Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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SOCCER

Man u RIDES IBRAHIMOVIC TO VICTORY

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Manchester United's match-winner for the second time in three days, scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory at West Brom on Saturday. The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic, a free signing in the offseason, has scored 10 goals in nine games, including United's winner at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Man U is owned by the Glazer family that also owns the Buccaneers. With its third straight win, manager Jose Mourinho's team remains sixth in the English Premier League with 30 points, behind leader Chelsea (43 points), which reeled off an 11th straight victory in an EPL season for the first time when Diego Costa's header secured a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

BASEBALL

White Sox, Abreu reach 1-year deal

First baseman Jose Abreu and the White Sox agreed on a one-year contract for $10,825,000 to avoid salary arbitration. Abreu, 29, hit 25 homers with 100 RBIs while batting .293 last season for the Sox. In other deals, the Padres agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Chacin, 29, is 46-57, 3.94 in eight seasons.

ET CETERA

HORSES: California Chrome's career in his home state finished by winning the $180,000 Winter Challenge by 12 lengths at Cypress, Calif. Chrome will retire after the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 in Hallandale. … Bavaro won for Hall of Fame football coach and horse owner Bill Parcells in the $150,000 Great White Way Stakes at Aqueduct in New York. Bavaro is a 2-year-old colt named for former tight end Mark Bavaro on Parcells' New York Giants teams.

BOXING: WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said Alexander Povetkin failed a doping test and sanctioning for the Russian heavyweight's title bout against Bermane Stiverne had been withdrawn.

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal added fellow Spaniard and former player Carlos Moya to his team ahead of the 2017 season.

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