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    Health, Wealth, and Ringzzz: Diwali Greetings to NBA teams

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    Where I write Diwali greetings cards with Squad Goals for each NBA team It is of some fortune for NBA teams that the new season started off around the same time as billions of Indians around the world celebrate Diwali, the beginning of a fresh, new year. Just replace the LED lights with some diyas, tune down the sound of the DJ with some fireworks, and turn our attention to the demigods on the court. Diwali is synonymous with greeting cards and large parcels of gifts, usually consisting of diabetes-inducing laddoos and addictive kaju-kishmish combinations,...

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    Keep on Pushin’ : Skateboarding in India

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    by Shimul Bijoor

    With a population of more than 1.2 billion, we’re bound to have people with varied interests, trying to make a non-mainstream activity big in their little nook. Surely enough, this has happened with skateboarding too. Bengaluru has seen a bustling rise in the number of kids fascinated with the western sport, making it their own on their streets. The city now has a full fledged skate scene and the obsession is spreading to other cities as well. Now, with skateboarding being one of the three new sports added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the opportunities...

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    India’s firsts: 2016 is the year of extreme sports debuts

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    by Shimul Bijoor

    India has never before been so adventurous. We’re beginning to take extreme sports seriously, branching out from our standard street cricket and football, and really pushing our limits. What once used to be mere hobbies or leisurely activities have now evolved into full fledged sports. The athletes that represent this movement are going places and making India known in the international community of extreme sport. Here are some of the “first-times” we’ve experienced this year, that mark the beginning of a new era: The first Slackline...

Mahesh Bal Bhavan U13 Tournament

Posted on: Dec 2 2016 - 6:13pm | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Press Releases, Tournaments
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Winners of the Boys Category at the Mahesh Bal Bhavan U13 Tournament

Pune, 2nd December, 2016: On the occasion of their Silver Jubli Celebration, Mahesh Bal Bhavan held a U13 district level basketball tournament for boys and girls. The matches took place at the Mahesh Vidyalaya Basketball Courts. In the finals, that took place on the 30th of November, Millennium National School and SPMA ‘A’ won the boys and girls categories, respectively. Ashmi Vora was judged to be the player of the tournament. MLA Mrs. Medhatai Kulkarni and Mr. Anvit Phatak (Director – Millennium National School) were among those who dsitributed the prices. Results on 26th November Girls DIREWOLVES 34 ( SAMRIDDHI DESAI 18, GAUTAMI CHOTAKE 6) bt S P M “B” 4 [HT 22-2] S P M ‘A’ 23 ( DIKSHA PAWAR 9, ANUSHRI...

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Final Day of the 33rd Youth National Championship 2016

·         Tamil Nadu girls and Kerala boys crowned champs ·         Junior Karnataka girls basketball team, which won the National Championship earlier this year, felicitated with cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs. ·         Top three teams in both sections awarded cash prizes of Rs 75,000/-, Rs 50,000/- and Rs 25,000/- respectively. ·        ...

Posted on: Nov 27 2016 - 7:53am | #0
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The Patwal Twins: Who says you can’t have Hoop Dreams?

17-year-old twins Gaurav and Saurabh Patwal are on a spectacular basketball journey stretching from their local school in the foothill...

Karnataka Boys advance at the 33rd Youth National 2016

Akshay Prasad of Karnataka rises up for a corner jumpshot vs Punjab

Hassan, Karnataka, 23rd November, 2016: The 33rd Youth National Basketball Championship 2016 saw knockout action begin today. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh teams are through to the semifinals. Karnataka Boys get to the Semifinals Displaying tremendous grit and buoyed by the support of the Hassan public who thronged the stands, hosts Karnataka boys upset one of the tournament...

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Keep on Pushin’ : Skateboarding in India

With a population of more than 1.2 billion, we’re bound to have people with varied interests, trying to make a non-mainstream...