Free Press Journal
  • James Anderson is a special commodity: Joe Root

    London : Effusive in his praise for very effective James Anderson, England skipper Joe Root says the veteran paceman is a ‘special commodity’, who is getting better with age. The 36-year-old Anderson crossed the 100-wicket mark at Lord’s during England’s comprehensive victory in the second Test against India .

  • July retail inflation at 9-month low of 4.17%   

    Mumbai : Retail inflation fell to nine-month low of 4.17 per cent in July on account of slowdown in prices of vegetables and fruits, said government data released. Based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation for June has also been revised downwards to 4.92 per cent from the earlier estimate of 5 per cent, as per the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data released on Monday.

  • Ben Stokes set to miss 3rd Test

    London : England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss the third Test against India regardless of the outcome of his trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court.

  • Shreyas Iyer, Ankit Bawne hit fifties as India ‘A’ win series

    Bengaluru : Skipper Shreyas Iyer and semior batsman Ankit Bawne hit patient half centuries after early stutter as India ‘A’ won the two-match series against South Africa ‘A’ by 1-0 margin after the second ‘Test’ ended in a draw.

  • India greats slam team for Lord’s defeat

    New Delhi : India’s abject surrender in the first two Tests against England has drawn sharp criticism from some of the country’s celebrated former cricketers, who hoped the side would have the strength to bounce back.

  • Amid currency woes, Turkey accuses US of ‘back stabbing’

    Ankara : Turkey on Monday accused the US of “stabbing it in the back” as the country’s economic woes failed to stop market turmoil amid a deepening diplomatic spat with Washington. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite a US pastor imprisoned in the country.

  • Unai Emery needs time to rebuild Arsenal: Petr Cech

    London : Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech pleaded for patience after Unai Emery’s first match as Arsene Wenger’s successor ended in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. The Gunners were largely outclassed by the Premier League champions on Sunday and struggled to implement some obvious changes demanded by Emery in the off season.

  • Messi’s Barcelona lift Supercup

    Tangier (Morocco) : Ousmane Dembele scored a spectacular 25-yard shot with just over 10 minutes remaining and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a last minute penalty to give FC Barcelona a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup.

  • Lewandowski fires hat-trick as Bayern thrash Eintracht in German Supercup

    Berlin : A hat-trick from striker Robert Lewandowski, completed by goals from France’s Kingsley Coman and Spain’s Thiago Alcantara, saw Bayern Munich floor Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 and clinch the German Super Cup title for the seventh time.

  • Hero Motocorp to commence countrywide sales of ‘Xtreme 200R’

    Hero MotoCorp Ltd is set to commence country-wide sales of its new premium motorcycle Xtreme 200R, with dispatches from its factories starting next week. Marking the Company’s re-entry into the premium motorcycle segment, the Xtreme 200R is the first among the new range of Hero’s premium motorcycles that are slated for launch this year.

  • Iran keen to participate in Chennai refinery expansion

    New Delhi : Iran is keen to invest in the Rs 30,000 crore expansion of Chennai refinery but the fate of banking channels to route such investment is uncertain in view of US sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation, IOC Chairman Sanjiv Singh said.