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April 2014

Indian women paddlers win, men lose at Worlds

Tokyo, April 30 (IANS) Indian women passed the Italian test scoring their fourth consecutive victory while the men lost to the European team 2-3 in Stage 1 of the second division group matches at the World Table Tennis Championships here Wednesday.The Indian women, despite starting on a losing note, carved out a convincing 3-1 win and have one more match in Stage 1 against Bulgaria Thursday. K. Shamini had to labour her way through in the opening singles losing 4-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11 to Chiara Colantoni. Shamini had…

Bengaluru FC player award to Osano

Bangalore, April 30 (IANS) I-League champions Bengaluru FC gave a fitting end to what has been a historic season with the BFC Awards Night here.The awards, meant to recognise and reward some special performances within the club in its debut season, saw central defender Curtis Osano walk away Tuesday with the Players' Player of the Year award while Sean Rooney's effort against Mohun Bagan at the Salt Lake Stadium was adjudged the Goal of the Season. The function was attended by a host of celebrities and eminent…

Mumbai Indians elect to field against Sunrisers

Dubai, April 30 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final Indian Premier League (IPL) match of the United Arab Emirates-leg at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday.It is a match between the two bottom-placed teams of the eight-team league. While Sunrisers have won a single match in four outings, the Mumbai outfit are yet to get off the mark having lost four consecutive games. The squads: Sunrisers Hyderabad: Aaron Finch, Shikhar…

England to name FIFA World Cup squad May 12

London, April 30 (IANS) England manager Roy Hodgson will reveal his squad for the FIFA World Cup May 12, a day after the Premier League season ends, the Football Association announced Wednesday.Hodgson is expected to announce a 23-man squad and also name seven players as substitutes, in case of injury. The final list must be submitted to FIFA June 2, reports Xinhua. England have been drawn to face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D and will open their campaign with a match against Italy June 14. Photo Credit:…

People thought I’d make ladylike film: Farah on debut film

.By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, April 30: It had a gripping cycle rickshaw chase scene and a heated fist fight between superstar Shah Rukh Khan and action hero Suneil Shetty. Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan’s “very loved film” “Main Hoon Na” had all elements that was anything but “ladylike”.As the film turned 10 Wednesday, she doesn’t regret choosing the superhit action drama that thrilled the audiences to the hilt to launch her as a director. Farah went into a…
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