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These Women Are Fighting Pro Basketball's Ban On Hijabs

The Huffington Post | Susannah Gruder | Posted 08.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Muslim Women Can't Play Professional Basketball In A Hijab. But That Could Change Soon.

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion

Muslim American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history last week by becoming the first U.S. Olympian to compete wearing a hijab. It was a historic momen...

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Cousins Looked Ready To Throw Down In FIBA World Cup Game

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports

Team USA center DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania were jockeying for position under the basket in the first half of their FIBA World...

After a So-Called Humor Site Insulted My Turban, I'm Fighting to Let Sikhs Play Basketball

Darsh Preet Singh | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Darsh Preet Singh

A humor site with 797,000 Twitter followers posted a picture of me in my Trinity basketball jersey and maroon dastaar (it was a home game) with a caption that read: "I'm not guarding him. He's too explosive."

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

Indian Basketball Players Told They Can't Wear Turbans on Court (Just Before Their Pivotal Game VS Japan)

Darsh Preet Singh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Darsh Preet Singh

As the first turbaned Sikh American to play basketball for an NCAA program, I knew I needed to voice my opinion when I learned Sikh players on India's team were told by FIBA they must remove their dastars before playing at the Japan-India game.

USA Edges Spain for FIBA U17 Women's Title

Carl Berman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Angela Salvadores was incredible for Spain, keeping them in contention with a 40-point performance and was named the tournament MVP.

Granik: 'Hall' of a Choice for Springfield

Terry Lyons | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The rightful inclusion and the Hall of Fame's recognition of former NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik is a wonderful message for the many behind-the-scenes contributors to the global game of basketball.

Hoop Dreams Abound in Inaugural ABL Season

Marcus Bright | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Marcus Bright

The ABL is the first professional basketball league in the United States to play FIBA rules with the aim of placing players on teams of international professional leagues. And there is no shortage of talent in the new league.

Lithuania Wins U19 Championship: Valanciunas MVP

Carl Berman | Posted 09.09.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

The best young team of the world, reigning u18 European champion Lithuania won the u19 World Championship in Riga to confirm their domination among the 92-93 generation players.

USA Tops Lithuania in Thriller at U19 World Championships

Carl Berman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

The United States (5-0) defeated Lithuania (3-2) 107-105 in OT at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia. This was the game of the tournament thus far.

Orthodox Basketball Player Allowed To Cover Her Arms

Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion

By Michelle Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) The international basketball federation has decided to permit an Orthodox Jewish basketba...

Beer? Wine? Eat Fruit Instead!

Ahu Ozyurt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahu Ozyurt

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no Dr. Oz. Yet, his animosity towards tobacco and alcohol consumption reached a new height last week.

Interview with Nick Maywald, CEO and Founder of SportingPulse

Peter Robert Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Robert Casey

As technology, media and marketing converge; no one is more qualified to talk about how this is changing the grassroots sport experience than Sporting...