Free Press Journal
  • Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich, Leverkusen win in German Bundesliga

    Berlin: Bayern Munich extended their dominance at the top of Bundesliga thanks to a hard-earned 2-0 win at Hoffenheim while Leverkusen crushed Hannover 4-0 in the 29th round of the German football league. Bundesliga front-runners Bayern reaped the 23rd victory in the 29th game as they overcame a courageous Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Both sides staged an evenly-balanced opening period but Hoffenheim’s midfielder Anthony Modeste had the best chance to break

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt continues Rio goodwill tour

    Rio de Janeiro: Star sprinter Usain Bolt continued his goodwill tour of the city as a guide runner for Paralympic champion athlete Terezinha Guilhermina here.  The 28-year-old Jamaican smiled as he held the Brazilian’s hand in a 50 metre sprint on Saturday, reports Xinhua.  “It was a dream come true,” Guilhermina told on Saturday.

  • Lucie Safarova

    Czech Republic lead 2-0 in Fed Cup semis

    Prague: The Czech Republic team led 2-0 over France with two singles wins in the first day’s Fed Cup tennis semi-final.  Lucie Safarova, ranked 13th in the world, rallied to beat Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, while World No.4 Petra Kvitova saw off Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday, reports Xinhua.  This is the seventh straight semi-final appearance for the Czech team.

  • Paulo Cesar

    Ex-Brazilian star Paulo Cesar sold World Cup gold medal to buy cocaine

    Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil’s famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine.  The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the “precious medal”, reports Xinhua.  The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, Gremio, Vasco da Gama and Corinthians, admitted his addiction began in France when playing for Marseille in the

  • Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Former Brazil coach Scolari on radar of Chinese clubs

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s 2002 football World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari could leave local club Gremio to coach in China.
    Scolari has more than two years left on his Gremio contract but news emerged on Saturday that the Brazilian top-flight club could be willing to let the 66-year-old go, reports Xinhua.  The report followed a Twitter post from Brazilian journalist Joao Garcia, a close friend of Scolari, on Friday.  “The Chinese are

  • Louis van Gaal

    Van Gaal says Man U played `best match of season` despite 1-0 PL defeat to Chelsea

    London : Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has described his team’s performance on Saturday night as ‘best match of the season’ despite enduring a narrow 1-0 defeat against Chelsea in their Premier League tie. Chelsea ended United’s six-game winning streak after Eden Hazard netted the decisive goal in the 38th minute at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s men need to win just two games off their remaining six fixtures to return the title

  • Delhi DareDevils

    Upbeat DelhiDare Devils face stern Kolkata Knight Riders test at Kotla

    New Delhi: A resurgent Delhi Daredevils will look to continue with their winning momentum when they take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the team’s fifth match of the IPL cricket tournament at the Feroz Shah Kotla, here tomorrow. After two opening losses in this edition of the cash-rich league, the Jean-Paul Duminy-led side bounced back with two straight wins to put its campaign back on track.

  • Uneasy calm in Kashmir

    Srinagar: An uneasy calm today prevailed in Kashmir where authorities have kept several separatists including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest to foil their plans of holding protests against the killing of a teenager in Budgam district.

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi nets 400th goal as Barca edge past Valencia

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi scored the 400th goal of his Barcelona career as the Catalans beat Champions League-chasing Valencia 2-0 to move five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Luis Suarez got Barca off to a flying start as he slotted home the opener after just 54 seconds from Messi’s through ball yesterday. However, it was Valencia who enjoyed the majority of the chances thereafter and they were left to rue Dani

  • Narendra Modi

    We are not here to enjoy government, but work for welfare of poor : Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday delivered a pep talk to BJP Members of Parliament on his government’s welfare schemes, the achievements of it abroad in the last eleven months and how the party must strategise to counter the opposition criticism of the NDA regime’s policies. Modi was addressing the parliamentarians even as the Congress was getting set to address a farmers’ rally at the Ram Lila Ground on the outskirts

