Basketball

Sim Bhullar confident of getting new NBA contract

Greater Noida, May 4 (IANS) — Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin hoopster to play in the National Basketball... (more...)

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Hope to see Indians in NBA in next few years: Sim Bhullar

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) — Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin player to play in the National Basketball Association... (more...)

India’s Satnam enters 2015 NBA Draft

New York, April 29 (IANS) — India’s Satnam Singh Bhamara, who recently played for the IMG Academy graduate team... (more...)

Indian-origin NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India in May

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) — Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin player to play in the National Basketball... (more...)

Woods plays golf with Yao Ming

Shanghai, April 25 (IANS) — American golfer Tiger Woods met former NBA Rockets center Yao Ming and the two stars exchanged... (more...)

Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

Toronto, April 21 (IANS) — Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was announced as the winner of the 2014-15 season NBA... (more...)

Former NBA star Marbury applying for Chinese green card

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) — Former NBA star Stephon Marbury has applied for a Chinese “green card”, or permanent... (more...)

NBA players to be tested for HGH next season

Washington, April 17 (IANS) — National Basketball Association (NBA) players will receive random blood tests for Human... (more...)

Yao Ming joins Laureus academy

Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) — Three Chinese, including former NBA star Yao Ming, joined the Laureus world sports academy... (more...)

Baketballer suspended for 80 games for testing positive

New York, April 13 (IANS) — American basketball player, Jenrry Mejia of New York Mets, has been suspended for 80 games... (more...)

Indian-origin Bhullar makes NBA history

Sacramento (United States), April 8 (IANS) — Gursimran ‘Sim’ Bhullar has become the first player of Indian... (more...)

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian origin player on top US basketball team

By Arun Kumar Washington, April 3 (IANS) — Canada born Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent on... (more...)

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