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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...

October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017

Hilsa netting on despite ban

Many fishermen are netting hilsa despite the ongoing ban.

May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017

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...

April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017

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.

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

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.

March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

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...

March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017

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.

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

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.

February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017

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.

January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

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.

December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016

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.