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  • Hilsa netting on despite ban

    Many fishermen are netting hilsa despite the ongoing ban.

  • Basketball body lifts 'hijab ban' during games

    Basketball chiefs reversed a controversial ban on professional players wearing headgear Thursday after fierce criticism that the rule undermined diversity by disallowing religious coverings like the Muslim hijab.

  • Sharapova's return divides rivals

    Maria Sharapova returns to tennis this week following her 15-month ban having tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

  • Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

    Britain and the US ban laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

  • Mali banned from international football

    Mali has been suspended from international football after the West African country's sports minister sacked the executive committee of its football federation, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday.

  • Former FIFA secretary general Valcke appeals 10-year ban

    Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football, the tribunal said on Tuesday.

  • Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

    US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

    Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

  • Balotelli banned for two matches

    Mario Balotelli has been banned for two games after being sent off near the end of Nice's 0-0 draw with Girondins de Bordeaux on Dec. 21, Ligue 1's disciplinary said on Thursday.

  • Banned Petersen 'feared for safety'

    Banned former South Africa Test batsman Alviro Petersen said Thursday he hired a bodyguard because he feared for the safety of himself and his family during investigations into cricket match-fixing.

  • Petersen handed two-year ban

    Alviro Petersen, a veteran of 36 Test matches, on Wednesday became the highest-profile South African cricketer to be banned for corruption since former captain Hansie Cronje in 2000.

  • Smith's terrible trot with the toss

    Australia skipper has lost his past six coin tosses in Test matches after Proteas leader Faf du Plessis called correctly at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Du Plessis cleared for Test in ball-tampering row

    South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was fined his entire match fee but cleared to play in this week's third Test against Australia after being found guilty of ball-tampering on Tuesday.

  • Pak captain Misbah banned due to slow over rate

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one Test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.

  • Proteas captain du Plessis charged with ball tampering

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering during the second test against Australia in Hobart, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

  • WADA suspends Doha anti-doping laboratory

    Doha's anti-doping laboratory has had its accreditation suspended for four months after it failed to comply with international standards, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says in a statement.

  • 'Sabbir's stomach pain not serious'

    Sabbir Rahman's participation in the second Test seems a lot more certain as Bangladesh physio Bayjidul Islam told reporters yesterday that Sabbir's stomach pain was not a serious issue and that he is confident that the batsman will be able to play in the second Test in Dhaka.

  • Troubled Kyrgios eyes more time off next year

    Troubled Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios indicates he will play fewer tournaments in 2017 after his meltdown at the Shanghai Masters saw him slapped with an eight-week ban.

  • 'Bad boy' Kyrgios banned for Shanghai tantrums

    Tennis 'bad boy' Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for his conduct during his defeat at the Shanghai Masters last week, the governing body for men's tennis (ATP) says.

  • Bowling actions of Arafat and Taskin found to be legal

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announces that following remedial work and re-assessments, the bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed have been found to be legal. Taskin is likely to be included as the 14th member of the squad for the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan.

  • Saeed Ajmal

    Ajmal eyes comeback amidst farewell rumours

    Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistani spinner who was suspended for an illegal bowling action in September 2015, refuses to quit international cricket in the wake of some farewell rumours that started doing the rounds following the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi's tweet.

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • Taskin, Sunny leave tonight for Brisbane test

    Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are due to fly to Australia tonight to test their respective bowling actions at an ICC-accredited centre in Brisbane on September 8.

  • Taskin, Sunny's test on Sep 8

    Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are scheduled to test their respective bowling actions in an ICC-accredited

  • Rio Olympics: IOC official, swimmers arrested

    Brazilian police arrest two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadows the Rio Games.

  • Misbah bats for Bangladesh

    Pakistan skipper Misbahul Haq is the latest voice to speak out in support of England touring Bangladesh.

  • Cricket: No racial quotas for Proteas

    South Africa will not be using any racial quotas to pick the team to face New Zealand in the first test later this week despite promising to formally introduce them to a bid to speed up transformation.

  • Cricket: Cook laments familiar failings

    England captain Alastair Cook says his side has still to conquer some longstanding problems after Pakistan derail their quest to become the world's number one Test side.

  • Cricket: Ash’s ban to be lifted today

    Bangladesh's cricket authorities will lift the ban on former captain Mohammad Ashraful today, allowing him to play in selected domestic competitions.

  • Rio Olympics: China swimmer fails doping test

    Chinese Olympic women's swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for a banned substance at the Rio Olympics.

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