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NHL finds no evidence Kane bet on games

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The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigat­ing allegation­s made by his estranged wife.

Anna Kane alleged in an Instagram post this summer that Kane bet on NHL games and was “obviously throwing games to win money,” launching a probe by the league.

The NHL released the findings of that investigat­ion conducted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in conjunctio­n with NHL Security on Wednesday, a day before the Sharks are set to begin training camp.

The league said the investigat­ion included detailed reviews of social media, public data, court filings from Kane’s bankruptcy proceeding and pending divorce and a review of sports betting data and analysis.

The league said it interviewe­d Kane and other members of the Sharks organizati­on but Anna Kane declined to participat­e in the probe.



ABOUT DISGRUNTLE­D 76ERS STAR » The Warriors have been linked to disgruntle­d Philadelph­ia 76ers star Ben Simmons for months, and Wednesday, the NBA fined Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule for comments he made a day earlier about an unnamed player who pretty clearly was Simmons.


OPS BOSS ROSAS AFTER 2 SEASONS » The Minnesota Timberwolv­es fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishin­g franchise.

Owner Glen Taylor announced that the Timberwolv­es “parted ways” with Rosas in a two-sentence statement that revealed no direct explanatio­n for the dismissal after just two seasons.


GATOR CHOMP: LEDECKY HEADS TO FLORIDA WORK WITH NESTY » Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke.

The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee her preparatio­ns for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Ledecky, a seven-time Olympic gold medalist, spent the last five years at Stanford University, where she worked with U.S. national team coach Greg Meehan while earning a psychology degree.

The Washington, D.C., native will now be training with Nesty, a 1988 Olympic gold medalist


who serves as the primary coach to both Bobby Finke, who swept the 800and 1500-meter freestyles at the Tokyo Games, and Kieran Smith, who took bronze in the 400 free.

Ledecky will also serve as a volunteer assistant coach on the Gators staff, a coup for Nesty when he hits the recruiting trail.




DIES OF COVID-19 » Rob Rivera, known as “Raider Rob” to the fans of the iconic south end zone at the Coliseum — the Black Hole — has died of COVID-19.

Rivera, who was his 50s, according to ESPN, was known as the co-founder of the Black Hole, the rowdy group of fans at field level which grew during the Raiders’ second tour in Oakland from 1995-2019.

“Sad day for Raider Nation,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told ESPN in a text.

“He was The Original. Most importantl­y, a great man who loved life.”

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