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# Banned
Game over: Bradley Davies banned for the rest of the Six Nations
The Welsh lock has been hit with a seven-week ban for his “tip tackle” on Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan.
# Political Football
Cheers to that! FIFA insists on beer for 2014 World Cup
Selling beer in football grounds is banned under Brazilian law, but FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke says that will have to change.
# Ban
No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs
The Mullingar man admitted to using EPO in a bid to get back on track ahead of London 2012.
# Banned
Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card
Manchester City’s captain will begin his four-match ban with tomorrow’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.
# cluck
Battery farming of hens to be banned from this weekend
Small, cramped cages will be illegal from 1 January as an EU-wide directive comes into force.
# Fergie Time
Could a FIFA ban put Manchester United back into the Champions League?
FIFA has threatened to suspend Switzerland from world football if FC Sion are not punished by the national FA.
# Off the hook
Rooney wins appeal against Euro 2012 ban
The striker will be free to play in England’s final group game against Ukraine after successfully arguing that his three-game suspension should be reduced.
# Ban
TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops
Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.
# quandary
Capello considers Rooney options ahead of hearing
There are conflicting reports about the England star’s future, with one paper suggesting Capello has guaranteed him a Euro 2012 place, irrespective of his fate on Thursday.
# Ban
Tackle sees Warburton suspended for three weeks
The Welsh back row admitted to a dangerous tackle on Vincent Clerc and will now miss his country’s game against Australia.
# Setback
Rooney banned for three Euro 2012 matches following red card
The striker has been punished severely by UEFA for his loss of discipline against Montenegro.
# Media
BBC World Service chief accuses Iran of harassing employee's families
Global news chief says that relatives of around ten BBC employees have been intimidated and bullied by Iranian authorities.
# Blind ban
Calls for ban of window blinds following toddler death
A two-year-old toddler died after he became entangled in the cord of a blind earlier this year.
# Ban
More bad news for Wenger as UEFA impose two-match suspension
Arsenal manager has been slapped with a two-match ban for breaching the terms of a previous Champions League suspension.
# Burqa
Islam Ireland welcomes debate on burqa but government has no plans for ban
The Islamic Cultural Cente of Ireland has been responding to calls from a councillor in Cork to ban the burqa in Ireland.
# Ban
BHA ban trainer Howard Johnson for four years
Trainer of legendary stayer Inglis Drever found to have breached animal welfare rules.
# No Romanians Need Apply
EU allows Spain ban on Romanian workers
Despite free movement within the EU, Spain will temporarily block Romanians from working in the country.
# Hair raising
World Cup dream over for rugby star because of dodgy moustache-growth cream
Player set for ban to run during New Zealand tournament following doping controversy.
# fishy tale
Goldfish ban for San Fran?
A ban on the purchase of goldfish has been sought in San Francisco to prevent the animals suffering.
# US
No, you can't: New York smoking ban applies to outdoor areas
Parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas like Times Square are now all smoke-free as new crackdown comes into effect today.
Henson hit with suspension by Toulon
Welsh international handed one-week ban by club for breach of disciplinary code.
# Syria
Syria reverses ban on Islamic face veil
The President has also closed the country’s only casino. The moves have been seen as an attempt to reach out to conservative Muslims.
# Sidelined
Ó Sé ban upheld in blow to Kingdom
Kerry defender to miss Galway and Armagh games as four-week suspension stands.
# Delight
Maguire cleared to partner Peddlers Cross
County Meath jockey has ban reduced by a day, allowing him to ride in this year’s Champion Hurdle.
# Ban
Tour champion Contador handed one-year suspension
Spanish superstar failed doping test during the 2010 race.
# Munster Rugby
Paul O’Connell loses appeal against four-week ban
The Munster lock will stay suspended until January 10, but will still be back in time for Munster’s last two Heineken Cup games.
# In the dock
Paul O'Connell banned for four weeks
Munster lock handed ban after strike on Ospreys player.
Israel bans social network use in defence forces
IDF forced to ban social networks and email clients following series of blunders and leaks.
# Ban
Tuitupou gets three week suspension
Munster left without their All Black star for three weeks.