EPL cricket: Bhairahawa reaches playoff stage

Kathmandu, Dec. 12: Bhairahawa Gladiators has become the first team to reach to the playoff stage in the ongoing third edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL) T-20 Cricket Tournament. Bhairahawa Gladiators defeated Biratnagar Warriors by four wickets in the first match played at the Tribhuvan University (TU) ground today,…

12/12/2018

A division league: Three-Star climbs to second position

Kathmandu, Dec. 9: Three-Star Club defeated Jawalakhel Youth Club 2-0 to climb to the second position of the Martyrs Memorial A division league points table. At the match held today the ANFA complex Satdobato, Ranjit Dhimal of TSC scored a brace in the second half, first in the 52nd minute…

12/09/2018

Biratnagar beat Lalitpur by three wickets in EPL

Kathmandu, Dec. 8: Biratnagar Warriors defeated Lalitpur Patriots by three wickets in the opening match of ongoing Everest Premier League (EPL) at Kirtipur-based Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground on Saturday. Put into bat first after winning the toss, the Lalitpur made 104 runs for nine wickets in the allocated 20…

12/08/2018

A division football league: 7th round begins today

Kathmandu, Dec. 8: The 7th round of games under the Martyrs Memorial A division league football tournament begins today. The seventh round is being inaugurated with a game between Nepal Police Club and Himalayan Sherpa Club. The second match will be played between New Road Team and Sankata Club, according…

12/08/2018

Nepal is one position down in FIFA rankings

Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Nepal has slid a position in the FIFA rankings published lately. Nepal is down to the 162nd position. India has retained its previous 97th position. Likewise, Maldives has secured the 152nd position, while Bhutan 186, Bangladesh 192, Pakistan 199th and Sri Lanka 201. Meanwhile, Belgium retains its…

11/29/2018

Cricketer Sandeep continues to remain with Delhi Daredevils

Kathmandu, Nov. 16: Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane continues to associate himself with Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2019. The Delhi has incorporated him in the team for the second consecutive term. He had already delivered his performance from Delhi in previous IPL edition. Sandeep is the first-ever…

11/16/2018

Pokhara lifts title of PPL Cricket

Kaski, Nov. 6: Pokhara Paltan won the title of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) Cricket Competition by thrashing Chitwan Rhinos. In the final match held Tuesday in Pokhara, Pokhara Paltan emerged victorious in the first edition of the PPL defeating Chitwan Rhinos by three wickets. With the win, Pokhara Paltan received…

11/06/2018

Nepal in blind women cricket tournament

Chipledhunga, Nov. 4: Nepal’s blind women cricket team is going to take part in the International Blind Women Cricket tournament to be held in Pakistan. The Blind Cricket Association Nepal has selected a 15-member team to take part in the event being held from January 26 to February 4, 2019.…

11/04/2018

ICC World Cup Trophy taken in Sheetal Niwas

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today enquired about the ICC World Cup Trophy that was taken in Sheetal Niwas. The ICC World Cup Trophy was brought in Nepal on Friday after the Trophy Tour in Bangladesh. On the occasion, President Bhandari expressed her happiness for the Trophy Tour…

10/28/2018

A Division League resumes from November 17

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: The Martyrs memorial A division football league resumes from coming November 17, under the aegis of the All Nepal Football Association. The league was postponed for the festivals of Dashain, Tihar and Chhat after completing the first phase. It was postponed for 42 days. “The league will…

10/28/2018

Nepal registers 2-0 victory over India

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: Nepal defeated India 2-0 in the AFC U19 Championship Qualifiers at Chonburi Stadium in Thailand. For Nepal, Rekha Poudel scored one goal in the 59th minute to untie the goalless draw in the first half. She again scored another goal just two minutes before umpire whistled ending…

10/26/2018

Nepal’s slight drop in FIFA world ranking

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: Nepal’s position in the FIFA ranking has dropped by a step, to stand at 161st position. In the latest ranking the FIFA released on Thursday, India leads the chart for the South Asian countries, standing at 97th position, followed by Maldives (151st), Bhutan (188th), Bangladesh (194th), Pakistan…

10/25/2018

PPL winner to win 2.7 million rupees

Kathmandu, Oct. 24: The winner of the Pokhara Premier League (PPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament will walk home with a cash prize of Rs. 2.7 million. The tournament is being held from October 26 to November 6 under the auspices of Queens Events Private Limited. A decision has been taken to…

10/24/2018

Cricketer Lamichhane to play high division of Australia

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: Nepal national cricket team player Sandeep Lamichhane, who has achieved success in one after another match in international cricket, is to play the Australian League. Sandeep had left for Australia immediately after the completion of matches of ICC World Cup T20 Asia Region Selection ‘B’ held in…

10/23/2018

Spanish soccer club to assist West Kathmandu Football Club

Kathmandu, Oct. 21: The Spain-based football club Atletico Madrid has agreed to assist in the development of Nepali football.The Spanish football club is to financially assist the West Kathmandu Football Club based in Chandragiri municipality through the BB Trust headed by Non Resident Nepali Association president Bhaban Bhatta. Atletico Madrid's…

10/21/2018

Nepal's dream to play cricket world cup alive

Kathmandu, Oct. 13: The Nepali National Cricket Team, which won ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier Group 'B' winner title, returned home this afternoon. Sports authorities and supporters had welcomed the Nepali Team at Tribhuvan International Airport. The team had won the qualifying title remaining unbeaten in the tournament held in…

10/13/2018

Nepal in ICC women’s T20 ranking

Kathmandu, Oct. 13: Nepal has been included in the ICC Women’s T20 cricket ranking. According to the latest ranking released by the International Cricket Council on Friday, Nepal is ranked 18th in the list including 46 countries. Nepal received 117 points to be ranked 18. Nepal’s women cricket has received…

10/13/2018

ANFA to provide Rs 50,000 each to football team player

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced to provide Rs 50,000 each to the members of Nepali women team which was successful in clinching first runner up position at the SAF U-18 Football Championship held in Bhutan. A meeting of ANFA presided over by its Chairperson Karma…

10/10/2018

School-level national cricket tournament

Kathmandu, Oct. 7: The school-level national cricket tournament is being held in Dhangadi from coming November 13. A total of 12 school teams will be competing in the tournament. They include Little Flower School, Dhangadi, Siddhartha Shishu Sadan, Dhangadi, Sharada secondary school, Dhangadi, Saraswati secondary school, Geta, Caspian Academy Dhangadi,…

10/07/2018

ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier- Nepal enjoys second straight victory

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: Nepal clinched its second straight victory in the ICC World Twenty20 Asia qualifier. In the second match of group 'B' held today at Bayuemas Oval Stadium in Malaysia, Nepal defeated the host Malaysia by eight wickets. Nepal met the target of 101 runs posted by Malaysia in…

10/06/2018

Nepal defeats India in SAFF U-18 Women's Championship, enters final

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: Nepal has entered the final of the ongoing SAFF U-18 Women's Championship by beating India 3-1 in the penalty shootout. Nepal thrashed India in the first semi-final match that was held in the Chalnglimithang Stadium of Thimpu, Bhutan on Friday. Both the team had scored one each…

10/06/2018

Shekh to captain Nepali team to U-19 Asia Cup

Kathmandu, Sept. 26: A 15-member Nepali national cricket team has been announced for the U-19 Asia Cup Cricket. The U-19 Asia Cup Cricket Tournament is taking place in Bangladesh from September 28 to October 7. The Nepali national cricket team for the tournament comprises Mohammad Arif Shekh (captain), Kamal Singh…

09/26/2018

Nepal defeats China in U-18 Football

Kathmandu, Sept. 25: Nepal defeated China in the 46th edition of Under-18 of the Asian School Championship held in India. Nepal registered the first win in the tournament by defeating China 3-1 goals. Prior to this, Nepal had lost both the games against Thailand and Indonesia. In the match today,…

09/25/2018

Nepal climbs one point in FIFA ranking

Kathmandu, Sept. 20: Nepal has improved by one point in the latest FIFA ranking. According to the list made public by FIFA, the world football governing body, today, Nepal stands at 160th position, one better than the 161st last month. The improvement was based on Nepal's performance in the recent…

09/20/2018

Weightlifters off to Poland

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: The Nepali weightlifting team competing in the 'World University Weightlifting Championship' left here for Poland last night. The four member team includes two weightlifters and two officials. Ganesh Ranabhat is competing in the 56 kilo men's category while Manisha Ranabhat will be vying for a medal in…

09/18/2018

22nd National Women's Volleyball Tournament from October 9

Baglung, Sept. 17: The 22nd National Women's Volleyball Tournament is scheduled to take place at Galkot in Baglung from October 9-13. To be organised by the Nepal Volleyball Association with the assistance from Galkot Municipality and the District Volleyball Association, Baglung, the total 10 teams from all seven provinces will…

09/17/2018

Nepal wins Afghanistan by 25 runs in U19 Quadrangular One Day Series

Kathmandu, Sept. 16: Nepal emerged victorious in the match of the U19 Quadrangular One Day Series held in Lucknow of India today. Nepal defeated Afghanistan by 25 runs to emerge the winner in the match that was held at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium. Put into bat first after losing…

09/16/2018

Sandeep selected for APL

Kathmandu, Sept. 11: Nepali National Cricket Team youth spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been chosen for the Afghanistan Premier League (APL). The Nangarhar Cricket Squad of Afghanistan has decided to incorporate the 18-year-old leg spinner has already left a good impression in his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. He is the…

09/11/2018

SAFF Championship: Nepal blanks Bhutan 4-0

Kathmandu, Sept. 6: Nepal trounced Bhutan 4-0 in the match held today under the SAFF Championship football tournament underway in Bangladesh. In the match held at Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Nepal took the lead in the 21st minute with a goal by Ananta Tamang. The first…

09/06/2018

Stadium construction in limbo

Rukum, Sept. 6: The Pandhunga Stadium being constructed at Musikotmunicipality-2 in Rukum (West) has been in limbo. The construction of the stadium that began from the fiscal year 2070/71 BS witnessed no progress as the budget was not appropriated for the same from the fiscal 2074/75. The Sports Ministry claimed…

09/06/2018

SAFF Championship: Nepal goes down to Pakistan 1-2

Kathmandu, Sept. 4: Nepal lost its first match in the SAFF Championship football that began in Dhaka of Bangalesh today. Nepal lost the match after failing to hold on the dying minute of the match, with Pakistan scoring the decider in injury time. Hence, Pakistan stole a win in the…

09/04/2018

Football Academy to open in Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj, Sept. 4: A football academy is to be set up at Bishalnagar, Dhamboji in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city. The local Gokuleshwar Mahadev Temple Management Committee has provided 23 kaththas plot to the Banke District Football Association for this purpose. All Nepal Football Association has provided Rs 500 thousand to the…

09/04/2018

Nepal registers first triumph against Malaysia by 19 runs

Kathmandu, Sept. 1: Nepal registered its first win against Malaysia by 19 runs in its third match of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018 underway in the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia today. With this triumph, Nepal has scored two points. Earlier, Nepal had lost to Oman by seven…

09/01/2018

Nepal loses to Oman by seven wickets

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Nepal lost to Oman by 7 wickets in the first match of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2018 underway in the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Oman achieved a target of 222 run set by Nepal in the 48 overs losing three wickets. Khawar Ali made…

08/29/2018

ASIAD: Nepal clinches silver in paragliding

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: The Nepali team contesting in the last round of paragliding of the ongoing 18th ASIAD (Asian Games) in Indonesia has bagged silver medal. With this, Nepal has secured second silver in the 67 years of Asian Games history. First one was clinched by Sabita Rajbhandari in the…

08/29/2018

ANFA begins grassroots football

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: In a bid to promote football, encouraging the young ones, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has launched grassroots football programme. The ANFA has come up with work plans and activities to implement the programme, incorporating football in the district level. The programme would however be formally launched…

08/28/2018

National football team announced

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: The national football team has been announced Monday to participate in the SAFF championship football tournament to be held in Bangladesh from September 4. The 20-member team is led by Biraj Maharjan, said head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan. In the team , Kiran Kumar Limbu, Bikesh Kuthu…

08/27/2018

Nepali national cricket team leaves for Malaysia

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: The Nepali National Cricket Team today left here for Malaysia to play in the Asia Cup Qualifiers to be held there. The tournament kicks off in Malaysia from today. The Nepali team had played in three practice matches in Sri Lanka. It won all three matches. The…

08/27/2018

Rugby to be promoted professionally

Kathmandu, Aug. 26: A 12-member Nepal School Rugby Commission has been formed with the objective of professionally developing the sport of Rugby in Nepal, and producing Rugby players for it. The Commission chaired by JB Adhikari includes Mukunda Kumar Dhungana as Vice-chair, Shiva Prasad Aryal as Secretary and Hema Gurung…

