Free Press Journal
  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia threatens to move court after Khel Ratna snub, to meet Sports Minister tomorrow

    New Delhi: Miffed at being ignored for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, star wrestler Bajrang Punia Thursday threatened to take the legal action against the government for not considering him for the country’ highest sporting honour. Bajrang was nominated for the Khel Ratna by the Wrestling Federation of India following his twin gold medals at this year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games. But the government jointly bestowed the honour

  • Champions League 2018: Massimiliano Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

    Valencia: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo was shown a red card in the 29th minute at the Estadio Mestalla for an altercation with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo. Juve still won the game 2-0 thanks to two penalties from Miralem Pjanic.

  • Champions League 2018: Paul Pogba propels Manchester United to victory against Young Boys

    Switzerland: Paul Pogba’s brilliant opening goal was the catalyst as Manchester United overcame a difficult start to beat Young Boys 3-0 in Bern in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday.Skipper Pogba struck to cut down the Swiss champions in their prime before he then doubled United’s lead from a penalty just before the break.

  • Champions League 2018: Gareth Bale on target as holders Real Madrid down Roma

    Madrid: Gareth Bale scored as Real Madrid moved on from the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday to confidently launch their pursuit of a fourth successive Champions League title. Isco curled in a terrific free-kick just before half-time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Bale powering in a second and Mariano Diaz striking late as Real made a convincing start to their Group G

  • India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: Sunil Gavaskar lambasts ‘stylish’ Fakhar Zaman, ‘DK’ Dinesh Karthik

    In the Asia Cup 2018 match on Wednesday, India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets. After bowling up Pakistan for 162, India comfortably chased down the score in 29 overs to register a massive victory. However, besides the win, something caught attention of former Indian player and now commentator Sunil Gavaskar, and he went to rant over it. Gavaskar slams Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman for wearing his national cap like a ‘rapper’

  • Bernd Leno to make Arsenal debut in Europa League 2018 opener

    London: Bernd Leno has been challenged to make the Arsenal goalkeeper’s jersey his own after Unai Emery confirmed the will make his debut against Vorskla Poltava on Thursday. Leno is yet to feature for Arsenal since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the close-season.

  • Vijay Hazare trophy: Shahbaz Nadeem breaks List-A bowling record with sensational 8/10

    Chennai: Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here. Left-armer Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell. Rajasthan were all out for 73 runs in 28.3 overs with Nadeem’s final


    Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan coach slams batters after heavy loss to India, says we batted ‘outside’ our roles

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has blamed his team’s batsmen for the heavy loss against India in an Asia Cup match, saying they could not handle the pressure and played well “outside” of their roles. Pakistan made a disastrous start, losing two wickets for three runs before getting all out for 162. India chased down the modest target in 29 overs for a thumping win on Wednesday.