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  • Khloe Kardashian sports new Thanksgiving hairstyle November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian decided to braid her hair to cook the Thanksgiving dinner. She wanted the meal to be perfect for the annual celebration, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Thank you @hairlovebydominique for braiding me up last night. One less thing to worry about while I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the...
  • CNN-IBN travels to New York for NBA season opener November 19, 2014

    CNN-IBN traveled to New York City to bring you all the behind the scene action from the NBA season opener where New York Knicks hosted Chicago Bulls. ...
  • Asian Games: India women lose in basketball quarter-final September 28, 2014

    Incheon: Indian women failed to put up a fight against a formidable Japan and suffered a crushing 37-70 loss in the basketball quarter-final match of the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. Raspreet Sidhu and Kavita Akula contributed nine points each from the field, while skipper Smruthi Radhakrishnan managed eight points in...
  • Qatar pulls out of women's basketball at Asian Games over hijab row September 25, 2014

    Qatar have pulled out of the women's basketball competition at the Asian Games in South Korea after they were denied permission to wear the Islamic headscarf, an official with the Qatari delegation told Reuters on Thursday. The Qatari players had been asked to remove the hijab before their group game against...
  • Indian men's team knocked out of Asian Games basketball September 24, 2014

    Indian men's basketball team bowed out of the 17th Asian Games after losing their second consecutive preliminary round Group E match, going down 41-76 to Iran at the Samsan World Gymnasium on Wednesday. India, who topped their group in the qualifiers, found the going difficult from the outset. But in contrast to...
  • Asian Games 2014: India lose to Philippines in basketball pre-round September 23, 2014

    Incheon: After topping their group in the qualifiers, India had a disappointing outing in the opening game of the preliminary round as they went down against Philippines 76-85 in the ongoing Asian Games basketball competition here on Tuesday. The Amritpal Singh-led side struggled from the start against a clinical Philippines, trailing...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's basketball team outplay Kazakhstan in final qualifier September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men's basketball team picked up the pieces quickly after their loss in the second qualifier to outplay Kazakhstan 8061 to top Group B at the Asian Games basketball competition on Monday. The Indians, who lost a hard fought match against Saudi Aradia 6773 on Sunday, won their second of...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men lose to Saudi Arabia in second qualifier of basketball September 21, 2014

    Incheon: After an impressive start in their opening game, the Indian men cagers failed to maintain the momentum as they went down fighting 6773 to Saudi Arabia in their second Group B qualifying round match in the basketball competition of the Asian Games on Sunday. India scripted a fightback in the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's basketball team off to winning a start September 20, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men's basketball team started its Asian Games campaign on a resounding note, thrashing a lowly Palestine 8949 in the opening Group B encounter at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium on Saturday. India dominated Palestine in all the four quarters with Amjyot Singh turning out to be the highest scorer...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players September 18, 2014

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Basketball players can wear religious head coverings: FIBA September 17, 2014

    International basketball's governing body said that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA's central board met over the weekend at the men's world cup and voted to allow a twoyear testing phase that would let players...
  • FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans August 29, 2014

    Washington: The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated". "Every day FIBA delays is another day that Sikhs can't play. Allowing Sikhs...
  • Sports Minister to decide on Asian Games participation in five disciplines August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Finally it will be left to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to decide if India will field teams in football, basketball, handball, table tennis and sepak takraw in the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI)...
  • Basketball federation fumes after Sikh player asked to remove turban August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Basketball Federation of India on Thursday condemned FIBA Asia for forcing Sikh player Anmol Singh to remove his turban during an Under18 Championship match in Doha, saying that the "unwarranted action" was discriminatory and humiliating. "The Basketball Federation of India strongly condemns the unwarranted action of Technical Commission...
  • 'End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans': A coalition of US lawmakers urge the International Basketball Federation August 21, 2014

    Washington: A coalition of US lawmakers Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith. In a letter to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, 21 Congress members led by Democrat Ami Bera, the lone IndianAmerican Congressman...
  • End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans: US lawmakers August 19, 2014

    Washington: A coalition of US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith. In a letter to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, 21 Congress members led by Democrat Ami Bera, the lone IndianAmerican...
  • Sports Minister aks IOC to intervene on turban row July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from wearing turban at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China. Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, were asked to remove...
  • Sikh players of India's basketball team forced to play without turbans July 23, 2014

    At the Asia Cup in China, Amritpal and Amjyot were forced to take off their turbans as FIBA rules don't permit any headgear. ...
  • India's Asia Cup performance is a milestone, says basketball coach July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India basketball coach Scott Flemming has dubbed the country's performance in the recently held 5th FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, as "a significant milestone for the national team". India, who finished seventh in the tournament, qualified for this year's tournament after winning the South Asian Basketball Association Championship...
  • Indian basketball team's Sikh players forced to remove turbans: report July 23, 2014

    According to a report in The Times of India, Sikh members of the Indian basketball team which was part of the FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China were forced to remove their turbans before stepping on the court during the tournament. The team's two Sikh players Amritpal...
  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete poll July 18, 2014

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • Indian basketball team goes down fighting to Asian champions Iran July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: India went down fighting after taking a surprise firsthalf lead over reigning continental and defending champions Iran in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup Basketball Championship in Wuhan, China on Tuesday. After being ahead in the opening half by a dozen points at one stage, India...
  • Sim Bhullar first Indianorigin player to join NBA July 8, 2014

    Washington: Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US. The 21yearold, who is 7.5 feet tall and weighs 360 pounds, is a...
  • Spurs beat Heat 10487 in Game 5 to win NBA title June 16, 2014

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, as confetti fell from above. Painfully denied 12 months ago by the Miami...
  • ExMicrosoft CEO Ballmer buys NBA's LA Clippers for $2 billion May 30, 2014

    Former Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer has purchased the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers franchise for $2 billion, a record for a professional basketball team, sole trustee Shelly Sterling announced on Friday. In a news release from Greenberg Glusker, Sterling's counsel, she said she had signed a binding contract to sell...
  • India crowned South Asian basketball champions May 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: The senior Indian men's team routed Maldives 10832 to be crowned champions at the third South Asian Basketball Association Championship 2014. India's greater international experience, height, speed, skill, endurance and strength were too much to handle for the Maldivians. India's suffocating half court defence meant that Maldives were rarely able to...
  • National Basketball Association launches first online merchandise store in India May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: USbased National Basketball Association on Tuesday launched its first official online merchandise outlet, NBAStore.in, here in association with domestic online shopping portal jabong.com. The launch was done in the presence of Bollywood actor and selfconfessed NBA franchise LA Lakers fan Abhishek Bachchan. Through the partnership the widest assortment of NBA merchandise,...
  • NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner for life over racist comments April 30, 2014

    The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life on Tuesday and fined him $2.5 million in an unprecedented rebuke for racist comments that drew outrage from players, fans, commercial sponsors and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, 80, the longesttenured owner of any of the 30...
  • NBA: Los Angeles Clippers lose sponsors over owner's racist remarks April 29, 2014

    The National Basketball Association faced mounting pressure on Monday to impose a harsh punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged racist comments as several of the team's sponsors pulled their backing. Sterling is being investigated by the NBA over comments he allegedly made that have since sparked...
  • Meet Vivek Ranadive: The only Indian to own a team in the NBA April 21, 2014

    A 17-year-old teenager with an enviable technical acumen left his homeland India to explore the American shores, and after more than 30 years of path-breaking success in the field of technology, Vivek Ranadive became the first Indian-American to own a team in the biggest basketball leagues of them all -...