08/26/2018

18th Asiad: Nepal defeated to Chinese Taipei in volleyball

Kathmandu, Aug. 22:Chinese Taipei defeated Nepal in a volleyball match held under the ongoing 18th Asian Games (Asiad) in Jakarta. In the match concluded a while ago, Nepal lost to the Chinese Taipei in three straight sets-- 25-23, 25-21 and 25-15. Giving his reaction after the results, Nepali team coach…

08/22/2018

Nepali football team's head coach Koji prohibited from entering Nepal

   Kathmandu, Aug 21:Nepali National Football Team's head coach Japanese national Koji Gyotoku has been prohibited from coming to Nepal. Koji who serves as the head coach for the Nepali football team since March 2016 now faces a travel ban till the end of 2018 by the Department of Immigration…

08/21/2018

Indonesia celebrates heritage, traffic and world peace at energetic Asiad opening ceremony

Jakarta, Aug. 18: A presidential dig at their traffic woes, a colourful display of their cultural heritage and a message for world peace—Indonesia mixed it all up for a vibrant and slick opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.   Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown taking a…

08/18/2018

15-member cricket squad announced for Asia Cup Qualifier

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: A 15-member cricket team captained by Paras Khadka has been announced to play the upcoming 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier. The cricket tournament that serves as the qualifying match for the Asia Cup will be held in Malaysia from August 29 to September 6. The players selected in…

08/18/2018

Asian games kicks off today

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: The 2018 Asian Games kicks off today at at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta of Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is scheduled to inaugurate the 18th Asian Games at 6:15 pm Nepali standard time today. The multi-sport event is scheduled to be held from 18…

08/18/2018

ANFA special AGM in Sauraha; focus on statute amendment

Sauraha (Chitwan), Aug. 15: The special annual general meeting of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) kicks off in Sauraha of Chitwan today. The general assembly is to be zeroed in on amendment to its statute. Though the National Sports Council (NSC) has directed to remove the agenda of amendment…

08/15/2018

Nepal enters semi-final

Kathmandu, Aug. 13: Despite a loss to Bangladesh in its second match under SAFF U-15 Women Football Championship in Bhutan on Monday, Nepal has entered the semi-final. Nepal lost to Bangladesh by 0-3 in the match. SAFF U-15 Championship Women Football is taking place at Thimphu, Bhutan. Nepal had won…

08/14/2018

Jumla athletes to compete in international marathon

Surkhet, Aug. 12: Athletes from Jumla are going to take part in the 4th Mount Abu International Marathon to be held in Rajasthan of India. Sunmaya Budha, Rammaya Budha, Sita Neupane and Naresh Budha are taking part in the marathon that begins on August 19, according to chair of Karnali…

08/12/2018

Japan to aid Nepali athletes to Olympics

Kathmandu, Aug 4: An agreement has been reached between Nepal Olympic Committee and the Fukushima Tamura city of Japan to support Nepali athletes competing in the 2020 Olypmpics to held in Japan. Deputy Mayor of Tamura City Kawaguchi Naoyuki and NOC Chair Jeevaram Shrestha signed the agreement in presence of…

08/04/2018

तीस वर्षको प्रयासपछि नेपाललाई ऐतिहासिक सफलता

  काठमाडौँ, १८ साउन । अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय क्रिकेट काउन्सिल (आइसिसी)को सदस्यता पाएको ३० वर्षपछि नेपालले एक दिवसीय क्रिकेटको दोस्रो अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय प्रतियोगितामा ऐतिहासिक जित दर्ता गरेको छ ।  दोस्रो अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय एक दिवसीय खेल खेलेको नेपालले नेदरल्यान्ड्सलाई उसकै घरेलु मैदानमा एक रनले पराजित गर्दै इतिहास रच्न सफल भएको हो । २१७ रनको विजयी…

08/04/2018

Nepal faces Netherlands on Friday

Kathmandu, Aug 2: Nepal will play its second One-day International against hosts, Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday. The match to be held at VRA cricket ground in Amsterdam will begin at 2:45 pm Nepali standard time, according to Cricket Association of Nepal. In the maiden ODI, Nepal had lost to…

08/02/2018

Nepal loss debut ODI match to Netherlands

Kathmandu, Aug 2: Nepal lost its first-ever One Day International (ODI) by 55 runs against the Netherlands, the host country. Despite brilliant performance of Vice-Captain Gyanendra Malla, Nepal could not avoid the loss in its maiden ODI match. Put to the batting first in its home ground, the Netherlands had…

08/02/2018

Covered hall under construction

Butwal, July 22: A covered hall is being construction in Parsawal of Sainamaina municipality at the cost of Rs. 5 million. The covered hall will include courts for badminton, table tennis, basketball and futsal and is expected to be completed within the next 12 months, according to the construction users…

07/22/2018

Nepal cricket team leaves for UK tomorrow

Kathmandu, July 18: Nepali national cricket team is leaving Thursday for the UK to play a triangular series to be played at the Lords Cricket Ground. In the series, Nepal will play against Melbourne Cricket Club and the Netherlands starting July 29. This will be followed by two one-day internationals…

07/18/2018

Nepal South Asia Champion

Kathmandu, July 16: Nepal finished team champion in the South Asian Invitational Taekwando tournament that concluded here today. In total, Nepal finished with 53 gold, 55 silver and 80 bronze medals. India came second with 43 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze medals while Turkmenistan finished third with seven gold,…

07/16/2018

France end Croatian dream run, win 2018 World Cup

Moscow, July 15: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia's dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an…

07/16/2018

Sriyanta champion in Karate competition

Kathmandu, July 15: The Sriyanta Club has won the first Manmohan Memorial Karate competition. Sriyanta bagged seven gold, four silver and eight bronze medals to win the competition that concluded on Saturday. The tournament was hosted by the Nepal Siteriyo Karate Association, Ghantaghar. Bless Academy came second in the tournament…

07/15/2018

Nepal clinches nine gold in 6th South Asian Taekwondo Championships

Kathmandu, July 14: Nepal won total nine gold medals in the 6th South Asian and Open Taekwondo Championships underway at the Covered Hall in Tripureshwor in the Capital from July 13. Under senior women's category below 55 kg, Sabina Lama defeated Pakistan's Ferista. Likewise, on senior women's category under 64…

07/15/2018

Nima and Nisha clinch silver medal in international taekwondo

Kathmandu, July 13: Neema Gurung and Nisha Rawal have won silver medal in the international taekwondo championship held in South Korea. Neema clinched silver in the 'fight' in the under-57 Kg weight category while Nisha bagged the silver medal towards the 73-Kg weight category of the championship held in Pohang…

07/13/2018

क्रोएसिया पहिलोपटक विश्वकप फाइनलमा

रुस, २८ असार । क्रोएसिया फिफा विश्वकप २०१८ को फाइलनमा प्रवेश गरेको छ । बुधबार भएको सेमिफाइनल खेलमा इङ्ल्यान्डलाई २-१ गोलले पराजित गर्दै क्रोएसिया पहिलो पटक विश्वकप फाइलनमा प्रवेश गरेको हो । खेलको ५ औं मिनेटमा किरन ट्रिप्परले गोल गर्दै इङ्ल्यान्डलाई अग्रता दिलाए । पहिलो हाफमा क्रोएसिया  १–० ले पछि परेको  थियो । दोस्रो हाफको ६८ औं…

07/12/2018

Jumla-Rara ultra marathon kicks off

Surkhet, July 11: The Jumla-Rara Ultra Marathon 2018 has kicked off here today. President of the National Athletics Association, Rajib Bikram Shah and ultra world champion Meera Rai jointly inaugurated the marathon. Three hundred twenty athletes have participated in the long distance race from Khalanga of Jumla to Rara Lake…

07/11/2018

फ्रान्स विश्वकप फुटबलको फाइनलमा

सेन्ट पिटसवर्ग, २७ असार । बेल्जियमलाई १–० ले पराजित गर्दै फ्रान्स विश्वकप फुटबल प्रतियोगिताको फाइनलमा  प्रवेश गरेको छ ।  सेन्ट पिटसवर्ग स्टेडियममा करिब ६० हजार दर्शकमाझ भएको पहिलो सेमिफाइनल भिडन्तमा खेलको ५१ औँ मिनेटमा गरेको गोलले फ्रान्सलाई उपाधि नजिक पुर्‍याएको छ ।  पहिलो हाफ गोलरहित बराबरी खेलेपछि दोस्रो हाफमा फ्रान्सलाई जिताउने…

07/11/2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: France beat Argentina 4-3, into quarterfinals

Kazan, june 30: Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals and Lionel Messi home with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. The 19-year-old forward’s electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France…

07/01/2018

FIFA World Cup: Januzaj gives Belgium 1-0 win over England and top spot

KALININGRAD (Russia), June 29: It had been viewed as the game no-one wanted to win but Adnan Januzaj's fine finish early in the second half gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over England to secure top spot in Group G as both sides made wholesale changes to their lineups. The result means Belgium, who won all…

06/29/2018

बेल्जियम अन्तिम १६ मा

रूस, ९ असार । विश्वकप फुटबलमा बेल्जियमले ट्युनिसियालाई पराकिलो गोलअन्तरले पराजित गरेको छ । मस्कोको स्पार्टक रंगशालामा शनिबार सम्पन्न समूह जी को आफ्नो दोस्रो खेलमा बेल्जियमले ट्युनिसियालाई ५-२ ले हराएको हो । बेल्जियमको जितमा इडेन हाजार्ड र रोमेलु लुकाकुले दुई–दुई गोल गर्दा मिची बात्सुईले अर्को गोल थपे । ट्युनिसियाका लागि ड्यालेन ब्रोन…

06/23/2018

अतिरिक्त समयमा दुई गोल गर्दै कोष्टारिकामाथि ब्राजिलको विजय

मस्को, ८ असार ।  विश्वकपको उपाधी दाबेदार मानिदै आएको ब्राजिलले शुक्रबार भएको खेलमा कडा प्रतिस्पर्धाबीच कोस्टारिकामाथि २–१ गोलको जित हासिल गरेको छ ।  निर्धारित समयसम्म कुनै गोल नभएपछि छ मिनेट थप गरिएकोमा अतिरिक्त समयको पहिलो मिनेटमै ब्राजिलका कौन्टीन्होले पहिलो गोल गरेर ब्राजिललाई अग्रता दिलाएका थिए । अतिरिक्त समय सकिनै लाग्दा…

06/22/2018

रूस इजिप्टलाई ३–१ ले पराजित गर्दै अर्को चरणमा

रूस, ६ असार । आयोजक राष्ट्र रूस इजिप्टलाई ३–१ ले पराजित गर्दै विश्वकप फुटबलको इतिहासमा पहिलो पटक अर्को चरणमा प्रवेश गरेको छ ।  योसँगै रूस यो विश्वकपको अर्को चरणमा प्रवेश गर्ने पहिलो टोली बनेको छ । इजिप्टको भने अर्को चरणमा पुग्ने सम्भावना अत्यन्त न्यून बनेको छ। कजान एरिना रंगशालामा मंगलबार…

06/20/2018

स्विजरल्याण्डले ब्राजिललाई बराबरीमा रोक्यो

रसिया, ४ असार । रसियाको रोस्टोभ एरेनामा आइतबार सम्पन्न खेलमा ब्राजिल  समुह ‘ई’ अन्तर्गतको पहिलो खेलमा स्विजरल्याण्डसँग एक एक गोलको बराबरीमा रोकिएको छ । लागी खेलको २० औं मिनेटमा ब्राजिलका फिलिप कौटिन्होले गोल गर्दा  दोश्रो हाफको ५० औं मिनेटमा स्विजरल्याण्डका स्टेभन जुबेरले बराबरी गोल गरेका थिए । एजेन्सी 

06/18/2018

सर्बियाद्वारा कोष्टारिका पराजित

रूस, ३ असार । विश्वकप फुटबलको समुह ‘ई’ को खेलमा सर्बियाले कोष्टारिकालाई १–० ले पराजित गरेको छ । समारा एरिना रंगशालामा आइतबार सम्पन्न पहिलो खेलमा सर्बियाको जितमा ५६ औं मिनेटमा कोलारोभले फ्रिकिकमा निर्णायक गोल गरे ।  खेलमा ५३ प्रतिशत बल पोजिसन आफ्नो पक्षमा राखेपनि कोष्टारिकाले गोल भने गर्न सकेन् ।…

