Free Press Journal
  • Former Bengal women’s cricket coach Banerjee no more

    Kolkata: Former Bengal women’s cricket coach Tapan Banerjee passed away Monday morning after a prolonged illness, Cricket Association of Bengal said. He was 73. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. A right-hand batsman and a medium pacer, all-rounder Banerjee represented East Zone. He coached senior women’s Bengal

  • Rabada sparks England slump

    London : Kagiso Rabada sparked a dramatic England collapse as South Africa won by seven wickets to record a consolation win in the third one-day international at Lord’s on Monday. England slumped to 20 for six — the first time in an ODI that six wickets had gone down in the first five overs of an innings — after losing the toss.

  • CR 7 is better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo

    Rio de Janeiro : Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo.

  • Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

    Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event, with a spectacular return to form in 2017 once more marking the Spaniard out as this year’s Roland Garros favourite. (more…)

  • Indian hockey team heads to Germany for invitational tourney

    Bengaluru: Aiming to hit peak form in next month’s Hockey World League Semi Final, the Indian team on Monday left for a three-nation invitational tournament in Germany starting June 1. The 18-member squad, led by Manpreet Singh, left from the Kempegowda International Airport in the wee hours on Monday morning after a two-week national camp at the Sports Authority of India campus here. At the tournament in Dusseldorf, India will play two

  • New Barca coach will inherit Messi & flaws

    Barcelona : When you get to manage Lionel Messi, it sounds downright silly to talk about the challenges awaiting Barcelona’s coach-to-be. Yet whoever the Catalan club picks to replace Luis Enrique on Monday will not just be handed a star-studded team led by one of the best players in the world.

  • Stampede at stadium kills 4 fans in Honduras

    Tegucigalpa (Honduras) : Thousands of soccer fans trying to force their way into a stadium for a championship match stampeded in panic when police fired tear gas Sunday, and at least four people and an unborn fetus were killed in the crush and 25 others were injured, authorities said.

  • JVPGC emerge new TT champs

    Mumbai : The hosts Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana’s senior string  were well served by their juniors led by State No. 1 Shauraya Pednekar as they dethroned current title holders Andheri YMCA on the final day of the MSDTTA Inter-Club premier division tie held at Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana here on late Sunday night.

  • Arsene Wenger hopes of a new contract now

    London : Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday’s board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants.

  • Mumbai’s 10 senior tennis markers felicitated

    Mumbai : For the first time ever the role of a tennis marker was acknowledged and recognized as 10 senior markers from the city, who for their yeoman services over the years and their valuable contribution towards nurturing the basics to young talents, were felicitated and honoured at a function at the Wodehouse Gymkhana on Sunday evening.

  • Oz ready to let loose ‘big 4’ pacemen

    Sydney: Australia are relishing the prospect of uniting their “big four” pace attack for the first time at the Champions Trophy — and sending a message to England ahead of the Ashes. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson are all fit and poised to bowl together given conducive conditions at the tournament in England and Wales. In Australia they are seen as potentially the most potent pace quartet since

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    Saina, Praneeth eye titles at Thailand Open

    Bangkok : Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth will start favourites when India begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Thailand Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

  • GST will help in evolving India as tax-compliant society: Jaitley

    Bengaluru :  The Goods and Services Tax, to be rolled out in just over a month, will not only check evasions but also help India evolve as a more tax-compliant society, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.