Free Press Journal
  • Dhoni expects CSK to make semis

    Abu Dhabi : Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Play hard, Play fair: Gavaskar

    New Delhi: BCCI interim President, Sunil Gavaskar stressed on the importance of playing the game according to MCC Spirit of Cricket — Play hard, Play fair — during Captains & Coaches meeting ahead of the seventh IPL which begun in Abu Dhabi.He stressed to the captains, the importance of their teams playing the game according to the MCC Spirit of Cricket – Play hard, Play fair,” a BCCI release said.

  • Sunder allowed to continue as IPL COO

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court Wednesday said that Sunder Raman will continue as the chief operating officer of the IPL-7 as, it said, any other course would disturb the ongoing cricketing event.
    The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla passed the order after Sunil Gavaskar, interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told the court to take a call on

  • Prosecution slams Pistorius’ expert

    Pretoria: The prosecution derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died. State prosecutor Gerrie Nel sought to prove that forensic geologist Roger Dixon was out of his depth in testifying about the lighting, sound and physical evidence inside Pistorius’s home. Dixon, a university professor, told the court about the sound made by Pistorius’s

  • IPL ties up with twitter

    New Delhi: IPL and twitter have joined hands to bring trailblazing real-time interactive experiences such as IPL Calendar, IPLMagic, IPL Pulse to fans during the seventh edition of the cash-rich twenty20 tournament.

  • Six states calls for BCCI’s working committee meet

    New Delhi : At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case.

  • Kohli signed bat and ball up for auction

    Bangalore: As the cricket lovers gear up for the seventh edition of the IPL, gives an opportunity to the fans to own a unique piece of history — a personally signed Virat Kohli bat and ball. is ready to add their unique flavour to the excitement of the occasion by presenting an exclusive opportunity to own moments from previous editions of the Indian Premier League.

  • To win Candidates was like oxygen, says Anand

    New Delhi : Five-time winner Viswanathan Anand feels he had become too “reliant” on computers last year and losing the World Championship was an extremely “testing” period for him but the Candidates win was like “oxygen” as it earned him the right to play a rematch against Magnus Carlsen.

  • Podolski double keeps Arsenal’s Euro bid alive

    London: Arsenal came from behind to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as Lukas Podolski’s double inspired a vital 3-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday.Arsene Wenger’s side are in danger of failing to reach Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 17 years after a miserable run saw them surrender fourth place to Everton.

  • Spirited India go down to Belgium

    New Delhi: The Indian senior men’s hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands. In their match against Belgium late last night, the Indians started brightly but it was Belgium who managed to open the scorecard in the 17th minute when Tom Boon scored from a penalty corner.

  • Shillong Lajong beat Mohd Sporting in nine-goal thriller

    Kolkata: Shillong Lajong FC came back from behind riding on a Cornell Glen hat-trick to edge out 10-man Mohammedan Sporting 5-4 in a high-scoring I-League thriller at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Wednesday.  Relegation-wary Mohammedan Sporting took a fifth minute lead through Ashim Biswas but all hell broke loose after goalkeeper Luis Barreto tripped Boithang Haokip inside the box to be sent off in the 12th minute.

  • Youth boxers continue to pack punches at WYC

    New Delhi: Rising woman pugilist Jamuna Boro took merely over a minute to book a pre-quarterfinal berth as Indian boxers continued their fine performance in the World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Wednesday.

  • GM East Indian defeat UBI 2-1

    Mumbai: Promoted outfit GM East Indian SC produced another creditable performance to clinch well-deserved 2-1 win against a plucky Union Bank of India in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League, played at the GSA ground, Cross Maidan, here on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Top Australian coach for YMCA swimming camp

    Mumbai: YMCA is conducting a special swim camp with top Australian trainer Ceri Weeks at the helm, at the YMCA swimming pool, Agripada.

  • MFC Colts post big win over Intellenet

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC Under-19 struck excellent form to script a facile 5-1 win over Intellenet FC in a one-sided Super Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Wednesday.

  • Handicap Snooker starts from Friday

    Mumbai: The Radio Club All India Open Handicap Snooker & Invitation Billiards will be held from April 18 to May 10. Twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant is the top seed in the snooker competition that includes second seed Faisal Khan, Ishpreet Singh Chadha, Siddharth Parikh, Devendra Joshi, Zubin Leninwala, Kabil Badami, Hasan Badami, Jaiveer Dhingra, Aditya Agrawal, Ashok Shandilya, Vishal Vaya, Laxman Rawat and IBSF World Women’s Team gold medallist Arantxa Sanchis

  • Al. Barkat score 3rd successive win

    Mumbai: Al. Barkat Malik M. I. English School, Mumbai batsman Pushkar Sharma’s brilliant knock of 77 runs helped his team to record their third consecutive victory after defeating Sports College, Lucknow by one run in a neck-to-neck match in the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup, Boy’s under-16 Inter-State Challenge match, played at HPCL ground, Mumbai on Wednesday.

  • Arvind, Sourabh in pre-quarters of NZ open

    New Delhi: German Open winner Arvind Bhat and Malaysia Open finalist Sourabh Varma advanced to the prequarterfinals of New Zealand Open with straight-game victories in the men’s singles competition of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix event in Auckland.


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