06/17/2018

मेसीको पेनाल्टी प्रहार विफल हुँदा आइसल्याण्ड र अर्जेन्टिना १–१ को बराबरीमा

मस्को, रूस, २ असार ।  फुटबल जगतमा बहुचर्चित अर्जेन्टिनी खेलाडी लियोनल मेसीको पेनाल्टी प्रहार विफल हुँदा विश्वकप अन्तर्गत शनिबार भएको खेललाई यूरोपियन नवउदयमान समूह आइसल्याण्डले अर्जेन्टिनालाई १–१ को बराबरीमा रोक्न सफल भएको छ ।  अर्जेन्टिनाका सर्गियो अग्युरोले खेलको १९ औँ मिनेटमा गोल गरेर आफ्ना समर्थकलाई खुशी तुल्याउनुभयो । तर उक्त…

06/17/2018

रोनाल्डोको ह्याट्रिक, पोर्चुगल– स्पेन बराबरीमा

रूस, २ असार । क्रिष्टियानो रोनाल्डोले ह्याट्रिक गरेपछि पोर्चुगलले स्पेनलाई ३–३ को बराबरीमा रोकेको छ । फिस्ट ओलम्पिक रंगशाला सोचीमा शुक्रबार राती सम्पन्न खेलमा पोर्चुगलका रोनाल्डोले खेलको ४, ४४ र ८८ औं मिनेटमा गोल गर्दै ह्याट्रिक पूरा गरे । यता स्पेनका लागि डियागो कोस्टाले खेलको २४ र ५५ तथा ५८…

06/16/2018

उरुग्वेद्वारा इजिप्टलाई १–० गोलले विजय

एकाटेरिनवर्ग, रूस, १ असार ।  शुक्रबार रूसको एकाटिरिनवर्गमा भएको विश्वकप खेलको दोस्रो खेलमा उरूग्वेले इजिप्टलाई १–० गोलले हराएको छ ।  उरूग्वेको जीतका लागि जोस गिमेन्नेजको ‘हेडिङ’मार्फत खेलको ८९ औँ मिनेटमा योगदान गर्नुभएको थियो । खेलमा उरूवेले निकै पटक गोलका अवसर सिर्जना गरेको भएपनि खेलको अन्तिमसम्म रङ्गशालामा रहेका उरूग्वेका समर्थक निराश…

06/15/2018

World Cup kicks off in Russia

MOSCOW, June 14: The World Cup kicked off in Russia Thursday as the host nation took on Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially declared the tournament open. Russia is spending more than $13 billion (11 billion euros) on hosting football's showpiece, the…

06/15/2018

फुटबलको महाकुम्भ शुरु

काठमाडौँ, ३१ जेठ । फुटबलको महाकुम्भ फिफा विश्वकप प्रतियोगिताको उद्घाटनमा खेलमा आयोजक रुस र साउदी अरेबिया आमनेसामने हुँदैछन् ।  रुसको राजधानी मस्कोको लुझनिकी रंगशालामा आज राति नेपाली समयअनुसार ८ः१५ बजे उद्घाटन हुनेछ भने ८ः४५ बजे विजयी लक्ष्यका साथ दुवै टोली मैदानमा उत्रदैँछन् । करीब ८० हजार दर्शक क्षमता भएको उक्त…

06/14/2018

NPC clinches Nuwakot Gold Cup

Nuwakot, June 9: Nepal Police Club defeated Three Star Club 1-0 in the final of the Nuwakot Gold Cup Football Tournament today. The Police Club took a lead in the 53rd minute with a goal from Rabi Paswan, which later became the winning goal. The Police Club compensated for failure…

06/09/2018

Nepal upgraded to ODI status

Kathmandu, June 2: Nepal has been upgraded to the One Day International (ODI) status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be effective from Friday. According to ICC's press statement, Nepal along with Scotland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Netherlands have been inducted into the ODI status. Nepal has…

06/02/2018

Feasibility study underway for adventure rafting in Mahakali river

Kanchanpur, May 28: The Bhimdatta municipality has launched a feasibility study for rafting in the raging Mahakali river. The adventure sport will be held from Trishul section of the river to Bhramhadev. It will be launched in ward no 1 as part of a broader campaign aimed at multiple usage…

05/28/2018

Cricketer Lamichhane returns home

Kathmandu, May 22: National Cricket team member Sandeep Lamichhane returned home to a rapturous welcome today. His national team captain Paras Khadka and team manager Ram Shiwakoti among others received him at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He returns home after a very successful debut in the Indian Premier League representing…

05/22/2018

Nerpa clinches Anup Memorial Gold Cup

Khotang, May 15: Nerpa has clinched the Anup Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament after defeating Buipa Service Society in the final held at the Matikore ground in Dikktel on Sunday. Nerpa from Rupakot Majhuwagadi municipality – 6 won the game in a tiebreaker. Both the teams were head – to…

05/15/2018

NA's Lance Corporal Saud wins Byas Ultra Marathon

Damauli, May 13: Nepal Army's Lance Corporal, Navaraj Saud, has won the Byas Town Ultra Marathon held on Saturday by the Byas municipality. 32 – year – old Saud was the first to cross the finish line by leaving 159 runners behind him. Saud covered 44 km in just 3…

05/13/2018

Wrestlers selected for Asian Games

Kathmandu, May 10: The wrestlers to represent Nepal in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from coming August 18 to September 2 have been selected. Three men wrestlers have been selected for the games. They were selected from a qualifying competition held at the International Sports Arena…

05/10/2018

Cricket tournament from May 13

Kathmandu, May 9: The nationwide TU BBA Twenty20 cricket tournament 2075 is being held from coming May 13. The tournament will be held at Mulpani Cricket ground. A total of 15 colleges from Kathmandu valley and three from outside the valley will take part in the tournament, according to information…

05/09/2018

Damak Goldcup: NPC into final

Damak, May 8: Nepal Police Club defeated Armed Police Force Club to enter the final of the Damak Goldcup football tournament. In the semi-final match held here today, NPC got the better off APF by 1-0, thanks to a goal from Nir Kumar Rai. Rai, who scored the goal in…

05/09/2018

Damak Goldcup: NPC into final

Damak, May 8: Nepal Police Club defeated Armed Police Force Club to enter the final of the Damak Goldcup football tournament. In the semi-final match held here today, NPC got the better off APF by 1-0, thanks to a goal from Nir Kumar Rai. Rai, who scored the goal in…

05/09/2018

Dunai Cobra emerge victorious in ‘Dunai Premier League’

Dunai, Dolpa, May 2: The Dunai Cobra has won the title of Dunai Premier League Cricket, defeating District Police Team by 27 runs. Altogether four teams had participated in the fifth edition of the Dunai Premier League Cricket held in Dunai of Dolpa . The winner team collected Rs 30,000…

05/02/2018

Three Star lift title of Mai Valley Gold Cup

Mangalbare, Ilam, Apr. 30: Three Star Club Lalitpur has won the title of Fourth International Invitational Mai Valley Gold Cup Football tournament by defeating Manang-Marsyangdi Club Kathmandu. In the final match held Monday, the Three Star Club defeated Manang-Marsyangdi Club 1-0 in a very competitive match. As both teams failed…

04/30/2018

Three Star and MMC enter Mai Valley Gold Cup final

Mangalbare, Apr. 28: Three Star Club and Manang Marsyangdi Club have entered the final of the 4th International Invitation Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament here today. Three Star made it to the final by defeating Armed Police Force Club by 2-0. Bimal Ghartimagar from Three Star scored the first…

04/28/2018

Three Star beats Police Club 4-3 in a tie-breaker

Mangalbare, Ilam, Apr. 26: Three Star Club beat Nepal Police Club, Kathmandu 4-3 in a match under the 4th International Invitation Mai Valley Gold Cup underway in Ilam. This victory sent the Three Star into semi finals. The 1-1 draw played until extra 15 minutes after the stipulated 90 minutes…

04/27/2018

Mai Valley Gold Cup: TAC into semi-final

Mangalbare, Ilam, Apr. 25: Tribhuvan Army Club has booked a place in the semi-finals of the 4th international invitational Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament. In the quarter-final match held here today, TAC defeated Sikkim United 3-1 to join the last four. Three star club, Kathmandu will face Nepal Police…

04/25/2018

India clinches 8th South Asian Judo Championship

Kathmandu, Apr. 24: India has clinched the 8th South Asian Judo Championship title, winning both the women's and men's events. The championship concluded on Monday. The Indian men's team defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the final to win the gold medal. Similarly, India beat Nepal in the women's team event. In…

04/24/2018

Mai valley Gold Cup: MMC into semi-final

Mangalbare, Ilam, Apr. 23: Manang Marsyangdi Club has entered the semi-final of the 4th International Invitational Mai Valley Gold Cup football tournament. In the quarter-final match held here today, MMC got better of host Mai Valley Football club by 1-0 to book a place in the last four. Foreign recruit…

04/23/2018

International cricket ground in Province 2: CM Raut

Mahendranagar, Dhanusa, Apr. 20: Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut, said an international cricket ground would be built in the province. New plans and programmes would be brought soon to improve sports, he said Friday while inaugurating a Dipak Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament that started in Janakpur Friday, organised…

04/20/2018

Chauraha Dhangadhi wins DPL title

Dhangadhi, Apr. 13: Chauraha Dhangadhi has clinched the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) title by defeating Kathmandu Goldens with 21 runs. Batting first after winning the toss, Chauraha Dhangadhi put forth the target of 182 runs on 20 overs game before Kathmandu Goldens by losing 4 wickets. Chasing the target, Kathmandu…

04/13/2018

Dhangadhi sets 182 runs target against Goldens

Dhangadhi, Apr. 13: Team Chauraha Dhangadhi has posted 182 runs target against Kathmandu Goldens in today's match under the second edition of ongoing Dhangadhi Premier League. Elected to bat first after winning the toss, the Dhangadhi made 181 runs in the stipulated 20 overs losing four wickets. For the Dhangadhi,…

04/13/2018

National cricket tournament from April 26

Kathmandu, Apr. 12: The Manmohan Memorial Cricket Centre is to organize the U-16 Manmohan Memorial Inter-province national cricket tournament. The tournament to be organized from coming April 26 to May 2 will be held at the TU Cricket ground in Kirtipur. Teams from all the seven provinces will be competing…

04/12/2018

DPL cricket: Mahendranagar United in playoff

Dhangadhi, Apr. 7: The match between Mahendranagar United and CYC Attariya slated for today under the Dhangadhi Premier League Cricket Championship has been put off due to last night's rainfall. Mahendranagar United has reached the second place of the championship with five points after the match has been put off.…

04/07/2018

DPL: Kathmandu Goldens emerges victorious in opening match

Dhangadhi, Mar. 31: Kathmandu Goldens has emerged victorious in the opening match of the Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) Cricket. In the match held at the Federal Police Unit Office pitch in Dhangadhi of Kailali district on Saturday, Kathmandu Goldens outplayed local Team Chauraha Dhangadhi by seven wickets. Batting first…

03/31/2018

Preparations for DPL cricket in Dhangadhi over

  Dhangadhi, Mar. 30: Preparations for 'Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL)' Cricket Tournament taking place in Dhangadhi from March 31 are over. This is so far the country's biggest cash prize in cricket championship. At a press conference organized by Dhangadhi Cricket Academy, the host of the championship, on Thursday,…

03/30/2018

Nepal defeated by Yemen

Kathmandu, Mar. 28: Nepal lost its final match in the AFC Asian cup 2019 qualifying stage, going down to Yemen 1-2. In the match held at the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium of Doha, Qatar last night, Nepal lost the match after conceding a penalty in the 84th minute of the…

03/28/2018

Cricket craze in Dhangadhi

  Dhangadhi, Mar. 24: With the rise in cricket activities, the Province-7 headquarters, Dhangadhi, has gained popularity as a hub for cricket. Of late, thousands of spectators have been associated to the cricket game in Dhangadhi. Number of cricketers and spectators has also gradually gone up by breaking the taboo…

03/24/2018

Tribhuvan Army Club reaches final of Jhapa Gold Cup Football Championship

Surunga, Jhapa, Mar. 10 : The Tribhuvan Army Club has entered the final under the ongoing Jhapa Gold Cup Football Championship by beating Manang Marsyangdi Club 1-0. For the Army Club's victory, national team striker Nawayug Shrestha scored a goal within two minutes of the match. With this defeat, the…

03/10/2018

Nepal defeated to Scotland in ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Kathmandu, Mar. 9: Nepal was defeated to Scotland in its second match under the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Scotland defeated Nepal by four wickets in a match played at Queens Sport Club in Bulawayo of Zimbabwe on March 8 (Thursday). Earlier too, Nepal suffered a loss from Zimbabwe by…

03/09/2018

Haryana shooter creates history, is youngest Indian to win World Cup gold

PUNE, Mar. 6: Manu Bhaker, 16, etched her name in the history books by clinching women's 10m air pistol gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday. She became India's youngest and probably world's third youngest shooter to win a World Cup gold.Rifle shooter Gagan Narang…

