Free Press Journal
  • On song, Pandya wishes fans on Navratri

    Kolkata: The Gujarati in cricketer Hardik Pandya could not resist wishing his fans on Navratri even on match-day as India got ready to take on Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here.

  • Has coach Ravi Shastri made a difference to India’s winning run?

    Indian cricket team is currently going through a wonderful phase. After blanking Sri Lanka 9-0, the men in blue started off with a win against the Australians at Chennai and will take the on the wounded Kangaroos at Kolkata on Thursday. The team over the past couple of years has gelled really well, under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Kohli, ever since getting the captaincy on permanent basis, has really taken his

  • India vs Australia 2nd ODI at Kolkata: Live scores, match updates, commentary

    India after beating Australia by 26 runs via DLS method in the first one day international at Chennai will now take on Aussies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. India, who were below par in the first ODI would like to make amends and show that it was just a blip. Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni proved their worth once again as they took India from 87/5 to 281/7. Indian bowlers bowled well as a unit

  • We’ve got talent to challenge India, says captain Smith

    Kolkata : Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday backed his teammates to deliver and said the visitors have enough talent at their disposal to challenge India in the remaining games of the ongoing five-match ODI series.

  • Australian batsmen caught in the web of spin

    KOLKATA : Conversation about decoding the mysteries of spin bowling are as integral to India-Australia battles as sledging. Australia arrived here for the five-match ODI series, riding high on a series leveling win in Bangladesh, in equally spin-friendly conditions. Naturally, they had cause to be smug about their chances. Unlike Test cricket, where they have suffered the ignominy of four straight series losses in India, their limited overs record is better than

  • Sindhu, Saina & Srikanth enter 2nd round at Japan

    Tokyo : Newly-crowned Korea Open champion P V Sindhu dished out another splendid performance edging past Japan’s Minatsu Mitani for the second time in as many weeks to reach the second round of the women’s singles at the Japan Open Super Series, here. Returning to action after a week’s break, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also made positive starts to their campaign, notching up contrasting wins in women’s and men’s singles.

  • Mumbai’s Mudit Dani wins coveted U-23 TT title in USA

    Mumbai : City-based table tennis player Mudit Dani won the Under-23 title in the prestigious 2017 Butterfly Badger Open in the United States. Playing in a highly competitive field in the USD 16,000 prize money tournament, Mudit beat Polish-born Wojciech Wolski 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7 in the final to clinch the title late on Sunday night.

  • Bairstow century condemns Windies to WC qualifiers

    Manchester : England opener Jonny Bairstow’s maiden one-day international century ensured West Indies suffered a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford, which also meant they could no longer gain direct entry into the 2019 World Cup.

  • Windies’ loss, Lanka’s gain

    Dubai : Sri Lanka have become the eighth and last team to earn a direct qualification into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, following West Indies’ defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford.

  • Vinod, Sachin shine in AI Colony’s win

    Mumbai : Air India Colony combined well as a team and put up a fighting display to overcome KVB Franco Sports by a 4-2 margin in an exciting and fast-paced Men’s round-robin league match of the 17th Kalina Football League 2017, organised by the Our Lady of Egypt Church Sports Committee, and played at the Our Lady of Egypt Church grounds, Kalina.

  • Cristiano, Leo lead World XI nominations

    Amsterdam : Star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi led the 55-man list of FIFA World XI nominations announced by FIFPro here on Thursday.