Sports transactions

September 30, 2020 - 7:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 when they paid off the final year of his contract. Since joining the team in 2005-06, Lundqvist has won the...
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Members of the Tennessee Titans take part in the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The NFL says the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are suspending in-person activities after the Titans had three players test positive for the coronavirus, along with five other personnel. The league says both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the players’ union on tracing contacts, more testing and monitoring developments. The Titans are scheduled to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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September 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic. Tennessee is scheduled to host Pittsburgh in...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 29, 2020 - 1:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts...
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In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo.It’s been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone from new Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to IOC President Thomas Bach have tried to assure the Japanese public and deep-pocketed sponsors that the Olympics will take place. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 27, 2020 - 10:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few weeks, everyone from new Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to IOC President Thomas Bach have tried to assure the Japanese public and deep-pocketed sponsors that the...
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The Miami Heat celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 27, 2020 - 8:23 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals — surprising many,...
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Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton lies on the ground after being hit by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds' Lucas Sims during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 27, 2020 - 7:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOW DOES IT FEEL? American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 27, 2020 - 6:21 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. Eppler was under contract for one more year with the Angels in an extension he signed in July with no public...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2020 - 5:05 pm
The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 8 p.m. Russell Wilson threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the Seattle Seahawks edged the Dallas Cowboys 38-31. Dallas rallied from a 15-point deficit to take a 31-30 lead on Greg Zuerlein’s 42-yard field goal with 4:...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay catches during drills at the Lions NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 27, 2020 - 12:29 pm
Detroit’s Kenny Golladay and Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin are a couple of noteworthy receivers returning to action in Sunday’s late games. Golladay, who had an NFL-leading 11 touchdown catches last season, will be making his 2020 debut at Arizona after missing the Lions’ first two games with a...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Mike Kickham, left, hands the ball to interim manager Ron Roenicke, right, as he is relieved during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
September 27, 2020 - 10:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Ron Roenicke was told Sunday he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. Hired on the eve of spring training to replace the suspended Alex...
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