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Trudeau says government is ‘open’ to NHL Canadian hub cities

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is “open” to the NHL operating a hub city in Canada, so long as it is allowed by local health authorities.

Trudeau said Tuesday that the decision will need to be made by the NHL and the provincial and municipal governments where the league wishes to operate.

Sabres change course, fire GM Botterill after three seasons

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Jason Botterill on Tuesday in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.

In announcing the decision, the Sabres promoted senior vice-president of business administration Kevyn Adams as Botterill’s successor.

Gov. Cuomo gives go-ahead for US Open tennis

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held on its scheduled dates starting in late August - but without spectators - as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event in New York City, pending an OK from the state.

IOC seeks insurance compensation for delayed Tokyo Olympics

GENEVA—The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over being compensated for the postponed Tokyo Games.

An “open discussion” is under way with insurance brokers, the IOC’s Olympic Games operations director Pierre Ducrey said Thursday. The aim is “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year,” Ducrey said.