1. NBA 2011: Season Awards and Play-off Previews

    I don't get this. I really don't. At the onset of the play-offs last year, there were a few clear-cut favorites to win the whole nine yards...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 2,083 reads 0 comments

  2. Australian Open 2011: The Futility of a Grand Slam Dream

    I've been Roger Federer 's most devout and ardent admirer since that fateful forehand stinger down the line proceeded to rewrite the tennis history books in every way possible...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 2,695 reads 55 comments

  3. Australian Open 2011: Midterm Grades Down Under

    1) Tennis professionals are simple, uncomplicated creatures. Really, they are! Francesca Schiavone, perhaps one of the more surprising major winners on the WTA Tour in recent ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 365 reads 8 comments

  4. New York Jets: The Loud and the Proud

    See, that's why talking trash is so addictive! Like all other high-risk ventures, the pay-off is tremendous. Just look at Bart Scott. Look at him and hear him out ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 362 reads 2 comments

  5. Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks: The Length of a Tenth of a Second

    What can you do in two tenths of a second? Take a sip of water? Blink twice? Win a basketball game? In the land of the typical NBA catch-and-shoot buzzer beater, 00.3 is the magical number...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 1,202 reads 8 comments

  6. The Blackburn Saga: Why the Chicken Came Before the Egg

    "He phoned me at 3.10 PM today saying 'can I have a cup of tea tonight?' because he was coming to the game. Then he phones me at half past four and says 'I've been sacked'...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 275 reads 4 comments

  7. Auburn, Brady, Chelsea and Dirk

    I don't quite like the way sport comes in waves. There's a lull through the weekdays with only a couple of NBA matchups being worthy enough of any interest. Then comes the weekend with its complete pandemonium...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  8. The Travails of LeBron James, the Miami Heat and the Price of Winning

    LeBron James is perhaps the most physically talented and gifted basketball player since Chicago ’s No. 23...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about over 3 years ago 1,645 reads 2 comments

  9. Roger Federer: A Tale Of Two Rogers

    In the immediate aftermath of a vacillating encounter with home-crowd favorite Gael Monfils , a resurgent Roger Federer could: a) be cooling off in the locker room with a "these-things-happen" ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about almost 4 years ago 2,255 reads 40 comments

  10. Tennis Thoughts: Roger's Records, Caroline's Curse and Another Tweeting Williams

    I keep hearing how the tennis season is effectively over, and has been so since the time one Rafael Nadal created history by clinching his career grand slam at Flushing Meadows but that's only partially true...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about almost 4 years ago 1,665 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Preview: Opening Thoughts on LeBron James, Los Angeles and the West

    If you're the Miami Heat and you need to choose the toughest opening game for the 2010-2011 NBA season, you can't do better than Boston ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about almost 4 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  12. Tennis Thoughts: David, America, Roger-Rafa-Nole, and Peter Polansky

    At the outset of the Roger's Cup in Toronto, here are a few of my penniless thoughts: 1) Don't-cry-for-me David: I believe David Nalbandian has earned his place as an ATP enigma...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 1,083 reads 8 comments

  13. The Big Everything: Shaquille O'Neal Burns Jim Rome!

    Here's a likely answer to the question: There was this chap they called "The Diesel." Sometime during the summer of 2001, on a mutual whim, in the backyard of someone's house in ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 1,943 reads 3 comments

  14. Twitterness And Bitterness: Serena Williams Versus Farmers Classic

    Oh the tweetness of Serena Williams! In a classic case of a "but-you-started-it" quarrel, the WTA World No...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 865 reads 18 comments

  15. An Ode To Cleveland Sport

    The author in no way means or intends to offend any sports fan from the beautiful state of Ohio. He went to school there and retains some of his fondest memories from his experiences...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 299 reads 5 comments

  16. Tennis Thoughts: Roger, Martina, Serena and More

    It takes about a month for the Wimbledon euphoria to abate - a period during which the tennis calendar seems to wedge itself in a slight lull before the actual storm presents itself ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 1,348 reads 5 comments

  17. Lorenzen Wright: 1975-2010

    In the heat of a moment, we often tend to lose that dash of perspective that keeps us grounded and real. Did Joe Johnson deserve a $120 million contract? Did LeBron James remove himself ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 1,127 reads 0 comments

  18. Headline or Footnote? Black or White? 100 Meters, 10 Seconds

    Standing a shade under six feet and three inches tall, Christophe Lemaitre has a gangly disposition at best; his 160 pound lithe frame belies the speed and momentum that it generates across the course of a hundred meters...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 983 reads 3 comments

  19. From South Beach to Madison Square: Free Thoughts on a Free Agency

    In a month of surprises, suspense and a supposedly blasphemous free agent transaction, here's one thing we learnt about the NBA: Anything's Possible! While David Stern must be delighted ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 191 reads 4 comments

  20. Sacrilegious Serena: The Greatest of All Time?

    Throughout Roger Federer's golden period from approximately the end of 2003 to 2007, he somehow repeatedly failed to accomplish a goal that he couldn't have cared less about - being on the cover of Sports Illustrated...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 1,440 reads 48 comments

  21. See You South Africa, Brazil Beckons: Ten FIFA World Cup Thoughts

    Fred Khumalo, a South Africa Sunday Times Columnist, metaphorically placed the 2010 World Cup on a glorious pedestal...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 727 reads 9 comments

  22. 2010 Davis Cup: What's Happened, Happening and Will Happen

    My biggest gripe with professional tennis is strangely not the injury-resulting schedule that the ATP puts its players through...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 903 reads 5 comments

  23. LeBron James: Of Duties, Decisions and Dynasties

    Disclaimer: If you're a sentimental or angry sports fan from Ohio then QUIT READING NOW Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to put you in LeBron's shoes and ask you to decide where you want to go...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 420 reads 2 comments

  24. LeBron Games: Holding The NBA To Ransom

    I'm being forced to think that LeBron James is a criminal because he's kidnapped the National Basketball Association and he won't release it till Thursday 9 PM Eastern Time. That's the time we've been given...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 122 reads 6 comments

  25. Five Parting Thoughts on Wimbledon 2010

    This is why I'll remember the 2010 Wimbledon Championships: 1) The grass is always greener on the other side and nobody knows it better than Rafael Nadal ...

    Rahil Devgan Written by Rahil Devgan about 4 years ago 785 reads 16 comments