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3x3 Basketball League to begin from June 9

The first ever FIBA recognised league in the country, 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will begin from June 9, it was announced on Wednesday.

Jun 06, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

Ishant Sharma marriage: Here's everything you need to know about India pacer's would-be wife

It's rumoured that Ishant and Pratima's romance blossomed on the basketball court-side of DDA Sports Complex, in Delhi's Vasant Kunj.

Nov 03, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

Indian basketball team stuns China in FIBA Asia Challenge

The Indian defense was impeccable and forced the Chinese into committing errors. India scored 22 points off turnovers.

Sep 13, 2016, 17:00 PM IST

South Asian Games: Mega event begins on Friday after multiple delays

The 12-day Games, will feature 2,500 athletes from eight SAARC countries.

Feb 04, 2016, 16:40 PM IST

FIBA asks Government to recognise Govindaraj faction in basketball

 In a strongly worded communique, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has pleaded with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognise the faction headed by Govindaraj at the earliest and end the infighting in the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Oct 07, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

World basketball's governing body lifts ban on Russian teams

 Bastketball`s international ruling body FIBA has lifted a ban on Russia`s national teams taking part in competitions, local media reported.

Aug 10, 2015, 15:00 PM IST

Let Sikhs play with turbans, US lawmakers tell FIBA

As many as 39 US lawmakers have asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to change a policy requiring Sikhs and other players to remove their articles of faith, such as turbans, in international competition.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

Manny Pacquiao to lobby for Philippines` Basketball World Cup bid

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would promote the Philippines` bid to host the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup.

Jul 22, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Sports ministry asks warring BFI factions to put all basketball events on hold: Report

Sports Ministry on Friday ordered to out on hold any official basketball event in India until Basketball Federation of India (BFI) office bearers were recognized by the Indian government.

Jun 13, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

NBA boss has no fear of FIFA-style corruption

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has no worries about a FIFA-style corruption scandal in basketball, saying Thursday that transparency and audits help keep the global governing body FIBA honest.

Jun 05, 2015, 08:40 AM IST

Political uncertainty mars future of Crimea`s athletes

 Moscow`s annexation of the strategic peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine has not only sparked the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War but also put under threat the sporting careers of Crimean athletes.

Apr 28, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba

The National Basketball Association co-hosts a development camp in Cuba this month, becoming the first US pro sports league to visit the Caribbean country since America announced plans to restore ties with its longtime adversary.

Apr 08, 2015, 05:41 AM IST

I don't endorse the headgear ban, says NBA legend Bruce Bowen

 As Sikh and Muslim basketball players around the world hope to get the headgear ban overturned, NBA legend Bruce Bowen has backed their demands and insisted that the game is not here to create any religious strife.

Nov 03, 2014, 19:51 PM IST

OCA President declares Incheon Asiad successful

Olympic Council of Asia President Sheik Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah hailed the Incheon Asian Games a success Saturday and said women's basketball teams at future Asian Games could be allowed to wear hijabs.

Oct 04, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

Asian Games: Qatar hijab row prompts basketball pledge

Basketball`s world body said it was looking at its controversial headgear ban on Friday after Qatar`s women`s team quit the Asian Games in a row over their Muslim hijabs.

Sep 26, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

Asian Games: Basketball body says headwear ban not religious

Basketball`s world body insisted its ban on headwear has no "religious connotation" Friday after Qatar`s women`s team quit the Asian Games because they were not allowed to play in hijab scarves.

Sep 26, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

2014 Asian Games: Qatar basketball players slam headscarf `insult`

Qatar`s women basketball players Thursday slammed a ban on them wearing the hijab headscarf as an "insult", after forfeiting a second Asian Games match.

Sep 25, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players

 Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years.

Sep 18, 2014, 09:00 AM IST

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Sep 17, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI

Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.

Sep 17, 2014, 19:43 PM IST