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The Buf­falo Sabres fired gen­eral man­ager Ja­son Bot­ter­ill in a 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. With a 3031-8 record, Buf­falo fin­ished 13th in the Eastern Con­fer­ence stand­ings and one spot short of qual­i­fy­ing for the NHL’s ex­panded 24-team play­off.

A re­view of Olympic sports bod­ies pub­lished Tues­day found none had equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women on their rul­ing boards. Men were able to stay in high of­fice be­cause more than one-quar­ter of gov­ern­ing bod­ies had no term lim­its for pres­i­dents and other elected of­fi­cials, ac­cord­ing to an As­so­ci­a­tion of Sum­mer Olympic In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tions sur­vey of 31 sports on the Tokyo Olympic pro­gram. Only one of the 31 achieved more than 40% of women on its board.

Seat­tle Sounders mid­fielder Harry Shipp an­nounced his re­tire­ment af­ter seven sea­sons with three Ma­jor League Soc­cer teams. Shipp played the last four sea­sons with the Sounders and also played with Mon­treal and Chicago ear­lier in his ca­reer. The 28-year-old started 41 of 64 matches played dur­ing his time with Seat­tle and scored 10 goals with seven as­sists.

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