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Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (John Amis/AP Photo/Files)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire

Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) tends the net against Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec (14) during the third period of Game 6 of their first-round NHL playoff series at in New York on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

Surprising first round of NHL playoffs

Chicago and Montreal failed to advance past the first round. The Penguins survived the first round without their starting goalie. And Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian temporarily swapped roles for the Oilers.

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Bantam Ice Dogs wrap up successful season

The Baltimore Ice Dogs bantam house league team defeated Grafton in two straight games in their United Counties Hockey League final by scores of 6-4 and 7-3. The Baltimore team congratulates Grafton for their competitive play and sportsmanship during the season. In addition to those victories, the Ice Dogs also won the 'B' final in their own house

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl scores on San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Oilers win opening round series

Not looking for any bulletin-board stuff or a screaming 'guaranteed win' quote that would be all over Twitter, the careful Edmonton Oilers were saying all the right things Saturday morning about how the San Jose Sharks were two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup last spring.