BOLA ARREST_ENG

FORMER INDIAN INTERNATIONAL WRESTLER AND ARJUNA AWARDEE IMPRISONED FOR HEADING DRUG RACKET

ANM News Desk: Former Punjab Police DSP and international wrestler Jagdish Bhola was on Wednesday convicted by a CBI court and sentenced to 12 years of rigorous imprisonment in a multi-crore drugs smuggling case. CBI Judge N S Gill pronounced his verdict in seven FIRs registered against 54 accused in the case. Out of these 54 accused, 23, including Bhola, were held guilty of various charges, while 31 were acquitted.

In 2013, six FIRs were filed against Bhola under the NDPS Act in Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Mohali. On Wednesday, the Arjuna Award-winning wrestler was acquitted in three cases, while being sentenced to 12 years in jail with three others. These included 12 years jail in one case, 10 in another and two years in jail in the third case. All the three sentences will run concurrently, the court stated

The police officials had also recovered 10 kg heroin from Bhola’s possession.

SHOAIB AKHTAR

FORMER PAKISTAN BOWLER, SHOAIB AKHTAR MAY RETURN TO LEAGUE CRICKET

ANM News Desk: The former fast bowler of Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar is all set to make a return to Cricket.

Taking to Twitter, Akhtar wrote: “Hello 14th February is the date, mark your calendars guys. Main bhi araha hun iss baar league khelnay.. Aakhir inn bachon ko bhi pata chalay kay tezi hoti kia hai!”

February 14 marks the start of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) and fans are speculating that Shoaib Akhtar has joined one of the six PSL teams.

HOCKEY

SPAIN TAKES 1-0 LEAD IN FOUR MATCH SERIES AGAINST INDIA

ANM News Desk: Indian women’s hockey team put up a spirited fight before losing 2-3 to the Spanish team in their opening match against hosts Spain in Murcia taking a 1-0 in the four match series.

India used a strong attacking strategy to begin the first quarter on a positive note.

While the second half saw both teams defend well to contain each other from taking a lead, the third quarter completely belonged to Spain as they struck two goals in the 39th and 40th minute through Lola Reira and Begona Garcia respectively.

OLD GYMNAST

WORLD’S OLDEST GYMNAST CONTINUES TO WOO AUDIENCE

ANM News Desk: Gymnastics is considered as one of the best exercises. It helps one’s  muscles and bones to be flexible making it less brittle.

Meet Johanna Quaas. She may be 92 years old but she is known to be the World’s Oldest Gymnast and still stuns her audience when she is performing.

MAN U

EXCLUSIVE: IS OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER GRADUATING TO BECOME A PERMANENT MAN U MANAGER ?

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: It is more or less certain. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is all set to be appointed as the permanent manager of Manchester United.

ANM News sources close to independent directors at the Man U board have confirmed that the Norwegian will be offered a regular contract unless there is some last minute change in mind. Ed Woodward, the executive vice chairman and director who is responsible for footballing affairs has hinted to Man U fans and close confidantes that Board is happy with the performance of Solskjaer.

What has gone in favour of the former Man U player is the fact that he has been able to bring about a change in the dressing room. The mood among the players is upswing and confidence personified at the moment and stars like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford who were languishing under Jose Mourinho, had found form and enjoying their football. Even Man U great Sir Alex Ferguson is known to showered a word of praise for the interim Manager.

IND VS AUS

AUSSIES DEFEAT INDIA BY 34 RUNS IN ODI

ANM News Desk: Rohit Sharma’s individual effort was not enough to make up for a floundering top and middle order as India suffered a 34-run defeat at the hands of a resilient Australia in the first One-day International on Saturday.

Sharma conjured up a magnificent 133 of 129 balls for his 22nd ODI hundred which only helped in reducing the defeat-margin as India ended up at 254 for nine while chasing a 289-run target.

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NADAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO MURRAY: WILL PLAY AUSTRALIAN OPEN FOLLOWING PRIOR INJURIES

ANM News Desk: Former champion Rafa Nadal shrugged off concerns about his fitness ahead of the Australian Open and paid tribute to fellow ‘Big Four’ rival Andy Murray, a day after his emotional interaction with the press.

The 2009 winner Nadal pulled out of the Brisbane International warmup with a thigh strain, raising fears about his campaign at Melbourne Park after his 2018 season ended early with ankle surgery and an abdominal injury.

ANDY MURRAY

TOP TENNIS PLAYER, ANDY MURRAY MAY RETIRE FOLLOWING HIP INJURY

ANM News Desk: Andy Murray may retire after the Australian Open, with the severe pain from his troublesome right hip having become almost unbearable to play on, the former world number one said on Friday.

Overcome with emotion, the three-time Grand Slam champion wept at a media conference as he revealed that he had initially planned to quit after playing this year’s Wimbledon tournament but now felt Melbourne Park might be his ending.

MARY KOM

MARY KOM MAKES IT TO THE TOP: DECLARED WORLD’S NO. 1 FEMALE BOXER

ANM News Desk: Mary Kom rose to the top of the boxing world rankings on Thursday, two months after becoming the first female boxer to win six world championships. The 36-year-old mother-of-three was ranked number one by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in the Light Fly 45-48 kilogramme category, scoring 1700 points. Kom excelled her 2018 campaign with her sixth world championship title after defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by 5-0 in Delhi.
She also bagged gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Silesian Open Boxing Tournament in Poland. She also won a silver at the Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.

RISHABH PANT

DESPERATELY SEEKING RISHABH PANT: AS BABY SITTER

From our sports correspondent: Rishabh Pant is in demand. His stokes are soaring but more for his baby sitting skills then for his wicket keeping. Team India colleague Rohit Sharma and Tim Paine’s wife Bonnie has sought the help of this prolific wicket keeper batsmen to baby sit their children. “Heard you are good baby sitter. Need one right now. Ritika will be extremely happy,” Rohit had twitted after landing in India.