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Accidental captain MS Dhoni became the man who reshaped cricket

Maker of remarkable decisions decides to stand down<p>“The history of the world,” wrote Thomas Carlyle, “is but the biography of great men.” Carlyle held that history is determined by the actions of a handful of heroes. And if his ideas have been discredited since, in sport, at least, they’ve still …

Cricket

Lakers' Julius Randle joins select group

Julius Randleis among elite company.<p>On Wednesday, a day after Randle notched the third triple-double of his career and his second this season, Coach<p>Luke Waltonsaid he expected theLakers forward to perform at a high level, but acknowledged how difficult it was to record a triple-double.<p>"A lot has to …

Basketball

Chris Gayle marks 'Don't Blush Baby' anniversary with lewd video post

A year on from the “Don’t Blush Baby” incident, West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has re-ignited controversy, by posting a raunchy video on social media and telling Australia to “lighten the phuck up”.<p>The powerful batsman posted a video on Instagram and a tweet which alluded to comments made during …

Cricket

BCCI in danger of losing all office-bearers

India news<p>The dismantling of the existing power structure in Indian cricket administration could be far more comprehensive than previously thought, …

This Indian Girl Has The Perfect Response To Americans Equating Rape To India

The words “rape” and “India” are often used in one sentence. Many people are of the opinion that India is unsafe for women. Recently, Barkha Dutta …

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Infographic #SocialCWC15 - 8 million tweets; 36 million cricket fans

From trending hashtags to millions of tweet impressions, sponsors, teams and other brands have jumped on the World Cup bandwagon to engage and stir …

Cricket

Rockets: James Harden was fouled

HOUSTON -- At the final buzzer, Rockets coach Kevin McHale had to be restrained by his assistant coaches as he yelled at referee Ken Mauer for a foul …

Hilarious Letter of Rejection (From Harvard, Apparently) is Driving Twitter Crazy

We have no idea if this letter of rejection, apparently from Harvard, is real or fake, but we're still weak with laughter after reading it. Ladies …

Pakistan's cricket fan wants India to win World Cup

While every Indian cricket fan is rooting for India to win the ICC World Cup 2015, there is one supporter from Pakistan who too wants India to have …

Cricket

Why Is Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money?

Will Birdman pay Lil Wayne what he's owed? Maybe he won't, but then again... maybe he will.<p><i>Photo by Ryan Muir</i><p><i>UPDATE on February 19, 2015: Lil Wayne has broken silence on the current status of</i> Tha Carter V<i>, telling</i> Rolling Stone<i>'s Simon Vozick-Levinson: "It's super-done. Cake baked, icing on top,</i> …