Ney­mar’s move to Paris is com­plete

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Ney­mar be­came the most ex­pen­sive player in soc­cer his­tory af­ter com­plet­ing his block­buster trans­fer to Paris Saint-Ger­main from Barcelona for $262 mil­lion.

PSG trig­gered the re­lease clause in the for­ward’s Barcelona con­tract, which was more than dou­ble the pre­vi­ous trans­fer record set a year ago when Manch­ester United paid $116 mil­lion for Paul Pogba.

PSG said in a state­ment that the 25-year-old Ney­mar had signed a fiveyear con­tract, un­til June 2022. PSG said “his ar­rival into the Paris Sain­tGer­main fam­ily em­pha­sizes more than ever the club’s aims to rise to the top of world foot­ball.”

The Nether­lands de­feated Eng­land 3-0 in Breda, Nether­lands, to ad­vance to the fi­nal of the Women’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship on home soil, where it will meet Den­mark, which beat Aus­tria in a penalty shootout af­ter a 0-0 draw.

Guard Mariya Moore, who scored over 1,000 points and was on the Nai­smith Tro­phy Watch list dur­ing her three sea­sons at Louisville, will join the USC women’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram. Moore will sit out the 2017-18 sea­son due to NCAA trans­fer rules.

Sev­enth-seeded CoCo Van­deweghe routed fel­low Amer­i­can Nicole Gibbs 6-0, 6-2 to reach the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Bank of the West Clas­sic at Palo Alto . ... Cana­dian wild card Bianca An­dreescu knocked off sec­ond­seeded Kristina Mlade­n­ovic in straight sets to ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Citi Open in Wash­ing­ton. In the men’s draw, third­seeded Mi­los Raonic won a first-set tiebreak on the way to beat­ing Mar­cos Bagh­datis 7-6 (7), 6-3, and eighth­seeded Jack Sock beat fel­low Amer­i­can Jared Don­ald­son 7-6 (6), 6-2.

Nashville Preda­tors for­ward Mike Fisher re­tired, leav­ing the de­fend­ing Stan­ley Cup fi­nal­ists in need of a new cap­tain. Fisher, 37, had 276 goals and 309 as­sists in 1,088 reg­u­lar-sea­son games dur­ing an NHL ca­reer that lasted 17 sea­sons.

For­mer mo­tor­bike world cham­pion An­gel Ni­eto of Spain died af­ter sus­tain­ing a head in­jury in a quad­bike ac­ci­dent last week. He was 70 . ... Dickie Hem­ric, the lead­ing scorer and re­bounder in Wake For­est his­tory, has died. He was 83.

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