03/06/2018

Nepal in WC qualifiers: facing Zimbabwe today

Kathmandu, Mar. 4: Nepal is facing Zimbabwe at the latter's home ground today, in a challenging bid to be selected for the one-day Cricket World Cup being held next year. The match begins at 1:15 NST in Zimbabwe later today, with a pressure for Nepal to win against the test-playing…

03/04/2018

Cricketers to get Rs 300,000 each

Kathmandu, Feb. 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced to provide Rs 300,000 each to the team members of the national cricket team. Felicitating the cricketers at the PM's official residence in Baluwatar today, the PM announced the cash prize to the Nepali cricketers and coaches for their outstanding…

02/19/2018

International Karate championship on May

Khotang, Feb. 19: The second edition of Khotang-Halesi Open International Karate Championship is to be held in Diktel, Khotang on May 3-5, 2018. The Karate event is to be organized by Nepal Shito-ryu Karate Association Khotang. The Association has intensified its preparation for the championship event which is estimated to…

02/19/2018

Tilottama Football Gold Cup from March 8

Butwal, Feb. 17: The 20th edition of the Tilottama Football Gold Cup is all set to take place in Butwal-11, Devinagar from March 8-17. As usual the Gold Cup is to be held this year under the aegis of District Football Association Rupandehi, it was shared at a press conference…

02/17/2018

Revised News: ICC World Cricket: Nepal beats Namibia

Kathmandu, Feb. 8: Nepal defeated Namibia under the ICC World Cricket League Division- 2. In the inaugural match played in Namibia, Nepal beat Namibia with one wicket. Losing the toss, Namibia, batted against Nepal, posing the target of 139 run. In response, Nepal secured the target with the loss of…

02/08/2018

India rout South Africa by 124 runs, take 3-0 lead in 6-game ODI series

CAPE TOWN, Feb. 8: A 10-hour drive from Cape Town lies the capital of South Africa's Northern Cape Province - Kimberley. For a country seeking collective reprieve right now from India's One-day cricket dominance, even Kimberley failed to provide any respite as the South African women lost to a very…

02/08/2018

International wrestling competition kicks off

Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Feb. 2: An international wrestling championship has kicked off here since Thursday. The three-day event titled 'Birat Aantarashtriya Kusti (Dangal) Pratiyogita' is organised by Suddhodhan rural municipality. The wrestling competition is organised with the objective of promoting local wrestlers as well as expanding friendship between the wrestling players…

02/02/2018

International ITF Junior Lawn Tennis Tournament from February 5

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: The International ITF Junior (U-18) Lawn Tennis Tournament is set to hold in Kathmandu from February 5, said the organiser All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA), at a programme in the Capital today. The first circuit of the tournament will start from February 5-10 while the second…

02/01/2018

Australian Open: Roger Federer Beats Marin Cilic To Clinch 20th Grand Slam Title

MELBOURNE, Jan. 28: Swiss great Roger Federer became the oldest player in the open era to win the Australian Open title for the sixth time at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. In this process, Federer became the only tennis player to win a record 20th Grand Slam. Federer, who was…

01/28/2018

Sandip to become the first Nepali cricketer to play IPL

Kathmandu, Jan. 28: Leg spinner of National Cricket Team Sandip Lamichhane has been selected to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Lamichhane was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team in the auction that took today place for the 11th edition of the League. He was bought for a base…

01/28/2018

Three Star Club clinches Madan Bhandari Memorial Itahari Gold Cup title

Itahari, Sunsari, Jan. 27: The Three Star Club defeated the Manang Marsyangdi Club 1-0 in the finals of Madan Bhandari Memorial Itahari Gold Cup in Itahari on Saturday. The Three Star took the lead after Buddha Chemjong scored a goal in the 37th minute of the first half, which later…

01/27/2018

Three Star and Manang fighting for title

Itahari, Jan. 27: Three Star Club is facing Manang Marysyangdi Club for the title match of the Madan Bhandari Memorial Itahari International Invitational gold cup tournament here today. Both the team coaches have claimed to win the match that will also give them the highest prize money in a football…

01/27/2018

Three Star Club in final

Itahari, Jan. 24: The Three Start Club (TSC) has entered into the final of the Madan Bhandari Memorial Itahari Gold Cup Football underway at the local Itahari stadium. The semi-final match held today went for a tie-breaker after it ended in a 1-1 draw. In the match, Tribhuvan Army striker…

01/24/2018

Central Region clinches first place in National Soft Tennis Championship

Biratnagar, Jan. 23: The Central Region has clinched the first position in the 10th National Soft Tennis Championship, winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. The championship that started on January 18 concluded here on Monday. Similarly, the Eastern Region claimed the second position with three gold and…

01/23/2018

Khukuri T-20 Cricket Championship starting from Jan 24

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: The Second Khukuri Challenge T-20 Cup Cricket Championship is starting from this week. The championship being organised by Khukuri ENT will be held from January 24 to February 17. The matches under the championship would be held at the international cricket ground at Kirtipur and the Mulpani…

01/22/2018

Police clinch 28th National Male Football Championship

Dang, Jan. 20: Nepal Police Club has won the 28th National Championship Men's Football Tournament. In the final match under the tournament held here today, Nepal Police Club beat Tribhuvan Army Club 5-4 in the tie-breaker. Suman Lama, Tej Tamang, Buddha Lama, Dinesh Rajbanshi and Neer Kumar Rai had scored…

01/20/2018

Dhimal re-elected Chair of Morang Football

Urlabari, Jan. 19: Deependra Dhimal has been re-elected the Chair of Morang District Football Association. In the election held at Letang municipality Thursday, Dhimal secured the leadership position thrice continuously by edging his close contender Kiran Giri by two votes this time. Dhimal gathered 8 votes against 6 of Giri.…

01/19/2018

One-day blind cricket world cup: Nepal loses to Pakistan

Kathmandu, Jan. 9: Nepal lost to Pakistan by 9 wickets in the match held today under the 5th one-day blind world cup tournament. In the match held at Zinnah Stadium of Pakistan, Nepal posted a total of 258 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 40 overs.…

01/09/2018

42nd National Athletics: NA tops the medals tally

Itahari, Jan. 8: Nepali Army leads the medals tally in the second day of the 42nd National Sports Council Championship National Athletics Games 2017 underway here. Nepali Army has so far won four gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Likewise, Nepal Police has won one gold, two silver while…

01/08/2018

First National Yoga Sports Championship from January 8

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: The 1st National Yoga Sports Championship will be held from January 8 to 9 in Itahari of Sunsari district. To be organised by the Nepal Yoga Sports Association, the competition aims to create awareness about yoga by connecting yoga with sports, said the NYSA's treasurer and coordinator…

01/06/2018

Master plan mooted for sports development

Pokhara, Jan. 4: Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City Mayor Man Bahadur GC said they have mooted for charting out a master plan for sports development in Pokhara. He said this while inaugurating the 18th male and 9th female National Handball Tournament underway at Pokhara Stadium on Wednesday. The Nepal Handball Association…

01/04/2018

12th int'l taekwondo tournament begins

Itahari, Jan. 1: The 12th International Open Taekwondo Championship Competition began at the Taekwondo Academy here on Monday. Athletes and officials from more than two dozen countries including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Qatar, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Austria, Ghana, Nigeria and others are participating in the event. Inaugurating the tournament,…

01/01/2018

Biratnagar clinches the EPL title by just one run

  Kathmandu, Dec. 30: Biratanar Warriors has clinched the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament title by defeating Bhairahawa Galidators with a slim margin of one run. Batting first after winning the toss, Biratnagar led by Nepali national cricket team captain Paras Khadka posted a challenging total of 149…

12/30/2017

Nepal becomes winner in 8th International Karate Championship

Dhangadhi, Kailali, Dec. 29: Nepal has become the champion in the recently-held 8th International Karate Championship with the total 94 medals to its credit. India stood second with the total 51 medals (nine gold, 13 silver and 29 bronze) followed by Bhutan in third position with a total of nine…

12/29/2017

EPL Cricket- Biratnagar and Bhairahawa to meet in Final

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: Bhairahawa Warriors and Bhairahawa Gladiators are fighting out tomorrow for a cash prize of Rs. 2.1 million in the final of the Everest Premier League (EPL). The Paras Khadka-led Biratnagar will complete with the Sharad Bheshwakar-led Bhairahawa for the biggest prize money in Nepali cricket history. The…

12/29/2017

Volley ball tournament from tomorrow

Pokhara, Dec. 25: The 21st women’s and 31st men’s national volleyball tournament is beginning here from tomorrow. The tournament to run until December 29 is organised by the Nepal Volley Ball Association with the support of Nepal Sports Council and the Western Region Volley Ball Association. A total of 8…

12/25/2017

Khukuri challenge cup cricket in January

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: The Khukuri Challenge Cup Twenty20 Cricket tournament is to be held here from coming January 24 to February 22. A total of 20 cricket clubs are competing in the event to be held in Mulpani cricket ground and the TU cricket ground in Kirtipur, according to the…

12/24/2017

9th RUSLAN Falgunanda Gold Cup kicks off

Paanchthar, Dec. 22: The 9th Ruslan Falgunanda Goldcup football tournament kicked off here today. In the inaugural game, Sunsari-11 defeated Boys Union Kathmandu 3-0. Tomorrow's match is being played between Birtamode United Jhapa and Mission United Club Taplejung, according to Chairperson of the organiser, Phidim Sporting Club Bimal Shrestha. A…

12/22/2017

Pokhara Rhinos beat Kathmandu Kings XI by six wickets in EPL twenty20 cricket tournament

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: Pokhara Rhinos defeated Kathmandu Kings XI by six wickets at a match under the Everest Premier League (EPL) twenty20 cricket tournament in Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground today. This defeat has left the XI with a slim chance to advance towards the playoff. Elected to bat first…

12/22/2017

Nepal bags two gold, three silver in world martial arts peace cup

Salleri, Dec. 19: The Nepali martial arts team has won two gold medals and three silvers in the World Martial Peace Cup 2017 held recently in Morocco. Team member Arjun Rokka of Solukhumbu bagged two gold medals while another member Sanju Maharjan clinched two silver medals. Likewise, it was Dawang…

12/19/2017

SAFF Women's Football: India defeats Nepal 10-0

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Nepal lost by a huge margin against India to bow out of the SAAF Women's (U-15) tournament underway in Bangladesh. In today's match held at the Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka, India defeated Nepal by 10 goals to nil. With a second straight loss, Nepal failed…

12/19/2017

EPL: Lalitpur Patriots starts with a win

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Lalitpur Patriots won the inaugural match of the Everest Premier League T20 that began here today. In the match held at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Lalitpur Patriots defeated Kathmandu Kings XI by 7 wickets. Opting to field after winning the toss, Lalitpur restricted Kathmandu to…

12/18/2017

India beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets, win series 2-1: Match highlights

Visakhapatnam, Dec. 17: India won the toss and elected to field in Visakhapatnam in the series decider against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The three-match series is tied 1-1 and any team which wins the third ODI will win the series. India tasted early success when Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Gunathilaka in the…

12/17/2017

Nepal clinches ACC U-16 Eastern Regional Cricket Tournament title

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: Nepal has clinched the title of ACC U-16 Eastern Regional Cricket Tournament. Nepal won the title by defeating Singapore by 71 runs in the final match held at Terdthai Cricket Ground in Thailand today. Choose to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal posted a victory target…

12/17/2017

SAFF Championship Football tourney to take place in Bangladesh

Kathmandu, Dec. 13: The SAFF Championship Football competition will be held next year in Bangladesh. It will take place in Dhaka from September 4 to 15, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) said. The championship is organized by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). The national teams of the countries…

12/13/2017

WWE Live in India: Fans in capital have a night to remember

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10: WWE’s live event in New Delhi exceeded expectations as fans from across the country were enthralled to a spectacular night of drama and action. The sports entertainment extravaganza that fans in India were waiting for, since months, finally took off on Saturday evening amidst ear-splitting cheers…

12/10/2017

Nepal defeated by 7 wickets

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Nepal lost to the UAE by 7 wickets in the World Cricket League Championship. In the match that concluded this evening at the Sheikh Jayad Stadium of the UAE, Nepal posted a total of 221 runs riding on half centuries by Sharad Bheswakar and Gyanendra Malla. In…

12/07/2017

First Women Journalists Everest Expedition – 2018 in rigorous training

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: The First Women Journalists Everest Expedition-2018 (FWJEE18) is currently in Dolakha in connection with an intensive training in preparation for their Everest expedition in coming spring season. The team, comprising five young women journalists involved in different facets of journalisms in the country, are going to climb…

