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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 2:36 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 on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few...

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 2:29 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...

Spain's Rafael Nadal answers questions of journalist via a video connection in an empty press conference room after his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

16 months after torn hamstring, former UCLA star faces Nadal

Sep. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY At last year’s French Open, Mackenzie McDonald tore his hamstring tendon three games into a first-round doubles match, requiring surgery that left what he called “a massive scar” and making it so the 2016 NCAA...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe 'suffocated'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. Later, a too-soft drop shot found the white tape and bounced back on his own side, finally ceding a game in a dominant debut performance at the 2020 French Open. Djokovic simply bowed and...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Djokovic drops only 5 games in French Open debut

Sep. 29, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Novak Djokovic's first Grand Slam action since his disqualification at the U.S. Open went as smoothly as can be. The French Open's No. 1 seed was hardly pushed at all in a 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 victory over 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer of...

Serena Williams of the U.S. screams in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

'Runaway train': Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No matter how much success they've had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with straight-set victories against overmatched foes in Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. And both have something significant...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Female doubles player dropped due to virus

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A women’s doubles player has been removed from the main draw after she was declared a contact case following her coach’s positive coronavirus test. French Open organizers did not name the player. Doubles matches start...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

No chill for Coco: Gauff ousts 9th seed in French Open debut

Sep. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open debut against the tournament’s No. 9 seed, Coco Gauff got a pep talk from Dad. “His goal was to become an NBA player, and he didn’t make it. He told me:...