Crystal confirm deal

LONDON: English Premier League club Crystal Palace have confirmed a long-awaited deal with American sports tycoons David Blitzer and Josh Harris, who co-own the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. The duo, which had been in talks with the London team for more than a year about buying a stake, will join chairman Steve Parish in control at Selhurst Park. “The deal will see chairman Steve Parish, Josh Harris and David Blitzer take control of the club in a general partnership structure,” Palace said in a statement on its website late Friday. “They will be joined by a number of other investors in a limited partnership,” it added. —