In pictures: Today in sports

Going beyond the stadium, a pictorial look at some moments from the world of sport today.

Lone ranger | Set against the southern Moroccan Sahara desert, the Marathon des Sables is a gruelling 250 kilometres race. We however can't get enough of how beautiful one of the world's most inhospitable climates can turn out to be. Photo: AFP
CSK's got your tongue? | Kolkata Knight Riders were left speechless after barely managing a paltry 108/9 in 20 overs against the Chennai Super Kings. This despite Andre Russell's resilient half century. Photo: M PRABHU
Mohammed Salah
When Ramos comes calling | After eclipsing some brilliant performances in the team, Mo Salah is on the receiving end for a change during a practice session in Melwood, Liverpool. Photo: Reuters
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Chin up, lad | This improvised cervical traction device looks painful to exercise with. Sun Rongchun, 57, exercises with the device attached to a high bar in China. We don't think the double chins are worth the trouble. Photo: Reuters
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Powerplay | The Lok Sabha Elections this year are going to be all about those who can play the right shots. BJP candidate and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is determined to conquer the wicket. Seen here campaigning in Patna. Photo: PTI
Malaysian Le Tour De Langkawi
Cheer or fear? | One wonders if Team Ukyo's Benjamin Prades knew that the masked crusader behind him was actually rooting for him to win! Seen here during the fourth stage of the Malaysian Le Tour de Langkawi cycling race from Shah Alam to Genting Highlands. Photo: AFP
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Out of the woods | All eyes are on Tiger Woods as he putts on the practice green at the Augusta Masters. Photo: AP
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Faith down under | Sometimes, a little faith goes a long way when you're staring the deep end. Ryuichirou Ura of Japan on day seven of the Japan Swim in Tokyo. Photo: Getty Images
Pavel Mamaev
Penalties of a different kind | It's a police van instead of the team bus for Russian footballer Pavel Mamaev as he's escorted to his court hearing in Moscow. The midfielder has been charged for a series of assaults in October 2018 after a night out in Moscow. Photo: AFP
Holding on | Netherland's Bart Deurloo has eyes only for the bar as he competes in the Gymnastics All-Around World Cup in Tokyo. Photo: Getty Images