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Resurgent Roger Federer defies age and expectations to dazzle Australia

A few hours after Serena Williams, 35, joined her 36-year-old sister, Venus, in the women’s final by trouncing the 34-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Federer, 35, somehow conjured some more retro magic to beat Stan Wawrinka, a mere 31, for the 19th time in 22 matches. His bete noire, Rafael Nadal, plays Grigor …

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Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter fails drug test

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals following confirmation that his 4x100m relay team-mate Nesta Carter took a banned substance at the Beijing Olympics. It means the legendary Jamaican sprinter can no longer claim to have done the “triple-treble” – gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in …

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Rahul Dravid Turns Down Honorary Degree From Bangalore University

Indian batting great Rahul Dravid has turned down an honorary doctorate degree offered to him by the Bangalore University, saying he would instead like to earn the degree through academic research in the field of sports. Dravid grew up in Bangalore and completed his education in the city. The University had wanted …

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Lakers Suffer Worst Loss in Franchise History

The Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding project reached a new Low Sunday afternoon with the most lopsided loss in franchise history, a 122-73 rout at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. “We didn’t show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating,” first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton said after the 49-point drubbing. …

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Kevin Durant Fitting In With the Warriors

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors was met with a lot of criticism. From the outside looking in, signing with a team that just set the record for wins in a single season appeared to be a move aimed solely to give Durant a chance to compete …

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Crowd goes wild as kid sinks 3 straight half-court shots

North Carolina recruiters, take note. At halftime during the Tar Heels’ matchup with NC State earlier this month, ball kid Asher Lucas sank three straight half-court shots, much to the delight of fans watching. What looks like a regular shoot-around with all of the ball kids turns into a spectacle of young …

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Virat Kohli’s Faith Kept Me from Retiring, Says Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj  revealed post his match-winning knock on Thursday that he could have retired from the game had skipper Virat Kohli not shown faith in him. The southpaw smashed a career-best 150 and a 256-run partnership with veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni revived the team’s hopes and helped the hosts win the match by 15 runs.  The …

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2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh Turns Back the Clock during India’s Thrilling Win In Cuttack

Yuvraj Singh vindicated skipper Virat Kohli’s faith in his ability and experience with a classic century as he, along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, guided India out of a very dicey position to help them to a thrilling 15-run win over England in the 2nd One-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday. …

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Stephen Curry: ‘No Reason’ to Leave Warriors

Golden State can offer him a five-year deal for about $210 million. Other suitors can present only a four-year pact at approximately $140 million. It will pay to stay and Curry said as of now, he can’t envision himself relocating next summer. “I can’t,” Curry said. “Like I’ve said from …

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Virat Kohli’s ODI Captaincy Reign Begins With Spectacular Century, Win over England

The new year has seen new responsibilities being handed over to Kohli, with him taking over India’s ODI and T20I captaincy from MS Dhoni. However, the added burden of being the captain doesn’t seem to have affected Kohli’s prolific batting form, as his spectacular century on Sunday powered India to a …

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