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Nadal out of US Open, ends season because of injured foot

MADRID (AP) — The U.S. Open lost some more star power Friday — Rafael Nadal is gone, undone by a chronic foot injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. His announcement further depletes the year's last major tennis tournament, with Roger Federer already out as well as last ...

“It’s time”: Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist retires at 39

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist, one of the greatest goaltenders of his generation, announced his retirement Friday less than nine months after heart surgery. The 39-year-old Swede starred for years for the New York Rangers, where he piled up 459 wins along with a a 2.43 goals-against ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Rizzo tests positive, Peralta vs Cubs

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RIZZO OUT Newcomer Anthony Rizzo has become the latest Yankees player to test positive for the coronavirus. Rizzo is the fourth New York player within the past week to be sidelined because of ...

Bulls finalize sign-and-trade deal for Ball with New Orleans

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have finalized a sign-and-trade deal for point guard Lonzo Ball with with the New Orleans Pelicans. The announcement Sunday night comes after Ball agreed last week to a four-year, $85 million contract with Chicago. The ...

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer wins WGC event for 1st PGA Tour title

By The Associated Press undefined MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole of a playoff. Ancer won ...

Peyton’s Place is Hall of Fame, with Woodson, Megatron, Faneca

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Peyton's Place is now in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only five-time NFL MVP and a two-time Super Bowl winner who left the game five years ago with a slew of passing records was enshrined Sunday night with other ...

Fewer medals, more heart for US at a most unusual Olympics

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer TOKYO (AP) — Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place. When she got the call over the weekend telling her she would be carrying the flag Sunday for ...

Bowden remembered as coaching legend on and off the field

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called Bobby Bowden a "model" that other college coaches should follow. "He was such a great example of not losing sight of the main thing: a man of faith, a great husband, a great father," Swinney said in a statement posted on ...

Gane stops Lewis, wins interim heavyweight title at UFC 265

HOUSTON (AP) — Ciryl Gane stopped Derrick Lewis with a flurry of ground-and-pound strikes in the third round at UFC 265 on Saturday night, winning an interim UFC heavyweight title and the next shot at champion Francis Ngannou. Just over three years after Gane (10-0) made his mixed martial ...