12/03/2017

SAFF unveils schedule for SAFF Women U-15 championship

Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Nepal is to face Bangladesh in the opening match of the Women U-15 Championship to be organised by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). As per the game schedule unveiled by the SAFF today, Nepal will play the first match against Bangladesh at Dhaka-based Bir Shrestho Shaheed…

11/29/2017

2nd Test: Dominant India cruise to innings win over Sri Lanka, take 1-0 lead

NEW DELHI, Nov. 27: Prior to the start of play on Day 4, Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella said that their batsmen are ready to bat out two days, a daunting task considering how they'd lost 7/75 in Kolkata and 6/56 in the first innings at Nagpur. An hour into…

11/27/2017

ICC Women's World T-20 Asia Qualifier: Nepal defeats China by 50 runs

Kathmandu, Nov. 26: Nepal has defeated China by 50 runs in today's final game under ICC Women's World T-20 Asia Qualifier held in Thailand. Although Nepal won the competition held in Thailand, it did not make through for the global selection as it failed to finish in top two positions…

11/26/2017

Nepal lose to UAE by five runs

Kathmandu, Nov. 23: Nepal has been defeated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by five runs in the match played today under the ICC Women Cricket Worldcup T-20 Asia Cup qualifiers underway in Thailand. UAE which chose to bat first after winning the toss made 79 runs in the set…

11/23/2017

Nepal's Yan Kumari clinches gold in taekwondo in Toronto

Kathmandu, Nov. 21: Yan Kumari Chaulagain of Nepal has won gold medal in the Toronto Open Taekwondo Championship held in Toronto of Canada. Yan Kumari won the gold in the 57 kilogrammes weight group by defeating her contender Lauzon Laureen of Canada in the final match. She reached the final…

11/21/2017

Historical win for Nepal in U19 Cricket

Kathmandu, Nov. 12: Nepal made history in cricket today by beating cricketing giant India in the ACC U-19 Asia cup underway in Malaysia. In the match held earlier today at the Bayuemas Oval, a cricket stadium at Pandamaran, Klang, Malaysia, Nepal registered its first ever victory over India in any…

11/12/2017

Int'l Marathon begins from Jiri

Charikot, Nov. 9: This year's Everest Trail Race International Marathon began on Thursday from Jiri of Dolakha district. Mayor of Jiri Tanka Jirel and Narayan Bhattarai of Department of Nepal Tourism marked the inauguration of the 7th Everest Trail Race Marathon Competition. A total of 41 runners including nine women…

11/09/2017

Nepal crashes out after 5-0 defeat to Oman in AFC U19 Championship

Kathmandu, Nov. 8: Nepal crashed out of the group match in the AFC U19 Championship as it conceded a 5-0 defeat to Oman in Kirgizstan today. Started with a good performance, Oman scored three goals in the first half, while adding two more in the second half. In the total…

11/08/2017

India beat New Zealand by 6 runs in a thriller, clinch T20 series 2-1

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Nov. 7: Indian bowlers defended a modest-looking 67 with admirable discipline as the hosts pipped New Zealand by six runs in the rain-hit third Twenty20 to claim the series 2-1, on Tuesday.Playing spoilsport, the rains reduced the decisive match of the series and first ever International match at Greenfield…

11/08/2017

Nepal to play ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup

Kathmandu, Nov. 7: Nepal is to take part in the ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A 20-member cricket team, comprising 15 players, playing the cricket tournament organised by the Asian Cricket Council, returned home Monday after playing three practice matches in Bangladesh in…

11/07/2017

Volleyball training facility and media centre inaugurated

Pokhara, Nov. 6: The volleyball training facility and media centre constructed in the premises of the Pokhara stadium has come into operation from today. The training centre was constructed at a total cost of Rs 9.7 million. Of the total cost, Rs 9.5 was invested by the National Sports Council…

11/06/2017

India beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup

KAKAMIGAHARA (Japan), Nov. 5: Goalkeeper Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout as India won the Asia Cup to secure qualification in next year's hockey World Cup following a nerve-wracking win over China in the final here on Sunday.The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when skipper Rani scored the final…

11/05/2017

India clinches Nepal-India International wrestling competition

Nawalparasi, Nov. 5: Indian wrestlers have clinched the title of the Nepal-India International Wrestling Championship held in Nawalparasi. The wrestling competition was held as part of the Thadighat fair at Paklihawa, Susta rural municipality-5 on Saturday. Om Prakash Pahalwan of Gazhiabad and Shailesh Pahalwan of Maharajgunj of India jointly lifted…

11/05/2017

India Beat New Zealand For First Time in T20I Game, Ashish Nehra Retires

New Delhi, Nov. 2: In what was the last international match for veteran Indian seamer Ashish Nehra, hosts India beat New Zealand by 53 runs in the first T20 match of the series in Delhi on Wednesday. Set a target of 203 for a win, New Zealand were restricted to 149 for eight…

11/02/2017

National Taekwondo Championship kicks off from Nov 3

Nuwakot, Oct. 30: The 17th Senior and 10th Junior National ITF Taekwondo Championship is to take place in Nuwakot on November 3 and 4. The championship is organized by Nepal International Taekwondo Federation, Nuwakot. Both senior and junior level championship at the national level will take place, according to Basudev…

10/30/2017

Cricket squad announced for ACC U-19 Asia Cup

Kathmandu, Oct. 29: The national cricket squad to play in the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Malaysia has been announced. The international cricket tournament is taking place from November 9 to 20. Dipendra Singh Airee is the captain of the 15-member team announced Sunday by…

10/30/2017

T20 cricket tournament to be held in Pokhara

Pokhara, Oct. 28: The Open T20 Cricket Tournament is taking place in Pokhara from 7-11 October under the joint aegis of Rising Pokhara Cricket Academy and Young Star Club of Lekhnath. At a press conference organized here on Friday, Cricket Academy Chairperson Karan KC shared the information that some 16…

10/28/2017

India Beat New Zealand by 6 Wickets in Pune ODI, Level Series at 1-1

New Delhi, Oct. 26: India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday to level the series at 1-1. Set a target of 231 for a win, India got to the required runs in 46 overs. This is a landmark win for India as playing…

10/26/2017

Chaudahry in Saptari Cricket Association

Rajbiraj, Oct. 26: Shailesh Kumar Chaudhary has been re-elected the Chairperson of Saptari Cricket Association. The third annual general meeting of the Association held at Rajbiraj on Wednesday elected Sachindra Yadav (Vice-Chairperson), Ayush Shrestha (Secretary) and Radheshyam Yadav (Treasurer). Among the members elected in the Association are Rajesh Kumar Jha,…

10/26/2017

India thrash USA 22-0 in Sultan of Johor Cup 2017

NEW DELHI, Oct. 25: The Indian junior men's hockey team pummeled a hapless USA 22-0 in a one-sided contest to record their third successive win of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Wednesday.       For India four players - Vishal Antil, Dilpreet Singh, Harmanjit Singh and Abhishek…

10/25/2017

Nepal wins nine gold medals in Taekwando

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: Nepal has won a total of 21 medals including six gold medals in the 7th Tirak International Taekwando championship held in Bangkok, Thailand. Nepali athletes won three gold medals each in fight and pumse category. Ajit Gupta Teli, Rekha Maya Gurung and Parbati Gurung won gold in…

10/23/2017

Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India beat Pakistan 4-0 to enter final

DHAKA, Oct. 22: A dominant India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament and thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 to sail into the final of the 10th men's Asia Cuphockey tournament on Saturday.The sixth ranked India, who just needed a draw to seal a place in Sunday's summit clash, produced a superlative…

10/22/2017

CG Golf Course opened for tournament

Nawalparasi, Oct. 21:The CG Golf Course located inside the Chaudhary Industrial Village belonging to the Chaudhary Group (CG) here has been opened for national and international tournament(s). The ground was constructed in 2003 AD. According to Village chair and industrialist Binod Chaudhary, preparations are underway to upgrade it to of…

10/21/2017

Asian Basketball tournament

Kathmandu, Oct. 18: Nepal is to participate in the FIBA U-16 Women's Asian Championship Basketball Competition being held in India held on 22 October. A 16-member national women basketball team was bid farewell by Chairman of Nepal Basketball Association, Tendi Sherpa, amidst a programme Wednesday. He extended best wishes to…

10/18/2017

Nepal slips one position down in FIFA ranking

Kathmandu, Oct. 16: Nepal has fallen one position down in the latest FIFA ranking published today. According to FIFA, Nepal has slipped to one position down to be ranked 176th. India has moved up by two places in the ranking to the 105th position, to take the highest ranking in…

10/16/2017

Asia Cup Hockey: India beat Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A

DHAKA, Oct. 15: Favourites India continued their winning momentum defeating arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a pool encounter of the 10th men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, on Sunday. After the two easy wins against Japan (5-1) and hosts Bangladesh (7-0), as expected India had a relatively tough outing against Pakistan but managed to…

10/16/2017

Cricket match between Nepal and Hong Kong postponed

Kathmandu, Oct. 15: The second match between Nepal and Hong Kong scheduled to be played today under the World Cricket League Championship has been postponed. The match has been postponed due to the warnings by the weather bureau there of the occurrence of a storm, it is stated in the…

10/15/2017

Nepal suffers 83 runs defeat to Hong Kong

Kathmandu, Oct. 13: Nepal conceded an 83-run defeat to Hong Kong in the first match today under the ICC World League Cricket Championship underway in Hong Kong. Chasing the 195 runs target posted by Hong Kong, Nepal made only 111 runs in 34.5 overs at the loss of all wickets.…

10/12/2017

Vice-President to inaugurate Scout jamboree

Biratnagar, Oct. 12: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun is all set to inaugurate the Third Regional Scout Jamboree to be held in Biratnagar from October 13. As many as 3,500 scout children representing different 35 districts will take part in the jamboree during October 13-17, it was shared at a press…

10/29/2017

Clinical India maul Japan 5-1 in Asia Cup hockey opener

DHAKA, Oct. 11: Title favourites India produced an impressive performance to outclass Japan 5-1 in their opening campaign at the 10th edition of the men' Asia Cuphockey tournament on Wednesday.In their first tournament under a new coach, India meant business and found the net in each quarter, twice in the third,…

10/11/2017

Karate player Thakuri listed for Guinness World Records

California, USA, Oct. 10: Karate player Ujjawal Thakuri has got his name registered in the Guinness World Records. Thakuri has set a new record by lifting 63.58 kilograms weight amid a programme in the USA. He broke the record of a man, who lifted 50 kilogram weight earlier. A permanent…

10/10/2017

India run Colombia close

New Delhi, Oct. 10: In the 82nd minute, midfielder Jeakson Thounaojam’s brilliant header produced a magical moment for which the entire nation had been waiting with bated breath. He leapt up and headed the ball into the top corner of the Colombian goalpost to draw parity for the hosts, who were…

10/10/2017

Shailesh from India wins wrestling match held in Nawalparasi

Nawalparasi, Oct. 2: Shailesh Pahalwan of Gorakhpur India won the title of International Wrestling Tournament held in Bhujahawa, Nawalparasi Sunday. Shailesh and Radhe Pahalwan from Baharaich, India battled over the title in the final. The athlete clinching the title was awarded Rs 5,000 and a medal while the first runner-…

10/02/2017

Nepal defeats Bangladesh in SAFF U-18 championship

Kathmandu, Sept. 25: Nepal defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the match played today under the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-18 Championship underway in Bhutan. Both teams had scored one goal each before half time. Nepal scored its winning goal in the second half of the game at the 80th minute.…

09/26/2017

India vs Australia: Kuldeep Yadav’s hat-trick, Virat Kohli’s 92 give hosts 2-0 lead in the series

KOLKATA, Sept. 22: Riding high on a fine all-around performance, India won the second ODI against Australia by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. After electing to bat first, India rode on Virat Kohli’s 92 and Ajinkya Rahane’s 55 and later returned to put up a good show with the ball.…

09/22/2017

Nepal champion of ACC U-19 Eastern Region

Kathmandu, Sept 17: Nepal has become the champion of ACC Under-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament by defeating Hong Kong. Nepal defeated Hong Kong by five wickets in the final match held at Kinrara Oval Cricket Ground of Malaysia today. With this title, Nepal has been selected in the ACC U-19…

09/17/2017

Nepal defeats Singapore to top group A

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: Nepal defeated Singapore by seven wickets in the final game of the group stage under the ACC U-19 eastern regional tournament 2017 underway in Malaysia. With the win, Nepal has topped its group A. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Singapore posted a meagre total…

09/15/2017

Players' role vital to boost country's image: Sports Minister

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC has said players have a significant role to boost country's image. During a programme organized to see off a player, coach and officer for a seventh global karate championship being held in Canada, Minister KC said on Thursday, "Many…

