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Andrew Shaw

Kane relieved for family, friends with rape case closed

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is relieved for his family and friends now that a prosecutor has closed a rape investigation against him.

Kane sidestepped questions about his own feelings Friday in his first comments after learning he won't be criminally charged following a three-month investigation by local authorities in upstate New York.

A 21-year-old woman had contended she was raped Aug. 2 at Kane's offseason home outside Buffalo. Prosecutors said the case was "rife with reasonable doubt."

Surrounded by about two dozen reporters after a pre-game skate before a game in New Jersey against the Devils, Kane refused to say if felt vindicated or...