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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Injuries keep Clevinger, Lamet off Padres' wild-card roster

Sep. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injuries that forced them out of their final regular-season starts. The Padres hoped the two would be healthy...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Sep. 30, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few players have been...

Serena Williams of the U.S., right, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

Sep. 30, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably. Williams tried to warm up for her...

Netherlands' Kiki Bertens celebrates winning her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Ukraine's Katarina Zavatska at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after win

Sep. 30, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ____ 6 p.m. Kiki Bertens left the court in a wheelchair following a drama-filled 7-6 (5), 3-6, 9-7 win over 2012 finalist Sara Errani in the second round of the French Open. Apparently struggling with cramps, the fifth-seeded Bertens was...

Spain's Rafael Nadal prepares to serve against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a U.S. dollar bill. That is the tiny weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for No. 13 at Roland Garros. The new ball is made by Chicago-based Wilson. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a dollar bill. That, according to their manufacturer, is the almost infinitesimal weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for...

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton, right, steals second base as Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa takes the throw in the first inning of an American League wild-card series baseball game Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton 'not 100%,' out of Twins lineup for Game 2 vs. Astros

Sep. 30, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins held center fielder Byron Buxton out of their lineup Wednesday for the elimination game against Houston for unspecified health reasons, five days after he was hit in the head by a pitch. Buxton experienced mild concussion symptoms after the beaning forced him out of...

Cubs put C Phegley, INF Vargas on playoff roster

Sep. 30, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs put catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Ildemaro Vargas on their roster for their NL wild-card series against the Miami Marlins. First-year manager David Ross had Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini in his starting lineup for Game 1 on Wednesday, so the addition of Phegley...

Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team, left, climbs the 'Wall of Huy' during the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Fleche Wallonne, in Huy, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team placed first in the event. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Hirschi, Van der Breggen win Fleche Wallonne classic races

Sep. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Marc Hirschi extended his stellar run in a breakout cycling season to win the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic on Wednesday. In his first start at the race defined by the short but grueling Mur de Huy finishing climb, the 22-year-old Swiss rider went clear in the last 100 meters to win...

Ajax's Sergino Dest, left, and Getafe's Marc Cucurella vie for the ball during a round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Ajax and Getafe at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Barcelona close to signing young American defender Dest

Sep. 30, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American right back Sergiño Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. The Ajax player underwent a medical in Barcelona and the clubs were finalizing the details to make the transfer official, the Barcelona coach said. “He almost certainly will be with...

Referee Eric Lewis (42), Boston Celtics' Grant Williams (12), referee Pat Fraher (26), right, and Kemba Walker, second from right, attempt to separate Jaylen Brown, center left, and Miami Heat's Jae Crowder (99) after a verbal exchange between the two during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

For 3 referees, NBA Finals were a long time coming

Sep. 30, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Dudley of the Los Angeles Lakers waited 13 seasons for his first look at the NBA Finals. Goran Dragic’s finals debut for the Miami Heat comes in his 12th season. Heat star Jimmy Butler is headed there for the first time in his ninth year. Long waits, for certain....