Free Press Journal
  • Only 11.5 overs, still noteworthy…

     Suranga Lakmal has dismissed a player off the first ball of a Test match for the second time. He had first captured a wicket off the first ball vs West Indies — the batsmen being Chris Gayle at Kandy in December 2010. By dismissing India’s KL Rahul off the first ball of a Test match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, he became the first Sri Lankan bowler to achieve the distinction. No other

  • Job not finished, it only started, says Rumesh

    Kolkata : Leaving India gasping for breath on the opening day of the first Test, Sri Lanka bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake said it is just the beginning and their job is far from over.

  • Happy to play on a testing wicket: Bangar

    Kolkata : India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar on Thursday said the team looks forward to playing in challenging conditions like it experienced at the Eden Gardens, ending at 17 for three on a rain-hit day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

  • Peru seals last World Cup berth

    Lima : Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

  • Bail tightened for official in bribery case

    New York : A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Dimitrov waltzes into ATP semis

    London : Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov overpowered Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to book a semi-final berth in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena here.

  • Three new records set

    Vijaywada : Three national records were broken on the opening day of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships on Thursday.

  • Revamped ISL kicks-off today

    Kochi : Optimism will mingle with curiosity when the revamped Indian Super League’s fourth season kicks off on Friday with more teams and home-grown players seeking to cash in on the euphoria generated by the country’s maiden FIFA event.

  • Jo fires Corinthians to Brazil Serie A title

    Sao Paulo : Former Manchester City striker Jo scored twice as Corinthians secured their seventh Brazilian Serie A title by defeating Fluminense 3-1.

  • Sindhu enters quarters; Saina, Prannoy crash out

    Fuzhou (China) : Defending champion PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals but newly-crowned National champions Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy crashed out of the China Open Super Series Premier, on Thursday.

  • Russia still ‘not compliant’ over doping as Olympics loom

    Seoul : Russia moved a step closer to being barred from the Winter Olympics in February when the World Anti-Doping Agency declined to lift the suspension of Moscow’s national anti-doping body on Thursday.