Free Press Journal
  • ‘Million-pound’ KP gets T20 call up

    London: Kevin Pietersen was on Wednesday handed a berth in England’s provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World T20, which begins in Bangladesh in March.The 33-year-old batsman’s international future has been the subject of speculation since England’s humiliating 5-0 loss to Australia in the Ashes, with British media reports suggesting his place was at risk.

  • Tendulkar considered playing in Big Bash: report

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year’s edition of the T20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached.According to a report in ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, Tendulkar was offered an “attractive” package by the Thunder, who are desperately looking for a turnaround in their fortunes, having won just one game out of their last 19 matches, stretching

  • England down Belgium

    New Delhi: An impressive England continued their unbeaten run and defeated Belgium by a solitary goal in a hard-fought match to become the first team to book their place in the semi-finals of the Hero Hockey World League Final on Wednesday night.

  • Two Indian athletes still uncertain for Winter Oly

    New Delhi: Two of the three Indian athletes, who have qualified for next month’s Winter Olympics, still face uncertainty over their participation as the Sports Ministry delayed the release of funds to buy expensive equipment that are mandatory for the Games.

  • Sushil, Yogeshwar opt out of USA wrestling tourney

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have opted out of travelling with the 10-strong Indian wrestling contingent, which will leave for the Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament in Colorado Springs from January 30 to February 1.

  • Ashwini Nachappa hails Anju’s upgraded gold

    Mumbai: Former India sprinter Ashwini Nachappa expressed happiness over ace long jumper Anju Bobby George’s upgraded gold medal in an event that she took part in eight years ago and said the nation is proud of her feat though it has come after so long.

  • CBI to have unit to handle sports fraud

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon have a sports frauds investigation unit under its special crime branch.The announcement was made by its chief Ranjit Sinha in his keynote address at the two-day workshop organised by the agency on “Tackling Match Fixing & Corruption in Football.

  • Bengaluru, Shillong thrash Goan clubs

    Kochi/Manjeri: I-League leaders Bengaluru FC began their Federation Cup campaign in style with a 5-3 win over Sporting Clube de Goa in a thrilling match on Wednesday.Beikhokhei (5th and 40th minute) and Robin Singh (66th and 90+3) scored two goals each while India captain Sunil Chhetri found the target in the 33rd minute.

  • BSP will go it alone

    Lucknow :  Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Wednesday (January 15) made it clear that her party will contest the Lok Sabha elections on its own. Using her 58th birthday to send out a clear message to her supporters, she told a huge rally that all other parties were joining forces against the BSP to prevent her, “a Dalit woman”, from rising in politics. She called upon her supporters to go out

  • Varsity squash from Jan 20

    Mumbai: The All India Inter-University Squash Championship will be organized by H.R. College Sports Council at the Bombay Gymkhana from January 20 to 22.Mumbai University along with Delhi University will be among the favourites for the title.

  • Party MLA dubs Kejriwal a ‘liar’

    Differences in the Aam Aadmi Party came out in the open on Wednesday with party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny accusing the Delhi Government of deviating from its principles and poll promises and calling Arvind Kejriwal a “liar”. Binny, a former Congressman who had publicly displayed his unhappiness after he was left out of the cabinet in December, also threatened to “expose” the party at a press conference while slamming it for “failing”

  • Arun advances in snooker

    Mumbai: Arun Barve of PYC, Pune registered an impressive win to advance to the fourth round, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Dadar Club Open Snooker Tournament on Wednesday.Barve, 53, overcame young Dev Dongre of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana 80-47, 44-70, 48-35, 35-33 to become the first cueist in the competition to reach the fourth round. After a flying start in the opening frame, Barve surprisingly struggled in the second to drop the

  • Sportspower, USA bow out

    Mumbai: Defending champions Sportspower, USA suffered their second consecutive defeat and made an exit from the UPL-9th Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament, organised by the Don Bosco Recreation Centre. Sportspower, who came into this match following a defeat to Services earlier in the group, required a win to stay in contention for a place in the final. They started on a positive note and were well on course to achieve their objective

  • RA Podar boys, girls excel in basketball

    Mumbai: The first week of the Mumbai leg of the IMG–Reliance College League organised by the Basketball Federation of India was dominated by R A Podar college of Commerce & Economics. The girls had it easy against HR College and Ruia College, winning their league games 35-18 and 37-10 respectively.

  • UK ministers were told not to upset Indira

    The newly-declassified file on Operation Bluestar reveals Mrs Gandhi’s attitude, who was quick to take offence at slights. It also highlights good relations between Indira Gandhi and Mrs Thatcher (more…)

  • Court seeks report on Rahul’s ride atop vehicle

    Thiruvananthapuram : A court in Kerala has sought a report from the police over complaints against All India Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s ride atop a police vehicle during his visit to the state on Monday.

  • ‘Italy being treated as a terrorist state’

    New Delhi : Italian Government on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court challenging invocation of anti-terrorism law against its two marines, saying it “would tantamount to the Republic of Italy being termed a terrorist state”.