Rangers trade forward Nash in deal with Bruins
• The New York Rangers have traded forward Rick Nash as part of a multiplayer deal with the Boston Bruins.
The Rangers acquired the Bruins’ first-round pick in this year’s draft as well as forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft.
The deal was made Sunday morning, a day before the NHL’s trading deadline.
Nash has topped 30 goals in eight of his 15 NHL seasons.
The 33-year-old Nash leaves the rebuilding Rangers to join a Bruins team that ranks third in the Eastern Conference standings with 82 points. Nash is in the final year of his contract and eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
• The Maple Leafs acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a 2018 second-round draft pick Sunday.
Plekanec, 35, had six goals and 18 assists in 60 games with Montreal this season. The native of Kladno, Czech Republic, has played in 981 NHL regular-season games, with 232 goals and 373 assists.
Plekanec has also appeared in 87 playoff games, recording 16 goals and 33 assists. Montreal originally selected Plekanec in the third round, No. 71 overall, in the 2001 draft.
Baun, 25, played in 54 games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, with four goals and 12 assists. The Toronto native has 19 goals and 40 assists in 171 AHL regular-season games.
Russian Khachanov wins second ATP title of career
• Big-serving Karen Khachanov secured the second ATP title of his career after beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the Open 13 final in Marseilles, France.
The ninth-seeded Russian had 16 aces in a closely fought contest, winning on his second match point when the third-seeded Frenchman hit a forehand into the net from the back of the court. The pair hugged at the net in a show of sportsmanship.
Khachanov, ranked 47th, won his second title in as many finals after clinching the Chengdu Open in China two years ago. Pouille missed out on a second title of the season and a sixth overall. The 16th-ranked Pouille was also runner-up at the indoor event in the southern seaport of Marseille last year.
• American Frances Tiafoe hit consecutive aces on the final two points to clinch his first career ATP title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Peter Gojowczyk of Germany at the Delray Beach Open. The 91st-ranked Tiafoe, who should move up about 30 spots in Monday’s new rankings, was playing in his first career tour-level final against the 64th-ranked Gojowczyk.
Tiafoe, 20, is the youngest American to win a title since a 19-year-old Andy Roddick won the 2002 Houston trophy.
Gojowczyk was bothered by an upper left leg injury and received a couple of treatments during the match.
— ABJ/Ohio.com wires
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