The answer to the crossword question is “ALAI”. It is the word that comes after “jai” in a sport’s name. Jai alai is a sport that originated in the Basque region of Spain and is played with a ball and a curved basket called a cesta. The objective of the game is to score points by throwing the ball against the front wall of the court in a way that makes it difficult for the opposing player or team to return it. Jai alai is known for its speed and intensity, and is often referred to as the “fastest sport in the world”.