Monday 21 January 2019

Contador may be cleared of charges

Cycling: Alberto Contador may be cleared by the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) of doping charges from the Tour de France.

Spanish media, citing sources, claim the three-time Tour de France winner may be informed within the next 24 hours if he will face punishment from the RFEC's disciplinary committee for testing positive for the banned anabolic agent, clenbuterol, on the second rest day of last year's Tour.

Cullen debuts in Irish Indoors

Cullen bounced back from a broken collar bone this winter to secure the qualifying standard for next month's Europeans, running 8:56.89 in France last week, and her battle with Olympians Fionnuala Britton and Roisin McGettigan and in-form Stephanie O'Reilly should make for an ultra-competitive 3,000m in the Odyssey Arena.

Morgan may still face an op

The England middle-order batsman announced yesterday on his Twitter feed that he will not have to have an operation. But an England spokesman today explained that is not 100pc certain, adding: "he will be reassessed again in the next two days".

Higgins narrowly through

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