  • Real Madrid, Malaga

    Real Madrid beat Malaga to keep the heat on Barca

    Madrid: Real Madrid kept up the chase behind FC Barcelona in the race for the BBVA Primera Liga title as goals from Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a hard-fought win against Malaga, a media report said on Sunday.  The win, on Saturday, came at a price and Real Madrid suffered a setback before the 10-minute mark when Gareth Bale was forced to leave the pitch with what looked

  • chelsea

    Chelsea edge past Manchester U 1-0 to inch closer to PL title

    London : Chelsea moved to the brink of reclaiming the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over a resurgent Manchester United side on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead in the 38th minute with a clinical finish from a well-worked Oscar’s pass. Although the defeat brought an end to United’s six-game winning streak, Louis van Gaal’s men displayed a spirited performance as Wayne Rooney and the recalled Radamel Falcao

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic cruises past Rafael Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Open final

    London : World number one Novak Djokovic secured a convincing straight sets win over 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Open final on Saturday. Despite losing the initial two games of the match, the Serbian fought back stoutly to beat Nadal 6-3, 6-3 on the clay.

  • Sanchez brace, Arsenal,Reading, FA Cup final

    Sanchez brace helps Arsenal beat Reading 2-1 to reach FA Cup final

    London : Defending champions Arsenal reached a record 19th FA Cup final on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Reading in extra-time, thanks to double strikes from Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez put the Premier League side ahead in the 39th minute with a close-range finish from Mesut Ozil’s pass before Gareth McCleary levelled the score for Reading shortly after the break. The Chilean added a second as his stunning effort went past keeper Adam

  • Vaiko

    Vaiko appeals to Centre to ensure net neutrality

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko today urged the Centre to ensure net neutrality so that people could continue to access Internet as per their choice. Net neutrality implies equal treatment be accorded to all Internet traffic and no priority should be given to any person or entity based on payment, he said in a statement here. “It is upto the customer to decide which websites he or she needs to access,” Vaiko said.

  • Tobacco, Smoking

    As manufacturers flock court, govt waits to enforce chewable tobacco ban

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi government revised its orders proscribing the sale of chewable tobacco products, the high court’s decision on a plea filed by another company has come as a blow to the officials who are now worried how they should go about implementing the ban.

  • Ken Ghosh, Shahid Kapoor

    Never approached Shahid Kapoor for ‘XXX’: Ken Ghosh

    Mumbai: Director Ken Ghosh has denied reports that he had approached actor Shahid Kapoor for his next directorial venture “XXX”. Ghosh, who has worked with Shahid in all his three films – “Ishq Vishk”, “Fida” and “Chance Pe Dance”, said the actor was never supposed to be a part of his forthcoming movie. “FYI- never approached Shahid or any known actor for #XXX. Film was always planned with fresh young talent. No sulking happening,” Ghosh posted

  • Major accident averted as seven bogies decouples from train

    Darbhanga: A major disaster was averted today as seven bogies decoupled from the New Delhi-bound Bihar Sampark Kranti Express near Laheriasarai railway station in Bihar’s Darbhanga district. The incident took place due to technical fault, as seven bogies of 12565 UP Bihar Sampark Kranti Express decoupled from the remaining bogies of the train which chugged on for some distance before the matter came to notice, Jafar Alam, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Samastipur Division of

  • Al Pachino

    Haven’t been in a grocery store in 50 years: Al Pachino

    London: Actor Al Pachino says he hasn’t been able to lead a normal life since finding fame several decades ago. The 74-year-old “Godfather” star insists he doesn’t mind being recognised when he is out and about, though his kids find it harder to deal with, reported Female First. “I haven’t been in a grocery store or ridden a subway in 50 years. I don’t mind (fame) but my kids have a difficult time going out

  • Nasim Zaidi

    Nasim Zaidi takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

    New Delhi: Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner succeeding H.S. Bramha, an official statement said here on Sunday.  H.S. Brahma retired on Saturday after completing his term. After assuming charge Zaidi said “I feel privileged and honored that I have been given this responsibility to lead one of the finest institutions that the Indian Constitution has provided. I am conscious of the onerous task in hand.”