Dutch runner Adrienne Herzog banned for doping

Dutch cross-country female runner Adrienne Herzog has been banned for two years after testing positive in the US last year. 

'Fifty Shades of Grey' will not release in UAE
'Fifty Shades of Grey' will not release in UAE

Erotic-romance 'Fifty Shades of Grey', starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, has been banned in UAE owing to its intimate scenes.

Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritian referee banned for controversial officiating
Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritian referee banned for controversial officiating

Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn has been banned for six months and fined $50,000 for his controversial officiating in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-final in Equatorial Guinea.

Kenya's marathon queen Rita Jeptoo handed two-year doping ban
Kenya's marathon queen Rita Jeptoo handed two-year doping ban

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has been banned from the sport for two years after failing a drugs test, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Friday.

Three Russian Olympic walking champions get doping bans
Three Russian Olympic walking champions get doping bans

Russian Olympic walking champions Valery Borchin, Sergei Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina are among five athletes banned for doping, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Tuesday.

Former figure skating champion Kostner banned for 16 months
Former figure skating champion Kostner banned for 16 months

Italy`s former world figure skating champion Carolina Kostner was on Friday banned for 16 months for helping her former boyfriend evade a doping control, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed.

Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors

Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors

We have welcomed Siddharth Trivedi with open arms: Shitanshu Kotak
We have welcomed Siddharth Trivedi with open arms: Shitanshu Kotak

It's not always a smooth entry into the system after being tainted but Saurashtra's veteran seamer Siddharth Trivedi has been "accepted" by everyone, says team's coach Shitanshu Kotak.

UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions
UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions

Crimean football clubs were Thursday banned by UEFA from taking part in Russian championships starting from January 1, the governing body`s secretary general Gianni Infantino announced.

Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack
Bulgarian defender gets 10-match ban for referee attack

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said it has banned Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Diyan Moldovanov for 10 matches for trying to hit a referee with a bottle on Saturday.

Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report
Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report

AFC player of the year nominee Nasser Al Shamrani has been banned for eight matches for spitting and head butting an opponent after the final of the AFC Champions League earlier this month, Arabic media reported on Sunday.

Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America
Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez said being barred from playing in the 2015 Copa America was "very painful".

ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Aamer return
ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Aamer return

Pakistan seamer Mohammad Aamer, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket`s darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport.

Swimmer Jessica Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years
Swimmer Jessica Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career.

Aus pole vault champ Steve Hooker`s wife banned for two years for using drugs

Australian pole vault champion Steve Hooker`s wife, Russian 1500m runner Ekaterina Kostetskaya, has been banned from the Commonwealth Games for two years after being charged with using drugs.

Cameras, phones banned at Gabrielle Union`s wedding?

`Bad Boys II` star Gabirelle Union and fiance Dwyane Wade have reportedly attached a note with their wedding invitation saying guests should not bring phones and cameras to the ceremony.

Lily Allen bans internet at home

Singer Lily Allen has revealed that all social media and internet use is banned in her house.

Gomez`s friends want to ban Bieber from her b`day bash!

Selena Gomez`s friends reportedly don`t want her off-now, on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber to attend the singer`s 22nd birthday party.

FIFA says Suarez mask not banned

FIFA has reportedly not banned Suarez mask which was fashioned by numerous fans during Uruguay`s last 16 World Cup clash against Colombia.

FIFA lifts ban on Beckenbauer

A 90-day provisional ban by FIFA on World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been lifted after only 15 days with world soccer`s governing body saying on Friday the German was now welcome at the tournament.