Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the Rangers, failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also fired on Thursday.
New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement “the time has come for change throughout the franchise.” This is the first big move for Jackson since his appointment in March.
Charlie Manuel has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, with his team out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.
A New Jersey state assemblywoman is among those calling to have Newark Archbishop John Myers held accountable, after a once-accused pedophile priest suddenly popped up at Colts Neck Church youth retreats.
Red Sox management got rid of the big contracts, along with the big egos. What remained still hated Bobby Valentine.
Paterson said some campaign staffers spread unfounded rumors about Caroline Kennedy after she dropped out of contention to be appointed U.S. senator.