Gaming

  • Asian Games: Pakistan determined to defend hockey gold 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Incheon: Muhammad Imran doesn't consider a lack of international competition recently to be any barrier to his Pakistan field hockey team's Asian Games title defence. "We've trained with the aim of winning the gold medal again," the 34-year-old Pakistan captain told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We may not have played...
  • Asian Games torch arrives in Incheon, countdown almost over 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes. The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South Korea's capital Seoul before being carried on the final...
  • We can beat Korea in Asiad, says shuttler Gurusaidutt 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist R M V Gurusaidutt is desperate to avenge India's Thomas Cup loss to Korea when they open their campaign against the hosts in badminton team event in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Gurusaidutt and his teammates had lost 2-3 to Korea in the...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sports to settle disputes during Asian Games 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Incheon: In an unprecedented move, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), the world's highest tribunal in sports, will set up an office here during the Asian Games, starting Friday, to help quickly settle disputes arising from the continental tournament. The official Asiad Daily said on Wednesday that CAS, which is headquartered...
  • Asian Games hockey: Nothing less than gold should be acceptable to India 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    An Asian Games gold in hockey is worth its weight because with it comes an automatic qualification for the Olympics, and that's a burden India will want off its shoulder at Incheon before shifting focus to Rio 2016. The days of India's dominance in world hockey have long been over, and...
  • Asian Games coach Manoj Rana, gymnast Chandan Pathak accused of harassing girl in training camp 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A woman gymnast accused Asian Games coach Monoj Rana and an international level gymnast Chandan Pathak of making obscene and lewd remarks against her at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. The accusation comes just days before the start of the Asian Games in...
  • AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting on Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough...
  • Four Indian judokas in the Asian Games squad 21 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Four Indian judokas, who won medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, have made the cut for the Asian Games in Incheon, starting September 19. While the lone male judoka in the squad will Navjot Chana in the 60 kg category, the Manipuri duo of Likmabam Sushila...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian boxers cleared to fight under tricolour 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport's world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen is ready to take on the Capitol 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    It is not just games any more. The entire District 13 is ready to go against the Capitol, after they find the celebrated heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Starring Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, the film is based on the first part of the final novel in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy. The film...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women 22 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 15-0 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Asian Games: Sreejesh finds new four-quarter hockey format advantageous 23 hours 0 minutes ago

    Incheon: The new format of hockey will add a lot of zing to the sport as players will be able to re-energise themselves during the break between the quarters which will be an advantage for teams, including India, goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh said on Tuesday. The Asian Games will be...
  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 5-0 Yesterday

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 to hosts South Korea in their opening match of the Asian Games. "It's disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half," Worawi Makudi was quoted as...
  • Why Minecraft's creator Markus Persson is leaving Mojang Yesterday

    New York: Microsoft agreed Monday to buy the Swedish group behind the hugely popular video game Minecraft for $2.5 billion, bolstering the increasingly important gaming division of the US tech giant. The deal for Swedish-based Mojang gives Microsoft one of the best-known video games of all time - one which is...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar Yesterday

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, founders to leave Yesterday

    Stockholm/Seattle: Microsoft has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world. Minecraft - a construction game in which players can build nearly anything imaginable, block by block, in...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai Yesterday

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old Rai last week won an...
  • 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial': 'World's worst' video game to be auctioned Yesterday

    Washington: Hundreds of copies of a video game described as the 'world's worst' are now being auctioned after they were unearthed from a landfill site in the US. The vintage video-game called 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial', based on a hit movie and released in 1982, was said to be so bad...
  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents Yesterday

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match Yesterday

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal Yesterday

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • After CWG bronze, expectations are high for Asiad: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar Yesterday

    New Delhi: She rose from oblivion by giving India first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19. The 21-year-old became the toast of Tripura, her...
  • Asian Games 2014: Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away 2 days ago

    South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away. Incheon's organising committee (IAGOC) said on Monday that overall ticket sales had...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is taken! UK daily reports that the 'Sherlock' star is dating theatre director Sophie Hunter 2 days ago

    We are almost sure that all single female 'Sherlock' fans must have heaved a collective sigh at this piece of news. Talented actor Benedict Cumberbatch is now officially seeing someone. According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Cumberbatch has been going steady with London-based theatre director Sophie Hunter. The...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival 2 days ago

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show 2 days ago

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Indian walkers going extra mile for Asiad medals 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian race walkers are going the extra mile as they target medals at the Asian Games, starting on Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon. Olympian Irfan Thodi, who finished 10th at the 2012 London Olympics, Ganapathy K. and Khusbir Kaur are India's hopes in the 20-km walk...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point 2 days ago

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win an Asiad medal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea. After a historic gold medal...