Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

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NEW YORK: The US cricket team which will co-host the Twenty20 World Cup may be a fitting cross-section of its country as a roster of migrants, a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. The 15-man squad includes players born in India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa. Home-grown players include vice-captain Aaron Jones, who was … Read more

Celtics grind to overtime win over Pacers in East finals opener

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LOS ANGELES: The Boston Celtics needed a late rally to force overtime against the Indiana Pacers before emerging with a 133-128 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. Boston’s Jaylen Brown sank a three-pointer from the corner with 6.1 seconds remaining to tie the scores at 117-117 and take it to … Read more

Youth movement: NBA’s 20-something stars set to battle in conference finals

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LOS ANGELES: The NBA conference finals starting Tuesday will showcase a new generation of stars as the Boston Celtics take on Indiana in the East and Dallas clash with Minnesota in the West for a place in the NBA Finals. Boston’s 26-year-old Jayson Tatum and 27-year-old Jaylen Brown are already experienced hands after the Celtics … Read more

WTA Finals to be held in Saudi Arabia from 2024-2026 with record prize money

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In Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, the 34th edition of an International Cricket Sixes is being played, ending on April 6. Its inaugural competition took place in 1988, but three years were lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixes cricket was introduced to Thailand by Myles de Vries, initially at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in 1985. … Read more

Lakers hold off Wizards in overtime, Nuggets edge Heat in NBA Finals rematch

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LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers, fueled by 40 points from Anthony Davis and 31 from LeBron James, pulled off another NBA thriller on Thursday, beating the Washington Wizards 134-131 in overtime. One day after James reeled off 34 points — 19 of them in the fourth quarter — to key a come-from-behind victory over … Read more

Saudi Arabia grab ACC Men’s Challenger Cup finals spot with 10-wicket win over Japan

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Kobe Bryant immortalized with a 19-foot bronze statue outside the Lakers’ downtown arena LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue of Kobe Bryant on Thursday, honoring their late superstar with a 19-foot bronze likeness outside their downtown arena. The 4,000-pound statue depicts Bryant in his white No. 8 jersey with his right index … Read more

Slovakia rout Serbia in Djokovic absence to make Davis Cup finals

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ABU DHABI: The last couple of months have admittedly been “surreal” for Saudi tennis player Yara Alhogbani. The 19-year-old got to witness live tennis matches between Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka, and Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, at home in Riyadh, for the very first time. She interacted with the stars and was given the … Read more