Free Press Journal
  • Thai judge extends British tourist-murder trial

    Bangkok: A Thai judge has extended the trial of two Myanmarese migrants accused of murdering two British tourists in southern Thailand last year, pushing the verdict date back at least for a month, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Ukraine bans Russian airlines flights

    Kiev: Ukrainian authorities have announced that they are set to ban Russian airlines from flying into the country as part of sanctions over Moscow’s support for rebels in Kiev’s eastern region, the media reported on Saturday. Aviation authorities said the measures would take effect from October 25 and would include major Russian airlines Aeroflot and Transaero, BBC reported. Russian transit flights will also be banned if the planes carry military personnel or dual-use

  • Exercise improves fertility in women

    New York: Exercise and weight loss improves ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, a new study says.

  • Charity webiste owner arrested for sexual assault

    Beijing: A Chinese man who runs a website that raises money for rural girls in education has been taken into custody after allegations of rape came to light, the local authorities have said.

  • Arsenal defender Gabriel handed one-match suspension

    London: Arsenal defender Gabriel has been handed a one-match suspension by the Football Association for improper conduct following his red card against Chelsea in an English Premier League (EPL) match. The defender was shown a red card after clashing with striker Diego Costa. Arsenal then appealed the verdict. The FA upheld the appeal and Costa was suspended for three matches. Gabriel will miss Arsenal’s next clash against Leicester City. He has also

  • Zico, Brazil

    Zico looking to make FC Goa champions

    Panaji: Brazilian legend Zico is leaving no stone unturned to make FC Goa a champion side going into the second edition of Indian Super League.

  • Ferguson believes David De Gea can lead Man U to Premier League glory

    London : Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes that goalkeeper David De Gea has the match winning potential that can lead the Old Trafford club to the Premier League title this year. The Spaniard completed a shocking turnaround by signing a new four-year deal at United after seeing his dream move to Real Madrid fall apart on transfer deadline day earlier this month. Ferguson, who coached United for 26 years, said that De

  • Shashank Manohar, Ajay Shirke meet Arun Jaitley, talks on about convincing Sharad Pawar

    New Delhi: In a significant development to resolve the leadership logjam, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and some other top officials belonging to Sharad Pawar faction had a meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to find a consensus candidate for the President’s post following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.

  • Argentine connection prompted Man City move: Nicolas Otamendi

    Manchester: Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi has revealed that the presence of several fellow Argentines in the squad placed a crucial role in his decision to move to the English Premier League (EPL) giants.

  • Neymar

    Brazil court orders Neymar’s assets seized in tax-evasion probe

    Rio de Janeiro: A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of assets totaling 188.8 million reais (around $47 million) from football star Neymar to ensure payment of alleged unpaid taxes related to his signing by FC Barcelona, judicial sources have said.

  • Watch Amitabh Bachchan in the teaser of Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi

    Amitabh Bachchan’s hosting at ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ has made him one of the most loved anchors in India. But, Big B is all set for his new show on television called ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’. The show will be airing on Star Plus and is based on the concept of BBC’s ‘Tonight’s the Night’ wherein the wishes of masses come true. Mr. Bachchan says that the show has the heart in the right place and hence he decided

  • Roger Federer

    Vintage Federer tops Forbes tennis rich list for ninth straight year

    Melbourne : 17-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer has been named as the top-earning tennis player for the ninth time in a row, according to business magazine Forbes. The Swiss maestro retained the top spot with a combined 67 million dollars in prize money, endorsement deals and appearances between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Federer, who has 24 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, is the world’s fifth richest athlete on a

  • David Haggerty elected ITF president beating India’s Anil Khanna

    Santiago: Former US Tennis Association head David Haggerty was elected president of the International Tennis Federation on Friday at its annual general meeting here. Haggerty, 58, was elected to a four-year term on the second ballot, collecting 200 votes to beat India’s Anil Khanna who had 192, on Friday, reports Xinhua. He will succeed outgoing ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti, whose 16-year term ended on Friday. The ITF, with 210 members, oversees

  • Spain’s Real Madrid remembers Mexican star Hugo Sanchez

    Mexico City: Spain’s Real Madrid club has recalled former Mexican player Hugo Sanchez, a star of the team, by posting a photo in Instagram, Mexican sports daily La Aficion reported. In its Instagram account, Real Madrid on Friday recalled the outstanding Mexican forward, who played for the club from 1985 to 1992, reports Xinhua. The photo caption read: “Hugo Sanchez. A goalscorer like no other and one of the best strikers in

  • Davis Cup to use fifth-set tiebreaker in 2016

    Johannesburg : In a bid to shorten the length of matches and encourage participation of top players, the International Tennis Federation announced that it would bring in a fifth-set tie-breaker in the Davis Cup beginning next year. At present, Davis Cup best-of-five set series employs tiebreakers in the first four sets except the fifth one. Earlier in March, Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer claimed an opening round 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 win over

  • Nico Rosberg puts Mercedes back on top in Japanese GP final practice

    Johannesburg : Mercedes shrugged off signs of fallibility as Nico Rosberg and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton filled the top two slots in the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg was 0.297 seconds quicker than his team mate Hamilton, who is chasing his eighth victory of the season, Sport24 reported. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo finished third quickest ahead of the Williams pair of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Sebastian

  • Fitness test for Shikhar Dhawan, acid test for Ravindra Jadeja against Bangla A

    Bengaluru: Seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan will like prove his fitness while an out-of-favour Ravindra Jadeja would like to keep the national selectors interested as India A take on Bangladesh A in a three-day match with the big series against South Africa starting in less than week’s time.

  • Trinidad delays extradition hearing on Jack Warner FIFA case

    Port-of Spain (Trinidad): Authorities in Trinidad postponed a hearing on Friday to determine whether the US will have to restart extradition proceedings against former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner in an international soccer corruption case.