Free Press Journal
  • Kinghts pull off thrilling win over Royal Challengers

    Sharjah: Riding on one of the greatest catches of all time and superb bowling at the death, Kolkata Knight Riders staged a dramatic fightback to pull off a two-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling last-ball finish at the Indian Premier League here today.

  • Preity Zinta least wealthy among IPL team owners

    New Delhi : Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who holds a significant shareholder in the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab team, is the least wealthy among the eight team owners according to Wealth-X.

  • A special knock is long overdue for Viru: Balaji

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab’s Glenn Maxwell might have overshadowed Virender Sehwag with three match-winning knocks so far in this Indian Premier League, but the team’s senior pacer Laxmipathy Balaji feels a “special knock” is long overdue for the out-of-favour India opener.

  • MSD dangerous than Brendon: Mohit Sharma

    Dubai: Find of last year’s Indian Premier League, Mohit Sharma considers skipper MS Dhoni is the most dangerous batsman in Chennai’s line-up followed by Kiwi Brendon McCullum.”It is Mahi (Dhoni) bhai. As a bowler, the first thing you are worried about is for him to hit the ball straight at you. After him, Brendon McCullum is the most dangerous,” he said.

  • Boy from red-light area set to train at Man United

    New Delhi: From the dark by-lanes of Kolkata’s red-light area to the training arena at the world renowned Manchester United Football Club, it has been a roller-coaster journey for young Rajib Roy, who is set to fly to Old Trafford for a 15-day training stint.

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Wishes pour in as Master Blaster turns 41

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 on Thursday and celebrated his birthday in Mumbai in the midst of Indian Premier League action in the United Arab Emirates after being with his franchise Mumbai Indians in the initial phase of the T20 league.

  • Real Madrid edge past Bayern Munich

    Madrid: Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema’s first-half goal gave it a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

  • Gritty Guru gears up for quarters

    The rising shuttler Gurusaidutt bounces back after the opening game loss to edge out Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei 17-21, 21-13, 21-19

  • Bonney defeats Nagraj in WLBSA Billiards final

    Leeds (UK): Reigning national billiards champion Umadevi Nagraj failed to pass the international test after the Karnataka cueist lost the WLBSA World Billiards Championship final against seven-time champion Emma Bonney.

  • Indian grapplers bag two medals

    New Delhi: India pocketed one silver and one bronze through Bajrang and Satywart Kadian in their respective men’s freestyle categories on the second day of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • Karate C’ship: India win 8 medals in USA

    New Delhi: India returned with a rich haul of eight medals, including two gold and six bronze, from the USA Open Karate Championship held at Las Vegas from April onwards.More than 3000 players from 15 countries participated in the event and India was represented by an eight-member team consisting of six players and two coaches.

  • Archers misfire in Shanghai WC

    Kolkata:Indians crashed out of the individual rounds of both recurve and compound sections to cut a sorry figure in the ongoing Archery World Cup Stage I in Shanghai on Thursday.According to information received, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Trisha Deb had the best finishes among the Indians making pre-quarterfinal exits in the compound section, while in recurve Jayant Talukdar, Viswash and Lavanya Nomula bowed out in the last 32 rounds.

  • Somdev-Ante pair crashes out

    Barcelona: Somdev Devvarman and his Croatian partner Ante Pavic bowed out of the Barcelona Open, following defeat in the doubles quarterfinals on Thursday. In the battle between the two lucky-losers, Somdev and Pavic frittered away a one-set lead to lose 6-4 3-6 5-10 to Jesse Huta Galung and Stephanie Robert in the last-eight stage contest of the euro 2,127,035 clay court event.

  • Bhullar tied 38th at China Open

    Shenzhen : Gaganjeet Bhullar alone shot an under-par round from among the three Indians in the fray to be tied 38th at the Volvo China Open on Thursday. Bhullar, who was two-under with two holes, including a par-5 to go, dropped a late bogey to finish at one-under 71.

  • Mumbai boys sail into the Asian Games

    All the four young sailors passed the National trials held at Vishakhapatnam where the strong sea and wind brought Mumbai’s strong pedigree in notice

  • Vazirani All India Jr. Open tennis from April 26

    Mumbai: The Vazirani All India Junior Open Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls under-12 will be held on April 26 and 27 at the Vazirani National Sports Academy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
    The tournament is being held under the auspices of the All India Tennis Association and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association.

  • Pak says J&K polls no substitute for plebiscite

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Thursday rejected Indian electoral process saying, the elections are no substitute to plebiscite in Jammu & Kashmir. “Absolutely not”, said Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam when asked if the election in the state was an alternative to a plebiscite.