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Maple Leafs hire Brendan Shanahan as president

This is a Nov. 9, 2010 file photo showing Brendan Shanahan speaking to reporters in Toronto. Shanahan has been hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey team president and alternate governor, the team announced Friday. April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan will run the Toronto Maple Leafs after handing out suspensions the last three years.

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Not so Great White North in NHL

For the first time since 1973, there is just one Canadian team in the NHL postseason. The Montreal Canadiens represent the nation’s only hope of ending a 21-year Stanley Cup drought, and that’s a long shot.

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Bjugstad scores 2 as Panthers beat Maple Leafs 4-2

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin (41) prepares to shoot as Florida Panthers defenseman Dylan Olsen (4) moves in during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad snapped out of his scoring slump and spoiled Drew MacIntyre’s first NHL start.

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Dempsey is MLS’ top-paid player

Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, scores on a penalty kick to tie the game against Portland Timbers goalkeeper Andrew Weber late in the second half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 5, 2014. The two teams tied 4-4. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is the league’s highest-paid player at $6.695 million in guaranteed compensation this season.

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Love blossoms, wanes in Sarah Polley’s ‘Waltz’

In this Sept. 11, 2011 photo, director-screenwriter-actress Sarah Polley poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

TORONTO (AP) — Sarah Polley’s getting an earful from reporters asking her just how autobiographical the marital breakup is in her latest film, “Take This Waltz.” The writer-director’s answer: It’s not autobiographical at all.

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