Patriots WR Edelman facing 4-game PED ban

Patriots WR Edelman facing 4-game PED ban

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to multiple reports Thursday. The suspension is reportedly under appeal. Edelman has never tested positive before despite "hundreds of tests," according…

Eels' Moeroa cops three-match ban over shoulder charge

Eels' Moeroa cops three-match ban over shoulder charge

Parramatta second-rower Tepai Moeroa has copped a three-game NRL ban for his shoulder charge on Newcastle forward Chris Heighington on Saturday. Moeroa risked a five-match suspension if he fought the grade three shoulder charge citing and lost, but he took the early…

Talk it up: Fittler places phone ban on Blues

Talk it up: Fittler places phone ban on Blues

It's one of Brad Fittler's novel approaches to this year's NSW Origin camp: Talking. Fittler banned the use of mobile phones during his time as NSW City Origin coach and now the rookie Blues mentor has got his Origin team communicating face-to-face…

Saints head to the tribunal over Carlisle ban

Saints head to the tribunal over Carlisle ban

St Kilda will head to the tribunal on Tuesday night to contest the two-match ban handed to star defender Jake Carlisle for his hit on Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt. Riewoldt was concussed and played no further part in the game following the…

Kung-fu Highlander handed six week ban

Kung-fu Highlander handed six week ban

The Highlanders player who gave NSW winger Cam Clark a fly kick to the face has been handed a six week ban. Tevita Nabura pleaded guilty to kicking Clark during the Waratahs' 41-12 win at Allianz Stadium last weekend. “I don’t have…

One-match ban for Nic Naitanui stands

One-match ban for Nic Naitanui stands

The aftermath of the incident. Nic Naitanui is set to miss Saturday's clash with Greater Western Sydney after the AFL tribunal upheld his one-match ban for rough conduct on Wednesday night. After a hearing of nearly two hours, jurors Richard Loveridge, David Neitz,…

England and Former Penrith No.1 Hardaker cops 14-month cocaine ban

England and Former Penrith No.1 Hardaker cops 14-month cocaine ban

Former Penrith fullback Zak Hardaker has been handed a 14-month suspension after he failed a drugs test leading up to the 2017 Super League grand final, England's Rugby Football League has announced. The 26-year-old was suspended by Castleford having failed the test…

Islam Slimani charged with violent conduct as Newcastle striker faces three-match ban for clash with West Brom's Craig Dawson

Islam Slimani charged with violent conduct as Newcastle striker faces three-match ban for clash with West Brom's Craig Dawson

The Leicester loanee, 29, was caught on camera kicking West Brom’s Craig Dawson’s calf in an off-the-ball incident in the 80th minute of the Toon’s 1-0 home defeat on Saturday. And Slimani was tonight charged with violent conduct by the FA so…

European countries ban `bee-harming´ pesticides

European countries ban `bee-harming´ pesticides

EU agrees to BAN the world’s most widely used pesticides after scientists confirm they do harm bees EU officials have voted to ban the outdoor use of neonicotinoids The pesticide group is responsible for destroying bee colonies  The decision is being hailed…

Hefty three-match ban for Thomas over Scott Selwood bump

Hefty three-match ban for Thomas over Scott Selwood bump

Lindsay Thomas's attempt to reboot his AFL career with Port Adelaide has hit a roadblock after he was suspended for three games for the bump he laid on Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood. The decision means he will effectively miss four matches as…

Cats likely to appeal Selwood ban

Cats likely to appeal Selwood ban

Geelong are set to take captain Joel Selwood’s one-game striking suspension to the AFL tribunal. Cats coach Chris Scott is shocked at Selwood’s charge and said he would take a lot of convincing not to back a tribunal challenge. Scott told AFL360…

Burgess accepts two-game ban for high shot

Burgess accepts two-game ban for high shot

Sam Burgess has reached double figures for NRL matches missed due to suspension, putting his on-field judgement under the microscope amid a spate of recent match review charges. South Sydney's English enforcer will miss the upcoming clashes with Brisbane and Newcastle over…

Dan Evans will make comeback from one-year drugs ban after testing positive for cocaine at Glasgow Challenger

Dan Evans will make comeback from one-year drugs ban after testing positive for cocaine at Glasgow Challenger

Evans is eligible to play again from next Tuesday having served a 12-month ban for testing positive for the Class A drug at a tournament in Barcelona last year. Despite the British No2’s suspension for an anti-doping offence, the LTA has decided…