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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...

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.

December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016

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.

November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016

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.

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

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.

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

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.

November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

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.

November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016

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.