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India vs. Australia, 2nd ODI: Kuldeep Yadav Spins Aussies, Becomes Third Indian To Claim Hat-Trick

India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday became the third Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals. The chinaman bowler achieved the feat during the second ODI against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (duck) and Pat Cummins (duck) to bag his maiden …

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Legendary Indian footballer Ahmed Khan passes away after prolonged illness

Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away at the age of 91 after prolonged illness. A prolific striker, Khan represented India in two Olympic Games — 1948 in London and 1952 in Helsinki apart from two Asian Games in Delhi and …

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World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu Loses Thrilling Final, Finishes With Silver

PV Sindhu went down fighting against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a match that swung like a pendulum in the World Badminton Championship final on Sunday. Sindhu, having lost the first game 19-21, came back brilliantly in the second game, winning it 22-20 before going down in the final game 20-22. …

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End of Road for Yuvraj Singh: axed from India’s ODI squad

Veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh was today dropped from the Indian squad for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in what could possibly signal an end to his illustrious international career. A two-time World Cup winner and one of India’s finest limited overs exponent, the 35 year old Yuvraj’s place …

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FIBA allows Hijab in professional basketball

Basketball governing body FIBA ratifies proposal overturning ban on head coverings including hijab. Headgear, including the hijab and yarmulkes, will be allowed in professional basketball following the approval of a proposal by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) that overturns a ban on such head coverings and the new rule was …

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From the Streets to Stadiums: Homeless Boy to Basketball Stardom, and he has his adoptive dad to thank

19-year-old Caleb Swanigan has become one of the best players in college basketball – but if it weren’t for his adoptive father’s faith over the years, he may not have ever made it onto the court. That’s because for most of Caleb’s childhood, he weighed 360 pounds and was homeless. …

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NBA Player pledges to donate $1,000 for each point scored next game

The New Orleans Pelicans point-back Jrue Holiday has pledged to donate $1,000 to New Orleans tornado relief for every point and assist that he makes during his next game. The Pelicans, who will be facing off against the San Antonio Spurs, are set to play at the Smoothie King Center on Friday. …

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Reliving his Roots: MS Dhoni Meets His Old ‘Chaiwala’ and Treats Him To Grand Dinner

Dhoni has frequently highlighted that he has not forgotten his roots, and off late he has been re-living his days of struggle and anonymity. One more chapter from those days, as a South-Eastern Railway ticket collector at Kharagpur station in West Bengal, came to the forefront when he bumped into …

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Big win for Isaiah Thomas over Cavs: ‘Nobody Holds Me in Check’

Although maybe not as loud a performance, at least not by his lofty, King in the Fourth standards, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas made a series of key, late-game plays Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. When a reporter asked Thomas what Cleveland did to keep him in check, …

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Big Blow for the Warriors: Durant Out for the Season?

Following reviews of the MRI by the Warriors’ medical staff, it has been determined that Durant suffered a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise. He will be out of action indefinitely and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. There is no timetable for his …

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