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    Inside Incheon: Basketball hijab row could have been resolved through common sense

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 10:13pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is ridiculous and has nothing to do with religious freedom. A lack of common sense prevails and it is a shame it has put the Asian Games in a bad light. The Qatar women's basketball team refused to remove the Islamic head scarf before they played Mongolia. Games organisers said they had to stick by rules laid down by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba), which bans headgear. ...

  2. Sport - China

    Qatar basketball team's actions mar golden day in pool for China

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:28am by Reuters, AFP

    ... forfeit game over hijab ruling The issue of religious freedom took centre stage at the Asian Games yesterday when Qatari women forfeited a basketball game after refusing to remove the Islamic head ... were tied by International Basketball Federation (Fiba) rules. Qatari player Ahlam Salem al-Mana said the team decided to send a strong message to the governing body by refusing to take ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Hulking Filipino player 'Extra Rice' hungry to beat Pacquiao on boxer's basketball debut

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:40pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Beau Belga says superstar won't be given special treatment Manny Pacquiao will receive no special treatment on his first foray into professional basketball, a rival player has vowed, as the Philippine boxing superstar struggles with a hectic training schedule for both sports. Beau Belga, a 113-kilogram, 1.95-metre Philippine Basketball Association ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - BASKETBALL

    Basketball is growing fast in the region- but not in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 08:46pm by CHAN KIN=WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Veteran Fong Shing-yee sees national side taking more punishment at Asian Games Hoopsisgrowing fast- but not in HK The state of basketball in Hong Kong- ... basketball fans in Hong Kong. Whenever we play in the league championships play-off series or the cup final, the stadium is always packed Fong Shing-yee "There are many basketball fans in Hong ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Ex-NBA player Tate George convicted of fraud

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 10:26am by Associated Press in Trenton, New Jersey

    ... Associated Press in Trenton, New Jersey A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for the University of Connecticut was convicted on Monday of four counts of federal wire fraud in a Ponzi scheme that netted him US$2 million. Aut ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Bryant working hard, not dwelling on Howard

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:22pm by Associated Press in Santa Barbara, California

    ... at the start of his annual youth basketball camp in Santa Barbara. He said he will be on the court with the campers and walk through some drills. “I’m not going to be able to go out there and do too ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Knicks’ J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 11:20am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has had patella tendon surgery and arthroscopy on his left knee that likely will keep him from joining the Knicks when they open training camp in late September. The team said Smith will need 12-16 week ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 10:39am by Associated Press in New York

    ... in the final weeks of the season, and on Monday he decided to end one of the greatest careers for a point guard in league history. “My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, ... Division title since 1994, which was just before Kidd was drafted by Dallas with the No. 2 overall pick. “Jason’s value to the Knicks and the National Basketball Association cannot be quantified ...




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