The Anaheim Ducks fired head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after another game-seven defeat in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators on Wednesday. It marked the fourth straight season that Boudreau led the Ducks to the Pacific Division title only for the team to surrender a playoff game-seven at home.
The first death related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection on US soil was reported Friday in the US territory of Puerto Rico, health officials said. "The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC has warned of a potential explosion of Zika cases in Puerto Rico, possibly reaching into the hundreds of thousands.
By Doina Chiacu and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican White House hopeful Ted Cruz won backing from Indiana's governor on Friday ahead of the state's primary, where the Texan is fighting a rearguard battle to damage front-runner Donald Trump's chances of winning the nomination. The endorsement from conservative Governor Mike Pence could boost Cruz's hopes of winning Indiana on Tuesday, depriving Trump of some of the delegates he needs at the Republican National Convention in July, which will decide the nominee. "I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican primary," Pence said on an Indiana radio show.