• Russia expects to avoid full ban

    Russia insist it expects to avoid a blanket ban from the IOC on its competitors at the Rio Olympics despite its track and field squad losing an appeal over a suspension for state-sponsored doping.

  • Further 45 new failures from London and Beijing Games

    A further 45 athletes test positive for banned substances after a second set of samples were re-analysed from the London and Beijing Olympics.

  • 'Funeral for athletics'

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismiss an appeal against a ban on Russia's track and field team for the Rio Olympic Games over state-run doping.

  • Sports court rejects Russian appeal

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it had rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games starting on August 5.

  • Russia names Olympic squad

    Russia's Olympic Committee presses with its preparations for the Rio Olympic Games despite the threat of a ban for state-run doping hanging over the country.

  • IOC to take a week to decide Russia's Rio fate

    The International Olympic Committee says it would take up to a week to decide whether to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics over its "state" doping machine.

  • Lesnar tests positive after UFC 200 win

    Brock Lesnar has tested positive for an unnamed substance in an in-competition sample taken on the night of his UFC 200 heavyweight victory over Mark Hunt on July 9, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) says.

  • Stakes high as Russia doping report released

    The report to be released Monday into allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia has already sparked rumblings it could trigger the "nuclear option" of a full ban of Russia from the Rio Olympics.

  • USA, Canada launch 'unfair' campaign against Russia

    A North American-led campaign to ban Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has opened up an international divide on how to deal with the doping scandal engulfing Russia.

  • Total Russia ban unlikely

    Athletes from one sport should not be punished for the sins of those from another, the IOC president said on Wednesday,

  • Maria out of Rio

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Monday it has put back its ruling on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova for two months to September, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics.

  • Sharapova out of Olympics

    A Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova has been put back two months to September, the court said Monday, ruling the tennis superstar out of the Rio Olympics.

  • Sharapova lawyer blasts WADA chief

    Maria Sharapova's attorney John Haggerty hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star's earnings.

  • Eranga banned for illegal action

    Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga has been banned from bowling in international matches due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council says.

  • IAAF votes to keep Russia banned

    World athletics' governing body decides to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Sky News reported, quoting unnamed sources.

  • Russia in IAAF dock

    Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

  • 20 Russians thrown out

    Twenty Russians including a far-right agitator are to be thrown out of France on Thursday as the city of Lens go into lockdown.

  • Maria appeals ban in CAS

    Maria Sharapova has appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports, seeking a ruling ahead of the Olympics.

  • Arthur vows to help Amir

    New Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has promised to do everything in his power to help disgraced paceman Mohammad Amir realise his full potential after the bowler was granted a visa for the team's upcoming tour of England.

  • Chandan, Nazirul suspended

    Mohammedan defender Asaduzzaman Khan Chandan and Wari Club official Nazirul Islam were each handed one-match suspensions for separate incidents of unruly behaviour during their respective clubs' Premier Division Hockey League encounters recently.

  • Bangladesh football team

    8 booters likely in Fed Cup

    The eight footballers who were barred from taking part from any domestic football activities following writ petition are likely to be available for their respective clubs in the upcoming Federation Cup.

  • Kabaddi fed defends ban

    Bangladesh women's national kabaddi team captain Shahnaz Parvin Maleka and her teammate Shila Akter have recently been suspended for three years from taking part in any competition organised by the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation (BKF).

  • FIFA audit chief quits

    The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

  • Perera dope test botched, cleared to play

    Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera target a swift return Thursday to international cricket after officials admitted the analysis of a doping test which triggered his suspension had been botched.

  • Mamunul and Sohel’s suspension lifted

    The national teams committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) lift the suspensions on Mamunul Islam and Sohel Rana from the national football team after the midfielders sought exemption from their ban.

  • No mask on Pahela Baishakh

    The celebration of Pahela Baishakh this year will see a major change as the government has slapped a ban on wearing masks in "Mongol Shovajatra" on Dhaka University campus.

  • Shela ban is permanent

    The government has imposed a permanent ban on the plying of all types of vessels through the Shela river in the Sundarbans, amid concern over frequent incidents of vessel capsize in the river.

  • Dummy explosives went undetected

    Local screeners' failure to detect some dummy explosives, which a member of the UK monitoring team planted in baggage, was one of the reasons behind the ban on Dhaka-London air cargo and warning of more such actions.

  • Taskin

    ICC calls meeting on Taskin issue

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon said that the board was not happy with the ICC's decision to ban Taskin Ahmed from bowling in international cricket, neither was it satisfied with the report it received on Taskin's bowling action.

  • UK team looking into security steps

    An UK expert team yesterday started examining the measures taken to improve the security at the Hazrat Shahjalal International

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