Free Press Journal
  • Incident reported as accident, found murder

    Indore: Police filed a case as road accident but the postmortem of the body revealed that it was a case of murder. Chandan Nagar police recovered the body of a youth from the road between Kalariya and Dharnawad, on Thursday night.

  • Almost quit playing ODI, reveals Ishant

    Hyderabad: Having missed out on the recent World T20 and Asia Cup action, Ishant Sharma revealed he almost gave up on the 50-over format due to poor form in recent times but a pep talk by his mother helped him regain his confidence.

  • HDFC boss Parekh appointed special advisor to Gavaskar

    New Delhi : The Interim President of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar appointed Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) chairman Deepak Parekh as his special advisor for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.

  • SC to hear BCCI plea for Dhoni tapes on April 16

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear April 16 a plea by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking the transcripts of the depositions by Indian skipper MS Dhoni, former board chief N. Srinivasan and IPL chief executive Sundar Raman before the Mukul Mudgal Committee.

  • Being framed to protect influential people: cop

    New Delhi : Senior Tamil Nadu IPS official G Sampath Kumar, who initially probed the IPL betting racket and faced allegations of receiving bribe from a bookie, moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the order of his suspension from service, alleging that the decision was taken to protect influential people in the scandal.
    Kumar, against whom disciplinary proceedings are underway, sought a stay of operation of the suspension order pending his plea

  • NZC right to allow players to participate in IPL: Taylor

    New Delhi : The ‘Club versus Country’ debate has been on since IPL’s inception in 2008 but former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor feels that his country’s Board was among the first to realise that “allowing players in the IPL will only prolong their international careers”.

  • India ‘A’ to tour Aus in July-Aug

    New Delhi: The Indian ‘A’ team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over Quadrangular series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A in Queensland before participating in the Quadrangular series, featuring South Africa ‘A’, Australia ‘A’, and Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS).

  • Pak should learn from India: Moin

    Karachi: India’s continued dominance in ICC events and BCCI’s influence in international cricket has prompted Pakistan coach Moin Khan to admit that India is not only a powerhouse but they should take a leaf out of the neighbour’s book.

  • Pollard warms up for IPL with a ton

    Port of Spain : Kieron Pollard has warmed up for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) with a match-winning century for Trinidad and Tobago in a three-day Caribbean first-class game against Jamaica and says he is now looking forward to the tournament.

  • Aamir could return to cricket by year end

    Karachi: Pakistan’s banned pace bowler, Mohammad Aamir could get back to playing domestic cricket this winter, if the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi is to be believed.”Since we forcefully took up his case last year the ICC had formed a committee to look into the anomalies in the existing ICC anti-corruption laws and there good news is they also appear to understand our stance on Aamir’s ban,” he said.”Aamir

  • Prosecutor: Pistorius shot flame as they talked

    Pistorius says he shouted at what he thought was an intruder. Nel said that if that were the case, she would not have stood up against the door. She would have retreated away from it. And she would have responded to Pistorius, the chief prosecutor said.

  • High-profile panel to evaluate ISL bids

    A seven-member panel will meet today evening to open and evaluate the second and final set of bid documents.

  • Chelsea draw Atletico,Real to take on Bayern

    London : Titleholders Bayern Munich will face nine-time winners Real Madrid in a dramatic Champions League semi-final, which was drawn Friday.Surprise packages Atletico Madrid must take on 2012 winners Chelsea in the second semi-final which could create a showdown over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who plays for Atletico but is ownned by the English club.

  • Srikanth’s marathon takes him to semis

    The 21-year-old plays a quarter-final lasting an hour and three minutes to overcome World No.14 Hun Yu 17-21, 21-14, 21-19

  • Unfair and patently unjust, says Powell after 18-month ban

    Kingston (Jamaica) : Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as “unfair and patently unjust” an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

  • Chess: Abhijeet Gupta in sole lead

    Dubai : Grandmaster and highest rated Indian in the fray, Abhijeet Gupta shot into sole lead, defeating Hatim Al-Hadarani of Yemen in the fourth round of 16th Dubai International open chess tournament on Friday.  The victory with black pieces turned out to be fourth in a row for Gupta and his clean slate helped him annex the sole lead on four points. It was a clean effort by the Indian as Hatim

  • Pallikal powers into quarters

    Houston (USA) : Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal survived some anxious moments before beating Australian qualifier Donna Urquhart in the opening round of the USD 50,000 Texas Open.Pallikal, who has not had the best of starts to 2014, took 36 minutes to get past her 26th-ranked opponent 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 on Thursday. The Chennai-girl saved five game balls in the first game.

  • Thorat becomes first Pune player to play in AFC Cup

    Pune : Pune FC striker Prakash Thorat became the first city-based player to start in an AFC Cup encounter when he took to the field against Nay Pyi Taw FC at the Paung Laung Stadium in Myanmar.The opportunity on Tuesday was Prakash’s second start for Pune FC, after making his debut in the 2013 Durand Cup in New Delhi.
    Prakash said, “The feeling was terrific.

  • Royal Wahingdoh qualify for I-League

    Aizawl : The wait has finally ended for Royal Wahingdoh as the Shillong club staged a fightback to beat Sangbad Pratidin Bhawanipore FC 3-2 and earn a ticket to the 2014-15 edition of the Airtel I-League on Friday.In a thrilling match at the Lammual Stadium, the Shillong Club came back from behind to get the promotion. In the process, they became the third Shillong club to have achieved the feat.