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Nike signs basketball star Zion Williamson to its Jordan brand

Williamson is the reigning college basketball player of the year and dominated in his only season at Duke University.

Jul 24, 2019, 00:48 AM IST

'Space Jam 2' gets 2021 release date

"Space Jam 2", a sports comedy by the Warner Bros, will hit the screens on July 16, 2021,

Feb 22, 2019, 09:01 AM IST

King Lebron James rules the court in heroic Game One defeat

 LeBron James said the fact that his 51-point performance in Game One of the NBA on Thursday ended with a Cleveland Cavaliers loss underscores just how difficult it will be to dethrone the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Jun 01, 2018, 13:39 PM IST

NBA: LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan`s double-digit record

LeBron James continued his assault on the NBA record book, passing Michael Jordan for consecutive games with at least 10 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.

Mar 31, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during 1984 Olympics fetch a record $190,000

A pair of sports shoes worn by Michael Jordan during the basketball finals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics sold Sunday for $190,372 in an online auction, the auction house announced.

Jun 11, 2017, 21:47 PM IST

LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

James, who is seeking a fourth NBA title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games.

May 26, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Tiger Woods worth $740 million, Michael Jordan a billionaire, says Forbes

Woods, 40, is the youngest person on the Forbes top-20 list, with a net worth estimated at $740 million.

Dec 29, 2016, 12:36 PM IST

Obama honours Gates and others with Medal of Freedom

"Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine," said the outgoing US president.

Nov 23, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

Shah Rukh Khan does a Messi-Jordan and how! Watch video

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is currently busy shooting for Imtiaz Ali's next which is tentatively titled 'The Ring', starring Anushka Sharma opposite him in the lead.

Sep 16, 2016, 10:03 AM IST

Rio Games: Usain Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter

Barring injury or mishap, Bolt will run in his ninth Olympic final in the relay at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Aug. 20, the day before he turns 30.

Jul 21, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

No retirement decision yet for Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said Monday he has not made any decision over his looming retirement as he prepares to embark on his 20th season with the franchise.

Sep 29, 2015, 05:37 AM IST

NBA: Supermarket chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 mn

NBA legend Michael Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a Chicago jury on Friday in a case against a supermarket chain which included his name in a promotion without his permission.

Aug 22, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

Shaquille O`Neal picks Jordan over James - but `Dr. J was best`

 Shaquille O`Neal weighed into basketball`s great debate on Monday when he backed a young Michael Jordan to beat LeBron James one-on-one -- but added that both were outshone by the legendary Dr. J.

Aug 18, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Usain Bolt with a lot to prove on return from injury

Usain Bolt returns to action after a six-week injury-enforced break in the 100 metres on the opening night of the London Diamond League meeting on Friday with question marks hanging over both his fitness and form just four weeks out from the World Championships in Beijing.

Jul 23, 2015, 07:48 AM IST

Charlotte to host NBA All-Star Game in 2017

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that Charlotte has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017.

Jun 24, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Historic Michael Jordan shoes, Tiger Woods ball on auction block

Olympic-worn Michael Jordan sneakers, historic jerseys worn by other NBA stars and a ball used by Tiger Woods to win the 2005 Masters are among items on the auction block.

Jun 10, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

Michael Jordan to take trademark case to China's highest court

Michael Jordan will take a trademark dispute with a Chinese sports firm to China`s supreme court, lawyers for the basketball star said on Friday, escalating one of several cases accusing local firms of illegally imitating global brands.

May 15, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Boxer Floyd Mayweather set to shatter sportsman's annual pay record

Floyd Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 will help make the American boxer's 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman's annual pay, has said.

Apr 03, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

Tim Finchem says PGA Tour will prosper without Tiger Woods

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says Tiger Woods` legacy is on solid ground and the sport will continue to prosper even after the 14-time major winner eventually steps away for good.

Mar 09, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

Russell Westbrook explodes for fourth straight triple double

Russell Westbrook finished with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and became the first player since Michael Jordan with four straight triple doubles as Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia 123-118 i

Mar 05, 2015, 14:43 PM IST