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Sportsmen who Went Back to their Original Team

King James is going back to Cleveland. But he is not the first sportsperson to go back to his original team. Here are some other stars who went back for sentimental reasons or otherwise.

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The not so Memorable Comeback Attempts by the Greatest of All Time

He is 33. Hasn’t won a grand slam in two years. And perhaps, is finally coming to the realization that his chances of winning another grand slam are diminishing all the time. However, that’s not what Roger Federer told reporters at SW19 yesterday. Some people are already calling it that yesterday’s final was his last, […]

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The Rise of Professional Sports Leagues in India

The success of Indian Premier League Has led to the rise of numerous professional sports leagues in India. Here’s a citywise plotting of the franchises in these leagues. Indian Badminton League First Season: 2013 No of Teams: 6 Past Winners: Hyderabad Hotshots Franchises: Hyderabad Hotshots, Banga Beats, Pune Pistons, Mumbai Masters, Awadhe Warriors, Delhi Smashers […]

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Who will Win the 2014 Football World Cup?

Unless you are Paul’s blood relative, you must be looking at validation of your gut feeling while challenging your friends at ‘Who will win the 2014 Football World Cup?’. So, your friendly neighbourhood digital¬† knowledge magazine brings to you the world cup predictions of some of the world’s reputed research and sports organisations. You might […]

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Brazil Invented Brazil Mastered

¬†‘England invented football, Brazil mastered it’ goes the popular saying. And this summer, Football will be the trending topic across the world. But as the World Cup arrives, some Brazilians will stay put with these uniquely Brazilian games that they have created.

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Does Technology Make Current Generation Athletes Better

First a graph- The chart shows the percentage improvement in the Olympic timings of the winners from 1912 to 2012. For long distance(marathon), the winner in London 2012 (Stephen Kiprotich) got an 18% better timing than the winner at Stockholm 1912 (Ken McArthur). For middle distance (800m), the improvement has been 10% and for sprint […]

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Players Missing the World Cup Due to Injuries

Amongst other disappointing news surrounding this summer’s party in Brazil is the number of players who have been sidelined due to injuries. Let’s take a look at how valuable these injured players were, and which team will miss their players the most. While we do not hope that more players are added to this list […]

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When Bradman Met Dhyanchand

In 1935, the Indian Hockey team went to Australia. Donald Bradman came to watch Dhyan Chand play. So impressed was Bradman that he is reported to have said “Hey mate, you score goals like runs in Cricket“ Here’s a brief profile of India’s hockey legend.  

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Weird Sports Rules That No Longer Exist

After having bad experiences for a while with these rules, the powers-that-be decided enough is enough. Thankfully. Football: 20-a-side games and handball was permitted Yes, 40 people running around a spherical object to kick it and hold it. The game, which was originally derived from rugby, was very different to the 21st century sport. Outfield […]

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Weird Sports Fans Traditions

Some people love sports and thus visit stadiums to watch games live. Then there are others who are not happy with merely gracing the stadiums with their presence. So they came up with a ritual that makes them stand out from the rest. The ritual is on display every time their favourite team takes the […]

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The Closest Finishes to Football Leagues Around the World

While there were no last match nail biting drama in this year’s I-League, Premier League, Bundesliga (..yawn..) and Serie A (..yawn..); the La Liga is all set for a championship showdown at Camp Nou on 17th May. Here’s a look at some of the most dramatic finishes to Football Leagues across the planet. But we […]

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