By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in IncheonQatar's female basketball team forfeited their opening match at the Asian Games here this afternoon after being refused permission to wear the hijab, in what they claimed was a stand against a "discriminatory policy" against Muslim women.
By Paul OsborneFIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has called for the report into alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to be made "open to the public".
By Paul OsborneA British-Iranian citizen arrested for attending a men's volleyball match in Tehran has been formally charged with "propaganda against the regime" - an offence that carries a possible prison term of several years.
By Paul OsborneInternational Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Dr Ary S Graça has said the actions of Russian volleyball star Alexy Spiridonov during the World Championships in Poland are "unacceptable" after he allegedly spat at a local politician and mimicked a machine gun action at fans.
By Paul OsborneAzerbaijan Airlines, the country's flag carrier, has signed as an official partner of the Baku 2015 European Games.
By David OwenSaudi Arabia has become the latest country to chip in to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, donating $100,000 (£60,000/€77,000) as the first instalment of an eventual $500,000 (£304,000/€389,000) contribution.
Emily GoddardScott Blackmun, chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee, has admitted he is disturbed by domestic abuse charges against national women's football team goalkeeper and Olympic champion Hope Solo.
By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon
Tajikistan footballer Khurshed Beknazarov has become the first athlete at the Asian Games to test positive for banned drugs and be disqualified from the event here.
By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in IncheonGymnast Hong Un-jong earned the first North Korean gold in a sport other than weightlifting today on the sixth day of action at the Asian Games, defeating 39-year-old Uzbek Oksana Chusovitina in the women's vault final.
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