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Ex-NBA star charged with embezzlement

Kermit Washington

Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spend

Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back at home

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo: AFP)

LeBron James tallied 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one victory of reaching the NBA finals with a 116-78 blowout home triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

Doping Mess: Olympic champion vows to clear name

Anna Chicherova. (Photo: AFP)

Russian high jump Olympic champion Anna Chicherova on Wednesday vowed to clear her name after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, casting doubt on her participation in Rio.

Mia follows mum’s footsteps

 Zara Phillips with her daughter

Britain’s Zara Phillips’ daughter Mia can ride a horse aged two.

Khel Ratna, Arjuna for Rio medallists: Ministry

In a bid to spur their efforts, the sports ministry on Tuesday said medal winners at the Rio Olympic Games in August would be considered for this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.

Cavaliers cave in

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Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan’s daughter Diar gestures at a press conference on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

There is a celebratory air about the recent elections in West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu that is intriguing. The celebration is at two levels.

Critic Martin Esslin had coined the term “Theatre of the Absurd” in 1960 to describe the plays written after the Second World War, which were totally unconventional and left people who came to watch t