NHL suspends Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL barred Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official.

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New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers' new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field.

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Froome finishes 2nd on 1st stage of Melbourne cycle tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome of England has made a strong start to a new season by finishing second on Thursday's opening stage of the Herald-Sun cycle tour.

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