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[ad_1] The Cleveland Cavaliers unveiled three new uniforms Monday that will debut throughout the upcoming season. The new threads will feature Cleveland’s refreshed brand identity introduced in June.Cavaliers creative director Daniel Arsham spearheaded the design process for the Nike collection that includes the statement, icon and association uniforms. Each will be worn on a rotational basis across the 2022-23 season.”We wanted to put our players in a uniform that would make them feel strong, confident and proud to represent this new chapter of Cavaliers basketball,” Arsham said in a press release. “It’s a very clean, reductive, modern design that pays…

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[ad_1] Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sign a one-year contract extension at AC Milan, The Athletic understands.The Swedish striker’s contract expired at the end of June but he has agreed an extension with Milan that will see him continue to play until he is at least 41.Ibrahimovic is still recovering from a serious knee injury that is expected to keep him out for the remainder of the year, but the Serie A champions were keen to keep hold of a player who had been a leader off the pitch as well as on it.Ibrahimovic underwent surgery in May after revealing the extent…

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[ad_1] The Football Association (FA) is to trial the removal of heading at all age-groups under the age of 12, The Athletic understands.If the trial, which has been granted approval by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), proves successful, heading could be removed from these age-groups entirely in time for the 2023-24 season. Heading has been linked to dementia, with a study showing ex-professional Scottish footballers born between 1900 and 1976 were three-and-a-half times more likely to have the disease as a cause of death.It has also been linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain condition triggered by repeated…

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[ad_1] Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with Juventus to sign Matthijs de Ligt for €80million (£68million).The German side will pay an initial €70million but could pay a further €10million in add-ons.De Ligt, 22, is expected to sign a five-year deal three years after moving to Juventus from Ajax.Juventus bought De Ligt for €75million in July 2019 but have decided to sell the Netherlands international.He won Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup while making 117 appearances for Juventus.Bayern have the funds to purchase De Ligt as Robert Lewandowski is heading to Barcelona for a fee which…

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[ad_1] Rangers have been drawn against Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League third qualifying round.USG have enjoyed a dramatic rise in Belgian football over recent seasons, winning the second division in 2020-21 before finishing second in the Pro League last season.Rangers, who were seeded for the draw, qualified for this round of the Champions League by finishing second in the Scottish Premiership last term.Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side reached the Europa League final in May — where the winner qualifies automatically for the Champions League — but lost on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt after the match finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.Elsewhere,…

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[ad_1] West Ham are close to reaching an agreement with Chelsea for striker Armando Broja, The Athletic understands.Broja, 20, has left Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the US to head back to England as the two clubs continue to hold talks over a permanent deal.It is believed personal terms between Broja and West Ham have already been agreed but the contract length is as yet undetermined.Sources indicate the proposed move has not developed at the request of Chelsea, rather it is being driven by Broja and his desire to be starting regular first-team matches.West Ham launched a £30million ($35.9million) bid for…

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[ad_1] Paulo Dybala is set to undergo a medical with Roma after leaving Juventus earlier this summer, The Athletic understands.The 28-year-old has arrived in Albufeira, Portugal, where Roma are on a pre-season tour, to meet up with the team.Dybala, whose contract at Juventus expired at the end of June, will join on a free transfer. The striker had previously been linked with Inter Milan.He will become Roma’s fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Mile Svilar, former Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, and right-back Zeki Celik. Svilar and Matic were also free transfers.Jose Mourinho’s side finished sixth in Serie A…

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[ad_1] Leeds United are set to sign youngster Sonny Perkins amid ongoing discussions with West Ham United about a fee for the midfielder.Leeds are attempting to negotiate a settlement with West Ham and prevent a decision on Perkins’ value being made by tribunal following the 18-year-old’s departure from the London Stadium last month.The Athletic revealed in June that Leeds had lined up a deal to sign Perkins and were confident of tempting the England Under-18 international to Elland Road.Perkins formally quit West Ham at the end of his scholarship on July 1. West Ham said he had turned down the…

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[ad_1] Chelsea have appointed Tom Glick as their new president of business.The Athletic reported last week that Chelsea were set to appoint Glick, whose last role was as president of the NFL franchise the Carolina Panthers. He previously worked at New York City FC and the City Football Group, and was chief executive at Derby County in the 2000s. Glick will oversee the day-to-day running of Chelsea, with chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly still acting as an interim sporting director.It is believed Glick agreed to take the role last month but the club have waited to finalise his appointment due…

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[ad_1] Shakhtar Donetsk are seeking €50million worth of damages from FIFA and have filed papers in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appealing a ruling that allows foreign players to unilaterally suspend their contracts in the war-torn country, The Athletic can reveal.The Ukrainian club, who have not played competitively since Russia’s invasion of the country, filed the documents to Matthieu Reeb, the CAS director general in Switzerland, in July.The dispute rests on a FIFA ruling announced on June 21, which stated that foreign players and coaches in Ukraine have the right to suspend their contracts with Ukrainian clubs until…

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