09/14/2017

Nepal faces Bhutan in ACC U-19 qualifying match

Kathmandu Sept. 12: Nepal is facing Bhutan in its second match tomorrow under the ACC U-19 Eastern Region qualifiers underway in Malaysia. In it opening match yesterday, Nepal thrashed Thailand by a huge margin of 255 runs. Bhutan conceded a nine-wicket defeat to Singapore in the previous match. Nepali cricket…

09/12/2017

Manang braces for ski training to start this week

  Kathmandu, Sept. 10: The high mountain passes of Manang – the prime tourist destination along the renowned Annapurna Circuit – will now be opened for the adventure sport of skiing. The Ski & Snowboarding Foundation is set to run a training course with seven trainers from the US, Germany,…

09/10/2017

Pokhara to host international lawn tennis tournament

Pokhara, Sept. 9: An international lawn tennis tournament is to be held at the local Pokhara stadium from coming September 11 to 23. Veteran tennis players from India, Finland and hosts Nepal are competing in the event to be hosted by the Kaski district lawn tennis association with support from…

09/09/2017

Virat Kohli guides India to clean sweep across formats in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sept. 7: Skipper Virat Kohli's blazing blade ensured a comfortable seven-wicket win in the lone Twenty20 game as the visitors completed a 9-0 rout of Sri Lanka, here on Wednesday.It was the first time that an Indian cricket team registered an all-win record across formats in an overseas tour.Chasing a…

09/07/2017

Virat Kohli & co whitewash Sri Lanka in ODIs

COLOMBO, Sept. 4: Lasith Malinga bowled a bouncer to Ajinkya Rahane and made the ball climb sharply. The opener, Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday, was in no position to hook. But the previous 16 balls that Rahane had faced yielded only five runs. So he made a…

09/04/2017

Nepali football squad to play against Tajikistan announced

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: A 23-member national football team has been announced that will vie against Tajikistan on coming Tuesday. Chief coach Gyotoku Koji announced the team at a news conference organized here today. Nepal will take on Tajikistan at the ANFA playground at Satdobato in Lalitpur on Tuesday in the…

09/02/2017

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to fore, India win ODI number four

COLOMBO, Sept. 1: Around the 25th over mark after Virat Kohlielected to bat first under the searing Colombo sun, it felt like twin double tons had an outside chance. The skipper had already raced to a 76-ball hundred and Rohit Sharmawas in his 70s. The Sri Lankan bowling was being toyed with…

09/01/2017

Ankura wins Open Volleyball Tournament

Pokhara, Aug. 26: The Ankura Youth Club's team 'Aanbukaseri' on Friday clinched the Open Volleyball Tournament held to mark the Hindu festival of Hari Talika Teej. In the event organized by Bagmara Yuva Sangam Group and Anusasit Amaa Group, a total of 12 teams took part. The Tallo Pundi team…

08/26/2017

2nd ODI: Bhuvneshwar, Dhoni help India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets

PALLEKELE, Aug. 25: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's oodles of experience in pressure situations came in handy as he successfully anchored a tricky chase, guiding India to a three-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the second ODI, here on Thursday.The former skipper scored a patient unbeaten 45 off 68 balls but more…

08/25/2017

SAFF U-15, Nepal into semi-final

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: Nepal has entered the semi-final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 championship after finishing runners-up group stage underway in the capital. Nepal made it through after finishing runner-up in Group B, despite losing to India in the final game today. In the match held at…

08/23/2017

1st ODI: Dhawan, Kohli help India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20: Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here on Sunday.India carried its domination from the Test series into the One-day format…

08/21/2017

Church Boys United Kathmandu clinches Pathivara Gold Cup

Kathmandu, Aug. 15: The Church Boys United Kathmandu has clinched the second Pathivara Gold Cup Football Championship title. Church Boys defeated Sagarmatha Youth Club Biratchok Morang, 3-0, in the final of the championship held at the Bhanujan Secondary School playground at Phungling of Taplejung district on Monday. The winner team…

08/15/2017

India thrash Sri Lanka by innings and 171 runs in third Test

Pallekele, Aug. 14: An authoritative India on Monday completed a 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka with an innings and 171-run annihilation in the third and final Test, bringing an early end to one of the most lopsided series in recent years.   None of the three matches lasted five days,…

08/14/2017

Minister KC inspects Pokhara Stadium

Pokhara, Aug. 8: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC has said that Pokhara was in high priority to organize some events of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) that the country is hosting in 2019. While inspecting Pokhara Stadium here today, Minister KC said that some SAG games…

08/08/2017

One playground in each local-level campaign accelerated: Minister KC

Phalebas (Parbat), August 7: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajan KC has said that the campaign to construct one playground in each local-level launched by the government has taken the pace. Speaking at a gathering of the Nepali Congress cadres in Parbat today, Minister KC said that youths are found…

08/07/2017

Colombo Test: India beat Sri Lanka by innings and 53 runs to clinch series

Colombo, Aug. 6: India buried Sri Lanka under a mountain of runs as they cantered to a comprehensive innings and 53-run victory in the second Test, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Sunday. The hosts, who put up their best batting show in the series so…

08/06/2017

Sports minister KC inspects sports offices

Kathmandu, August 1: Newly appointed Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC today while inspecting the offices related to sports, committed to extend support for the development of the sports sector. On the occasion, Minister KC acquired the developing activities relating to sports sector. He reached Dasharath Stadium and…

08/01/2017

EPL providing highest amount of prize in cricket history

Kathmandu, July 30: The second edition of Everest Premier League (EPL) with the highest amount of prize in the country is to be organized upcoming December. Organizer Johora Sports Management's Chairman Amir Akhtar said that six teams- one each from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Birgunj and Pokhara- are participating in…

07/30/2017

Kamala and Sanju set national records in weight lifting

Kathmandu, July 25: Kamala Shrestha and Sanju Chaudhary have set the new national record in weight-lifting in the Asian Youth and Junior Championship-2017 underway in Lalitpur. Kamala improved her record in the second international championship under the group of 58-kg junior category. She set the national record to her credit…

07/25/2017

ICC Women's World Cup: India beat Australia by 36 runs to enter final

DERBY (United Kingdom), July 21: Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of greatest ever ODI knocks in women's cricket as India stormed into the ICC World Cup final, demolishing Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final on Thursday.It is only the second time that India have entered the summit clash of the global event,…

07/21/2017

Nepal defeated to Lebanon in U-23

Kathmandu, July 20: Nepal lost to Lebanon in the final match of AFC U-23 Championship Football selection round. Lebanon edged Nepal 3-0 in the match held at Mohammad Stadium of UAE at 1,00am Wednesday. Nepal faced defeat in all three matches of Group D and is returning home after no…

07/20/2017

Nepal's second consecutive victory in U-19 world cup qualifier

Kathmandu, July 18: Nepal, with outstanding bowling from team captain Sandeep Lamichhane, succeeded in winning the second match as well held in Singapore today under the U-19 World Cup Asia Qualifier Division. The Nepali team defeated Malaysia in the match held at the Singapore Cricket Field. Nepal, winning the toss,…

07/18/2017

U-19 world cup Asia qualifier: Nepal defeats Singapore in opening match

Kathmandu, July 17: Nepal defeated Singapore by four wickets to win the first match held today under the U-19 World Cup Asia Qualifier Division. In the today's match held at the Padang Field of Singapore's Cricket Club, the host team was invited to bat first after losing the toss. The…

07/17/2017

Nepal facing Uzbekistan in AFC U23 Qualifiers tonight

Kathmandu, July 17: After crashing out of the first group stage match of the AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers after a 5-0 defeat against UAE, Nepal is under pressure to win against Uzbekistan in the second round being played at Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium in Al Ain in UAE at around…

07/17/2017

India beat New Zealand by 186 runs, qualify for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 semi-final

DERBY, July 15: She had not played a single match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 but once she got it, she grabbed it with both hands. Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked up her first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals and her effort against New Zealand at Derby helped India bowl…

07/15/2017

IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets (D/L) to enter Qualifier 2

NEW DELHI, May 18: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a rain-affected IPL Eliminator by seven wickets via Duckworth Lewis System to enter the Qualifier 2 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. The match that began at 8:00 pm (IST) on Wednesday finished close to 1:30 am (IST) Thursday thanks to a…

05/18/2017

Women’s cricket: India openers put on a world record 320-run stand

NEW DELHI, May 15: The Indian women's cricket team breached the 300-run mark in the ODIs for the first time scoring 358 for three in match eight of the Women's Quadrangular series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom against Ireland women on Monday. The base for this record score was setup by openers Deepti Sharma and Punam…

05/15/2017

IPL 2017: GL vs SRH Match Highlights - Hyderabad beat Gujarat by eight wickets to enter playoffs

KANPUR, May 13: Fine unbeaten half centuries by skipper David Warner (69) and Vijay Shankar(63) guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. With this win, Hyderabad became the second team to enter the playoffs. Chasing 155, Hyderabad (158/2) romped home with 11 balls to spare in Match 53 of the IPL 10…

05/13/2017

IPL 2017: KXIP beat MI to stay alive

MUMBAI, May 12: Despite recording the highest team total of the season - 230 for 3 - Kings XI Punjab had to sweat it out in the middle to beat Mumbai Indians (223/6) by seven runs in Match 51 of the Indian Premier League season 10 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday to…

05/12/2017

IPL 2017: David Warner century sets up Sunrisers win over KKR

Hyderabad, May 1: A cracking century by David Warner lit up Sunday night at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium as Kolkata Knight Riders lost their sheen after being brutally belted by the Hitman. The left-hander capitalised on dropped chances as he jabbed, cut, smashed and drove to wallop 126 that…

05/01/2017

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians survive Morris-Rabada scare for sixth win

NEW DELHI, Apr. 23: Mumbai Indians defended a modest total of 142 against Delhi Daredevils to register their sixth straight win of the VIVO IPL 2017. In their chase, the Daredevils were reduced to 24/6 before Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada put on 91 runs for the seventh wicket. In the…

04/23/2017

IPL 2017: De Villiers special not enough as KXIP sail to eight-wicket win

INDORE, Apr. 11 : Kings XI Punjab overcame a stunning late assault from AB de Villiers in a clinical faishon to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in Indore on Monday. Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten 58 while skipper Glenn Maxwell scored a 22-ball 43 to seal the chase of 149 in 14.3…

04/11/2017

IPL 2017: Rashid, Warner star in thumping SRH win

NEW DELHI, Apr. 9: Rashid Khan continued his impressive run and David Warner returned to form as Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a nine-wicket win against Gujarat Lions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. SRH cruised to the below-par 136-run target in just 15.3 overs as Warner sealed his team's fourth successive…

04/09/2017

Nepal defeats Hong Kong by seven wickets

KATHMANDU, Mar. 30: Nepal has wrapped up the journey of ACC Emerging Teams Cup defeating Hong Kong by seven wickets. Hong Kong had set a target of 215 runs for Nepal in their last match of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazaar,…

03/30/2017

India win Dharamsala Test, series against Australia

Dharamsala, Mar. 28: A clinical India on Tuesday regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, beating Australia by eight wickets in the deciding fourth Test at the HPCA stadium here to clinch one of the most controversial and hard-fought bilateral contests in recent times. It was India's seventh Test series win in a row, continuing…

03/28/2017

Windfall for cricketers: BCCI announces fatter annual players contracts; Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay elevated

New Delhi, Mar. 22: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced annual Men players contracts, enhances retainer and match fee amounts. As reported earlier, mercurial Ravindra Jadeja, along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay, has recieved a promotion. The trio has been included in the…

03/22/2017

Ranchi Test: Jadeja puts India on top after Pujara-Saha record stand

NEW DELHI, Mar. 19: India's marathon man Cheteshwar Pujara extended his extraordinary form this home season by striking a third career Test double century during the fourth day of the Ranchi Test. Pujara was involved in a marvellous rescuing act with another centurion, Wriddhiman Saha as the two put on 199 runs for the…

03/19/2017

India v Australia: Banter continues as Maxwell mocks Kohli

RANCHI, Mar. 18: There was no end to the teasing and taunting between Indian and Australian cricketers with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell mocking home captain Virat Kohli's shoulder injury in the ongoing third Test.Kohli's participation in the match had been thrown into jeopardy after he hurt his shoulder while fielding on Thursday. The talismanic…

03/18/2017

ICC WCL: Nepal’s historic win over Kenya

KATHMANDU, Mar. 13: Nepal has defeated Kenya by seven wickets at the ICC World Cricket League held at  TU Cricket Ground on Monday.  Chasing the target of 156 runs set by Kenya, Nepal reached the target in 30.2 overs at the cost of  three wickets. Captain  Gyanendrda Malla topscored  with…

03/13/2017

Nepal loses first match against Kenya by 5 wickets in ICC World League Championship

