Poonam Mahajan becomes first women president of BFI
Poonam Mahajan becomes first women president of BFI

For the first time since it came into existence in 1950, BFI got a woman as its president when Poonam Mahajan was unanimously elected as the head of this 65 year old federation - the governing and controlling body of basketball in India - here on Saturday.

Houston Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves
Houston Rockets nab playoff berth with win over Timberwolves

The Houston Rockets secured their third straight NBA post-season berth on Friday with a 120-110 victory over Minnesota.

Houston drained a season-high 20 three-point shots, led by James Harden`s six and Jason Terry`s five.

Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat
Atlanta Hawks clinch top seed in East with win over Heat

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points, Paul Millsap had 21 and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the NBA`s Eastern Conference with a 99-86 win over Miami on Friday.

Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder
Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder

NBA champions San Antonio brought Oklahoma City`s four-game NBA winning streak to an emphatic end on Wednesday with a 130-91 rout of the Thunder.

Houston Rockets edge Orleans Pelicans in Dwight Howard`s return
Houston Rockets edge Orleans Pelicans in Dwight Howard`s return

The Houston Rockets capped a good-news, bad-news kind of day with a 95-93 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

The Rockets welcomed Dwight Howard back from a two-month absence with swelling in his right knee.

Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Chicago Bulls
Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls strengthened their grip on the NBA`s Eastern Conference third seed on Wednesday with a 116-103 come-from-behind triumph over Toronto, who nevertheless secured their own playoff berth.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada

Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted on Tuesday to attempted sexual assault of two women in Las Vegas as part of a three-part plea bargain that prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona and California said would keep him in prison for at least nine years.

Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers
Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter power Thunder over Los Angeles Lakers

NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 11 assists while Enes Kanter added 25 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday to lead Oklahoma City over the Los Angeles Lakers 127-117.

NBA: Westbrook loses 10th triple double on video review
NBA: Westbrook loses 10th triple double on video review

NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook lost his statistical triple double from Oklahoma City`s weekend victory over Miami after the league made a scoring change Tuesday following a video review.

Russell Westbrook`s triple-double leads Thunder over Heat
Russell Westbrook`s triple-double leads Thunder over Heat

Oklahoma City star guard Russell Westbrook`s 10th triple-double of the NBA season powered the Thunder to a 93-75 romp over visiting Miami on Sunday for its third consecutive win.

LeBron James powers Cleveland Cavaliers to win at Milwaukee
LeBron James powers Cleveland Cavaliers to win at Milwaukee

LeBron James scored 28 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, passed out six assists and made five steals Sunday to spark the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-90 NBA victory at Milwaukee.

San Antonio Spurs impress in win over high-flying Hawks
San Antonio Spurs impress in win over high-flying Hawks

The San Antonio Spurs looked every inch their NBA championship selves on Sunday in a dominant 114-95 triumph over Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta.

Brook Lopez lifts Nets over slumping Pacers
Brook Lopez lifts Nets over slumping Pacers

The Brooklyn Nets aren`t letting a little thing like fatigue disrupt their late push for an unlikely NBA playoff berth.

Just 24 hours after their thrilling triple-overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Nets defeated the slumping Indiana Pacers 123-111.

NBA: Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart hit with one-game suspension
NBA: Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart hit with one-game suspension

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was handed a one-game suspension by the NBA on Saturday for hitting San Antonio`s Matt Bonner in the groin with an uppercut, the league announced.

NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons
NBA: Canadian star guard Steve Nash retires after 18 seasons

Steve Nash, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, announced his retirement Saturday after having missed the entire season for the Los Angeles Lakers due to a nagging back injury.

Brooklyn Nets outlast Milwaukee Bucks in triple-overtime thriller
Brooklyn Nets outlast Milwaukee Bucks in triple-overtime thriller

The Brooklyn Nets went the distance -- and then some -- on Friday to make sure ex-coach Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks didn`t get another win at their expense.

Another Russell Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder
Another Russell Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook is ready to do everything he can to help the Oklahoma City Thunder cope with the absence of NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant.

Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers book playoff berth
Lebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers book playoff berth

LeBron James is headed back to the NBA playoffs with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

An ailing James scored 29 points and Cleveland held on for a 95-92 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday to clinch a playoff berth.

NBA: Thunder star Durant`s season could be over, says club
NBA: Thunder star Durant`s season could be over, says club

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant could miss the rest of the NBA season due to a recurring foot problem, his team said Friday.

The reigning NBA MVP`s rehabilitation has not been going as well as the team had expected, according to general manager Sam Presti.

Davon Jefferson stretches team patience to breaking point
Davon Jefferson stretches team patience to breaking point

Some basketball players sing along to the national anthem in South Korea, others stand in stony-faced silence, trying keep emotions in check. Changwon LG`s U.S. import Davon Jefferson chose to stretch and limber up. Big mistake.