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Harden’s triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves

HOUSTON: James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. Harden got off to a slow start, missing his first seven shots. He got going late in the first quarter, had 13 points at halftime and was a rebound ...

Iranian women stand united in protest and hope at Asian Cup

The noise and colour of Iranian fans at this Asian Cup have made watching Team Melli just like back at home in Tehran – except of course for the women It was the unity of the Iranian fans, more than anything else, that shocked Talieh Akbari. Sitting in Stadium Australia in Sydney with her mother for Iran’s second group match ...

Community ambassador program could prove to be the legacy of 2015 Asian Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup could have a legacy far greater than covered benches at football grounds as Football Federation of Australia are in discussions to maintain the community ambassador program that helped make the tournament a success. An ambassador program run by Red Elephant Projects and funded by the 2015 Asian Cup LOC was a major driving force behind the ...

The dancing dozen – 12 wonderful fan moments from the Asian Cup

The Asian Cup featured stars both on and off the field, with passionate, loud, musical, and most importantly, smiling crowds. Here are 12 of the best fan moments that made the event magical: 1. The dancing Kuwaitis Hope is in the air. The first game of the tournament is a sellout between Australia and Kuwait at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. ...

Warriors conquer Kings 121-96

Calif.: Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists as the Golden State Warriors rode a 23-0 spurt in the first half to beat the Sacramento Kings 121-96 Tuesday. The Warriors shut down Sacramento for more than seven minutes at the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to take an 18-point lead. They went ahead ...

Serena Williams to end Indian Wells boycott after 14 years

World No. 1 Serena Williams has buried the hatchet and will return to Indian Wells to play in the tournament she has boycotted for 14 years after suffering racist abuse. In an interview with TIME magazine, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion said she had discovered the “true meaning of forgiveness” and would go for a third title in the ...

Workers will die building World Cup-related infrastructure, unable to leave Qatar without employer’s permission

The BBC Newsnight team investigating the 1.5 million migrants employed in Qatar on building World Cup 2022 infrastructure were hustled out of the squalid workers’ accommodation outside Doha by angry security men in the time-honoured fashion in December. But not before they had made some disturbing connections between the dreadful conditions workers had to live in and one big British ...

Fans have been banned from Lebanese Basketball games after a series of brawls

Fans have been banned from attending Lebanese Basketball League games, the country’s sports minister said Monday after a series of brawls erupted Sunday between rival teams and their supporters. But the final decision over the matter is expected to be issued later Monday after the league is set to meet. “I have decided, after consultations with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Interior ...

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