, alleging misuse of power in office. The lawsuit –filed by Saunders Law on behalf of several hundred family members …

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NHL draft: Canadian teams have rarely picked first

The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in this September 2012 file photo.

The two Canadian teams never to pick first overall will have their own special lucky charms for the upcoming NHL draft lottery. “We’re sending hopefully what will be a lucky Irishman,” Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said of team president Brian Burke. “We’re just banking on him.” “Our lucky …

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Jurors reach verdicts in Britain’s worst sporting disaster

Dortmund and Liverpool teams line up as the supporters remember the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster before the Europa League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund in Liverpool, England, Thursday, April 14, 2016.

WARRINGTON, England — Jurors deciding what caused the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have reached verdicts that will be delivered Tuesday. New inquests into Britain’s worst sporting disaster have been taking place for two years. The original verdicts of accidental death were overturned in 2012. …

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Olympic torch lit in Greece for Rio Games

A dancer dressed as priestesses lights the Olympic flame with a parabolic mirror during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece, Thursday, April 21, 2016.

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece — The flame for South America’s first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. International Olympic Committee leaders and Brazilian organizers …

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