KATHMANDU, Mar. 11: KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal has lost its first match against Kenya by 5 wickets in ICC World League Championship on Saturday. The game was reduced to 29 overs in the second innings as the match was halted by the heavy rain at the TU cricket ground and…

03/11/2017

2nd Test: India beat Australia by 75 runs to level series 1-1

Bangalore, Mar. 7: India put in one of their best bowling performances under pressure in recent times to defend a total of 188 in the second India v Australia Test at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Day 4, beating Australia by 75 runs. They thus brushed aside the harrowing Pune…

03/07/2017

Real Madrid to miss Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale against Eibar

Madrid, Mar. 4: Real Madrid will be without stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for its deceptively tough away match at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo was left out for unspecified reasons with manager Zinedine Zidane saying only that the Portugal star didn’t train on Friday because…

03/04/2017

Carrick ponders retirement if no new United deal on table

Manchester, Mar. 3: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick hinted he could call time on his career if the club do not offer him a new contract for the next season. Carrick, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, has been reduced to a bit-part role in…

03/03/2017

Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol, Amanpreet Singh settles for silver at ISSF World Cup

NEW DELHI, MAR. 1: India won their first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi after pistol shooter Jitu Rai clinched the top position in the 50m men’s air pistol event on Wendesday. This was his second medal in two days after he won the bronze medal in the 10m…

03/01/2017

India v Australia: Kohli will be back bigger and stronger, says Starc

NEW DELHI, fEB. 28: Mitchell Starc may have won the opening duel against Indian skipper Virat Kohli by getting the star batsman out for a duck in the first Test, but the Australian fast bowler insists the battle has just begun.Starc triggered India's downfall in last week's first Test in Pune by claiming the…

02/28/2017

Nepal Police Club win Budha Subba Gold Cup

Dharan, Feb. 26: Nepal Police Club won the title of the 19th International Invitational Red Bull Budha Subba Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the ANFA Technical Centre grounds saturday. NPC defeated CMG Club Sankata in sudden death in the final match after both the teams played a 1-1 draw in…

02/26/2017

Hamburg ready to drop punchbag tag at Bayern

BERLIN, Feb. 24: Champions Bayern Munich have beaten Hamburg SV more times than any other Bundesliga team, firing a record 232 goals past them in more than half a century of league encounters. But when the two sides meet on Saturday, the northern club, former European champions who have been battling…

02/24/2017

India women beat South Africa by 1 wicket in World Cup Qualifiers final

COLOMBO, Feb. 21: Hamanpreet Kaur hit a six and ran briskly for two runs during the last two balls to steal a tense one-wicket win for India over South Africa in the final of the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.Kaur scored a run-a-ball 41 in India's 245-9 in…

02/21/2017

IPL 2017 Auction: Rs 4 crore for 18-year-old Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan

CHENNAI: The Afghanistan cricket team might have participated in a few World Cups, but for their players Monday will always stand out. The induction of two Afghan players -leg-spinner Rashid Khan, 18, and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, 31 into IPL, is recognition of the fact that the country belongs to the big league of the game.Though…

02/21/2017

Shahid Afridi announces international retirement

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Feb. 20: Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career.The 36-year-old star had already quit Test and ODI cricket but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.He stepped down as captain…

02/20/2017

Cricket captain Khadka returns home after successful surgery

KATHMANDU, Feb. 19: National cricket team Captain Paras Khadka has been discharged from hospital after a successful surgery of appendicitis. Khadka was admitted to Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi on Friday after he suffered pain in stomach. According to medical director of the hospital Chakraraj Pandey, Paras was suffering from recurrent…

02/19/2017

Saud wins international marathon

POKHARA, Feb. 18: Nawaraj Saud of Nepali Army has won the 11th Safal Pokhara International Marathon held here Saturday.  He completed the race in two hours, 34 minutes and  24 seconds to win a cash prize of Rs. 60,000. Likewise, Lal Bahadur Thapa and Gyan Prasad Bhattarai, also of Nepal Army came second…

02/18/2017

Wenger to decide on Arsenal future within two months

LONDON, Feb. 17: Arsene Wenger said on Friday he would make a decision in March or April on whether to extend his 20-year spell at Arsenal, but that whatever he decided he would be managing a team next season. The second longest-serving manager in the history of the Premier League, Wenger…

02/17/2017

Don't try to take advantage of BCCI's current mess: Shastri

NEW DELHI, Feb. 16: A few nations are making a big mistake by trying to take advantage of the current mess that Indian Cricket Board is in, warned former captain Ravi Shastri, who also advised the BCCI to demand every penny it deserves from the ICC for being the biggest revenue generator.Shastri, who…

02/16/2017

Root replaces Cook as England test captain

LONDON, Feb. 14: Joe Root said he felt “privileged, humbled and very excited” to be named England test cricket captain on Monday, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge. Colin Graves, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said in a…

02/14/2017

Jadeja, Ashwin anchor India to 208-run win over Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13: Bangladesh fought valiantly on the fifth and final day of the Hyderabad Test but it wasn't enough to stop one of the most successful home Test bowling pairs of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from leaving a telling impact. They combined to snuff out eight Bangladesh wickets, dismissing…

02/13/2017

ANFA to implement AFC club licensing

KATHMANDU, Feb. 13: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is set to enforce AFC Club Licensing for the first division clubs from this year as per the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) provisions. Though the licensing provision will be implemented from the current year, it will be made compulsory only from 2018 according…

02/13/2017

India beat Pakistan by nine-wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup

BANGALORE, Feb. 12: India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets. Incidentally, in the previous and only edition of the T20 World Cup for the visually impaired, Pakistan had been on…

02/12/2017

Hyderabad Test: India seven wickets away from win against Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Feb. 12: Twice in successive Test matches before this have Bangladesh imploded in the second innings after holding their own in a neck-and-neck first innings battle - their batsmen playing a significant role in their own downfall. Against India on Day 4 in Hyderabad, briefly though, they seemed…

02/12/2017

ashwin becomes fastest bowler to reach 250 test wickets

  HYDERABAD, Feb. 12: R Ashwin, on Sunday, became the fastest bowler to get to 250 wickets when he removed Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim.  The Indian off-spinner, who’s had a stellar 16 months, achieved the feat in his 45th Test bettering the previous record of 48 by Australian pacer Dennis…

02/12/2017

India vs Bangladesh, Day 3: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz lead visitors’ fightback

HYDERABAD, Feb. 12: Bangladesh fought back against India through half centuries from Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan to reach 322 for six at the close of the third day’s play in the one-off test in Hyderabad on Saturday. Bangladesh’s most experienced pair of Shakib and Mushfiqur added…

02/12/2017

India v Bangladesh: Double impact, Virat Kohli style

NEW DELHI, Feb. 11: Indian Cricketor Virat Kohli's first proper mishit - foot not to the pitch, head slightly out of position, ball splayed in the air - during his record-setting 204 against Bangladesh in Hyderabad came off the delivery that took him from 199 to 203, the boundary that also…

02/11/2017

Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

ARGENTINA, Feb. 10: Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game's global governing body FIFA. "Now it's official," the 1986 World Cup winner said on his Facebook page on Thursday. "Finally I can fulfil one of the lifelong dreams; to work for a clean…

02/10/2017

24 players selected for ICC World Cricket League C'ship

KATHMANDU, Feb. 9: A total of 24 players have been selected to play a match against Kenya under the ICC World Cricket League Championship slated to be held at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on March 11 and 13. Those chosen players are national cricket captain Paras Khadka, Gynanedra Malla, Aarif Shekh,…

02/09/2017

Army into Simara Gold Cup semifinals

BARA, Feb. 8: The semifinal line-up of the ongoing Ruslan 8th Simara Gold Cup has been completed after Tribhuvan Army Club became the latest club to book its place in the last four defeating Birgunj United Club 3-0 on Tuesday. Earlier, defending champion Bijay Youth Club, CMG Sankata and Himalayan Sherpa…

02/08/2017

Russia banned from London World Championships: IAAF

CAP-D'AIL, Feb, 7: Russia will miss August's World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastien Coe said.Coe said Russia, whose 15-month ban from athletics was prolonged at the IAAF's Council meeting in Cap d'Ail near Monaco, could not be reintegrated into the sport before…

02/07/2017

Jesus double lifts City to third with late 2-1 Swansea win

LONDON, Feb. 6: Gabriel Jesus scored twice, including a 92nd-minute winner, as Manchester City climbed to third in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against a dogged Swansea City on Sunday. Jesus, preferred again to top scorer Sergio Aguero, poked home to break Swansea hearts in the dying seconds in…

02/06/2017

Messi collects another record as Barca sink Athletic Bilbao

BARCELONA, Feb. 5: La Liga champions Barcelona stayed on the heels of leaders Real Madrid by coasting to a 3-0 home win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday as Lionel Messi became the club’s top scorer from free-kicks. Paco Alcacer scored his first league goal since joining from Valencia last year by…

02/05/2017

Versatile Rohit returns with a bang, aims for returning to national team

KATHMANDU, Feb. 4: Rohit Chand, one of the most promising prospects of Nepali football, is back in action with a bang following an injury layoff of eight months. In early 2016, the 25-year-old joined Malaysian T-Team Football Club and picked a knee injury during a pre-season match in January which forced him…

02/04/2017

India beat England by 75 runs, win series 2-1: As it happened

BANGALORE, Feb. 2: Yuzvendra Chahal triggered a dramatic collapse as England lost their last eight wickets in the space of just 18 balls to be bowled out for 127 with India recording a big 75-run win to clinch the final T20I and the three-match series 2-1 in Bengaluru on Wednesday.…

02/02/2017

Medals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be made of recycled metal

TOKYO, Feb. 1: Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say metal from discarded electronic devices will be used in the production of the medals that will be awarded to athletes. Japanese citizens are being asked to give the organizing committee unwanted devices. Organizers say the program highlights the theme of…

02/01/2017

India beat England by 5 runs, level series 1-1: As it happened

NAGPUR, Jan. 30: India beat England at their own game by delivering a masterclass on death bowling with the duo of Ashish Nehra (3/28) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/20) combining to defend a modest total in the second T20I of the three-match series to help their side draw level on Sunday.…

01/30/2017

Federer edges Nadal to win epic Australian Open final

Melbourne, Jan. 29: Roger Federer, considered the greatest player ever to grace a tennis court, on Sunday won the Australian Open with a five-set win over arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a memorable finale to annexe his 18th Grand Slam trophy here.   Federer won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to lift…

01/29/2017

Serena, from ghetto girl to Grand Slam queen

MELBOURNE, Jan. 28: Serena Williams started playing tennis on potholed courts in one of America's most notorious gangland neighbourhoods, but against the odds she has risen to become arguably the best player in the sport's history.It hasn't been an easy journey in a white-dominated sport steeped in tradition, but Williams has pursued…

01/28/2017

India vs England, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj, Dhoni blast tons as India clinch series

NEW DELHI, Jan. 20: Eoin Morgan gave India a mighty scare with a counterattacking century before the hosts pulled off a close 15-run win in the second ODI and clinch the series in Cuttack's Barabati Stadium on Thursday. Yet another run- fest saw 747 runs being scored in 100 overs on a…

01/20/2017

1st ODI: Kohli, Jadhav tons pull off miraculous chase for India

PUNE, Jan. 16: Chases can be tricky. And when you're chasing a big total under lights, the equation tends to become all the more skeptical. In their first match of 2017, a rejigged England side playing a different format, in order to erase the painful memories of the Test defeat,…

01/16/2017

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja maintain top slots in ICC Tests bowlers rankings

NEW DELHI, Jan. 8: India’s spin twins R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held onto the top two slots in the ICC’s latest Test ranking for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli was a notch behind Steve Smith in batsmen’s list. Ashwin (887 points) and Jadeja (879 points) were Nos 1 and 2 in the list while Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood (860 points),…

01/08/2017

India v England: Yuvraj Singh, Rishabh Pant in Virat Kohli-led squads

NEW DELHI, Jan. 6: The first BCCI meeting to pick an Indian cricket team in the post-MS Dhoni captaincy era was an eventful one, to say the least, and much before the five selectors sat down to pick the limited-overs squad for the upcoming ODI and T20I series with England.An…

01/06/2017

SAFF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: Nepal hammers Bhutan by 8-0

KATHMANDU, Dec. 26: Nepal started its campaign in the 4th SAFF Women’s Championship with a thumping 8-0 win over Bhutan at Kanchanjunga Stadium in Siliguri, India on Monday. Sabitra Bhandari, who is playing as a lone central forward, scored a double hat trick, while Krishna Khatri and Sharmila Thapa scored a…

12/26/2016

Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Australia in shootout, face Belgium in final

LUCKNOW, Dec. 19: Favourites India came from a goal down to pip Australia 4-2 via shootout in a thrilling contest and enter the final of the men's Junior Hockey World Cup after a hiatus of 15 years in front of a packed Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium here on Sunday.India, who last won the…

