Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned
Top South African sprinter Simon Magakwe banned

Leading South African sprinter Simon Magakwe will miss the 2016 Olympic Games after refusing to take an out-of-competition doping test, the national association announced Wednesday.

'Unfreedom' director calls for freedom of expression

 After "Unfreedom" was banned from releasing in India, its director Raj Amit Kumar has released a video appealing to everyone to sign a petition addressed to the prime minister, to protect the freedom of expression of all Indian citizens.

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 80 games for doping
New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 80 games for doping

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, already battling elbow trouble, was banned for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Saturday for steroid use.

Perth Glory banned over cap breaches
Perth Glory banned over cap breaches

Perth Glory have been banned from the A-League finals and fined Aus$269,000 (US$207,000) after being found guilty of salary cap breaches over three seasons, Football Federation Australia (FFA) said Friday.

Venezuela star Juan Arango suspended for two games for biting
Venezuela star Juan Arango suspended for two games for biting

Former Venezuela international Juan Arango has been suspended for two matches for biting an opponent in the Mexican football league last weekend.

'Un-Freedom' should not be banned: Adil Hussain
'Un-Freedom' should not be banned: Adil Hussain

Actor Adil Hussain, whose film "Un-Freedom" failed to get a certificate for release in India, today said banning the same sex love story was "baseless".

Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India

 Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles, has been denied certification to screen in India.

NFL: Browns GM banned four games for texting to sideline

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer was suspended for four games without pay by the National Football League on Monday for violating rules banning the use of electronic devices during games.

Pamela Anderson banned from Sam Simon's funeral?
Pamela Anderson banned from Sam Simon's funeral?

 Former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson has reportedly been banned from her close friend Sam Simon's funeral.

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.