Free Press Journal
  • Portugal sweat over Ronaldo fitness

    Manuas (Brazil) : Lingering doubts about the fitness of world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo have left Portugal in disarray ahead of their clash with the United States in Manaus today. Already reeling from a crushing 4-0 defeat to Germany in their opener, Portugal face almost certain elimination if they lose to US. (more…)

  • No time for tears, coach tells Algeria

    Porto Alegre (Brazil) : Coach Vahid Halilhodzic has told Algeria now is not the time for tears ahead of their date with South Korea where defeat will spell yet another premature ending to a World Cup campaign.

  • ‘Fake Scolari’ interview leaves Brazil bemused

    Rio de Janeiro : The experienced columnist and TV presenter Mario Sergio Conti thought his luck was in last Wednesday, when he boarded a flight from Rio to Sao Paulo only to discover that Luiz Felipe Scolari, the current Brazilian coach widely known in Brazil as Felipao, was sitting next to him. (more…)

  • Physio, who got Suarez fit, recovering from cancer

    Sao Paulo: The most important figure in Uruguay’s victory against England didn’t score any goals or provide any assists. His name is Walter Ferreira. The physiotherapist for the Uruguayan national team and has spent the last month working on Luis Suarez’s left knee. In Uruguay, they call him the “miracle man”. (more…)

  • Spirit of ’98 infecting France: Manager Deschamps

    Salvador (Brazil): Coach Didier Deschamps says the same spirit which helped carry France to their 1998 World Cup victory is infecting the current squad, who thumped Switzerland 5-2. Four years to the day after France’s South Africa campaign unravelled when the players went on strike, Deschamps says the discord (more…)

  • Cameroon to investigate players’ spat in Croatia game

    Rio De Janeiro: Cameroon’s football federation is investigating what it calls “disgraceful behavior” by some of its players in the 4-0 loss to Croatia at the World Cup, when defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butted a teammate. FECAFOOT said players could be punished through the internal investigation ahead of Cameroon’s (more…)

  • Gerrard hints at retirement after 2014 World Cup

    London: Steven Gerrard admitted England’s World Cup heartbreak was a new low as he dropped a heavy hint he may quit international football, writes John Cross in Sao Paulo. Gerrard, 34, who has won 113 caps, said he will make an announcement once England’s fate is known but they need a miracle to avoid an early exit from the Continue Reading ...-->

  • Rooney says sorry for England flop

    Rio de Janeiro: Wayne Rooney apologised to England fans for the country’s disastrous exit from the World Cup after two defeats. The 28-year-old Manchester United striker said on his Facebook page that he was “absolutely devastated” and “gutted” by the losses to Italy and Uruguay in Group D. Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 (more…)

  • Massa breaks Merc stranglehold

    Spielberg (Austria) : Williams driver Felipe Massa secured his first pole position in six years on Saturday, setting up an exciting duel with Mercedes for today’s Austrian Grand Prix.

  • Kotiyan in line for double

    Mumbai: Men’s top seed Martand Biniwale of Pune and youth girls No. 1 Mallika Bhandarkar of Nagpur were shocked, in the 1st Maharashtra State Ranking TT Tournament. Biniwale endured a surprise challenge from fourth seed Omkar Torgalkar of Mumbai Suburban who snatched a thrilling 7-11, 15-13, 12-10, 12-10, 13-15, 11-8 (more…)

  • WCG and MMS romp to wins

    Mumbai: Wellingdon Catholic Gymkhana (WCG) had things much their own way against Freunds Sports Club as they romped to a emphatic 9-0 victory in a First Division match of the MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) League at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate. (more…)

  • Anand finishes 5th in World Blitz

    Dubai: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand had to be content with a joint fifth finish even as reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen scripted history by winning the World Blitz Championship that concluded. Anand, starting the day on 7.5 points from the first 11 games, scored another six points out of last 10 to end on 13.5 points in all (more…)

  • Indian paddlers ousted from Japan

    Yokohama: The Indian challenge at the World Tour Japan Open Super Series came to an end when local paddler Jun Mizutani beat Achanta Sharath Kamal 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $300,000 event here Saturday. Earlier, Soumyajit Ghosh exited from the semifinals as he went down in straight games to Brazilian Hugo (more…)

  • Broad claims his second hat-trick

    London: England bowled Sri Lanka out for 257 on the first day of the second Test with fast-medium bowler Stuart Broad grabbing a hat-trick. Skipper Alastair Cook opted to field first on winning the toss and England bowlers did a good job as they wrapped up Sri Lanka on day one.  England then went in to bat and completed the day on 36-0 with Cook and opening partner Sam Robson batting for

  • On tenterhooks, CM seeks relief in Delhi

    New Delhi : Fighting with his back to the wall, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan spent a day knocking several doors – beginning with President Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhawan, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and then proceeding to have strategy sessions with senior party leaders – A K Antony, Ahmed Patel, (more…)

  • Six children injured as truck rams into school bus

    Ujjain: Six students were injured when a truck rammed into their school bus on Saturday at Kulawada area near Ingoriya at Barnagar Road. The bus belonged to Shri Ram Convent School and was carrying 35 students out of which six were injured. The truck driver fled the scene after the incident. Locals informed the Ingoriya police and they reached the spot and arranged medical attention for the injured Childs.

  • Fire-fighting equipment was dysfunctional in bldg

    Mumbai : Naman Midtown building at Elphinstone Road where a huge fire broke out on Saturday at 5.19 pm did not have a functional fire-fighting equipment. Deputy Chief Fire Officer S A Kale said the fire-fighting equipment did not work when they entered the building to douse the fire. (more…)

  • Swimming pool reopens

    Ujjain : Ujjain Municipal Corporation has reopened its Kothi Road located swimming pool. Pool was closed after disinfection and chlorination process of the pool was stopped, after which pools water became polluted and various swimmers complained of eye other infections. Pool has reopened after the chlorination and cleaning was completed.

  • Two die, 3 hurt in separate road mishaps

    Ujjain : Two persons lost their lives and three others were injured in separate road accidents occurred within city limits here on Saturday.

  • Jr engineer caught accepting bribe of Rs 3000

    Khandwa : Indore Lok Ayukta police caught junior engineer of Power Distribution Company Premlal Gurjar (52) red handed while taking bribe of Rs 3000 on Saturday. He had taken bribe for installing DP for power connection. (more…)