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Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita
Sarbananda Sonowal instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Laishram Sarita

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up Laishram Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer.

Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread
Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread

Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India's hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia, here Sunday.

PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Muhammad Aamir back

Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Muhammad Aamir back into the sport.

Bahrain main opposition bloc could face suspension

Bahrain has filed a lawsuit to suspend Al-Wefaq`s activities for three months after the largest Shiite opposition group allegedly violated the kingdom`s law on associations, the official BNA news agency reported Sunday.

FIFA suspends Nigeria`s Football Association

The world football governing body FIFA Wednesday announced the suspension of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) with immediate effect.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil launch Silva bid as semis loom

Brazil stoked controversy ahead of the World Cup semi-finals here on Sunday by calling on FIFA to scrap the suspension which has ruled captain Thiago Silva out of the host nation`s clash with Germany.

Police officer suspended in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday suspended a station house officer (SHO) in Anantnag district for giving false information to the media about an alleged molestation in his area.

Banned U.S. sprinter Gay to make return in Lausanne

Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year doping suspension at next month`s Lausanne Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday.

Two Goa constables suspended for extortion

Two Goa Crime Branch constables were suspended for allegedly extorting money in the name of their seniors from massage parlours and spas, police said Thursday.

Ashraf`s lawyer claims SC order suspending PCB appointment `misinterpreted` by govt

The legal advisor for Mohammad Zaka Ashraf has claimed that the order by the Supreme Court of Pakistan suspending his re-appointment as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been `misinterpreted` by the government.

Sudan aid suspension having `severe` impact: Red Cross

Sudan`s three-month suspension of aid work by the international Red Cross is having a "severe" impact as armed conflict worsens in the country, the ICRC said on Monday.

Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson slams `lenient treatment` of Tyson Gay despite failed drug test

Scottish swimming star Michael Jamieson has said that American sprinter Tyson Gay has received a light punishment over his failed drug test.

Mourinho shuffles pack for Liverpool showdown

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made seven changes to his starting line-up for Sunday`s pivotal Premier League showdown with leaders Liverpool at Anfield.

Yankee Pineda handed 10-game ban

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was slapped with a 10-game suspension Thursday, a day after being ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox for using pine tar.

IOC warns Pak of suspension unless country complies with `non-interference` rules

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Pakistan that they face a possible expulsion from the Olympic roster unless they comply with rules banning government interference.

Torquay midfielder gets 10-game ban for biting

Torquay United midfielder Joss Labadie has been handed a 10-match suspension for biting an opponent, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

IPL betting case: Sampath Kumar suspended for allegedly receiving money from bookie

Former Tamil Nadu Superintendent of Police (internal security), G. Sampath Kumar – who had earlier probed IPL betting case, was on Friday placed under suspension for allegedly receiving money from a bookie.

125 govt employees suspended for remaining absent in Kishtwar

Coming down heavily on the practice of absenteeism in government offices, the Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended 125 employees of different departments for remaining absent from their duties.

NADA Appeals Panel re-instates wrestlers Tomar, Khatri

Wrestlers Rajeev Tomar and Mausam Khatri`s two-year suspension imposed by the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (NADP) for flunking a dope Test just before the 2010 Commonwealth Games has been revoked nine months before the end of the term by the appellate body of the NADA.

Norwich and Newcastle fined for player fracas

Norwich City and Newcastle United have been fined 30,000 pounds and 20,000 pounds respectively after being found guilty of misconduct, the English Football Association said on Friday.