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NADA panel lifts Sumit Sangwan’s doping ban

kriralok desk: The one-year doping ban on former Asian silver medal-winning boxer Sumit Sangwan (91kg) was on Monday lifted after the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) appeals panel ruled that his intake of a banned substance was unintentional. Sangwan was cleared after a hearing conducted here on Monday. “Sumit has been cleared and his ban lifted as he has convinced the ...

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Dhoni arrives in Chennai for IPL 2020 training

kriralok desk: The former Indian skipper was last seen in action against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinal, a game India lost. – CHENNAI SUPER KINGS Mahendra Singh Dhoni has arrived in Chennai and will train for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League from Monday. With intense speculation surrounding his career, the 38-year-old will begin training ...

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Djokovic beats Tsitsipas in Dubai Open final

kriralok desk: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his unbeaten run adding a fifth title at the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open while denying Stefanos Tsitsipas a second time following a smooth 6-3, 6-4 win at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, late on Saturday. Shaikh Hasher Al Maktoum, President of Tennis Emirates, was joined by Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice-President ...

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FIFA boss Infantino backs plan for ‘daylight’ offside change

kriralok desk: Calls for football to introduce a ‘daylight’ offside rule in a bid to provide greater clarity have been backed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. This season’s English Premier League has witnessed several controversies revolving around offside and in particular how a number of goals have been ruled out by the barest of margins following a check by the ...

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Akbar Ali idolises AB de Villiers

kriralok desk: It was a historic Sunday for Bangladesh colts as they defeated the crowd favourite India in a thrilling U-19 World Cup final in Potchefstroom in South Africa. Captain Akbar Ali — who played a match-winning knock of 43 not out in the final — stresses that hard work and self-belief helped Bangladesh clinch its maiden World Cup title. ...

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Sharapova ends a career that was stuff of Hollywood

kriralok desk: From the shadow of Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to estimated earnings of at least US$300 million. For a long time Maria Sharapova’s story was the stuff of Hollywood dreams, a testament to the power of one individual to make it, whatever the odds, ...

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Barcelona can’t win the Champions League

kriralok desk: Lionel Messi and Barcelona left the Stadio San Paolo with a draw on Tuesday and, crucially, an away goal, but they didn’t have their best night in Campania. Quique Setien won’t be completely satisfied with his Champions League debut, and their Clasico preparations were far from ideal. Messi said to Mundo Deportivo that Barcelona aren’t doing enough to ...

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Michael Jordan fights back tears at Kobe Bryant memorial

kriralok desk: A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday commemorated his “little brother” Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter Gianna who died with seven others in a helicopter crash last month. “When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a ...

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Hazard looks a doubtful starter ahead of City test

kriralok desk: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted that the injury Eden Hazard suffered on Saturday “doesn’t look good”, four days before their Champions League clash with Manchester City. Hazard was substituted in the second half of the 1-0 defeat at Levante and was then pictured with an ice pack around the same right foot he broke in November. “It ...

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Tyson Fury overwhelmed Deontay Wilder

kriralok desk: Tyson Fury brutally dethroned Deontay Wilder and completed his return to the top of world boxing with a stunning TKO triumph in a one-sided WBC heavyweight title fight. There was no repeat of their contentious December 2018 draw as Fury overwhelmed the previously undefeated champion before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round on Saturday. ...

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