Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Police to investigate banner at Crystal Palace critical of Newcastle deal; Cycling-Brennauer wins individual pursuit as Italians have bikes stolen at track world championships and more


Here is a summary of current sports news.

Soccer-Police to investigate banner at Crystal Palace critical of Newcastle deal

Police are investigating a banner displayed by Crystal Palace fans in Selhurst Park on Saturday which spoke out against the takeover of Newcastle United by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia. Newcastle was sold to a group consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media earlier this month.

Cycling-Brennauer wins individual pursuit as Italians have bikes stolen at World Track Championships

Lisa Brennauer claimed her first individual world title on the track when she beat Franziska Brausse in a German clean sweep of the individual pursuit in Roubaix on Saturday. The riders joined forces to win the team pursuit title in northern France earlier this week, after also claiming the Olympic title in Tokyo.

Tennis-Raducanu’s Romania will appear in front of empty stands

There will be no fans to cheer on Emma Raducanu when she plays in Romania, her father’s home country, next week after a government decision forced organizers to host the WTA 250 tournament without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Transylvanian Open October 25-31 in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca will feature a host of top champions, including local hopeful Simona Halep, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and US Open winner Raducanu.

Rugby New Zealand defeats USA 104-14 in Washington test match

New Zealand returned to victory with a record 104-14 victory over the United States in Washington on Saturday in a lopsided test match in which the Eagles at least got their very first try against the All Blacks. New Zealand, who had not played in the United States since 2016, have completely dominated in their first outing since a 10-game winning streak was shattered by South Africa in Rugby’s final match. Championship.

Auto race-Verstappen on pole and Hamilton alongside in Texas

Red Bull Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen grabbed pole position for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday in the dying seconds, while Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton had to settle for second place. Verstappen leads world champion Hamilton by six points seven times with six races remaining and pole position at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin was the ninth of the season for the 24-year-old Dutchman – and eighth of the last 11 races.

Alpine skiing-Shiffrin starts the season with its 70th World Cup victory

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States started the alpine ski season with the 70th World Cup victory of her career on Saturday after a second round of assault in a giant slalom in Sölden. The reigning Olympic champion was 0.02 seconds slower than Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami on the first descent of the Rettenbach Glacier, but was then faster than anyone to beat the world champion by 0.14.

NHL roundup: Oilers beat Knights to 5-0-0

Leon Draisaitl scored twice in a three-point game and Zack Kassian scored a game-winning goal in the third period to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-3 victory over the plummeting Vegas Golden Knights on Friday in Las Vegas. Zach Hyman scored twice and goaltender Mikko Koskinen made 36 saves for the Oilers, who won their first five games of the season.

Sharks look to extend perfect start against Bruins

It’s been eight years since the San Jose Sharks opened a season with five straight wins. And, almost as long as they’ve beaten the Boston Bruins. The Sharks hope to continue their undefeated start when they visit the Bruins on Sunday.

World Athletics Championships bronze medalist Quinonez killed in Ecuador

Sprinter Alex Quinonez, Ecuador’s world championship bronze medalist, was killed on Friday in his hometown of Guayaquil, the country’s sports ministry said on Saturday. Guayaquil-based El Universo newspaper said Quinonez, who was 32, and another individual were shot dead at around 9:20 p.m. in the city’s northwest on Friday.

NBA roundup: Suns send Lakers to 0-2 start

A historic night for Chris Paul was marred by two incidents, one an altercation between Lakers teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, during the Phoenix Suns’ 115-105 triumph over Los Angeles on Friday night. Paul led Phoenix with 23 points and 14 assists. When he delivered a free throw in the second quarter, he scored his 20,000th point, the 47th player to do so, and he became the first in NBA history with 20,000 points and 10,000 assists. decisive.

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