After 28 years, three Stanley Cup championships and five trips to the Finals with New Jersey, Lou Lamoriello resigned from his position as team president to become general manager of rebuilding Toronto.
Lamoriello, who will turn 73 on Oct. 21, stepped aside as Devils general manager May 4 and named Ray Shero as his replacement. He reportedly signed a three-year contract with the Maple Leafs.
... Arizona reached an agreement with the city of Glendale that will cut taxpayer subsidies for the team and allow it to keep playing in Gila River Arena.
Two albatross at British Senior
Two albatross twos were recorded on the same hole on a memorable opening day at the Senior British Open, where defending champion Bernhard Langer finished in an eight-way tie for the lead at 5-under-par 65 on Thursday.
Langer tops the leaderboard alongside Americans Michael Allen, Bart Bryant, Marco Dawson, Jeff Sluman and Lee Janzen, Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, and China's Lianwei Zhang.
The albatrosses at the opening hole, a first time in senior tour history, were by England's Barry Lane and American Steve Jones.
Lane holed his 4-iron second from 218 yards on the 492-yard par-5 and a couple of hours later Jones did the same with a 6-iron from 179 yards.
... Emiliano Grillo shot an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open. Vaughan Taylor and Brian Harman were a stroke back. Erik Compton was at 66 along with Steve Wheatcroft, Tyrone Van Aswegen and Ryan Ruffels.
... Lizette Salas, Katherine Kirk and Dori Carter shared the first-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic at 7-under 64. Jaye Marie Green and Wei-Ling Hsu were a shot back . Top-ranked Inbee Park had three front-nine bogeys in a 70.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome maintains lead
Chris Froome is halfway through the Alps, the last obstacle to his second Tour de France victory, after comfortably maintaining his race lead on a Stage 18 won in style by Romain Bardet.Froome and other contenders finished together in a group of 10 who rode in three minutes behind Bardet. Froome remains 3 minutes, 10 seconds ahead of second-placed Nairo Quintana.
AROUND THE HORN
NBA: The Kings signed forward Caron Butler to a two-year, $3 million deal. ...The Cavaliers traded second-round pick Rakeem Christmas to the Pacers for a second-round selection in 2019.
WNBA: Owners unanimously approved a plan to move the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth area next season.
Volleyball: Lauren Gibbemeyer and Christa Dietzen combined for 23 kills to lead the United States to a 25-17, 25-14, 15-25, 25-18 victory over Italy at the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals.
NFL: The Steelers signed coach Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension that will go through the 2018 season.
College football: Ohio State's Braxton Miller is shifting from quarterback to receiver.
Three Minnesotans nominated
Three Minnesota athletes were nominated for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, given to a graduating athlete for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Each conference in each of the three divisions makes a nomination.
St. Thomas volleyball player Kelly Foley was nominated by the MIAC, St. Scholastica volleyball player Olivia Krejcarek was nominated by the UMAC and Minnesota swimmer Jessica Plant was nominated by the Big Ten.
... Robert Coe pitched a complete game two-hitter as the St. Paul Saints defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs 7-1 at CHS Field.
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