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'Hawks ban 4 from games for racist taunt

(AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.

The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals.

"Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks," team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in an email to The Associated Press.

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