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Explained: WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

May 14, 2022 2:22 pm

Brittney Griner, a Women's National Basketball Association star and two-time US Olympic gold medalist, has been detained in Russia for the last three months after authorities found her in possession of vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis. The case against her, and what next

Wag Tales explained: How a few Instagram posts took two England strikers' wives to court

May 12, 2022 4:40 pm

Why are Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen Rooney and Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah Vardy locked in a court battle, dubbed the Wagatha Christie case?

The myths and half-truths of Victorian-era batsman WG Grace

May 04, 2022 12:41 pm

General Knowledge books call him the ‘Father of Cricket’. It reeks of aridity. In Victorian England, Grace was Ben Stokes multiplied by 10. If social media had existed back then, he probably would have trumped David Beckham in fan-following.

Explained: How the late Mino Raiola became world's most famous football agent ever

May 02, 2022 7:13 am

Raiola's death came amid two of his biggest clients – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling-Braut Haaland – in the middle of an epic summer of transfer battles and signature chasings.

Explained: Why you don't need ripped muscles and a long run-up to bowl at 150 kph like Umran Malik

May 04, 2022 11:51 am

Fast bowling, like any other sporting pursuit, requires back-breaking hard work. More overs at net sessions prepares the body to be match-fit, programmes the muscles to follow a routine

Explained: How did tennis legend Boris Becker land in jail?

April 30, 2022 10:17 am

Since he retired in 1999, Boris Becker has struggled with his finances. Now, the German tennis legend has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. What has he been found guilty of? What did the court observe? Will he actually be in jail?

Explained: How shooting and wrestling can be included at CWG 2026

April 13, 2022 7:03 am

Sixteen sports are on the initial programme for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, however, shooting and wrestling — two sports India is strong in — have not been included as of date. How are sports picked for a CWG? Can shooting and wrestling be added to the list later?

Explained: Chinaman, the rare art of left-arm wrist spin

April 13, 2022 12:55 pm

They are a rare tribe, but when they come, often once in a generation, they make heads turn, like Kuldeep Yadav.

Explained: Why wind matters in athletics and how it cost long jumper Aldrin the record

April 26, 2022 8:17 pm

What constitutes a wind-assisted performance and why is wind speed taken into consideration in just six events?

Explained: What is March Madness, the extremely popular US college basketball tourney?

April 05, 2022 8:13 am

The term March Madness was first used to refer to basketball by an Illinois high school official in 1939.

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