Russia’s high jumper Chicherova applies for neutral status

Moscow, July 23 : Olympic 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova has submitted an application to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for permission to compete under a neutral status, a spokesperson for Russias governing track and field athletics body said on Monday. Chicherova, 36, has already served her previously imposed two-year suspension and […]

Goalkeeper Adan excited by big move to Atletico

Madrid, July 23 : Atletico Madrid’s newly-signed goalkeeper Antonio Adan said on Monday that he was excited to make a big move to a top football club, during his presentation at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. With this summer’s transfer from Real Betis, the 31-year-old goalkeeper said he was excited to put his skills to the […]

Klose predicts Mbappe will beat his World Cup goals record

Munich, July 23 : Miroslav Klose, Germany’s all-time leading scorer at World Cups, feels French star Kylian Mbappe can set a new record for goals scored at the tournament. France forward Mbappe scored four times at the World Cup in Russia, including one in the final to help France lift the trophy for the second […]

Dusseldorf sign Watford striker Lukebakio on loan

Berlin, July 23 : Fortuna Dusseldorf have signed young striker Dodi Lukebakio on loan from English Premier League (EPL) outfit FC Watford, both football clubs confirmed on Monday. “Dodi Lukebakio is a fast player with a good technique. He has great potential and will be introduced into the Bundesliga,” Dusseldorf head coach Friedhelm Funkel told […]

Asian Games preparations appear to be on track

Jakarta, July 23 : Indonesia has complied with all structural requirements for the upcoming Asian Games later this year, a minister said here on Monday. Indonesian Public Works minister Basuki Hadimulyono said that the venues are ready to be opened by President Joko Widodo on August 1, reports Xinhua news agency. “The preparation of (the) […]

Swiss visa denial jeopardises Indian cyclists’ participation in world championship

New Delhi, July 23 : Ahead of the UCI Junior Track World Championships on August 15-19 at Aigle in Switzerland, the Swiss embassy here has refused to issue visa to the Indian squad citing problems in their application, Cycling Federation of India (CFI) Secretary General Onkar Singh confirmed on Monday. According to Singh, the CFI […]