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Sports Digest: Falmouth Paracyclists Compete at World Championships


Paralympian Clara Brown from Falmouth will once again represent the United States at the Paracycling World Championships.

Brown is looking to defend his 2020 track time trial title at the 2022 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships, October 20-23 in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France. Brown was announced Tuesday as one of his 11 cyclists selected to represent the United States.

Brown has competed in both road and track events at the 2021 Paralympics, placing fifth in the 1,600-kilometer time trial on the road and fourth in the 3,000-meter pursuit race on the indoor track.


Men’s soccer: Noah Perry scored with an assist by Zechariah Shyib in the 36th minute as the University of Southern Maine beat Fisher 1–0 in Medford, Massachusetts on Thursday.

Hayes Estrella made four saves to get the Huskies shutout (3-4-3). Mario Iglesias made Fischer his nine saves (2-8-1).

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NASCAR: An appeals panel on Thursday reinstated the 25 points docked by NASCAR for William Byron’s intentional spin on championship rival Denny Hamlin.

A three-man committee found that Byron had violated NASCAR rules for carefully rotating Hamlin. But Hendrick Motorsports appealed the NASCAR penalty, initially a $50,000 fine and loss of 25 points in the championship race.

The panel instead raised the fine to $100,000 and returned the points to Byron. The favorable ruling sent Byron from below the elimination line to Sunday’s race at the Speedway in Charlotte, where his field would be reduced from 12 to 8 in the playoffs.

Byron lost points and was 10th in the standings. He is now his 7th in the standings, 14 points above the cutline.


NHL: Jason Robertson signed a four-year, $31 million deal with the Dallas Stars after missing the first two weeks of training camp.

Robertson, who turned 23 shortly after the end of last season, had 41 goals, 38 assists and 79 points in 74 appearances. His 13 power plays his goals led the team.


NBA: LeBron James has arrived in Las Vegas for a preseason game. and pitch.

James, who has spoken of wanting to own an NBA franchise in the past, has sent another very clear message to commissioner Adam Silver reminding him of his plans, with Las Vegas in mind.

“I know Adam is in Abu Dhabi right now. said after a game against the Phoenix Suns. “So I want a team here, Adam. Thank you.”

I knew full well that Silver would soon hear every word.

Silver has spoken of expansion plans numerous times over the last few years, but he also has a clear belief that the NBA won’t proceed with adding teams until the next collective bargaining agreement and television deal is finalized.

That being said, Silver calls Las Vegas “a great sports market.”

• Golden State’s Draymond Green has apologized to his team the day after he got into a fight with teammate Jordan Poole during practice, general manager Bob Myers said.

Pool practiced on Thursday, but Green did not practice. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Green will leave the team again on Friday and expects him to return on Saturday.


Astana Open: Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals in Astana, Kazakhstan with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Botic van de Zandschulp.

Djokovic next faces Karen Khachanov, who defeated Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Agel Open: American qualifier Alicia Parks beat fourth seed Maria Sakkari 5-7 7-5 7-5 at the Agel Open in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Thursday to beat her top 10 opponents. He won his first victory in the tournament and reached his first WTA. tour quarterfinals.

The 21-year-old Parkes, ranked 144th in the world, defeated former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova in the opening round to earn her first win over a top 20 opponent and 59 winners against Sakkari. , showing off her power while her opponents had just nine winners.

Japan Open: Miomir Kekmanović saved six match points before beating Daniel Evans 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Japan Open in Tokyo. did.

Kecimanovic’s next opponent is Francis Tiafoe. The American won his 13th consecutive tiebreaker, beating Bernabe Zapata Mirares 6-1, 7-6 (7).

Nick Kyrgios had 22 aces in a 3-6 6-2 6-2 win over Kamil Majichak. The Australian reached the quarterfinals for the ninth time this year.


PGA: Tom Hoge scored two eagles at the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas to take a one-shot lead with an 8-under 63.

Si Woo Kim had 64, tied for second with Maverick McNealy.

LPGA: Jody Ewart Shadov posted an 8-under-par 64 to take a two-shot lead at the LPGA Mediheal Championship in Camarillo, Calif., with four birdies in a row late in the round on Thursday.

China’s Alison Lee and Ruixing Liu are 66, and the 67-year-old group includes Daniel Kang from California and 19-year-old Thai Ataya Titikul, who is on a fast track to becoming world number one. was included. Thitikul said he won Arkansas two weeks ago and a win in Texas last week could have put him in first place, but stalled and he finished fourth.

Spanish Open: Jon Rahm hit a 7-under-par 64 in Thursday’s opening game of the Spanish Open, one shot behind leaders Ashun Wu, Kiradek Afibarnrat and Darius van Drielat.

Lahm is looking for his third home win and is looking to join the great Seve Ballesteros for the most Spanish Open titles. He made six birdies, an eagle and a bogey at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.


Messi: Lionel Messi has confirmed that next month’s World Cup in Qatar will be the last of his career.

The 35-year-old Argentinian star will be competing in his fifth World Cup, but is looking to win his first title in the competition. It’s the first time the Paris Saint-Germain striker has spoken candidly about his future after the tournament, which starts on 20 November.

Messi has not revealed whether he will retire from the national team after Qatar.

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