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Nepal enters quarter final Sunday, August 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has entered quarter-final in the men's category of badminton under the Asian Games that kicked-off in Indonesia Saturday. Defeating Pakistan 3-1 in today's group match, Nepal entered the quarter-final, said Main Coach of Badminton, Sudeep Yonjan, who is in Jakarta, Indonesia...

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15-member cricket squad announced for Asia Cup Qualifier Saturday, August 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: 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 the team have..

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Asian games kicks off today

KATHMANDU: 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 August to 2..

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U-15 SAFF: Nepal loses out in the semis Friday, August 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has lost to India in the semi-final of the Second U-15 SAFF women’s championship. In the match held in Thimpu, Bhutan earlier today, Nepal lost to India by 1-2. India took the lead in the 30th minute with a goal from Lenda Kom but was cancelled 7 minutes later by Nepal’s..

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ANFA adopts federal structure Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Kumar Chaulagain, CHITWAN: The 17th extraordinary general meeting of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has decided to adopt a federal structure for the Association. Accordingly, a 15-member ad hoc committee will be formed in all the seven provinces and leadership handed over after holding..

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Nepal enters semi-final Monday, August 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: 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 its..

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SAFF Women’s Championship: Nepal defeats Pakistan 4-0 Saturday, August 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal thrashed Pakistan 4-0 in the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women's Championship underway in Bhutan. Nepal started with strong performance against Pakistan right from the beginning, with a goal from Anuska Sherpa in the seventh minute. Sabita..

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2nd Panchpokhari half marathon on August 26 Friday, August 10th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 2nd Panchpokhari Half Marathon is taking place from August 26. At a press conference organized here today, the Panchpokhari Half Marathon Organizing Committee informed that the half marathon will cover a distance of 24 kilometres from Thaipal Panchpokhari to Raithaneswori Temple of..

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Asia Cup Cricket: 19 cricketers selected Thursday, August 9th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The probable athletes to represent Nepal in the Asia Cup cricket tournament 2018 have been announced. Altogether 19 cricketers have been selected in the preliminary list finalized by head coach Jagat Tamata and captain Paras Khadka. Those selected include Anil Kumar Shah, Basant Regmi,..

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SAFF U-15 women football team leaves for Bhutan Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A 32-member women's football team left here today for Bhutan to play in the Second U-15 SAFF Championship Women Football. The team comprises 23 players, three coaches, five officials and one sports journalist. Nepal is placed in Group B of the Championship which kicks off on August 9..

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Nepali National Cricket team returns home Monday, August 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali National Cricket Team, which played historical ODI cricket series against Netherlands, has returned home this morning. Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport, Captain Paras Khadka said that Nepal's performance was good in the one-day series with..

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Nepal to take part in qualifying for 2020 Olympics Sunday, August 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has been grouped together with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the qualifying games for the women's football category in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan. The first round of the Asian qualifying for Nepal will begin on coming November 8 with a game against India,..

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Netherlands chasing target set by Nepal in ODI cricket match Friday, August 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Netherlands is chasing the 217-run target posted by Nepal in the second one-day international cricket match between the two countries. So far, the Netherlands has made 135 runs at the loss of five wickets in 34.1 overs. Earlier, Nepal chose to bat first winning the toss and finished..

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Netherlands set 190 runs target against Nepal Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Netherlands has posted a 190-run target against Nepal in the one-day match being played at VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen of the Netherlands. Elected to bat after winning the toss, Netherlands made 189 runs in 47.4 overs at the cost of all wickets. Michael Rippon scored highest 51..

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England add to pressure on spinner Rashid after Boycott blast Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, (AFP): Adil Rashid faced further pressure ahead of his controversial recall to the England Test side for their series opener against India at Edgbaston when it was announced Tuesday he would be the lone specialist spinner in the hosts' XI. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed..

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Neymar blames ‘brattish’ behaviour on his inner child

RIO DE JANEIRO, (AFP) - Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he "overreacts" and blaming his "brat" like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left..

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Nepal beat MCC by nine wickets Sunday, July 29th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal won the cricket match against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) by nine wickets held today at the Lord's Cricket Ground in the UK. In the match played under the Triangular Twenty-20 series, Nepal had chosen fielding by winning the toss. MCC made 40 runs by losing 4 wickets in 6..

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Newcastle agree deal to sign Japan’s Muto from Mainz Saturday, July 28th, 2018

LONDON, (AFP): Japan forward Yoshinori Muto is close to completing a move to the English Premier League after Newcastle United said Friday they had areed terms to sign him from German club Mainz. Newcastle said the move was now subject to approval, with the 26-year-old requiring a work..

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Finding Fault and Faulty Infrastructure: Genoa’s Morandi Bridge Disaster Monday, August 20th, 2018

Bridges are the great symbols of human connection. They suggest a certain animal pride in the human race, a technological capacity to trick, and even subordinate..