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Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (John Amis/AP Photo/Files)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire

Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) tends the net against Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec (14) during the third period of Game 6 of their first-round NHL playoff series at in New York on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

Surprising first round of NHL playoffs

Chicago and Montreal failed to advance past the first round. The Penguins survived the first round without their starting goalie. And Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian temporarily swapped roles for the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl scores on San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Oilers win opening round series

Not looking for any bulletin-board stuff or a screaming 'guaranteed win' quote that would be all over Twitter, the careful Edmonton Oilers were saying all the right things Saturday morning about how the San Jose Sharks were two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup last spring.

Members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team warm up at centre court during the start of their show at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

Trotters bounce into Barrie

Local basketball fans witnessed the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theatre and comedy, when they performed at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

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