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All-Star move official

NEW ORLEANS — The NBA will hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event away from North Carolina because of a state law that limits antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

The league announced Friday that New Orleans would replace Charlotte, which had been set to host the game until the NBA decided last month to move it.

Unlike several other Southern states, Louisiana has not been swept up in legislative efforts to pass laws similar to North Carolina's — a fact Gov. John Bel Edwards touted while lobbying the league to bring its All-Star weekend to New Orleans for a third time.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 19, which falls during the first weekend of Mardi Gras parades.

Soccer

Arrivals spark Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and Paul Pogba excelled in his season debut as Manchester United defeated visiting Southampton 2-0 in the English Premier League. United, owned by the Glazer family which owns the Bucs, has won two straight to open the EPL season.

MLS: Minnesota United is moving up to Major League Soccer for the 2017 season and will play at TCF Bank Stadium until the team gets its own stadium, league and team officials announced. The team currently plays in the second-tier NASL along with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Et cetera

Tennis: Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

NHL: Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year extension worth a reported $44.6 million.

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Sports in brief 08/19/16 [Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2016 9:43pm]
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