Free Press Journal
  • Ravindra Jadeja relieved after success in first Test

    Mohali : All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said he always feared being labelled as a player who excels only in domestic cricket and desperately wanted success at international level. Jadeja made a good comeback to the Indian Test team as he scalped five wickets in South Africa’s second innings and bagged the Man-of-the-Match award. “I thought I have to do well for India too. I can’t relax, otherwise you get an image that you do well only

  • Snake scare during Ranji Trophy match

    Kolkata: Bengal match had an unlikely ‘visitor’ during their Ranji Trophy group A match against Vidarbha when about a four-feet long snake slithered into the field, halting the proceedings briefly at the Jadavpur University campus ground in Saltlake on Friday. The incident happened in the pre-lunch session when Vidarbha seamer Swapnil Bandiwar was getting to his run up to bowl as the snake, a non-poisonous one, entered from the pavillion end. As Bandiwar was

  • Most dismissals due to lack of turn: Hashim Amla

    Mohali : Dismissing the notion that the Mohali pitch was a vicious turner, South African skipper Hashim Amla said there were more dismissals in the match due to lack of spin than excess of it and his batsmen could have applied themselves better.

  • Players lack patience to survive in Test: Sunny

    Getting a result in a Tests is a good advertisement. The fans would want the match to go to the fifth day. It not just in India but in Aus also, Sunil Gavaskar .

  • Rohit, Iyer slam tons to place Mumbai on top against UP

    Mumbai : Youngster Shreyas Iyer slammed his third ton of the season, a strokeful 137, while Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 110 as Mumbai made an imposing 407 for 4 on Day One of their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Making full use of UP captain Suresh Raina’s decision to field after winning the toss, Mumbai rode on the two centuries plus useful contributions from captain Aditya Tare (30),

  • Samuels takes WI to 206 for 9

    Pallekele: Marlon Samuels smashed 110 to guide the West Indies to 206-9 in the rain-curtailed third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Samuels, 34, anchored the innings with his 95-ball knock, hitting one six and 15 fours in the day-night game that was reduced to 36 overs a side after a rain interruption of more than two hours. Under the revised Duckworth-Lewis target, Sri Lanka need 190 off 36

  • Atletico go down to NorthEast at home

    Kolkata : Bottom-placed NorthEast United FC struck through a Simao Sabrosa penalty to shock reigning champions Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 in an Indian Super League football match at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. This was the Highlanders’ third win this season as they opened up the table to move to 10 points, same as ATK and Chennayin FC, who are on fifth and sixth places respectively on goal difference. For the home side this

  • Pune City look to close in on semi-final berth

    Pune : FC Pune City will return to their backyard looking to boost their chances of sealing a semi-final berth when they face FC Goa in a ninth round clash of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament on Sunday. FC Pune City endured poor results while travelling, losing against Kerala Blasters (0-2), Chennaiyin FC (1-2) and drawing with FC Goa (1-1). But as David Platt returns to the venue that gave him four

  • FC Goa sign striker Dudu

    Margao : Indian Super League (ISL) football club FC Goa signed Nigerian striker MacPherlin Omagbemi Dudu as a replacement for the injured Darryl Duffy on Saturday. Dudu will wear jersey number 25, an ISL release said. Duffy suffered a hair line fracture on his shin bone against Mumbai FC in an ISL match. League leaders FC Goa will play an away match against FC Pune City FC on Sunday and Dudu will be available

  • Double delight for Aryan Goveas

    Pune : Mumbai’s Aryan Goveas came up with a solid all-round performance to outplay Tejas Chaukalkar in three sets and lift the men’s singles title in the Rs 5 lakh AITA All-India Ranking Pune Open Tennis Tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana on Saturday. Goveas thus completed a creditable double adding to the doubles title he won on Friday. The 17-year-old Goveas, a student of Rizvi College, Bandra, won the two-hour contest 6-4, 4-6,

  • Aryaa, Anannya to meet in squash final

    Mumbai : No.1 seed Aryaa Ogale and second seed Anannya Morey took their appointed places in the girls’ under-17 finals of the JVPG-ISP Squash Challenge-League 2, being played at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana courts. In semi, Aryaa had things very much under control and easily sidelined fourth seed Sunita Patel in straight games at 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 while Anannya also called the shots against Bhavna Goyel to record 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 victory. Meanwhile in

  • Historic win for Mumbai FC U-15

    Mumbai : Mumbai FC created history as they played the very first U-15 I- League youth team game they won by two goals to nil. Lads who are trained by coach –Jeddey Almeda, put up a good show in their first competitive game of the 2015-16. The boys showed exceptional composure  in the first half as they relentlessly attacked the Kenkre goal, with Kamran looking the most likely to score. Ishan who was captaining

  • Tough games for Barca, Real in Spanish League

    Madrid : Spanish football giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona both face vital matches on Sunday ahead of the international break and the “Clasico” between the two sides to be played when the La Liga returns to action on November 21. Barcelona, who are without key players Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Rafinha through injury and Javier Mascherano through suspension face an in-form Villarreal in the Camp Nou Stadium, while Real Madrid have to

  • P.G Garodia, Don Bosco ‘A’  in semis

    Mumbai : P.G. Garodia and Don Bosco ‘A’ qualified for the boys under-16 semi-finals from Pool A, in the 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship on Saturday. Playing the concluding league match, Garodia beat the hosts 34-19 to top the pool, while Don Bosco finished second. Abhishek top-scored for Garodia with 15 points, while Smeet contributed six. Sankalp Panda scored 17 of the 19 points for Don Bosco. In the semi-finals, Shishuvan, who topped