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, the 2026 World Cup should be awarded to the North American bid on Wednesday.
Success for Morocco relies on the electorate to follow the trend of recent hosting decisions and vote for a risky bid facing doubts about the ability to pull off the vast reconstruction project required to stage soccer’s showpiece.
The 16 stadiums proposed by the joint United States-Canada-Mexico bid already exist and only need minor upgrades over eight years.
All 14 Moroccan venues must be built or renovated as part of the $16 billion investment in new infrastructure the African nation says is required.
FIFA’s inspection reports highlighted three ”high-risk” elements to Morocco’s bid: stadiums, hotels and transport.
NEW YORK (AP) – Manchester United has been rated by Forbes as the world’s most valuable soccer team for the second straight year.
The team’s worth increased to $4.12 billion from $3.69 billion a year ago and ranked just ahead of Real Madrid ($4.09 billion) and Barcelona ($4.06 billion).
The magazine says Manchester United had nearly twice as much operating income as any other soccer team.
Rounding out the top five are Bayern Munich ($3.06 billion) and Manchester City ($2.47 billion).
Eight of the top 20 are English teams. Forbes attributes the dominance to the Premier League’s lucrative broadcasting deals.
Forbes says most of the appreciation of club value is because of the decline in the U.S. dollar relative to the Euro since last year.
DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Tigers lost much more than a game Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon in the third inning of a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins and will have season-ending surgery later this week.
”This is obviously a very sad day for Miggy and for the entire ballclub,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. ”It is obviously a huge blow to the team, both on and off the field, but we will have to find a way to overcome it.”
Gardenhire said Cabrera’s status for the 2019 season won’t be known until after the operation. He still has $154 million left on a contract that runs through 2023.
Cabrera swung awkwardly at Jake Odorizzi’s slider and immediately walked to the dugout with his arm limply at his side. When he was joined by team trainers, the slugger gestured to his biceps and continued walking into the Detroit clubhouse.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson’s teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying.
In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an Ottawa court, Melinda Karlsson alleges that Monika Caryk posted hundreds of derogatory online messages aimed at her and her husband. Caryk is the longtime partner of Senators forward Mike Hoffman.
”Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead,” Karlsson said in the sworn statement. The Karlssons’ first child, a son named Axel, was stillborn in March.
The Ottawa Citizen was first to report on the allegations.
Karlsson also claimed that Caryk ”uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should `take out’ my husband’s legs to `end his career.’
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal Isaiah Oliver Jersey
, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue.
The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim’s 19th birthday, which critics say is out of step with other states and does not account for how many victims are afraid to report abuse or have suppressed it. Starting in three months, people who were sexually abused as children will be able to sue until their 28th birthdays or three years from when they realize they have been abused. Victims of Nassar, the imprisoned former sports doctor who worked for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, will get a 90-day window to sue retroactively.
As part of a $500 million settlement with Michigan State, his hundreds of accusers agreed to withdraw their support for legislation that would have eliminated the immunity defense in lawsuits for entities that are negligent in the hiring, supervision or training of employees, or if the governmental agencies knew or should have known and failed to report sexual misconduct to law enforcement.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – A jury in St. Louis ordered the NFL’s Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team’s final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.
The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush’s injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Attorneys for the Rams said they plan to file a motion for a new trial.
Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what was then the Edward Jones Dome, now known as the Dome at America’s Center. He slipped on a surface that the lawsuit dubbed the ”concrete ring of death Marcus Davenport Saints Jersey
,” about 35 feet (11 meters) behind the 49ers’ bench.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James said he is going to play in the season finale Wednesday against the New York Knicks, which means for the first time in his career he will appear in all 82 regular-season games.
As for the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers, well, that’s up to coach Tyronn Lue.
The Cavs (50-31) who host the Knicks after beating them on Monday 123-109, are playing for a shot at third place in the East.
The Philadelphia 76ers won their 15th straight game by beating Atlanta on Tuesday, and the Sixers hold a one-game lead over the Cavs for third in the East. For the Cavs to nab the No. 3 seed heading into the playoffs, they need to beat the Knicks while the Milwaukee Bucks beat Philadelphia.
If that happens, the 76ers and Cavs would finish with the same record, but Cleveland holds the tiebreaker against Philadelphia.
What Lue must decide is whether he wants to play all of his rotation players together for the first time this season, on the last day he can before the playoffs start, or just make sure the team is as healthy as it can be.
If the Cavs finish fourth, which is where they sit now, they would host Indiana in a first-round series for a second consecutive season.
“I think the most important thing is just making sure everyone is healthy Cheap Rashaan Evans Jersey
,” Lue said. “I know guys are trying to be tough and tough it out but that’s not smart right now. We’ve got to be smart going into the playoffs, make sure we’re as close to 100 percent healthy as we can be.”
Then again, as long as James is playing, the Cavs have a chance in any game. James, 33, declared he would play in the finale because he is “healthy.” Not only will he play in all 82 for the first time in his storied career, but he will lead the NBA in total points for the first time, too.
With Monday’s win, James became the first player in NBA history to be on a team that won its division in 10 consecutive seasons. The Cavs clinched the Central Division by beating the Knicks.
“Throughout a long season if you’re able to accomplish feats, no matter what’s going on, you should always try to appreciate it, try to take time,” said James M.J. Stewart Youth Jersey
, who scored 26 points with 11 assists Monday. “I’m kind of like been a hypocrite of that because I’m always moving and trying to figure how we can be better the next day or whatever the case (might) be. So, it’s always hard for me to be like, ‘OK, another division crown.’ Even after all that’s gone on with our team and our ballclub this year, but it’s a pretty cool thing.”
James tied the Cavs’ franchise season record for double doubles (52 — Brad Daugherty), and can set the record Wednesday. Also, don’t get any ideas about James playing only a few minutes Wednesday to say he appeared in his 82nd game — he has his NBA record of 872 consecutive games with at least 10 points to protect.
As previously mentioned, the Cavs have yet to play a game with their current, full complement of players. If Rodney Hood returns from a sore Achilles and George Hill, Kyle Korver, and Jose Calderon are all allowed to play (they all suited up against the Knicks but continue to nurse minor injuries), Wednesday would be a first.
The best thing the Knicks have going for them now is rookie Frank Ntilikina, who scored a career-high 17 points to go with six rebounds and five assists Monday. Before Monday’s game Authentic John Ross Jersey
, James said Ntilikina was “a very cerebral basketball player.
“I think defensively he’s more advanced than offensively but I think he’s getting better and better offensively as he’s gotten more opportunity and played more games.”
Ntilikina told the New York Post: “I’m thankful for (James’ words) coming from the top player in this league.”
“As a kid, I didn’t know I’d be here and able to compete against these guys,” said Ntilikina, who was drafted eighth overall last June.
New York (28-53) has lost six of its last seven and is tied with Brooklyn for the eighth-worst record (remember, the Cavs own the Nets’ first-round pick). The Knicks have lost 50 or more games four years in a row and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2013.
This could be coach Jeff Hornacek’s last game with the Knicks. New team president Steve Mills may want to hire his own coach; Hornacek was hired by Phil Jackson. Hornacek is 59-104 in two seasons in New York.
“Our guys didn’t quit,” Hornacek said, according to the Post. “I don’t think we’re that far off.”