Mario Lemieux retires: Ice hockey

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Mario Lemieux's, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain, ended his career on Saturday night amid thunderous ovation from Philadelphia fans as the Flyers eliminated his Pittsburgh Penguins from the play-offs and sent the three-time NHL MVP into retirement. Lemieux, 31, won two Stanley Cups and this year collected his sixth NHL scoring title with 122 points.

NHL Stanley Cup Play-offs: First round: Eastern Conference: New Jersey 4 Montreal 0 (New Jersey win best-of-seven series 4-1); Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 3 (Philadelphia win series 4-1); NY Rangers 3 Florida 2 (ot) (New York win series 4-1); Ottawa 4 Buffalo 1 (Ottawa lead 3-2). Western Conference: Colorado 6 Chicago 3 (Colorado win series 4-2). Detroit 5 St Louis 2 (Detroit lead 3-2); Edmonton 1 Dallas 0 (ot) (Edmonton lead 3-2).

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Helsinki, Fin): Pool A: Czech Republic 2 Germany 1 (0-0 0-1 2-0); Finland 6 France 1 (2-0 2-1 2-0); Russia 2 Slovakia 2 (1-0 0-2 1-0). (Turku): Pool B: United States 5 Latvia 4 (2-1 2-0 1-3); Canada 7 Norway 0 (3-0 3-0 1-0); Sweden 5 Italy 3 (1-1 3-2 1-0).

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