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Sreesanth to tie the knot Thursday

Sreesanth to tie the knot Thursday

Kochi, Dec 11 Controversial former India pace bowler S. Sreesanth will tie the knot with a girl from the Jaipur royal family, a jewellery designer by profession, at the famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple in Kerala Thursday morning. Pre-wedding ceremonies were held at a private hotel here Wednesday attended by the close relatives of Sreesanth […]

FIFA to extend deadline for three World Cup stadiums

FIFA to extend deadline for three World Cup stadiums

Salvador, Dec 4  World football’s governing body, FIFA is set to extend the construction deadline for three of Brazil’s 12 World Cup 2014 venues. Stadiums in the cities of Cuiaba, Sao Paulo and Curitiba are likely to be given until the end of February to be ready, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke indicated Tuesday, reports […]

Indian juniors upbeat about Hockey World Cup

Indian juniors upbeat about Hockey World Cup

New Delhi, Dec 1  Indian players are focused on the first match against the Netherlands in the Junior Hockey World Cup that starts here Dec 6. Defender Gurjinder Singh said the team is determined to make a winning start and the first challenge is against top European team – the Netherlands – at the Major […]

Beckham prefers Pitt for his on screen avatar

Beckham prefers Pitt for his on screen avatar

London, Nov 29 Former football player David Beckham says that if a film is ever made on him, actor Brad Pitt will fit the bill to play his on screen version to the T. “I think Brad would be the obvious choice. I would like Brad to be playing me – him or Leonardo DiCaprio, […]

German footballers to get $408,000 each for World Cup triumph

German footballers to get $408,000 each for World Cup triumph

Berlin, Nov 29  The German Football Federation unveiled its incentive scheme for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil saying that each player would get a payout of $408,000 if the country wins the tournament. Team captain Philipp Lahm and the rest of the players quickly agreed to keep the same incentive scheme that was in […]

West Indies level ODI series 1-1 against India

West Indies level ODI series 1-1 against India

Visakhapatnam, Nov 24 The West Indies beat India by two wickets in a thrilling finish in the second of the three One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here Sunday to level the series 1-1. India scored 288/5 from their 50 overs after being put in to bat and the […]

Carlsen is World Chess Champion

Carlsen is World Chess Champion

Chennai, Nov 22  Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen was crowned the new World Chess Champion as he beat defending champion Viswanathan Anand 6.5-3.5 here Friday. The 10th game ended in a draw giving Carlsen the needed half point — and also the coveted world crown.

Life comes full circle for Tendulkar

Life comes full circle for Tendulkar

Mumbai, Nov 15  Exactly 24 years to date, Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan, and perhaps he walked off with the bat in hand for one last time Friday in his farewell Test — but not before playing a scintillating knock that the packed Wankhede Stadium will always remember. It was Nov 15, […]

India all set with farewell gift to Tendulkar

India all set with farewell gift to Tendulkar

Mumbai, Nov 15  Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test is fast turning out to be a no-contest. India need seven wickets to wrap up the series and the West Indies have to score 270 runs more to avoid an innings defeat at the Wankhede Stadium here. After Tendulkar enthralled a full house early Friday morning with a […]

Lata says Sachin deserves Bharat Ratna

Lata says Sachin deserves Bharat Ratna

Mumbai, Nov 15  Bharat Ratna and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has said that cricket great Sachin Tendulkar also deserves India’s highest civilian award. “Whatever he (Sachin) has done for the country, very few people can. He deserves the honour. He has made all of us proud,” Lata told television channels Friday. She received the honour […]

Rahul Gandhi watched Sachin’s last match

Rahul Gandhi watched Sachin’s last match

New Delhi, Nov 15  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi watched cricketer Sachin Tendulkar play on the second day of the second cricket test match between India and West Indies at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai Friday. Gandhi, dressed in casual wear, was seen enjoying the match along with his aides in the VIP enclosure. This […]

For Sachin, Wankhede is a story of missed Test hundreds

For Sachin, Wankhede is a story of missed Test hundreds

Mumbai, Nov 13  Sachin Tendulkar may have chosen to draw the curtains on a glittering international career before his adoring fans at hometown Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium, but the master blaster’s Test record at the ground is quite a few notches below his best. Also, he has time and again missed out on deserving hundreds after […]

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