Free Press Journal
  • Johnson’s T20 status in doubt

    Melbourne: Mitchell Johnson has a right toe infection and his availability for the World Twenty20 tournament is in question. Cricket Australia said a final decision on his inclusion in the squad is yet to be made and that his scheduled departure Sunday to Bangladesh may be delayed.
    —PTI

  • Lionel Messi

    Barca, PSG ease into final eight

    Paris: Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain suffered few problems in reaching the quarter-finals of this season’s competition. Barcelona beat Manchester City, who had Pablo Zabaleta sent off, 2-1 last night for a 4-1 aggregate victory. While Barcelona’s win saw them join domestic rivals Atletico Madrid in the last eight, City became the second English

  • Anderson ends ‘Wow’rinka run

    Wawrinka tastes his first defeat of 2014 after recording 13 straight wins, which include a title run in Chennai before his maiden Grand Slam triumph in Melbourne (more…)

  • Paes-Stepanek bow out of Indian Wells

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek went down fighting to Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the men’s doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament.The unseeded Swiss stars needed a super tie breaker to beat the fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair

  • Sania and Cara storm into semis

    Indian Wells (California): India’s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina toenter the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. Fifth-seeded Mirza and Black won 6-4, 6-1, Wednesday and will now play fourth seeds Czech Lucie Hradecka and China’s Jie Zheng who defeated Kveta Peschke and Katerina Srebotnik in a hard-fought quarter-final super tie-break 7-5, 5-7, 10-3.        

  • Karnataka look to extend winning run

    Kolkata: Chasing a treble, Ranji champions Karnataka will be eyeing to continue their dream run, while Bengal will be under pressure against Railways in a grudge match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final double header today. Spearheaded by medium pacer R Vinay Kumar, who has grabbed 50 wickets in the last 10 matches (in both list A and first-class formats), Karnataka also boast of a formidable batting line-up, with Robin Uthappa and

  • Bengaluru FC march towards maiden title

    Kalyani (WB): Leaders Bengaluru FC went seven points clear atop the table after routing a listless United SC 3-1 in a round 21 I-League fixture on Thursday. Thoi Singh (44th) gave Bengaluru the lead but Eric Brown equalised for the hosts from the spot in the 54th minute at the Kalyani Stadium encounter.

  • Indian archers strike gold

    Bangkok: Indian archers won two gold and a silver in team events in the ongoing 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships on Thursday. Compound women team of Gagandeep Kaur, V Jyothi Surekha and P Lily Chanu defeated Iran in the final team event and took the first gold for the country by a good margin of 15 points (219 vs 204). They eliminated Taipei team (224 vs 220) in the semi-final and

  • Route SMS, Standard Chartered advance

    Mumbai: Left arm spinner Shailesh Dubali’s 4 wickets including a hat-trick at a personal cost of just 6 runs enabled Route SMS Solutions crush Oriental Insurance by 125 runs in the MCA Inter-office T20 Cricket tournament for D,E and F division teams. The winners amassed 163/6 with good contributions from Bhushan Tandel (60) and Sumit Dhekle (42). Oriental Insurance managed just 38 runs in 11.4 overs as medium pacer Yuvraj Pawar made

  • Hockey India slaps ban on 21 players

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) Thursday slapped bans ranging from three to six months on 21 players for breaching the code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport. Besides imposing the bans on the players, the HI disciplinary committee also banned North Central Railways women’s team manager Pushpa Srivastava for six months and coach Shradha Verma for nine months after the team walked off the field against Haryana XI during the

  • State docs participate in Medico sports fest

    Mumbai: More than 150 doctors from all corners of Maharashtra actively participated in the All Maharashtra Medico Open Medico Sports Festival organised by Dr. Prakash Vaze Sports Foundation on Saturday. It is the oldest state level event in Medico Field for the last 5years. Next year the foundation plans to hold inter-district event and later on National level.

  • Will ISL’s success be I-League’s death knell?

    Mumbai: Is the All India Football Federation (AIFF) looking for an image makeover with the Indian Super League (ISL)? Does it honestly believe it will give a push to the sport in the country? The ISL appears to be a haven for yesteryears stars like Theiry Henry, Robbie Fowler and Raul Gonzalez, much as the Indian Premier League (IPL) was for former internationals in the first two editions. They may dazzle the

  • Malaysian plane crash map

    Satellites got signal from missing plane

    Kuala Lumpur :  The mystery surrounding the fate of the Malaysia Airlines plane which went missing almost six days ago has deepened amid claims that satellites were still receiving data from the aircraft after it went missing, reports Daily Mail.

  • Sena editorial lambasts BJP

    Close on the heels of senior leaders of the BJP rushing to pacify the Shiv Sena, the party mouthpiece r ‘Saamna’ has lambasted the BJP for attempting to tango with the MNS. The ‘Saamna’ editorial, which is authored by party spokesperson Sanjay Raut and approved by party boss Uddhav Thackeray, has derided the BJP like never before.

  • US court dismisses Devyani indictment

    New York :  Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip search soured Indo-US relations, on Thursday got major relief with a US court dismissing her federal indictment in a visa fraud case and ruling that she had full diplomatic immunity.

  • Law catches up with Chhote Nawab

    Mumbai :  A metropolitan magistrate’s court on Thursday framed charges against actor Saif Ali Khan and two of his friends for allegedly assaulting a South Africa-based businessman and his father-in-law at the Taj Mahal hotel two years ago.

  • Commuter almost loses an eye to water balloon

    Mumbai :  A 33-year-old woman in a local train narrowly escaped being blinded in one eye after being hit by a water balloon between Bhayandar and Mira Road on Thursday morning.

  • FIR against Kejriwal for chaos during visit

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and his party members for the chaos that resulted from his visit to the city.  The FIR has been filed at the airport police station under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

  • Nirbhaya case: Court upholds death penalty

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old girl here on December 16, 2012, that shook the nation’s conscience and led to widespread protests.