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Pacers halted


Boston Celtics’ Tyler Zeller (left) attacks the basket against Mike Scott of the Atlanta Hawks in Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference quarter-final at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), on Tuesday. The Hawks won 110-83. (Photo: AFP)

Game of Thrones returns with Season 6 with shocks and awe

The Red Priestess Melisandre in Game of Thrones Season 6

Hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones returned for its Season 6 premiere on Sunday appearing to answer to one of the most hotly debated questions in modern television history: “Is Jon Snow dead?”

Advantage Cavaliers


Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks fouls Jae Crowder (left) of the Boston Celtics in Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference quarter-finals at the TD Garden in Boston, USA, on Friday. The Celtics won 111-103 but the Hawks lead the seven-game series 2-1. (Photo: AFP)

Hornets remain alive in playoffs

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points to lead a balanced Charlotte attack on Saturday as the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 96-80 for their first NBA playoff victory in 14 years.

San Antonio Spurs go 2-0 up; Atlanta too win

Tony Parker

The San Antonio Spurs thrashed the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their play-off series as Atlanta also cruised past Boston with a second straight win.

Everybody Loves Raymond star dies

Doris Roberts

Tributes poured in on Monday for Emmy-winning actress Doris Roberts, the star of US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, who has died aged 90.

Hollywood mogul blasts Barack Obama, Google over piracy

Movie mogul Avi Lerner branded US President Barack Obama “a coward” on Saturday, berating him for not taking on Google over piracy.

Spurs, Clippers race off blocks


Blake Griffin (right) of the Los Angeles Clippers slam dunks past Mason Plumlee of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 115-95. (Photo: AFP)

Goodbye Kobe Bryant!

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant scored 60 incredible points. He carried a miserable Los Angeles Lakers team to an improbable comeback victory.

Jack Sock and Juan Monaco to battle for title

Jack Sock

Defending champion Jack Sock beat top-seeded John Isner 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the ATP clay court tournament in Houston.

The likely withdrawal, around the end of 2016, of the El Nino (“Christ Child”) weather system is likely to mitigate the adverse effects on the monsoon winds associated with it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his latest Mann ki Baat called for a movement to “save water”. He said, “To fight the drought and water scarcity, the governments will do their work.