Free Press Journal
  • Austrian skier expelled for doping

    Sochi: Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been thrown out of the Sochi Winter Olympics after testing positive for EPO.”It is a black day for us,” Austrian Olympic Committee president Karl Stoss told the media Sunday, reports Xinhua.

  • Waves ride the warrior storm

    It came as a befitting result for last year’s runners-up Delhi Waveriders to emerge champions in India’s premier hockey league by defeating JP Warriors in shoot-outs after regulation time ended in a 3-3 tie (more…)

  • Ranchi Rhinos shoot-out UP Wizards to finish third

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards via penalty shoot-out to finish third in the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium.The Rhinos beat UP Wizards 3-2 via penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 1-1 at regulation time.

  • FIFA team pleased with venues

    Mumbai: A two-member FIFA team visited the refurbished Cooperage football ground, Mumbai, on Sunday morning to have a look at the ground and other amenities as part of their inspection of the eight venues short-listed by AIFF to host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup 2017.

  • Spirited Lajong hold Kalyani 2-2

    Mumbai: A fit-again Uilliams Bomfin made a spectacular comeback to effect Shillong Lajong FC’s turnaround from two goal down to hold United SC and return to top four after a round 18 I-League fixture. United SC looked all set to dominate with goals from Eric Brown (13th) and Waheed (22nd) in the first quarter.

  • India seeks IOC help to draft anti-fixing law

    New Delhi: India has sought inputs from International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fine tune its proposed comprehensive legislation on prevention of “match and spot fixing” in the backdrop of such allegations in cricket. In a letter to IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitendra Singh has requested sharing of the body’s knowledge in drafting the bill.

  • Elite League to start today

    Mumbai: The Mumbai District Football Association’s (MDFA) Elite Division League 2014 will commence at various venues from Monday, February 24, 2014. In the opening matches, ONGC will meet Union Bank at 2.00 pm and later Companeroes FC will clash with RCF at the Fr. Agnel ground, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

  • Young Guns mow down Soccer A-Z

    Mumbai: Young Guns are certainly enjoying a great run recording another fluent victory when they tamed Soccer A-Z by a comfortable 2-0 margin in a First Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league at the Goan Sports Association ground. Karan Durante and Rahul Lad struck a goal each for the winners.

  • Rajesh bags bronze in kick boxing

    Mumbai: Cadet and senior National kick boxing championship 2014, held at Shiv Chatrapati sports complex, Balewadi, Pune, Rajesh Patole  from shito ryu karate and kick boxing association bagged a Bronze medal in full contact event . Coach Umesh G. Murkar is training them at District Sports Complex, Mumbai City, Dharavi, Mumbai.

  • Tambe shocked in YMCA Carrom

    Mumbai: Mahendra Tambe crashed out in the second round, in the Bombay YMCA District Ranking Carrom Tournament on Sunday. Young Abhishek Bharti of 5 Star fashioned the first major upset in the competition when he prevailed over Tambe 25-21, 25-13. While Bharti was rewarded for accuracy, Tambe, also a former international, dropped the opening game narrowly and paid the price for a slew of errors.

  • Jash sparkles in tennis

    Mumbai: Jash Mehta of Achievers put a star show as he is set for a double crown in the  JLTTA-Balkan-Ji-Bari promotional tournament, held at Balkan-Ji-Bari Welfare Centre, Juhu Road, Santacruz (West). Not only that he also played a stellar role, while helping Achievers TT  Academy come from behind to beat LJTT Academy  2-1 in the team championships final.The pair defeated Varun and Nikunj 3-1.

  • Gothe, Lakhotia in line for a double

    Mumbai: Unseeded Ajay Lakhotia and qualifier Sudhir Gothe set themselves up for a double, in the Khar Gymkhana All India Veterans Open Ranking Tennis Tournament, on Sunday.Gothe who shocked No. 8 seed Naresh Khatri in the first round and top seed Dr. Manoj Chandiramani in the quarter-finals, turned giant-killer when he upset fourth seed Vinod Seth 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 to enter the 45+ championship round.

  • Maxwell inspired by McCullum’s heroics

    Sydney: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is reportedly inspired by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s history-making triple century against India to be a serious first-class player and extend his Test career.

  • Replace defensive Dhoni with Kohli, advises Chappell

    New Delhi :  Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels Virat Kohli should replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s Test captain as the incumbent is defensive and lets the game “meander along like an absent-minded professor strolling in the park”.

  • Three tutorials on the A, B & C of corruption

    New Delhi :  Politicians do not take a weekly off on Sunday — in fact, they get all the more proactive. Vying for voter attention, the three main protagonists for the next general elections — the Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, the challenger BJP’s candidate Narendra Modi and the title holder Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi — packed their punches and delivered full throated attacks on Sunday.

  • Paswan inches closer to NDA, WILL FILL VOID

    New Delhi :  In a move that signals the realignment of political forces in the caste sensitive state of Bihar, Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who heads the Lok Janshakti Party, has moved closer to the National Democratic Alliance, which is projecting Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.

  • K Chandrashekara Rao

    No visible signs yet of Cong, TSR merger

    New Delhi :  During the heydays of the separate Telangana movement, its leader K Chandrashekara Rao (KCR) used to publicly declare he has no political ambitions and would disband the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as soon the state becomes a reality.

  • B U I L D ING B L O C K S

    Should social thought be given any importance while imparting knowledge in institutions of higher education?