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Basketball: India down Thailand 86-65

India beat Thailand 86-65 to progress to the semi-finals of the 21st Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship in Hong Kong on Thusday.

It was yet another superlative performance by India captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, whose 29 points were spread out over the four quarters, and centre Amritpal Singh who had 18. Shooting guard Pratham Singh returned to form and hit double digits with 11 points.


India's 15 best Basketball players head to USA for training camp

After an exciting third season of the UBA Pro Basketball League in July, the United Basketball Alliance have selected 15 of the top performing players from India to train at the 2nd annual USA Pro Performance camp in Phoenix, Arizona  for a two week camp this December.

The players, who represented different teams during the third season of the UBA Pro Basketball League have been selected from a ground camp at Bengaluru before they were chosen for the all-expense paid training camp. Representing their cities and hometowns, the 15 UBA stars include Siddhanth Shinde, Ajinkya Mane, Prudhvi Reddy, Gurvinder Singh, Manu Thomas, Jairam Jat, Mahesh Padmanabhan and Dildar Singh, among others. 


Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar honoured by President Obama

US President Barack Obama awarded 21 recipients, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom at the White House here on Tuesday.

"From scientists, philanthropists and public servants to activists, athletes and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way," Obama said in his remarks.


India to open NBA Academy in 2017

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Tuesday announced its plans to launch NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training centre in the national capital for the top male and female prospects from across the nation.

NBA Academy India, the first of its kind in the country and NBA's fifth elite training centre globally, will be fully funded by the NBA and will open in April 2017.


Basketball: India hammered 80-46 by Chinese Taipei

The Indian U-18 women's basketball team have suffered their third successive loss with a 80-46 defeat to Chinese Taipei at the 23rd FIBA Asia U-18 championship in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Meng-Hsin Chen (17 points), Yu-Lin Kao (14 points) and J. Wang (14 points) were the outstanding performers for Chinese Taipei while Bhandavya Gowda (10 points), Priyanka Prabhakara (8 points) and Nishanti Masilamani (9 points) did well for India.


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