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Update on the latest in sports:






Blackhawks fire coach


The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville.


General manager Stan Bowman announced the startling dismissal of Quenneville and assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson on Tuesday and appointed Jeremy Colliton the new coach. Chicago was off to a 6-6-3 start and missed the playoffs last season.


Quenneville took over as Blackhawks coach early in the 2008-09 season and led them to Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He went 452-249-96 during the regular season, and Chicago made the playoffs in nine of 10 full seasons with Quenneville behind the bench.


Quenneville is the second NHL coach to be fired over the past three days. The Los Angeles Kings fired John Stevens on Sunday.


Colliton had been coach of the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford, Illinois. Barry Smith was named an assistant on Colliton’s staff.




Canadiens visit Rangers


NEW YORK (AP) – After a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders Monday night, the Montreal Canadiens stay in New York to face the Rangers.


Elsewhere in the NHL (all times Eastern):


Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m.


Vegas at Toronto, 7 p.m.


New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.


Vancouver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.


Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.


Carolina at St. Louis, 8 p.m.


Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.




Bucks visit Portland


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks bring an 8-and-1 record to Portland tonight to take on the 7-and-3 Trail Blazers. Tonight’s other NBA action sees Atlanta at Charlotte, Washington at Dallas, and the Phoenix Suns hosting the Brooklyn Nets.




Top-ranked Kansas opens season


UNDATED (AP) – Four of college basketball’s top teams are in action tonight at the Champion’s Classic in Indianapolis — the season’s traditional lid-lifting doubleheader.


Top-ranked Kansas steps on the floor for its first regular-season game of the season against Number-10 Michigan State. Second-ranked Kentucky then faces number-four Duke.


Kansas coach Bill Self isn’t sure what to expect. The Jayhawks were sloppy in a pair of easy exhibition wins. And they’re facing a team that will be a major upgrade over the Division Two schools they beat.



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