Free Press Journal
  • SA slowly building up momentum: Du Plessis

    Christchurch: South African batsman Faf du Plessis on Tuesday said they are slowly building up intensity ahead of their opening match of the World Cup against Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. South Africa play their last warm-up game against co-hosts New Zealand here Wednesday.

  • Untoward behaviour won’t be tolerated: ICC

    Melbourne: The ICC chief executive Dave Richardson has warned players against overtly aggressive on-field behaviour during the Cricket World Cup beginning on Saturday.

  • Pune, Chennai added to IPL match hosting venues

    Mumbai : Pune and Chennai have been added to the list of host venues for this season’s Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament, scheduled in April-May, after missing out on the distinction in 2014 due to different reasons.

  • Robot picks debutants Afghanistan to win WC

    Canterbury: Of all, a robot has picked first-timers Afghanistan to win the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Afghanistan are 1000-1 in betting odds to win the tournament. They are clubbed with Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Pool A. The prediction was made by University of Canterbury’s robot, named Ikram, after viewing the 14 competing countries’ flags.

  • Now, enjoy Indo-Pak WC match free on DD

    New Delhi : Millions of cricket fans in the country may get to see India’s first World Cup match against traditional rivals Pakistan on February 15 free of cost as the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Delhi High Court order that barred public broadcaster Doordarshan from sharing the live feed of the cricket World Cup matches with the cable operators, provided to it by Star TV.

  • Fabregas boost for Chelsea’s title charge

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a major fitness boost after revealing Cesc Fabregas will be back in his side for the visit of Everton on Wednesday. Spain star Fabregas came off during the Blues’ League Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool with a hamstring injury and missed the draw with Manchester City and Saturday’s win at Aston Villa. But Mourinho confirmed Fabregas will be back in midfield for the showdown

  • India is a very dangerous side, says Josh Hazlewood

    Melbourne : Notwithstanding India’s awful form in the run-up to the cricket World Cup, Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood feels the defending champions are a very dangerous side and that it was ‘just a matter of time’ before their batting order clicks.

  • Chess: Anand finishes seventh

    Baden-Baden (Germany): Viswanathan Anand’s campaign ended on a sour note as he lost to English Grandmaster Michael Adams in the seventh and final round to finish seventh in the Grenke Chess Classic on Tuesday. A victory could have propelled him to a much needed 50% score but Anand let go a drawn endgame through another blunder to end on just 2.5 points in his first Classical tournament of the year. The loss

  • India play Nepal in FIFA WC qualification

    New Delhi: India were on Tuesday drawn to play against Nepal in the preliminary joint qualification round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The draw was held at the AFC Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. The matches would be held on a home and away format with India first playing at home March 12. The return leg is slated for March 17. The match will be the first

  • India is a far superior side than Pak: Irfan

    New Delhi : Having played a stellar role many a time in India-Pakistan clashes, all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that the defending champions have a far superior unit and will do well against the archrivals in the high-voltage opening World Cup encounter on February 15 in Adelaide.

  • Sanjay make quarters

    Mumbai : Second seed Sanjay Golbare of Hindu Gymkhana staved off a strong challenge from Mohit Kanani of Cricket Club of India to register a hard-fought 30-25 win in a men’s professionals singles pre-quarter-final match of the 23rd G.D. Birla Memorial Masters Inter-Club Badminton Tournament, sponsored by Birla Sunlife Insurance and jointly organised by Badminton 45 and Bombay Gymkhana, and played at the Bombay Gymkhana courts on Tuesday.

  • Mumbai aim to vanish the Wizards

    Mumbai : After ending their victory drought on Sunday, Dabang Mumbai have a formidable task on hand when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their Hockey India League first leg clash at the Mahindra Stadium today.

  • Snooker: Advani puts ONGC into PSPB final

    Bengaluru: Ace Indian cuiest Pankaj Advani helped ONGC sail into the snooker team event final in the 11th Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Inter-Unit tournament. In the semi-final 1, Advani humbled Himanshu Jain of GAIL 2-0 while another ONGC cueist Varun Madan also outplayed Ketan Chawla 2-0. BPCL also won a hard-fought battle against IOCL 4-3 to also make it to the team final. In an interesting battle, the scorline was locked

  • It is AAP Tsunami versus Modi wave

    Even as the Delhi poll outcome left the rudderless Congress searching for its moorings and the Bharatiya Janata Party sat licking its wounds, in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena fired a fresh salvo at its partner.

  • IAAF pleased with preparation for ’15 Worlds

    Beijing: A senior International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) official Tuesday expressed his satisfaction with the preparations for the 2015 Beijing World Championships Aug 22-30. “With six months to go, the organising committee is nearly ready. All is well prepared. We were having a two-day meeting with the organizing committee and this meeting was very successful,” IAAF Council member and Chairman of IAAF Coordination Committee Helmut Digel was quoted as saying by

  • Amrita, Ansu register wins in tennis

    Kolkata: Local talent and top seed Amrita Mukherjee breezed past qualifier Disha Satish Agarwal in the opening round of the women’s singles draw at the ongoing Central Excise Open AITA Grass Court Tennis Championships on Tuesday. Mukherjee took no time to drub Agarwal of Delhi, as the former won 6-1, 6-2 at the Central Excise Athletic Club. Women’s singles second seed M. Aarthi of Tamil Nadu had no option but to bite

  • Mumbai bring in pacer Mota for quarterfinals

    Mumbai : The Mumbai cricket selectors made two changes to the squad that took the first innings lead over defending champions Karnataka in the group stage and qualified for the Ranji Trophy quarter-final, where it will take on Delhi.

  • Dutee smashes meet record in heats

    Thiruvananthapuram : Controversial teen sprinter Dutee Chand set the track ablaze in the qualifiers itself with a new meet record even as Services Sports Control Board tightened its grip around the overall title by maintaining the top position in the 35th National Games on Tuesday.

  • Pankaj, Maitryee emerge victorious

    Mumbai : Pankaj Pawar and Maitreyee Gogate claimed men and women singles titles in the 7th Maharashtra State Ranking Prize Money Carrom Tournament 2015.

  • P.D. Lions enter YMCA final

    Mumbai: P.D. Lions stunned defending champions Pillai (Panvel) in a tense-packed semi-final of the Bombay YMCA 4th Inter-Collegiate volleyball tournament on Tuesday. In a match full of ups and downs, the Lion boys triumphed 21-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21. The winners now take on K.M.Patel, who defeated Jhunjhunwalla 25-22, 20-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-10.