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SOCCER

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is headed again to Manchester United.

The English club mentioned Friday it has arrived at an arrangement with Juventus for the transfer of the 36-calendar year-previous Portugal forward, matter to settlement of particular terms, visa and a professional medical examination.

Ronaldo, a five-time planet player of the calendar year, informed Juventus on Thursday that he no lengthier wished to engage in for the Italian club, coach Massimiliano Allegri claimed.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps fired head mentor Marc Dos Santos on Friday together with his brother, assistant mentor Phil Dos Santos.

Whitecaps director of methodology Vanni Sartini will serve as acting head mentor. Assistant coach Ricardo Clark and goalkeeper coach Youssef Dahha will stay with the team.

The firings arrived a day just after the Whitecaps, 5-7-8 in MLS this year, lost 4-3 to Canadian Premier League aspect Pacific FC in the Canadian Championship.

NFL

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints canceled their home preseason sport established for Saturday versus the Arizona Cardinals mainly because of the prospective for Hurricane Ida to batter Louisiana’s coastline with wind as higher as 140 mph by Sunday.

Just after originally moving kickoff up by seven hrs, the Saints introduced the subsequent selection Friday evening to terminate the game came right after consultation with town officials in New Orleans, Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Countrywide Climate Services, The Office of Homeland Safety and the NFL.

NBA

All NBA team personnel who will be in close proximity to gamers and referees have to be entirely vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus this time, the league advised its golf equipment in a memo on Friday.

It basically handles any person who will journey with teams, be all around the bench regions, have access to house, browsing and referee locker rooms and those functioning at the scorer’s desk. The league also said in the memo, a copy of which was attained by The Involved Press, that the coverage may perhaps be updated when federal businesses release “expected direction related to booster photographs.”

Crew staff will have to have to be entirely vaccinated by Oct. 1 match-day personnel by the time of a team’s first dwelling preseason match, which means early Oct.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have agreed to get restricted free of charge agent forward Lauri Markkanen from Chicago in a three-way trade that will deliver ahead Larry Nance Jr. from Cleveland to Portland, a person common with the deal explained to the Affiliated Push on Friday.

Markkanen is coming to the Cavs in a sign-and-trade settlement, reported the individual who spoke on affliction of anonymity for the reason that the agreement demands NBA approval prior to it can be done.

The Bulls are getting swingman Derrick Jones Jr. from the Path Blazers together with a lottery-shielded 2022 to start with-round pick.

— By AP Athletics Writer Tom Withers.

TENNIS

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic tennis gold medalist Alexander Zverev again denied abuse allegations manufactured by a previous girlfriend and claimed Friday he would help the introduction of a domestic violence plan by the men’s professional tour.

Zverev — a 24-12 months-old German who was the runner-up final yr at the U.S. Open up, which begins Monday — issued a assertion about the make a difference and then briefly addressed it at a pre-match news conference.

The former girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, very first manufactured the accusations previous year and supplied a new, in depth account this 7 days via a Slate.com report.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Open up spectators now have to show proof of at the very least a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to attend matches, a adjust designed less than 72 hours prior to the tennis event starts.

The U.S. Tennis Affiliation introduced Friday that the New York Town mayor’s office made a decision to require proof of vaccination to go into Arthur Ashe Stadium, the primary arena at the Nationwide Tennis Heart.

The USTA then opted to lengthen that rule to cover all ticket-holders who are 12 and more mature and enter the grounds all through the two-7 days Grand Slam event that begins Monday.

College BASKETBALL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is suspending head basketball coach Chris Mack for six game titles for failing to adhere to techniques in handling an extortion try by a person of his assistants.

University officials reported Friday that they concluded Mack was a sufferer of an extortion try but he “failed to adhere to college rules, insurance policies, and strategies in dealing with the subject.”

Mack claimed he accepts the suspension and “could have managed issues in a different way.”

Car RACING

DAYTONA Beach, Fla. (AP) — The loved ones of Wendell Scott will acquire a trophy commemorating his historic 1963 victory before Saturday night’s race at Daytona Global Speedway.

Scott is the only Black driver to acquire a race at NASCAR’s top rated stage. He was not credited for his victory in the Jacksonville 200, with the trophy in its place heading to Buck Baker.

Officers uncovered hrs following the race that Scott was the precise winner by a total two laps on the rest of the discipline. But he was not credited with the victory for a different two yrs and his household has extended pushed for a appropriate celebration.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will generate upcoming period for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR group owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, in a extensive envisioned growth shift for the 1st-calendar year firm.

Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, partnered with Jordan this year to start a workforce centered all around Bubba Wallace. It was an easy startup since Wallace brings thousands and thousands of bucks in sponsorship for the seat.

23XI all yr has mentioned it would like to broaden to two automobiles next 12 months, a go made much easier due to the fact Busch also has his personal sponsorship. Monster Energy will shift with Busch upcoming 12 months as the key sponsor of the No. 45 Toyota.

HORSE RACING

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Tony Dandeo turned the oldest driver to get a harness race in New Jersey when the 86-calendar year-aged guided Stick That Lip Out to a two-length victory at Freehold Raceway on Friday.

Dandeo broke the mark established by George McCandless, who drove Kehms Scooter to victory at Freehold on Oct. 20, 1994, at the age of 83.

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