Will the Warriors pull off a historic 16-0 sweep at the NBA Finals?

Will the Warriors pull off a historic 16-0 sweep at the NBA Finals?

  CLEVELAND, Ohio. (Diya TV) — With one more victory, the 2017 Golden State Warriors will forever be in the discussion as the greatest team in NBA history. All that’s standing in their way is LeBron James, a man trying to secure his own legacy, and the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Leading the charge ..

Warriors crack the code to Cavs defense in Game 2, can they do it in Game 3?

Warriors crack the code to Cavs defense in Game 2, can they do it in Game 3?

OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV) — In Sunday’s game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Warriors slowly disarmed the Cavaliers, finishing them off 132-113, thanks to a NBA Finals record 18 three-pointers. Steve Kerr set the tempo for the Warriors, after missing eleven postseason games with an illness, ensuring the offensive sets would create more open looks for ..

Why defense is going to be key for the next winner at the NBA Finals

Why defense is going to be key for the next winner at the NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV) — With Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry leading the way, the Warriors claimed game one of the 2017 NBA Finals. In the first half, the Cavaliers stayed relatively close with an 8-point differential. The third quarter, however, was when it all fell out of the Cavaliers’ hands. By the end of ..

Warriors, Cavaliers prepare for NBA Finals, the stakes are high on both benches

Warriors, Cavaliers prepare for NBA Finals, the stakes are high on both benches

OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV) — The unprecedented fact that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to square off in their third-straight NBA Finals matchup is a big enough storyline in itself to make this tournament an instant classic. When the series kicks off Thursday night at Oracle Arena, the ramifications — on ..

NBA Finals: Warriors, Cavaliers get ready for a historic matchup

NBA Finals: Warriors, Cavaliers get ready for a historic matchup

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — For the third straight season, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to square off in the NBA Finals. Let’s take a look at where things stand. So far, they are tied with one championship each. LeBron James has been a key factor to the Cavaliers’ success, and Curry to the ..

Kshama Sawant urging NFL’s Seattle Seahawks to sign Colin Kaepernick

Kshama Sawant urging NFL’s Seattle Seahawks to sign Colin Kaepernick

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant has issued an appeal to the city’s local NFL team: sign the embattled ex-quarterback of the club’s biggest divisional foe, Colin Kaepernick. Sawant penned a letter, which she sent to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll general manager John Schneider and owner Paul Allen, urging them to ..

Indian American James Blackmon Jr. Declares for the NBA Draft

Indian American James Blackmon Jr. Declares for the NBA Draft

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indiana University’s James Blackmon Jr. has made it official: he announced via his Instagram page Monday that he remains committed to being drafted to play in the NBA, and will sign with an agent soon. The announcement by the Hoosiers shooting guard to participate in the NBA’s June draft came ..

Golden State Warriors await next challenge after 8-0 postseason start

Golden State Warriors await next challenge after 8-0 postseason start

OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV) — The Golden State Warriors now sit just four wins away from the team’s third-straight trip to the NBA Finals — and very likely, a third consecutive meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the league’s championship series. From the outside looking in, it’s not hard to see why — the club ..

FIBA landmark ruling reverses policy on hijabs & turbans on the basketball court

FIBA landmark ruling reverses policy on hijabs & turbans on the basketball court

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Headgear, including the turban, hijabs and yarmulkes, will be allowed in professional basketball following the approval of a proposal by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) that overturns a ban on such head coverings. The organization’s central board approved the proposal Wednesday, it was formally ratified during FIBA’s midterm congress on Thursday. ..

Canada’s House of Parliament honors Sikh NHL player and journalist

Canada’s House of Parliament honors Sikh NHL player and journalist

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Jujhar Khaira, the NHL’s third player of Indo-origin and Harnarayan Singh, a Sikh broadcaster who hosts Canada’s most famous television production, Hockey Night in Canada, were both recently honored during a session in the House of Parliament. Jujhar Khaira learned to play hockey as a young boy in the streets of Surrey, ..

Vivek Ranadive wants to take the NBA preseason to India

Vivek Ranadive wants to take the NBA preseason to India

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Vivek Ranadive wants to bring the Sacramento Kings to India to play their preseason games. The league’s first India-born owner, Ranadive said Friday that he is pushing the NBA front office to approve the idea. He hopes to have the Kings playing in his home country within the next 10 ..

Warriors Kevin Durant will visit the first NBA Academy in India

Warriors Kevin Durant will visit the first NBA Academy in India

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Kevin Durant will be taking his talents to Delhi this offseason. Elected to his eighth consecutive NBA All-Star Game, the 28-year-old Durant made his announcement Thursday as part of the weekend’s festivities. He is scheduled to visit the subcontinent in July. He will be the first player to visit NBA ..

The Indian American dentist who ran 7 marathons on 7 continents, in 7 days

The Indian American dentist who ran 7 marathons on 7 continents, in 7 days

TULSA, OK (Diya TV) — Dr. Raj Patel, an Indian American dentist from Tulsa ran seven marathons last month in seven days on seven different continents. Patel completed his last of the bunch in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 29. Just two days later, he could be seen back at his Tulsa clinic treating patients, but not before ..

Jignesh Pandya to spend $2.4 billion on 8 U.S. cricket stadiums

Jignesh Pandya to spend $2.4 billion on 8 U.S. cricket stadiums

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian-American cricket enthusiast and businessman Jignesh Pandya announced he plans to build eight cricket stadiums across the U.S., which will cost an estimated $2.4 billion, to help professionalize the sport in the states. The Gujarat-born real estate developer wants to see stadiums go up in New York, New Jersey, Washington ..

Indian Muslim athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa 

Indian Muslim athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa 

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Tanveer Hussain, a snowshoe athlete from Kashmir, has been denied a U.S. visa because of the country’s “current policy,” his coach said. Hussain, 24, was scheduled to compete in this year’s world snowshoe championship, which is being hosted in New York. His coach said the U.S. Embassy said they were unable to ..