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Qatari women’s basketball team quits Asian Games over hijab row
Qatar’s women have withdrawn from the Asian Games basketball competition after the team was denied permission to wear Islamic headscarves. The players said the move was discouraging Muslim women who want to play in hijab.

26.09.2014 07:56

Jaws and scores: Suarez and other bite-crazy athletes (VIDEO)
Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez has made headlines by chomping on an Italian rival in a crucial FIFA World Cup match. RT recalls the history of Suarez’s misconduct and other top athletes, who don’t hesitate to use their teeth to achieve victory.

25.06.2014 16:01

Former Knicks' great responds to NBA race scandal with call for black-only league
New York Knicks executive and former star Larry Johnson reacted on Twitter to racist and misogynistic remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by calling for an all African-American basketball league.

29.04.2014 20:56

Tycoon Prokhorov denies sanctions link to US basketball club ownership move to Russia
The owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, said the club is being transferred to Russian companies. The process began last year, and is not linked to possible Western sanctions.

25.03.2014 05:28

California cop acquitted of murder now coaches little league baseball
Apparently one’s career options aren’t automatically diminished down to nothing after, say, killing a homeless man while on patrol as an officer of the law. One of the cops acquitted of murdering Kelly Thomas is reportedly coaching little league baseball.

14.03.2014 17:06

​Sacramento Kings become first pro sports team to accept bitcoin
The National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings announced Thursday that it will become the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency bitcoin.

16.01.2014 23:33

World leaders shouldn’t let Rodman monopolize N. Korea engagement
As tension mounts on the Korean Peninsula ahead of annual joint US-South Korea military exercises that routinely generate condemnation from Pyongyang, it’s clear that high-level engagement from someone other than Dennis Rodman is sorely needed.

14.01.2014 10:55

Shved to play for Barkley in Risings Stars Challenge
Russian basketball player, Aleksey Shved, will be on Charles Barkley’s team in the Risings Stars Challenge as part of the 2013 NBA’s All-Star Weekend.

08.02.2013 10:29

Sexy cheerleaders scare US basketball player away from Lithuanian club
Religious reasons have forced US basketball player, Ibrahim Jaaber, to end his contract with Lithuanian top side, Zalgiris Kaunas.

31.01.2013 15:43

Future stars shine in Student Basketball League’s maiden All-Star Game
Even though the International Student Basketball League was only established in Russia five months ago, its biggest talent have already been in the spotlight at their first All-Star Game.

31.01.2013 12:32

Russia’s top basketball club on verge of bankruptcy
Russian media are speculating one of Russia’s top basketball club Khimki could go bankrupt in the near future.

11.01.2013 15:55

Pizza time for Russia’s top basketball side (VIDEO)
With New Year's celebrations underway in Russia, a few members of national basketball powerhouse CSKA Moscow swapped the court for the kitchen and learned how to make pizzas.

07.01.2013 08:23

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