Free Press Journal
  • Lankan cricket stars sorry for concert chaos

    Colombo: An entertainments company owned by two Sri Lankan cricket legends apologised today for an Enrique Iglesias concert where local women shed their underwear, sparking outrage from the country’s president. Live Events, owned by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, admitted that security ‘failed alarmingly’ and apologised for the ‘negative experience’ during the one-hour concert in Colombo on December 20.Fans had paid prices ranging from 5,000 rupees to 50,000 rupees (USD 350) for tickets

  • He deserves a second chance: Imran Khan

    Karachi : Former Pakistan cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has joined those supporting the return of tainted left arm pacer Muhammad Aamir to the national squad. Aamir is in line to get his first chance to play for Pakistan since 2010 when the national selectors announce the ODI and T20 squads for the tour to New Zealand later this week. Having served a five-year ban and also a jail term for spot-fixing, Aamir is presently

  • Great X’mas Start

    India beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in SAFF match

  • Don’t let level drop, Arsene warns Gunners

    Southampton : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that his players must maintain the standards they set against Manchester City if they are to keep pace in the Premier League title race. Monday’s 2-1 victory over third-place City moved Wenger’s side to within two points of leaders Leicester City and they can consolidate that position when they travel to face Southampton on Saturday. The Frenchman claims the performance against Manuel Pellegrini’s side confirmed the growing belief

  • AIFF issues show cause notice to Romeo, Mandar

    New Delhi : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has issued a show cause notice to Dempo’s Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai for failing to turn up for the ongoing national camp. The AIFF has given the two players a week’s time to explain their absence from the camp.

  • Amruta Vidyalaya grab volleyball title

    Mumbai : Amruta Vidyalaya School from Navi Mumbai emerged champions winning the boys’ under-16 volleyball final in the inaugural Sports For All (SFA)-India’s Premier Inter-School Sporting System, which commenced at the D.Y. Patil Sports Stadium, Nerul on Friday. In the summit round, the Navi Mumbai schoolboys staved off a strong, spirited challenge from Chembur Karnatak School from Mumbai before coasting to victory in two straight games. Amruta Vidyalaya prevailed at 25-16, 25-20.

  • Manu-Reddy jump to 17th

    New Delhi : Riding on their maiden Grand Prix title triumph in the Mexico Open, Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy on Friday jumped three spots to regain their career-best ranking of World No. 17 in the latest BWF rankings. While Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu continued to be static at World No. 2 and World No. 12 respectively, Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H S Prannoy also remained

  • Sanjita, Ramana ‘lift’ gold medals

    Patiala : Sanjita Chanu and Korada Ramana bagged gold medals in the women’s 48kg and men’s 56kg categories,respectively on the first day of the Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships at the SAI centre on Friday. In Women’s 48kg, Sanjita lifted 78kg in snatch and 95kg in clean and jerk for a total of 173kg to emerge on top while Mirabai Chanu and Chandrika Tarafdar finished with silver and bronze, respectively. Mirabai managed a total of

  • Para-Fencer Vibash keen to win medal in Rio

    Mumbai : Para fencing champion, Vibash Sen believes that the sport is not developing in the country is because of the lack of interest from all quarters.