Free Press Journal
  • Huge windfall for Kiwis from India tour

    Wellington: The ongoing tour by India is set to trigger a financial windfall for New Zealand Cricket as it will earn the body more than USD 35 million in broadcast rights, making it the biggest money-spinner in any sport here.

  • Naman Ojha

    Ojha under pressure over selection

    New Delhi:Pragyan Ojha has fallen in the pecking order behind Ravindra Jadeja as the third specialist spinner with remote chances of playing a Test series overseas but the Odisha-born Hyderbad left-arm spinner is not ready to throw in the towel yet.

  • `Injured` Marsh still confident of regaining his place

    Sydney: Injured Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has said that he has not given up on regaining his place in the Test side despite an agonising week battling a calf strain that ended his South Africa tour before it began.Although Marsh was frustrated at missing out on a possible Test berth only days after being selected, he is determined to finish WA’s Sheffield Shield campaign in fine style to keep his

  • England’s tour ends with T20 whimper

    Sydney: England’s sorry tour of Australia finally ended with a whimper– a crushing 84-run defeat to give the hosts a clean sweep of the three-game Twenty20 series.The Australians, with man-of-the-match George Bailey smashing an unbeaten 49 off 20 balls, scored 195 for six after winning the toss in Sydney.

  • UAE, Scotland look forward to World Cup ‘15

    Christchurch: Aqib Javed, Paul Collingwood and Craig Wright are well known names in international cricket who have added an extra achievement to their names after steering their sides to the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

  • ECB yet to decide on `controversial` Pietersen’s future

    Sydney: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reportedly said that it is yet to make a call on the future of controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen in the Test team.There was widespread speculation in the British media that the relationship between outgoing team director Andy Flower and Pietersen had reached breaking point and that they could no longer continue working together.

  • We were desperate to lift Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar

    Hyderabad: Karnataka lifted their seventh Ranji Trophy title Sunday beating Maharashtra by seven wickets in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here. Their captain Vinay Kumar said he always believed his young side had the ability to lift the Ranji title this season.

  • Saketh, Yuki complete 5-0 whitewash of Taipei

    Indore: Saketh Myneni and Yuki Bhambri recorded dominating straight-set victories as India completed a 5-0 rout of Chinese Taipei in the first round of their Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie, here today.Myneni, who contributed in India’s doubles win yesterday, carried his good form into the singles rubber as captain decided to play him in place of Somdev Devvarman, who won a marathon singles against Ti Chen.

  • Anand draws with Caruana in Zurich Chess

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account after signing peace with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of Zurich chess challenge now underway here at the Savoy. After two uncharacteristic defeats coming against world champion Levon Aronian of Armenia and Hikaru Nakamura of United States, Anand put an end to his losses with a solid draw wherein he had to defend for a while in the

  • Mekhla rallies to down Saakshi; Gideon set for double

    Mumbai: Mekhla Ambekar is a fighter to the core. Even after dropping the first game, she put up a terrific fight to snatch the next two games even after trailing to storm into the girls under-13 finals of the All India Balkan-Ji-Bari Open badminton tournament.

  • Hidayat, Prashant lose in state carrom tourney

    Mumbai: Sandeep Dive of Mumbai-Sub. prevailed over former Saarc & Asain Champion Hidayat Ansari of Mumbai in a thrilling three game encounter 0-25, 25-22, 25-18 and created a major upset to enter Fourth round of the Men Singles event in the 6th Maharashtra State Ranking Carrom Tournament 2014.

  • Mohun Bagan beat United Sikkim 1-0

    Kolkata:Looking for their elusive trophy, Mohun Bagan started their IFA Shield campaign on a positive note beating United Sikkim FC 1-0 in their opening group league encounter.Kerala lad CS Sabeeth converted a flag-kick from statemate Denson Devadas in the 27th minute to help the green and maroon brigade log home full points.

  • Monorail goes public

    Mumbai :  There was such a scramble for a first-day ride in the country’s first monorail that the doors of the 12.07 PM train from Chembur to Wadala Depot got jammed at Chembur itself.

  • SC refuses to stay bid for spectrum

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court in an extraordinary hearing on Sunday refused to stay the auction of spectrum slated for Monday. Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Loop and Idea had approached the Supreme Court seeking stay of the auction and extension of their licenses by 10 more years.

  • Jayalalithaa

    AIADMK-CPI in poll pact

    Chennai :  A day after some non-Congress and non-BJP party leaders talked about forming a third front, the AIADMK on Sunday entered into an electoral alliance with the CPI in Tamil Nadu, with the latter subtly ‘endorsing’ the clamour among ruling party cadres here to make Jayalalithaa the Prime Minister, post-2014 polls.

  • SC bench to revisit Hindutva judgment

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court has decided to revisit its 1995 judgment in which the apex court ruled that seeking vote in the name of Hinduism is not a corrupt practice. The court has accordingly decided to set up a larger seven judge-bench for an authoritative pronouncement on the electoral law categorizing misuse of religion for electoral gains as “corrupt practice”.

  • Cong all set for Rahul foray into US primaries

    New Delhi :  A day after his party changed a chief minister by the diktat of the high command, the Congress chief spokesperson Ajay Maken is back to selling the idea that the decision to choose 14 Lok Sabha candidates through US style primaries would put an end to this culture.

  • Cong needed to sit in Opposition in ’09: Dwivedi

    New Delhi :  The Congress is not likely to give up its hunt for alliance partners, even as senior party Janardan Dwivedi has come up with a revisionist view that after failing to achieve absolute majority in 2009 it should have played the role of an opposition party.