Sharks’ Kane gets three-game ban
san Jose sharks winger Evander Kane received an automatic three-game suspension for physical abuse of an official during sunday night’s pre-season game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
the sharks can appeal the suspension, which would push the decision to commissioner Gary Bettman.
Kane, 28, was involved in a third-period scuffle with Golden Knights defenceman Deryk Engelland when linesman Kiel Murchison entered the picture.
Murchison grabbed Kane by the jersey and both fell to the ice. Kane appeared to shove Murchison when he stood up, prompting his ejection and the ensuing suspension.
Kane, who led the NHL with 153 penalty minutes last season, called getting tossed “an absolute joke.”
“I get kicked out of the game for getting jumped from behind by a referee. I’ve never seen a ref take five strides,” he said after the sharks lost 5-1. “If you look at (Murchison’s) face, he’s getting all this power and he’s trying to drive me into the ice, which is what he did. that’s unbelievable. talk about abuse of an official? How about abuse of a player? It’s an absolute joke.”
DE GRASSE TAKES SILVER IN 200M
doha — american Noah Lyles shot to 200 meters world championships gold on tuesday, providing a bright finish to a day darkened by yet another doping scandal.
the showman Lyles, his hair dyed silver after a heroic animee character, kicked off what many predict will be a glittering career by winning his first world title by storming across the line unthreatened in a time off 19.83 seconds.
canada’s Andre De Grasse, the rio Olympic silver medallist behind Usain Bolt, was second again in 19.95 while ecuador’s Alex Quinonez took the bronze by clocking 19.98.
It was a brilliant finish to a day of competition clouded by a drugs controversy that began with renowned american coach Alberto Salazar being banned for four years for doping violations.
WOZINACKI GETS EASY WIN AT CHINA OPEN
defending champ Caroline Wozniacki of denmark needed just 84 minutes to post a 6-4, 6-0 victory over american Christina Mchale in the second round of the china Open on tuesday in beijing.
the no. 16 seed won the final seven games of the match to earn her fourth straight win over Mchale.
Wozniacki is seeking her first title defence since winning the toray Pan Pacific Open in 2016 and 2017. next up will be czech Katerina Siniakova.
San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane shoves linesman Kiel Murchison during Sunday’s pre-season game.