• Rio Olympics: Ramos, Chen disqualified for doping

    Brazilian cyclist Kleber Ramos and Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi are disqualified from the Olympic Games for having failed doping tests, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

    A three-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games, reviewing all decisions taken by the international federations, the IOC said on Saturday.

  • WADA 'disappointed' by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to "lesser protection for clean athletes," the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pistorius jailed for 6 years for murdering Reeva

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

  • Sharapova goes to Harvard

    Maria Sharapova plans to make good use of the time on her hands thanks to a two-year doping ban from tennis.

  • Misbah backs Amir to come good

    Mohammad Amir can still become the best bowler in the world despite serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's Test captain, opined on Monday (June 27).

  • 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.

  • Korean basketball player ‘not Korean’

    An American female basketball player uses forged birth documents to falsely claim she had South Korean ancestry, prosecutors have claimed.

  • 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.

  • Spain start treble bid under sex-scandal cloud

    Defending champions Spain kick off their Euro 2016 against the Czech Republic on Monday, bidding for a third straight European crown, under a sex scandal cloud.

  • 'I knew nothing'

    Argentina football star Lionel Messi says he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial.

  • Cagers suffer close loss

    Hosts Bangladesh complete their Treat FIBA Asian U-18 Basketball Championship Qualifiers campaign with a heart-breaking 60-64 defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium.

  • 6 militants given death for 2015 Ashulia bank heist

    Six militants of banned outfits Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Ansarullah Bangla Team have been awarded gallows for the daring bank heist of Ashulia last year that led to death of eight people.

  • 4 Bangladeshis found guilty of financing terror in Singapore

    Four Bangladeshi workers detained in Singapore last month are found guilty of financing terrorism. Two others have denied the charges brought against them.

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow

    Bangladesh will take on India in the opening match of the Treat FIBA Asia U-18 Basketball Qualifiers, which get underway at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.

  • HC ruling for man jailed 13yrs after acquittal

    High Court issues a ruling seeking explanation as to why a farmer of Satkhira will not be compensated for suffering jail for 13 years after acquittal.

  • 5 ‘militants’ deported from Singapore remanded

    A Dhaka court has placed five alleged militants, who were deported from Singapore, on seven-day remand each in connection with a case filed under the anti-terrorism act.

  • Gazipur mayor sent to jail in violence case

    A Gazipur court sends Gazipur City Corporation Mayor MA Mannan and nine others to jail in connection with a violence case.

  • Star editor gets bail in Gazipur

    The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam has secured bail in a Tk 5 crore defamation case in Gazipur.

  • Eskaton double murder: AL lawmaker’s son indicted

    A Dhaka court has indicted Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of ruling party Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan, in connection with a case filed for gunning down two people in the capital’s New Eskaton area last year.

  • Legal notice for withdrawing PP, speedy trial of 7-murder

    A Supreme Court lawyer serves a legal notice seeking speedy trial of Narayanganj seven-murder and withdrawal of the public prosecutor who ousted journalists during hearing of the case.

  • 18 years as per law, 16 years in rules

    Although the minimum marriageable age of girls will remain unchanged at 18, a rule of the proposed Child Marriage Restraint Act would allow girls, aged 16 to 18, to get married under special circumstances, with permission from courts or their parents.

  • Khaleda’s war martyrs remark ‘contextually correct’: Fakhrul

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says his party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia’s remarks on the number of martyrs during the Liberation War of 1971 was ‘contextually correct’.

  • Mahmudur gets SC bail, no bar to release

    Supreme Court upholds a High Court order that granted bail to Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of Bangla daily Amar Desh, in a sedition case; thereby lifting bar on his release from prison.

  • 35 accused indicted

    A Narayanganj court yesterday framed charges against 35 people, including Nur Hossain and three fired Rab officials, in two cases filed in connection with the sensational seven-murder.

  • Torturing house help: Charges against cricketer Shahadat accepted

    A Dhaka court accepts charges against Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife in a case filed for allegedly torturing their 11-year-old domestic help.

  • 15 Rajshahi BNP-Jamaat men jailed for life

    A speedy trial tribunal of Rajshahi hands life term prison to 15 activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, Jamaat-e-Islami and the BNP over a violence case of December 2013 during a blockade sponsored by BNP-Jamaat.

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