GAMES

  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Give yourself more power as women; don't call yourselves Cumberbitches 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch says though he is flattered his female fans call themselves 'Cumberbitches', the actor finds the term a bit rude. The 38-year-old actor said he would prefer his fans to address themselves as Cumbercollective or Cumbersomes as he does not want them to be called 'bitches',...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar Yesterday

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' Yesterday

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Tour Game: India draw with CA XI after valuable batting practice 2 days ago

    Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here on Tuesday. At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363 for 8 declared after 91 overs...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 2 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach 6 days ago

    Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA, the sport's...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita's husband, coach 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA,...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 9 1 week ago

    Preview: Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. Click HERE for all you want to know about the 12-game rubber to decide the 2014 FIDE World Champion. With...
  • Facebook games may help strengthen family bonds: study 1 week ago

    Toronto: Playing Facebook games with your family may actually help you to strengthen family bonds by breaking down both communication and age barriers, a new study suggests. The research shows that beyond being a fun distraction, social network games (SNGs) can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet...
  • World Chess Championship: Game 8 between Anand and Carlsen ends in a draw November 18, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw after suffering for a long time in the seventh game of the World Chess championship against Magnus Carlsen. Trying to recuperate from a double blunder in the previous sixth game of the 12-game match, Anand did not show any signs of fatigue and...
  • As it happened: Anand vs Carlsen, World Chess Championship, Game 7 November 17, 2014

    Preview: Viswanathan Anand will aim to stage a quick comeback and improve his chances of regaining the World Championship crown from Magnus Carlsen when the two resume their battle. Having done well for five games, Anand seemed to have missed the thread completely in the sixth game played on Saturday and...
  • Atari Games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay; it was once known as the worst video game ever made! November 17, 2014

    Alamogordo, NM: What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials. The games were part of a cache of some...
  • As it happened: World Chess Championship, Game 6 November 15, 2014

    Locked at 2.5 points each, the duo would like to take home the advantage as the 12-game championship hits midway. Game 1 ended in a draw, followed by Carlsen bagging full points in the second Game. Anand, though, hit back soon to level it at 1.5 points each by winning Game...
  • Watch: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch imitates Allan Rickman, Matthew McConaughey and Taylor Swift in this hilarious video November 14, 2014

    Benedict Cumberbatch is clearly a man of many talents. The actor, who's currently promoting his upcoming film 'The Imitation Game', played a game in an interview where he imitated celebrities such as Owen Wilson, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson and a bunch of other celebrities in under a minute....
  • Remember 'vish-amrit'? Or the lemon race? 10 fun games we loved playing and couldn't get enough of! November 13, 2014

    We're taking you down a feels trip today. What was your favourite game as a kid? Pitthu, vish amrit, and chidiya udd - you are obviously a '90s kid if you know every rule of these games. Over the years we even bent a few rules to suit our convenience,...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban for her Asian Games bronze medal protest: AIBA November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the AIBA. ...
  • AIBA acts tough, boxer Sarita Devi faces ban for refusing Asian Games medal November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. Sarita lost in the semi-finals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September,...
  • Blizzard takes aim at the shooter genre with 'Overwatch' November 8, 2014

    Anaheim: After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind World of Warcraft is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Friday to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up PC game called Overwatch. The reveal kicked off BlizzCon, the company's fan-centric celebration where more than 25,000 attendees are competing...
  • Para-athlete Sharad Kumar fighting for recognition despite gold at 2014 Asian Games November 6, 2014

    Two years back in 2012, Sharad Kumar was banned for taking steroids at the Malaysian Open Para-athletics Championships but the differently-abled high-jumper silenced all his critics by clinching a gold medal at the recently concluded Para Asian Games in Incheon. However, to his dismay, no one has come forward to...
  • Hariharan to compose theme song for the National Games 2015 November 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Singer Hariharan will compose the theme song of the 35th edition of the National Games to be held in Kerala early next year. Penned by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the focus of the song will be national integration and sports fitness. The song, which calls for love and dedication in sports, will...
  • Watch: The new trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1' November 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: The brand new 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay', Part 1 trailer has aired during 'The X Factor'. The sneak peek of the film shows 'Hunger Games' regulars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and newcomers Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer, reported E! online. The tracklisting for the movie's soundtrack has...
  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • Asian Games 2014 medallists felicitated October 28, 2014

    The laurels keep coming in for India's Asiad and Commonwealth Games medallists - last evening several athletes were felicitated at a function in the capital. ...
  • Boxer Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony. Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...
  • Para-swimmer Sharath breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Asian Games October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea, by winning six medals to go past sprint legend PT Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event. "London 2012 Paralympian swimmer Sharath Gayakwad created history at the 2014 Asian Para Games...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...