Free Press Journal
  • The sacked one

    Chelsea part ways with coach Mourinho.

  • Clean air: Don’t confine it to Delhi

    At one level, it is natural for Delhi to receive optimum attention of policy-makers, judiciary, media, governmental authorities et al.  Being the capital city of India, Delhi boasts of a concentration of people who collectively are responsible for governing the entire country. Therefore, all the fuss being made over air pollution in Delhi these past few days does make sense. But as a study by the World Health Organisation revealed, out of

  • Dwayne Bravo blasts selectors for poor treatment

    Melbourne : All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has said he is still committed to playing for the West Indies, but was forced to quit Test cricket because of the poor treatment meted out to him by selectors. Speaking ahead of his campaign in the Big Bash League in Australia for Melbourne Renegades, Bravo said here on Wednesday that with little interest being shown by selectors, he had turned his attention to the lucrative Twenty20 leagues across

  • Kane Williamson shrugs off suspected broken finger

    Hamilton : New Zealand master batsman Kane Williamson today said he had no concerns about playing with a suspected broken finger as he looks to maintain his phenomenal form in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Williamson, averaging 88.58 in Tests in 2015, took a nasty blow to the hand in the first innings of New Zealand’s first-Test victory, where he scored 88 and 71 and became only the fifth player to pass 1,000

  • Messi misses semi with abdominal pain

    Yokohama : Barcelona forward Lionel Messi missed Thursday’s Club World Cup semi-final against China’s Guangzhou Evergrande in Yokohama because of abdominal pain, the Spanish club said. The Argentine wizard, who returned last month after a lengthy knee injury, is suffering from renal colic, a problem commonly caused by kidney stones.

  • Make the ‘Smart City’ picture crystal clear

    So the Smart City resolution was passed in the BMC without much of a fuss. The Shiv Sena, which had raised objections, laid down some conditions and still want a few provisions about the composition of the management structure, but did not in the end stop the resolution from going through. Now planning will begin on it soon.

  • Barca enter Club WC final on Suarez treble

    Yokohama : Luis Suarez fired a hat-trick as Barcelona overcame the loss of Lionel Messi to kidney problems by beating China’s Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to reach the Club World Cup final on Friday. The Spanish giants will face Argentine side River Plate in Yokohama on Sunday as they look to become the first team to win the tournament three times. The European champions were rocked before the semi-final when Messi was sidelined with renal colic,

  • ‘Pumped up for Indo-Pak clash’

    Karachi : Pakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi is prepared for a tough World T20 campaign in India after the ICC announced the draws of the biennial event in March-April. “It is a tough draw for us and we are looking forward to the second match against India in Dharamasala,” he told the media on Thursday. “We have little time left to prepare for the World T20 and we need to finalise our combination when we

  • Rajasthan roar past MUMBAI

    Hyderabad : Rajat Bhatia’s unbeaten 94 eclipsed Ajinkya Rahane’s strokeful 114 in Rajasthan’s five-wicket win over Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Bhatia’s blistering innings off 71 balls helped Rajasthan chase down the 302-run target in 49 overs. Rahane, playing his second match of the domestic competition, steered Mumbai to 301 for nine. Besides Bhatia’s brilliant effort, Ashok Menaria came up with a 80-ball 86 to contribute to the team’s cause. The other

  • Kejriwal, Modi

    Modi-Kejriwal battle must stop

    Differences of opinion between the Centre and the states are quite common in a federal structure. This is more so if different political parties rule in the state and at the Centre. It is not uncommon that some chief ministers have even walked out of the National Development Council or Inter-State Council protesting against the Centre’s treatment of their states. A chief minister accusing the Centre of using the CBI as a

  • I-league to kick-off on Jan 9

    New Delhi : Defending champions Mohun Bagan will begin their title defence in the opening match of the I-League against newcomers Aizawl FC at home on January 9 next year. Mohun Bagan are also scheduled to host arch rivals East Bengal at the Salt lake stadium on January 23 while the return leg of the contest is slated to be played on April 2, an All India Football Federation (AIFF) statement said on Thursday.

  • YMCA win mini crown

    Mumbai : Mastan YMCA scored an impressive 66-47 win over arch-rivals Nagpada Basketball Association (NBA) to clinch the mini boys’ title, in the Mastan YMCA Basketball Tournament, on Thursday. It was a neck-and-neck championship round with Mastan enjoying a slender nine-point advantage for most part of the first half of the fourth and final quarter. NBA kept their hopes alive until the home side went on the rampage by scoring at will in the

  • Nath Bro’s shine for CJC school

    Mumbai : Cathedral and John Connon, Mumbai, represented by Ahaan  Nath and Aryaan Nath,  lifted the Evolution Golf Western India Inter-Schools Championship, sanctioned by Indian Golf Union, beating Army Public School, Mumbai (represented by Keshav Mishra and Kaustubh Mishra) by a single stroke at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, here  on Tuesday. The Nath brothers, who last year narrowly lost the championship in a sudden death play-off, came good this year by shooting two

  • Mane ouwits Ayush

    Mumbai : Shantanu Mane, a wonder boy from Sangli, put up a heart-warming show while scoring a terrific 10-11, 11-9, 11-9 win over Pune’s Ayush Khandekar in the PNB Metlife West Zone junior badminton championships held at Goregaon Sports Club here today. Both the boys fought Hard and it looked like a touch and go affair with fortunes swaying before Shantanu emerged a worthy winner.

  • RCF down GM Sports

    Mumbai : Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) scored a comfortable 2-0 win against G.M. Sports Club in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the Cooperage ground. After a barren first half, RCF opened the scoring in the fourth minute on resumption with Kevin Patrick hitting the target. Later Troy Nunes doubled the lead finding the back of the net in the 81st minute to

  • Taekwondo Challenge Trophy comes to Mumbai

    Mumbai : The city is going to a have a sporting year end this time around as The Indian Taekwondo Challenge Trophy 2015 – the biggest event hosted by the Taekwondo Board of India – will take place in Mumbai between Dec 29 to 31 at Giton Tank, Grant Road. The ITC 2015 will also have a highest cash prize of Rs 27,71,000.

  • Pune trio advance

    Mumbai : Pune’s Manoj Kadam, Yesu Pillay and Kumar Shinde stormed into the pre-quarter-finals, in the 7th Pro Classic 6-Red Snooker Tournament for markers, organized and hosted by Islam Gymkhana on Thursday. While Kadam of PYC registered a hard-fought 3-1 win over Rajesh Mayavanshi of Malabar Hill Club, and Shinde eased past Ajit Kobnak of PJ Hindu Gymkhana 3-0, Pillay was forced into the decider before overcoming Upendra Ruke of Wodehouse Gymkhana 35-9, 34-62,

  • Tennis then, tennis now

    The Jack Kramer Circus in tennis, started by the World no 1 Kramer, broke away from mainstream tennis (all amateur) in the mid 1940s. Kramer had won every title in the game but wanted to make more money and more perks for the top players who would all turn professional. All top players in the game including Pancho Gonzales, and Pancho Segura joined the Circus. The money was better, the treatment fabulous