12/19/2016

Rahul’s 199 drives India to commanding position

 CHENNAI, Dec. 18: For 311 deliveries that KL Rahul faced during the fifth India v England Test at the MA Chidambaram stadium, the Karnataka batsman treated each delivery on its merit. He mixed aggression with resolute defence throughout day two. He danced down the track to hit Liam Dawson out of…

12/18/2016

Sri Lanka beats Nepal by 1 run

KATHMANDU, Dec. 15: Sri Lanka U 19 defeated Nepal by 1 run in a nail-biting thriller in the ongoing ACC U19 Asia Cup on Thursday. Chasing the 228 runs target set by the host country, Nepal managed to get only 226 runs on the board losing all wickets in 49.3…

12/15/2016

'It's a dream': Afghan boy finally meets idol Lionel Messi

QATAR, Dec. 14: It was an image that touched the hearts of millions: A 5-year-old Afghan boy wearing an improvised Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag. Now, nearly a year later, Murtaza Ahmadi has finally met his idol. Murtaza made a special trip from Afghanistan to Qatar, where…

12/14/2016

India vs England, 4th Test: England succumb to spin after Kohli double

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11: Let's divide the Day 4 of the India v England fourth Test into two halves. During the first half, Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav punished England with the bat, recording personal milestones as they pushed their team into complete control in Mumbai. In the second half, after India were all…

12/11/2016

India v England, 4th Test: Virat Kohli masterclass puts India in the lead

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10: Run machine. Genius. Legend. Unreal. The new Little Master. Cricket world was sent into a collective adjective-hunt by Indian Cricketor Virat Kohli as he compiled a masterclass of an innings to put his team in firm control of the fourth Test on Day 3 in Mumbai. At the…

12/10/2016

India vs England, 4th Test Day 2: India firm after England make 400

MUMBAI, Dec. 9: Alastair Cook introduced spin from both ends as early as the seventh over of the Indian innings, in hope of picking up wickets like the Indian spinners did. And he did succeed in it, partially. Moeen Ali dismissed opener KL Rahul at the end of the 14th…

12/09/2016

India v England, 4th Test: India hit back with late strikes after Jennings ton

NEW DELHI, Dec. 8: Ravichandran Ashwin took the centre stage late in the day as India roared back into the contest after Keaton Jennings had driven England into a strong position with a debut century. At the close of play on the opening day of the fourth Test at Wankhede in Mumbai, England were…

12/08/2016

Blind cricket begins today

KATHMANDU, Dec. 6: Cricket Association of Blind, Nepal is organizing men's Blind Cricket Tournament 2016 at Pulchowk Engineering College Ground in Lalitpur from Tuesday. The four-day event to be held in T20 format will see participation of three teams - Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Meanwhile, the tournament will also serve…

12/06/2016

Team for U-19 Asia Cup announced

KATHMANDU, Dec. 5: A 19-member cricket team is representing Nepal in the Under-19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka this month. The team playing for the country in the tournament was announced by a selection committee comprising International Cricket Council's Development Officer for the Asia region Venkatapathy Raju, Nepal's…

12/05/2016

India women’s team beat Pakistan by 17 runs to win Asia Cup

BANGKOK, Dec. 4: India women’s cricket team won the Asia Cup T20 after beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the regional tournament by 17 runs. Played in Bangkok, India had beaten Pakistan in the group stages too and made it two-in-two in the final on Sunday. The win stretches India’s unbeaten…

12/04/2016

BCCI has done a lot for cricket in country: Sachin Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Having made it clear that it would be "unwise" to comment on Lodha Committee recommendation as the Supreme Court verdict is still pending, Sachin Tendulkar came out in support of BCCI stating that the parent body has "done a lot for the game in the country". Tendulkar was speaking during a session at the Hindustan Times…

12/03/2016

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma attend Yuvraj-Hazel’s Goa wedding together

MUMBAI, Dec. 2: After a grand cocktail and mehendi in Chandigarh followed by a Sikh wedding ceremony, newly-weds Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech landed in Goa thursday, for their Hindu wedding ceremony friday. The highlight of the evening will be the presence of the much talked-about couple Virat Kohliand Anushka Sharma. Bombay Times was…

12/02/2016

Nepal defeated by eight wickets in ACC Women's Asia Cup

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: Nepal went down to the host Thailand by eight wickets in its fourth match of the ACC Women's Asia Cup T20 underway in Thailand.  Earlier, Nepal had to suffer three consecutive defeats against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Choosing to bat after winning the toss, the Nepali…

12/01/2016

Nepal to take on Lanka in opener

KATHMANDU, Nov. 30: Nepal will take on hosts Sri Lanka in the opening match of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup to be in held Colombo and Matara from December 15-23. Nepal — who are pitted in Group A along with two South Asian heavyweights India and Sri Lanka as well…

11/30/2016

3rd Test, Mohali: All-round India take unassailable 2-0 lead over England

NEW DELHI, Nov. 29: India sealed a rather comfortable win in Mohali and achieved the 103-run target England had set them after being bowled out for 238 in their second innings. Parthiv Patel played an entertaining knock and remained unbeaten on 67 to cap off a resounding win for India…

11/29/2016

Mohali Test, Day 3: Ashwin leaves England reeling after India's lower-order shines

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28: India capped off yet another day of domination which saw their batsmen and bowlers put up a performance strong enough to push England to a point of no return. After 139 long overs on the field in which India scored 417, England were dented by the…

11/28/2016

Mohali Test: Ashwin, Kohli take India to 271/6 on Day 2

MOHALI (INDIA), Nov. 27: England would be mighty pleased by the effort from their bowlers as compared to that of their batsmen the preceding day. For the second time this series, they had the Indian batsmen on the mat on Day 2 after being bowled out for 283. Had it…

11/27/2016

Pakistan beats Nepal by 9 wickets

KATHMANDU, Nov, 26: Pakistan defeated Nepali national women’s cricket team by 9 nine wickets in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 in Thailand on Saturday.Chasing the meager 48 runs target posted by Nepal, Pakistan reached the target in 10 overs losing only one wicket. Ayesha Zafar made 26 runs off 35…

11/26/2016

National ITF Championship

KATHMANDU, Nov. 25: Nepal ITF National Black Belt Committee of Nepal International Taekwondo Federation is organising the fourth National Professional ITF Championship in Burtibang, Baglung on December 3. The championship, which is being held under the auspices of Baglung ITF Association, features two categories — Special Free Sparring and 57-64kg…

11/25/2016

India vs England, 3rd Test, Mohali: England draw up plan to contain Virat Kohli

MOHALI (INDIA), Nov. 24: Going into the third Test here after their loss in the previous tie, England bowlers are wary of Indian skipper Virat Kohli's form and have come up with plans to get him out early knowing well that he tends to get a big score once he is…

11/24/2016

2nd Test: Spinners bowl India to 1-0 series lead in Vizag

NEW DELHI, Nov. 21: Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav shared six wickets between them to guide India to a huge 246-run win against England on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam, thereby securing a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday. Chasing 405, England…

11/21/2016

President inaugurates Makalu Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Sankhuwasabha, Nov. 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Makalu Diamond Jubilee celebrations commemorating the first ascent on Mt Makalu amidst a special programme here today.  On the occasion, the President said Sankhuwasabha, home to Mt Makalu which is one of the eight highest peaks in the world, and popular…

11/21/2016

Nepal win charity football match against Friends of Japan

KATHMANDU, Nov. 19: With Nawayug Shrestha’s solitary goal, Nepali national football team won charity match against the Friends of Japan at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur on Saturday. The match was organised to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relation between Nepal and Japan. Shrestha scored the goal in the…

11/19/2016

8th Falgunanda Gold Cup to take place from December 23

Panchthar, Nov. 17: The 8th Falgunanda Gold Cup is taking place in the district from December 23 to January 1.  The tournament is being organised every year in the district in memory of Mahaguru Falgunanda, also known as Falgunanda Lingden (1885-1949), a religious leader of the Kirati people. The total…

11/17/2016

nepali-football-marks-historic-day

KATHMANDU, Nov. 16: Nepal marked one of the biggest days in their football history, lifting the AFC Solidarity Cup with a 1-0 victory over Macau at the Negeri Stadium in Kuching, Malaysia on Tuesday. Midfielder Sujal Shrestha scored in the 29th minute to hand Nepal their maiden triumph in an…

11/16/2016

India v England, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli’s 50th Test - Five defining performances

NEW DELHI, Nov.16: The second India v England Test match starting Thursday in Visakhapatnam will be a little bit special for one player - Virat Kohli, in his 50th game. India's Test captain has built up a fine reputation in his 49 Tests so far, with a total of 3643 runs at 46.11 with 13…

11/16/2016

India survives anxious moments; Test ends in draw

  RAJKOT(INDIA), Nov. 13: India survived a scare before managing to draw the first cricket Test against England, who gained the psychological advantage after enjoying the upper-hand for the better part of the five days in Rajkot.     Set a near impossible target of 310 in a minimum 49 overs,…

11/13/2016

Nepal enter AFC Solidarity Cup final beating Laos 3-0 on tiebreaker

KATHMANDU, Nov. 12: Nepal advanced to the final of AFC Solidarity Cup, defeating Laos 3-0 on tiebreaker following a 2-2 draw in extra time at Negeri Stadium, Kuching of Malaysia, on Saturday. Goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu succeeded in making two dramatic saves and emerged as hero for the Nepali side that would lock…

11/12/2016

Hockey: India beat China 2-1 to win Women's Asian Champions Trophy

NEW DELHI, Nov.5: Ace striker Deepika scored the winner in the dying minutes as India registered a sensational 2-1 victory over China in the final to win the 4th Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Singapore on Saturday.Player of the day Deepika found the net with a rasping shot after finding the rebound…

11/05/2016

Mira Rai in race for Adventurers of the Year award

  KATHMANDU, Nov. 5: Nepali ultra runner Mira Rai has been shortlisted for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year Award. Rai will fight with nine others from the exploration, adventure sports, conservation and humanitarian sectors for the people’s choice award that will be announced in January. “For 12 years, National…

11/05/2016

Mishra magic helps India thrash Kiwis, win series 3-2

  VISAKHAPATNAM (INDIA), Oct. 29: Amit Mishra produced a magical spell to claim 5 for 18 as India clinched five-match ODI series 3-2 with a thumping 190-run victory in the final game, in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. It was a perfect Diwali gift for the Indian cricket fans as M.S. Dhoni’s men…

10/30/2016

India eyes improved show against New Zealand

MOHALI (INDIA), Oct. 22: Stung by an improved New Zealand the other night, a wary India would like to quickly get their house in order when they square off with Kane Williamson’s boys in the third ODI, in Mohali on Sunday. While the six-run defeat in Delhi has given India plenty…

10/22/2016

Cut all ties with Pak. till terrorism ends: Gambhir

NEW DELHI, Oct. 19: Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Monday called for a complete freeze on ties with Pakistan till cross-border terrorism ends. “I would not even think of playing cricket with Pakistan. Indian lives are more important than sports,” Gambhir told mediapersons here. Gambhir insisted that every Indian must put himself…

10/19/2016

India completes 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand

INDORE, Oct. 11: New Zealand crashed to a 321-run defeat against India on Tuesday, slumping to 153 all out on day four of the third Test. Set an improbable 475 runs to win, Ravichandran Ashwin (7-59) took his 21st five-wicket haul in test cricket to run through the Black Caps. After…

10/11/2016

Ashwin shares his success secret

INDORE (INDIA), Oct. 10: With the kind of form he is in, R. Ashwin’s second five-wicket haul of the series – his 20th of his career – may have been expected by many of Indian cricket’s aficionados. But for the man himself, the effort was “pretty special” because he had to…

10/10/2016

Kohli and Rahane help India take command

MUMBAI, Oct.9: During India’s pre-match training session on Friday, after facing throwdowns from batting coach Sanjay Bangar, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were involved in a long chat at the Holkar Stadium. On Saturday, the captain and vice-captain spent even more time together, where it mattered the most. The two…

10/09/2016

Making decisions and backing them fully is real essence of a leader: Kohli

NEW DELHI, 6 Oct. : Virat Kohli boasts of an impressive record as captain since taking over the reigns of the Indian Test team two years ago and the right-hander feels the essence of being a leader lies in taking bold decisions and backing them to the hilt without thinking…

10/06/2016

India pummels New Zealand, retakes top slot in ICC rankings

KOLKATA (INDIA), oct. 3 : India on Monday pulled off a brilliant all-round performance to trounce New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test in Kolkata to clinch the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead, which also propelled it to the top of the ICC rankings, dethroning arch-rival Pakistan.…

10/03/2016


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