Canadiens coach tests positive for COVID-19
Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for the coronavirus.
The NHL said Friday that Ducharme received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test nine days since receiving his second vaccine dose.
Ducharme isolated immediately and missed Game 3 of the Stanley Cup semifinal Friday night in Montreal, which ended too late for this edition. The series was tied 1-1.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said Ducharme was doing fine.
Assistant coach Luke Richardson took over for Ducharme.
Panthers center Aleksander Barkov won the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career.
Colleges: NCAA President Mark Emmert told the organization’s more than 1,100 member schools that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts stalled. Emmert urged members to pass legislation that would make it permissible for college athletes to earn money off their names, images and likenesses. The D-I Council meets next week.
Golf: Rookie Leona Maguire shot a 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
NBA: Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki rejoined the franchise as a special adviser who will assist in the hiring of a new GM and coach and consult on other front-office decisions.
Soccer: Midfielder Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening match at the European Championship . ... Mexico will play its next two home games without fans due to a recurrence of an anti-gay chant during the CONCACAF pre-Olympic qualifying tournament. FIFA also fined the team $65,000.