Everton’s Moyes replaces Ferguson
Everton manager David Moyes will take over from Alex Ferguson at Manchester United — after being recommended for the job by his predecessor. United gave Moyes one of the most coveted and toughest jobs in soccer — succeeding Britain’s most successful manager at Old Trafford. ‘‘It’s a great honor to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United,’’ Moyes said in a statement Thursday. United said the 50-year-old Moyes was given a six-year deal and will take charge of the newly crowned Premier League champions July 1 . . . Brazil will play Portugal in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium. The game is tentatively slated for Monday, Sept. 9.
Olympic sailor dies as boat capsizes
A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsized in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America’s Cup races this summer, killing an Olympic gold medalist from England and injuring another sailor, authorities said. Artemis Racing said Andrew ‘‘Bart’’ Simpson died after the capsized boat’s platform trapped him underwater for about 10 minutes shortly after 1 p.m. Artemis and two other yacht teams each outfitted with multimillion-dollar racing boats that can achieve speeds of 45 miles per hour are challenging defending champions Oracle Racing for the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy. Simpson, 36, served as the Swedish team’s strategist. Artemis said doctors ‘‘afloat’’ with the team and on shore were unable to revive Simpson after he was freed from the wreckage. The other sailor suffered minor injuries.
Cowboys safety Sensabaugh retires
Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh is retiring after an eight-year career. The 29-year-old Sensabaugh started 84 of 112 games for Jacksonville and Dallas. He had 14 interceptions and 469 tackles . . . The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with second-round draft pick Jon Bostic. A linebacker at Florida, Bostic started every game his final two years in the middle for the Gators and figures to compete with veteran free agent acquisition D.J. Williams for Brian Urlacher’s old job . . . The Ravens acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick . . . Former Patriots cornerback Randall Gay was arrested after allegedly pushing two employees at a Baton Rouge bar and refusing to leave. Police Lieutenant Don Kelly said Gay, who last played in the NFL in 2010 with the Saints, was booked Thursday with entering/remaining on premises after being forbidden, two counts of simple battery, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace by public intoxication . . . Alyne S. Payton, the mother of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, died Monday in Jackson, Miss. She was 87.
Crosby among Lindsay Award finalists
Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, and Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis are the finalists for the NHL’s Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding player as voted by members of the Players’ Association. Crosby, Ovechkin, and St. Louis have all previously won the award . . . The Sabres fired assistant coaches James Patrick and Kevyn Adams in the first moves made by newly promoted head coach Ron Rolston . . . Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip and will need approximately four months to recover . . . Defending champion Russia was upset, 2-1, by France in Helsinki, shocking a team dominated by NHL and KHL players at the world championships. In Stockholm, the Czech Republic beat Denmark, 2-1, after a shootout, with Zbynek Irgl scoring on his team’s fifth and sixth shots.
Federer knocked out of Madrid Open
Second-ranked Roger Federer lost to Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, in the third round of the Madrid Open, leaving Rafael Nadal as the clear title favorite. After recovering from Nishikori’s strong start on the red clay courts, Federer looked as if he’d found his stride as he roared back in the second set. But Nishikori reasserted his ground game in the decider after breaking the defending champion for a 3-1 advantage and held on for the surprising victory to reach the quarterfinals. Nadal cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Mikhail Youzhny . . . Hollywood Park will close by year’s end and the 75-year-old racetrack property in Inglewood, Calif., that hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeders’ Cup in 1984 will be developed by its owner . . . Connecticut basketball guard Omar Calhoun has undergone two surgeries over the past several months to alleviate discomfort in his hips, according to the athletic department. His recovery time is expected to be 3-4 months.