Blackhawks GM Bowman resigns after probe

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday.

Stan Bowman, Chicago's general manager and president of hockey operations, resigned in the wake of the findings by an outside law firm, and the NHL fined the team $2 million for "the organization's inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response." Al MacIsaac, one of the team's top hockey executives, also is out.

Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville and Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, who were with the Blackhawks when the sexual assault allegations were first reported, were named in the damning report as well.

Astros, Braves set to open World Series

HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up Monday.

High above the diamond at Minute Maid Park, the sun gleamed off an oversized banner attached to a light tower. (MORE)

Tomlin scoffs at USC coaching rumors

PITTSBURGH (AP) Note to big-time college football programs looking for new coaches: Mike Tomlin isn't interested.

The Pittsburgh Steelers coach said Tuesday he considers it a "joke" that his name has popped up as a potential candidate for places such as Southern California. (MORE)

Packers likely without WRs Adams, Lazard

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay's decimated receiving group has taken one more hit as the Packers prepare to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.

Allen Lazard joined 2020 All-Pro wideout Davante Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Adams was placed on the list Monday. (MORE)

Warriors visit Thunder seeking 4-0 start

Stephen Curry was one of the biggest proponents of the Golden State Warriors filling the 15th spot on their roster.

Just three games into the season, veteran guard Gary Payton II got the chance to show his value when Andre Iguodala missed Sunday night's game against Sacramento with a sore left hip. (MORE)

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